Brought a Shotgun to the Party

Brought a Shotgun to the Party | Mine & Yours

Featuring: BackBone Industrial Bar – ADULT Set by Rheinhard Kappler & Kiana Writer @Man Cave
BackBone Industrial Bar – ADULT
BackBone Coasters
BackBone Corks & Corkscrew
BackBone Wine Bottle
BackBone Empty Wine Glass
BackBone Wine Glass
BackBone Industrial Bar Stool

Various pieces from the MadPea Bow Bells Boozer Gacha by MadPea @MadPea Main Store
MadPea Bow Bells Boozer Pub RARE
MadPea Bow Bells Boozer Beer Pumps
MadPea Bow Bells Boozer Pale Ale Bottle
MadPea Bow Bells Boozer Fuzzy Cider
MadPea Bow Bells Boozer Beer Mats
MadPea Bow Bells Boozer Cash Register

Trompe Loeil – Nevaline Garden Bar (modded) by Cory Edo
Apple Fall Tournament Billiards Table (Adult) by warehousefifteendesigns Resident
[ keke ] kaboom pulsing neon sign by Kean Kelly
BackBone Neon Cats – Attention (part of the Neon Cats gacha) by Rheinhard Kappler & Kiana Writer @Equal10

On Caleb:

[Deadwool] Hart jacket by Masa Plympton
[Deadwool] Hart trousers by Masa Plympton
NOCHE. Buck Leather Gloves White by Danny0ryan Resident
Silver Hawk Company – SH Double Barrel Shotgun TypeB by Ayatora Slade

MadPea’s Spellbound Experience

I absolutely love MadPea games. Not only am I always curious what adventures/mysteries they have planned for us, I’m always excited to test my puzzle solving skills. MadPea’s Spellbound is the newest, exciting MadPea game that was released last year in November. Most hardcore MadPea fans have probably already had their fun and completed the game way before I finally got around to trying it, but for those of you on the fence about trying this experience out, I’m telling you to rise up and take this challenge! This one will test your resolution, attention to detail, endurance, and overall critical thinking skills. Spellbound is a must-play! Who is ready to enjoy this magical experience?

WARNING: THERE WILL BE SOME SPOILERS RELATING TO VISUAL GAMEPLAY, BUT NO SOLUTIONS TO PUZZLES, NO SPECIFICS TO ENDINGS, AND NO SPOILED SURPRISES. If you want a completely unbiased experience for MadPea’s Spellbound, go play the game now by visiting this location! For more general information about Spellbound, go here.

Mystify | Mine & Yours

Credits:

::GB:: AQUA Water by Takuya Jinn @MadPea Spellbound Starting Area
::GB:: Masical necklace by Takuya Jinn (MadPea Spellbound Prize)
MadPea Spellbound Pet Owl – Aqua by MadPea @MadPea Spellbound Starting Area
Oxydate. Feed the Beast Tattoo by MonaSax95 Resident @Skin Fair

 

Admittedly, my MadPea game repertoire is not as vast as many other hardcore MadPea fans, but I’ve completed five games so far: Sinister Slaughters, The Tower, Seven, Nightmare in New Orleans (NiNO), and now Spellbound. Aside from MadPea gaming, I am an active gamer both in video games and board games so I’ll be discussing MadPea’s Spellbound based on my own personal tastes and perspective. My rating is completely my own opinion and will be different from everyone else’s.

Rating System

Immersion
Visuals      9/10
Sound design     7/10
Misc. (loading screens, environmental lighting, etc)      2/5

MadPea’s Spellbound is a magically spectacular visual treat. Like all the other MadPea games I have played, the adventure takes you into MadPea’s meticulously created world – this time, to the Spellbound Academy of Sorcery, set close to the quaint village of Willowshire. If you love the magical world of Harry Potter, then you will love Spellbound as you will be playing as a first year student in a school of magic and mystery but with a completely unique storyline. Being a huge fan of the wizarding world, I absolutely was excited to play this game.

