Nerdz Garage Roll for Initiative Episode One

Roll for Initiative The Beginning~

The township of Aldunpoe has carried through the generation the myth of riches long lost in the Cathedral Salestoren, though there are few left in the port city to remember. Trinn Evershed scarcely did till the ramshackle spires of Salestoren blinked through the fog in a practical dare. The interior of the Cathedral bared evidence of the battle of Baroonet where the Palladian’s fell then cast to clay and army entombed below. Trinn scoured each room and found nought till his footing slipped. Shoving the rotted timbers aside and clutching an unhinged door, he righted his balance. This effect initiated the teetering of immense the vitrine. The contents shimmering of gold, jewels, and a glowing decanter tumble to the stone floors. The engraved malachite bottle fractures to shards and the glowing elixir seeps through the stone and a deafening sigh is heard. Trin Evershed pockets what he can as he races away from the ominous situation.

Paladin Dunraven awoken ahead of time by the Potion of Robion booms to his army- it is time.

Roll for Initiative in an Introductory to Tabletop RPG – video games. It is a video game to introduce the player to RPG mechanics, exploration, combat, and class distinctions of tabletop reminiscent of Dungeons and Dragons or Pathfinder. It is daunting the infinite amount of information and rules to play Dungeons and Dragons or Pathfinder.

In this game, the rules and material are built-in and teach the player as they advance each level. Dice, characters, enemies, and bosses are all included in the game. All you need to do is play and learn.

NerdzGarage and Zygobot Studios are in production building the Prologue to the game.

Roll for Initiative Creative Team

Dylan Smith – Creative Director

Michael Vancore- Design

Lead Elyssa Burgess – Art Lead

Jake Wade – Designer Roy Papp Course Director Game Design Masters- Full Sail University Founder: Zygobot Studios

~ We play. We invent. We review. We are an independent, creative pop culture studio that looks beyond what is contemporary. We grew up in pop culture and strive to present a positive and diverse forum on everything nerdy.

Nerdz Garage Dylan Smith

https://www.nerdzgarage.com/

This Where I get to Work

The Emmy Award-winning sportscaster and radio personality Dan Patrick partnered with Full Sail University for the Full Sail University’s Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting.

The inaugural students of that program graduated at Full Sail the same day as my program. Our commencement speaker was Dan Patrick. His speech was brimming with witty stories and knowledgeable advice. His last words to us explained how he decides who with or where to work and it resonated with me.

This is where I get to work.

That is now my mindset for this coming year and when I am seeking a place to work.

Dylan Smith

Month 1 Mastery Journal

Reflections on 3D Animation

This is my first reflection of my time at Full Sail because it goes at warp speed. Everything I have learned from month one has been built on on each consecutive class. The layering of information has been overwhelming, but at the same time it is extremely well thought out and a good way for myself to learn.

I have been anxious to get to this class because I am finally taking all the parts I have learned and animating it!!! This class has taught me how to take the principles of last months 2D animation and put them to use and start 3D animation.

This project was the bouncing ball. It is the same one we did in 2D, but now it is 3D. I used the graph editor and felt pretty confident that I achieved  what was asked of this project.

 

 

This is my first pass at Smash Ball utilizing rolling, bouncing, slow in, slow out, squash, stretch and multiple objects. My initial attempt at using multiple parts of animation at once. I wish I had more time because I know I could have done more.

 

 

 

I spent much this ant. 

 

 

I am still spending much time with this ant. I have grown fond of him. I call him Fred. Fred was giving me trouble his arms, his broken spine and his antennas were frozen.

After many surgeries, Fred, seems to be able to walk, antennas are bouncing and he has a spine. Fred will need more surgeries in the upcoming months.

 

 

This class was fun and I learned so much. The teacher also shared a ton of information for tools in my tool box.

Back to warp speed in three days.

DYLAN SMITH