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Friday, September 30, 2016

AlphaCat: Finding the End Game


The Friendly Necromancer is a long-time blogger who's been sharing his experience with games inside the Spiral and beyond for years. He was one of the first Wizard101 bloggers, and his experience and involvement in the community later led to a job as Community Manager for KingsIsle. Here he shares his tips and tricks for the company's latest mobile game, Alphacat.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

I Ruined Video Games for Myself


Ian Stormstaff is an experienced bloggers who has worked on Wizards Unite and WatchHallow for many years following the release of Wizard101. However, this KingsIsle title was the not the beginning of his gaming days. In this post, Ian explores the interactions of blogging and gaming through his years of experience.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A Brief History of Wizard101 Fashion


Ryan Hawkblood has played Wizard101 since the beginning, observing fashion trends throughout the Spiral as they've changed over the more than eight years its been around. From elegant outfits to commander gear, Ryan chronicles the progression of overall trends. In his first ever blog post, he shares his talents in a new format.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Practice Makes Perfect: An Artist's Journey


Mia is an artist who frequently shares her digital paintings for Wizard101 and her characters on her Twitter profile. While a long-time Wizard101 player, she is newer to the community, and has found a group of talented wizard artists to swap tips and tricks with. Her impressive progression of work is presented in her overview here, as well as a run-down of her artistic process.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Critical Change: The Celestia Update


Rowan Ironblood is a long-time Wizard101 player who has seen many an update to the game. During my Fourth Blogoversary, she won second place in the contest to write a post about the most game-changing update to Wizard101. Last year, Mary Darkriver became the first guest poster on Swordroll's Blog and gave her opinion. This year, the second-place finished, Rowan Ironblood, takes the spotlight. Rowan is not a regular blogger; this new experience will hopefully be a learning opportunity for everyone. This post was written in June of 2015.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

September 2016 Guest Post Lineup


It's not very often that I do any group work or collaboration on my blog, so when I started the September Guest Posts last year, I was pleasantly surprised with the results. This year, I'll be continuing that trend with five new posters. There's another exciting lineup this year - check it out.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Top 5 Skeleton Key Bosses in Wizard101


With Wizard101's most recent updates, there are quite a few skeleton key bosses in the Spiral. Some are better than others for drops, and some are more fun to farm than others, too. I've narrowed down the list to the top five skeleton key bosses in Wizard101, ranging from offers of epic rewards to a reshaping of battle mechanics.