MadPea Spellbound - Castle | Mine & Yours

Spellbound starts off in a village right outside the Academy of Sorcery where the castle is the main central location to navigate the multitude of rooms within the school vital in progressing throughout the game. This confined space serves more as a portal to apparate you to a total of 20 different rooms. I absolutely loved exploring the castle and anticipating what is behind each door once the level was unlocked, finding great angles to take a snapshot.

MadPea Spellbound - Ignis | Mine & Yours

So for those who read my review about Nightmare in New Orleans, you’ll know I was so in love with the sound incorporated throughout the game, especially the voice talent of everyone you would interact with. This time in Spellbound, MadPea has brought more of this humanistic feature to this magical, virtual game. I’m not as enthusiastic about the voice talent for Spellbound as I was for NiNO, but each ‘NPC’ did bring quite varying personalities depending on the House they represented. I do wish each of the Headmasters were actual avatars though. It would have made the rescue effort more humanistic and impactful.

Virion Blackstone was headmaster of Ignis whose gruff voice conveyed a bit of arrogance. Cloven Morel was headmaster of Terra whose timid voice showed that this professor was likely a tad strange and eccentric. Lyndis Wavecrest was headmaster of Aqua whose proper English voice commanded respect and level-headedness. Mizette Zephyr was headmaster of Venti who seemed quite gentle and kind with a whimsical-like personality. I do wish there was more story/history to each house described by each headmaster to entice students to join their specific house though. I understand that competition between the houses was not even a factor of the overall storyline of the game, however, I feel allowing the player to feel more invested in their choice of selecting a specific house would contribute a bit more to the overall effort of saving the school.

MadPea Spellbound - Aqua | Mine & Yours

I’m not sure how many were able to witness, but the revolving guardian gargoyles upon Miss Horlage’s time schedule in the Academy castle was a really nice touch. More surprise magical elements would have been awesome like animated/interactive portraits! (Or were there more magical surprises and I just missed it?!?!)

Content
Creativity/Originality     8/10
Story      8/10

Spellbound is a pretty cool game, especially for those who appreciate magic. In a nutshell, it is a lot of puzzle solving with some elements of hunting and a little bit of combat as well. As a first year sorcery student, you are tasked and challenged to learn different spells that eventually will help you in the end of your journey. There are a total of 12 spells to learn, three specific spells per House. The overall storyline was pretty straight forward and easy to follow.

I love these sort of magic themes because anything can happen – there is no limit to what can be done and no need to follow any real rules of physics. Spellbound isn’t bound to any rules the non-magical world must follow to function. That being said, I was expecting a bit more imagination in this magical world. Yes, there was a lot to this game in terms of moving from one level to another, so there is a lot of objectives and mechanical content (more on that below). However I felt the concept of ‘magic’ could have been pushed a bit further.

Despite this small preference of mine, there was -a lot- of content to this game. In fact, about 8 hours of gameplay. Out of all the games I have played so far, Spellbound is the longest game I have played through. It took me several nights to complete it all, breaking it up into several hours per night. I will say that because it became a routine for me to log in and get into solving mode, when I did beat the game, it felt bittersweet. I was happy that I had finally completed the game, but then I was saddened that the game came to an end LOL!

Another thing I liked was the extra Spellbound activity for Premium members. As a MadPea Premium member, this added bonus was a pleasant addition to the whole Spellbound experience. Upon completion of the extra Premium side-quest, MadPea Premium members are awarded with an achievement.

MadPea Spellbound - Venti | Mine & Yours

 

Objectives
Compelling     8/10
Variety     9/10

My favorite objectives are the explore/search ones where I have to hunt down specific items so the Alchemy lab and the Theatre were the most fun ones for me. I loved the Alchemy lab puzzle since it involved hunting aspects under a time constraint. I also really enjoyed the mini fairy tale element found in the theatre while searching for clues. There were tons of puzzles to solve in Spellbound, ranging from small line puzzles to even a one-on-one dueling match! I really enjoyed every single objective. The end goal was crystal clear where the player must “level up” to unlock more challenges while figuring out what dark power has been encapsulating the Academy.

