Hi there! I still suck at first-person shooters (FPS), but it took me a while to learn some tips to make yourself better at FPS.
I have been playing D&D for a number of years and more recently started running as DM of my own campaigns. I have been running campaigns for two years now, but I am still learning to this day.
Still, while there are a number of great video and text resources out there, I wished there was a more streamlined, holistic guide to how to be a first time DM or GM. In the interest of paying it forward, here is my guide, with a short table of contents, to get yourself started in running your first adventure. I hope it helps!
It is hard to believe that this Spoiler Media platform has been operating in some capacity for two console generations now, but here we are! I am so excited to share my picks for greatest games of the PS4, Xbox One, and Switch/WiiU generation. While this generation brought about many wonderful experiences (outlined below), it is perhaps best defined by what is NOT on my list.
High profile sequels from both of Naughty Dog’s latest acclaimed series? The next release from the acclaimed creator of Metal Gear Solid? A long awaited, open world, cyberpunk adventure? They were all hotly anticipated and overhyped, and all not here.
Bugsnax is a fun and short campaign where you catch the Bugsnax on Snaktooth Island. If you want to “catch ’em all,” you will need to do your part using your tools, using the environment, and using your mind to solve problems.
That being said, a large part of the joy of Bugsnax is in solving these various puzzles. Similar to what I have done in the past with other games, here is a list of general, spoiler-free Bugsnax tips and tricks that will help in solving these mini-puzzles.
General tips for Bugsnax
- Remember earlier when I said, “using the environment?” In many cases, where I had difficulty with puzzles, the answer involved the environment itself, vs a tool or other Bugsnax.
- Bugsnax themselves are very good tools to use against other Bugsnax, even of the same species.
- The “Trip Shot” is pretty overpowered. Consider using it as a catch-all for grabbing many Bugsnax in the world, once you get it.
- While the Snakgrappler doesn’t EVER seem to work as you think it should, it is VERY good at grabbing far away Bugsnax that are already unconscious. Always remember to switch to the Snakgrappler to pick them up and save time on that 10 second countdown.
- While the rope of the Trip Shot is weak, don’t assume that the rest of the device is, compared to other tools you have.
- This should go without saying, but use your scope to determine weaknesses of enemies and bosses. I found that the “LOVE” and “HATES” sections of each tell a good story of how to catch the Bugsnax.
- If you find yourself creating a Rube Goldberg machine to catch a particular Bugsnax species, you are almost certainly missing an easier solution to your problem.