These objectives were quite cognitive heavy. Most of the challenges involved attention to detail and then using that knowledge/clue to complete the task. While the puzzles themselves were isolated objectives, the numerous rooms served as duel purposes in which made the game flow with more depth. Essentially completing that room’s level did not necessarily mean the room would not be used for another purpose later on. I liked the multi-functionality of each phase, giving the game more immersion of the actual game environment.

Mechanics
Interactive     9/10
Interface      4/5

MadPea executed the mechanics of the game beautifully. What I mean by that is there was a seamless flow of learned skills to objective completion. Things just made sense and it was fun figuring out how to achieve success! Every magic spell learned had a purpose and depending on the circumstances, the player needed to adapt and figure out which spell would help them complete the quest. There were enough magic spell varieties that forced players to think about what they needed to do next.

I was spoiled with the Nightmare in New Orleans gameplay where there were multiple endings to the game, making it repeatable. Unfortunately, it did not seem like there were multiple endings for this game (not that there should be). But maybe it would have been interesting to see four variations of the ending depending on the House the player chose. It would have tied the House sorting in a bit more and gave more meaning to the fact that students needed to choose their allegiance wisely.

The interface of the game HUD was good – only thing I wish it had was a minimize button to save space on my screen when I was not using the HUD. Design was sleek and visually nice and the overall function of the HUD was intuitive.

MadPea Spellbound - Terra | Mine & Yours

Peripherals & Prizes
Outfit/Accessories     4/5
Prizes     4/5

There were four optional outfits players could purchase – each representative of the four different Houses. These outfits were custom made by the amazing creator of Gabriel!

Other wizarding accessories include pet owls and magic wands. Every student, at the start of the Spellbound game, is given a temporary wand to use for spell casting gameplay. However, I’d recommend getting your own wand by playing the MadPea Wands Gacha as you can conveniently keep it in your inventory, and each one looks pretty cool compared to the basic wand. There are a total of 10 different wand styles. Allow the wand to choose the wizard! The pet owls are actually game enhancers that have the ability to help you detect when mana crystals are nearby. Throughout the game, you will need to continuously search for mana crystals to level up so these owls can help you save time if you are not the best hunter.

The prizes at the completion of the game are mostly decor items. Each one of them were pretty nice as MadPea got some awesome creators to contribute to the awards. If you are interested in seeing all the prizes for MadPea’s Spellbound, check it out here.

Overall Game Difficulty      3/5

Medium difficulty. I completed all puzzles on my own without needing to purchase any hints. For those who do need a bit of a nudge in the right direction, players can purchase hints with the magical skeletal hour glass that is located at the start of every challenge room. Players can choose to purchase two hints or purchase a pass to skip the whole room entirely.

MadPea Spellbound - Great Hall | Mine & Yours

Overall Rating       8/10

I had a lot of fun playing MadPea’s Spellbound. The scoring adds up to 7.5 out of 10 but I’m adding a little extra to the overall rating for the sheer length of this game. Lots of effort and planning was put into this game and the game’s value just based on time spent on gameplay alone is worth the 1K price tag. Spellbound is a game really well made with fun and challenging objectives with great visual scenes – I definitely recommend this game to those who are interested in challenging your mind or just simply love magic!

This game is especially good for:
Explorers/Adventurers (curiosity is your weapon)
Challengers/Completionists (Just beat the game)
Thinkers (mind over matter)
Creators (collect resources and build your objective)
Strategists (advanced thinkers who maximize profit and minimize loss)
Socializers (lots of player interaction and engagement)

 

My Personal Tips

Pay attention to details – for the C Personality types (DISC) you will love this

Take lots of notes – you will be glad you wrote things down lol

Take your time – this is a long game! Take the game in and enjoy it 🙂

MadPea Games Ranking (as of March 15, 2019)

  1. Nightmare in New Orleans (rated 8.5)
  2. Spellbound (rated 8.0)
  3. Sinister Slaughters
  4. Seven
  5. The Tower

Prelude to Spellbound: Dark Auror

If there is one thing I enjoy most about SL, it’s experiencing the creative and challenging MadPea games has to play. Their newest game, Spellbound, actually came out in November of last year, but it has been a busy time for me since then. I am now ready to step into the Spellbound Academy of Sorcery. For my promo pic, you’ll see I am a dark Auror, conjuring up a snake that represents the House Slytherin I belong to in the wonderful world of Harry Potter. However in the Spellbound Academy, there are different Houses: Ignis, Aqua, Venti, and Terra. I will be joining Aqua!

To play the game, make your way to the quaint village of Willowshire and pay the vendor 1000L for the Game HUD. For more information regarding the game, go here: http://www.madpeagames.com/spellbound-play/

Once I have done a play through of Spellbound, I’ll be writing up a thorough game review similar to my Nightmare in New Orleans post.

Until then, see you all in wizarding class! Join Aqua if you want to be cool like me 😉

Dark Auror Magic | Mine & Yours

Credits:

Featuring: MadPea Spellbound Rosewood Wand (part of the Spellbound Wands Gacha) by MadPea @Spellbound Starting Area

Coat: ::GB:: Leather Assimetry Coat by Takuya Jinn
Hair: Vango. James by Norman Millar
Glasses: SPELL : Harry’s Glasses (part of the Witchcraft & Wizardry gacha) by lakua Arriaga

You Should Really Get To Know Me

I’ve been keeping low key for a while with lots of personal issues being sort out on my side of the world. In the meantime, I think it is time to resurface with some sort of picture. Special thanks to my friend, Ella, for modeling on top of this sexy (emphasis on the SEX) pool table made by BackBone. She makes a better model than I do. I don’t think anyone would want to see me in revealing lingerie.

BackBone Low Key | Mine & Yours

Featuring: 

BackBone Spin Me Round Pool Table Set by Rheinhard Kappler & Kiana Writer @Kinky
BackBone Repurposed Vintage Phone by Rheinhard Kappler & Kiana Writer (Prize for the MadPea Alliance Lonely Hearts Club Hunt)

The MadPea Alliance Lonely Hearts Club Hunt is a special hunt featuring prizes from various top designers for MadPea Premium members only. For more information, go here:
http://www.madpeagames.com/madpea-alliance-presents-the-lonely-hearts-club/

To start the hunt, here is your ride! https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MadPea%20Mad%20City/67/77/34

For more information about MadPea Premium, go here: http://www.madpeagames.com/madpea-premium/

Credits:
Skybox: [BH9] – XoXo Scene by Recession Resident @Cupid Inc.
Lounge seats: FOXCITY. Karaoke Gacha – Sofa RARE by Satomi Masukami
Falling cash: SAYO Sin – Crimson Dreams Backdrop – Money Prop by Kaysha Piers
Champagne: BackBone Champagne Bucket by Rheinhard Kappler & Kiana Writer

Caleb’s Pose: Made by me 🙂
Pole Dancer Pose: Made by KatyaSessions Resident

MadPea Magical Christmas Hunt 2018

Happy Holidays!! The MadPea Magical Christmas Hunt is here with some festive, enchanted fun! If you aren’t hunting for the enchanted toys, then you are missing out! MadPea’s Magical Christmas Hunt runs from December 10 (noon) to December 24th (through end of day until Santa comes at Midnight for Christmas!). The hunt is a dynamic experience where all enchanted toy hunters hunt at different sims on a daily basis. Enchanted toys are constantly appearing and disappearing, giving hunters plenty of opportunity to rake in those points for prize redemption.

To join the hunt, buy the MadPea Magical Christmas Hunt HUD for $L100 (or $L500 for the Mega Pack). For more information about the hunt, check out the website here and to scope out all the unlocked prizes thus far, click here. I’ll be covering the Magical Christmas Hunt a lot more in detail in a later post.

Mega Hunter’s Pack sells for $L500 which includes the Christmas Chariot, Christmas Tree Wand, Santa’s Winter Jammies, 23 toy tokens to redeem at the Toy Maker and the MadPea Christmas Hunt HUD. Regular Magical Christmas Hunt Pack sells for $L100 which includes the Christmas Hunt HUD and 7 toy tokens to redeem at the Toy Maker.

MadPea Magical Christmas Hunt starting location: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Neogene/101/128/1511

Caleb's on the Naughty List! - MadPea Christmas Hunt 2018 | Mine & Yours

Credits:

Featuring: MadPea Magical Christmas Hunt

MadPea Christmas Fireplace (Exclusive Christmas Hunt prize for MadPea Premium members) by MadPea
MadPea Crystal Tree Cones by MadPea
MadPea Pet Christmas Stocking – Cat by MadPea
MadPea Pet Christmas Stocking – Dog by MadPea

Elm. Snowy Winter Terrarium [Walnut] by ArianaClaire Resident
Elm. Snowy Winter Dome #2 [Walnut] by ArianaClaire Resident
The Loft & ARIA – Leona Christmas Stocking by Colleen Desmoulins & Yelo Uriza

Apple Fall Magnolia Leaf Wreath by warehousefifteendesigns Resident
hive // lighted holiday wreath . flocked by TheHiveStore Resident

Culprit FuzzyWuzzy Polar Bear by eku Zhong
MadPea Santa Nightcap (add) (part of the MadPea Christmas Hunt MEGA PACK) by MadPea
O.M.E.N – Waiting for Santa Paws – Dream Pup – RARE by DamascusVera Resident

MadPea Hate Christmas Bauble by MadPea
FOXCITY. Wrecking Ball (Male) (VIP group gift) by Satomi Masukami

{anc} NOEL. : frilled furrug / milk 2Li by aki69 Resident

BackBone Dear Santa – Santa’s Throne by Ruvio Cortes & Kiana Writer @Epiphany (Mainstore afterwards)
MadPea Sack of Coal by MadPea

MadPea Gingerbread House by MadPea
.random.Matter. – Magical Holidays – Smash the Pastryarcy [Pnk] by Nikohl Hax @Epiphany

BackBone Dear Santa – Sled by MadPea
MadPea Hot Drinks Tray by MadPea
MadPea In Case You Get Crap… by MadPea

BackBone Dear Santa – Christmas Gift Set 1 by Ruvio Cortes & Kiana Writer @Epiphany (Mainstore afterwards)
BackBone Dear Santa – Christmas Gift Set 2 by Ruvio Cortes & Kiana Writer @Epiphany (Mainstore afterwards)
BackBone Dear Santa – Christmas Gift Set 3 by Ruvio Cortes & Kiana Writer @Epiphany (Mainstore afterwards)
MadPea Penguin Christmas Cake by MadPea
{what next} December Potted Poinsettia by Winter Thorn
MadPea Certificate of Bad Behavior 2018 by MadPea

Botanical – Green Douglas Fir Christmas Tree (Tannenbaum) by Kriss Lehmann
MadPea Christmas Chariot – Red by MadPea
MadPea Christmas Wall Decor by MadPea
dust bunny . string lights . colored . type a by lxlNoel Resident
BackBone Dear Santa – Santa Painting by Ruvio Cortes & Kiana Writer @Epiphany (Mainstore afterwards)
BackBone Dear Santa – Snowman Painting by Ruvio Cortes & Kiana Writer @Epiphany (Mainstore afterwards)
MadPea Magical Express (add) (Exclusive Christmas Hunt prize for MadPea Premium members) by MadPea

BackBone Dear Santa – Santa’s Grotto Backdrop RARE by Ruvio Cortes & Kiana Writer @Epiphany (Mainstore afterwards)

On Caleb (the WORST Santa):

NOCHE. bundle Elf hat.15 by Danny0ryan Resident @Epiphany
NOCHE.Elf Thong Bundle.20 by Danny0ryan Resident @Epiphany
MadPea Reindeer Slipper by MadPea @Mainstore

MadPea Halloween Hunt 2018 Experience

The MadPea Halloween Monster Hunt has come to a close on November 4th, and wow – what a ride! I’ve got some awesome sims to share with you! I’m not the biggest fan of Halloween, but MadPea really stepped up this year with some new exciting features this time around. More on that below – but first, EXPLORATION!

I really love seeing the creativity of the community, especially during Halloween time – they go all out for the spooky holiday! There are lots of haunted sims this time around, and each one was so fun to explore.

My MadPea Halloween Monster Hunt Adventure

Day 1  – Aquila III Research Station

Aquila III Research Station | Mine & Yours

The Aquila III Research Station is always in the MadPea Hunt, and every time I go, I do enjoy hunting there. I featured this sim during the summer hunt, but this time, I wanted to showcase a creepier section of the sim that was decorated specifically for Halloween. I love the alien nature of this world. There’s something so intriguing about this extraterrestrial scene that I had to capture what I saw!

Day 2 – Ethereal Sanctuary

Ethereal Sanctuary | Mine & Yours

Next stop, Ethereal Sanctuary. Also another frequent of MadPea Hunts but always so beautiful each and every time I go. There seems to be something new I discover with each visit! I like this particular spot on the sim because it has a beautiful overlook of the ocean. Beautifully decorated for peaceful rest, I spent some time here just listening to the relaxing waves of the sea.

Day 3  – Hocus Pocus – Avada Kedavra

Hocus Pocus - Avada Kedavra | Mine & Yours

This haunting sim was a delight to explore. At first glance, this Hocus Pocus sim seemed quite barren, but after walking around, I found quite a few great photographic scenes. This sim is no longer decorated at the time of writing as it prepares for Christmas, but I had to share such a great capture of the location.

Day 4 – Montfort l’Amaury – La porte Bardoul

Montfort l'Amaury | Mine & Yours

Montfort l’Amaury is an 18th century roleplay sim, rich with history and story. A village high with manors and maisons des champs, Montfort L’Amaury is full of detail and an abundance of opportunity. This scene that I captured as soon as I enter town was too beautiful to pass up. I loved the look with its quaint charm yet holds so much more story the further the path continues.

Day 5 – Naruga City

Naruga City | Mine & Yours

I was delighted to come across Siya Ellsworth’s awesome contribution to the MadPea hunt in Naruga City. This sim features a thoroughly decorated haunted mansion in an amazing sim owned by Siya, featuring a creepy storyline for all to enjoy as hunters move through the mansion. Recorders are placed throughout the establishment, giving hunters a taste of the creepiness and chaotic events recorded of the spirits that haunt the area.

Day 6 – The Peak – Romance and Beyond

The Peak - Romance and Beyond | Mine & Yours

The Peak is a beautiful sim perfect for a romantic date for that special someone in your life. Open to the public (except for the rented areas), couples can explore the land or just enjoy romantic moments together. For more intimate and private spaces, couples may rent vacation rentals for a maximum of two weeks at various themed spots such as beach cabins, honeymoon vacation homes, private skyboxes or secluded farmhouse.

And that wraps up my MadPea Halloween Hunt 2018 traveling adventure! It was a lot of fun for me, and I absolutely loved taking these snapshots whenever I saw something I wanted to capture in the moment. I’d love to see or hear what your favorite sims were!

My Personal Feedback Regarding the Hunt:

1.  Awesome Sim Participation!

I’d have to say that the main motivator for me in doing these hunts is to explore the noncommercial part of SL more. This time’s hunt really did not disappoint because there was not once during my entire hunting period that I was rolling my eyes at another store to walk through. I felt like there was a great balance of commercial properties vs. noncommercial properties. Because of the great blend, it made this hunt an enjoyable breeze to run through.

2. New Huntables!

MadPea retired the ghosts (yay!) and have created these awesome, cute (and collectible) monsters to hunt for! There were so many different monster varieties in three different colors each. Hunting these cute creatures were a blast as each species have very distinct personalities and even different sounds they make when you creep closer to them.

3. Trick or Treat doors!

These Trick or Treat doors are amazing! Unfortunately I was not able to do these last Halloween, but these doors are the best! They give out a random amount of points, little fun Halloween treats, or play tricks on you by taking you to a mini escape room experience! I loved getting rained on by points from these doors but I also quite enjoyed solving these fun little escape room tricks!

4. LET THEM EAT … Points?

I think it is safe to say that competitive cash is a thing of the past, sadly. No more Top 5 overall hunter cash award and no more daily cash reward for the Top 3 hunters. Instead points for the daily top 5 hunters per team were given out.

1000 Points to 1st place
750 Points to 2nd place
500 Points to 3rd place
250 Points to 4th place
100 Points to 5th place

5. Radar \o/

This compact radar definitely made hunting so easy and seamless by allowing hunters to minimize/expand certain trays like the hunt counter and the prize carousel.

  • Favorite Button – This functions a voting button to vote for your favorite sims. The top 10 sims selected by all hunters so far are placed here on their website. Initially, I thought it would also store locations of your (personal) favorite sims, eliminating the need to create Landmarks. Unfortunately, that function does not exist (yet!).
  • Counter that tracks each type of hunt item collected – This is more to track and obtain achievements for the more hardcore MadPea players wanting to rank in the MadPea Player Portal. Check your standings here.
  • Prize Carousel – Shows all the unlocked prizes, allowing scrolling to see more of the unlocked prizes besides just the most recent one. Allows for remote prize redemption!

Possible Add-ons for Future Radars:

  • Favorite Button – Would love if the HUD could store a hunter’s personal favorite sims so they can come back to the sim at the click of a button.
  • Hunt HUD Radar size – Now that the radar is nicely compact, a scaleable option would be nice too. Maybe it is too small for some people now. Maybe it is too big for others on their screen.

6. Awesome Prizes!

There were so really cool prizes for this Halloween hunt though I do wish there were a few more wearables. The final prize is absolutely amazing! It is a mega prize consisting of a Monster Mystery Dollhouse Mansion with all the cute huntable monsters in miniature size! The Mansion includes working lights, music, clock, as well as an interactive mystery to solve with a bonus prize. You did not want to miss out on this prize!! If you haven’t already, check out my other posts here to see what some of the MadPea Halloween Monster Hunt prizes are. All prizes are also showcased on the MadPea Halloween Monster Hunt Website as well as their Facebook page.

Thank you to MadPea for putting on a wonderful hunt for us all to participate in, making this spooky season so much more enjoyable! Also, big thank you to all the sim location participants who placed out monsters for us all to gather. This Halloween Monster hunt would not have been successful without your generosity!

MadPea Halloween Monster Hunt 2018

Happy Halloween!! The MadPea Halloween Monster Hunt is here with some new spooky madness! If you aren’t hunting for monsters, then you are missing out! MadPea’s Halloween Monster Hunt runs from October 20th to November 4th (official end date was the third of November but technical difficulties at the beginning of the hunt), and the hunt is a dynamic experience where all monster hunters hunt at different sims on a daily basis. Monsters are constantly appearing and disappearing, giving hunters plenty of opportunity to rake in those points for prize redemption.

To join the hunt, buy the MadPea Halloween Monster Hunt HUD for $L100 (or $L500 for the Mega Pack). For more information about the hunt, check out the website here and to scope out all the unlocked prizes thus far, click here. I’ll be covering the Halloween Monster Hunt a lot more in detail in a later post.

Mega Hunter’s Pack sells for $L500 which includes the Halloween Monster Hunt HUD, 21 collectible monsters from the Monster Maker, Monster Carrier, Flying Broomstick (5 colors to choose from), Beam Cannon, and access to 31-36 Prizes. Regular Halloween Monster Hunt HUD sells for $L100 which includes the Halloween Monster Hunt HUD, 5 collectible Monsters from the Monster Maker, and access to 31-36 Prizes.

MadPea Halloween Monster Hunt starting location: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Neogene/101/128/1511

MadPea Halloween Monster Hunt 2018 | Mine & Yours

Credits:

Featuring: MadPea Halloween Monster Hunt

MadPea Halloween Mini Golf – Hole – Graveyard (part of the MadPea Halloween Mini Golf gacha) by MadPea @Epiphany
MadPea Halloween Mini Golf – Hole – Evil Clown RARE (part of the MadPea Halloween Mini Golf gacha) by MadPea @Epiphany

MadPea Holdable Monster – Nibbler (From the MadPea Monster Maker) by MadPea @MadPea Halloween Monster Hunt

MadPea Skeleton Mirror (mod) (MadPea Halloween Monster Hunt Prize) by MadPea @MadPea Halloween Monster Hunt
MadPea Dead Woman (MadPea Halloween Monster Hunt Prize) by MadPea @MadPea Halloween Monster Hunt
BackBone Pet Sematary Gate (MadPea Halloween Monster Hunt Prize) by Rheinhard Kappler and Kiana Writer @MadPea Halloween Monster Hunt
Sari-Sari – Wendigo Xing (MadPea Halloween Monster Hunt Prize) by stupidmonkey Resident and AbbyAnne Resident @MadPea Halloween Monster Hunt

MadPea Giant Spider Mount by MadPea
MadPea Rideable Scorpion by MadPea
MadPea Rideable Giant Bat by MadPea

-DRD- The Cemetery – Complete by Deathrowdesigns Resident

On Caleb:

Jacket: 011 Gacha Jacket RARE (part of the 011 gacha) by semller Resident
Snapback: GUTCHI – Essential Snapback by 00xRedAtackx00 Resident
Backpack: MadPea Halloween Hunt Monster Carrier (part of the MadPea Halloween Monster Hunt) by MadPea
Sneakers: GUTCHI – Lunar Force Sneakers Premium by 00xRedAtackx00 Resident
Flashlight: MadPea MMBB – Flashlight (part of the MadPea Mama Mojo’s Bayou Bargains gacha) by MadPea

Prelude to Spellbound

There’s quite a bit brewing in the MadPea labs so let me give you a few important dates:

October 12th – Early Access to Spellbound’s starting location – Willowshire for MadPea Premium Members. Bad Omens quest available for prize and achievement. Not a MadPea Premium Member yet? Go here to join and select your membership!

October 19th – Portal to Willowshire opens to general public. Bad Omens quest available for prize and achievement.

October 20th – MadPea Halloween Monster Hunt begins. Runs through to November 3rd.

Fall (TBD) – Spellbound experience finally opens!

MadPea Spellbound Coming Soon | Mine & Yours

A bit of a teaser of what sort of magical experience you’ll expect from the weeks leading up to Spellbound’s full release. Ready your wands and wardrobe, you will undoubtedly be in for an enchanting adventure.

Some theories about Spellbound? Why not! I love trying to guess what MadPea has planned for us. Earlier this month, MadPea teased the Spellbound crest on their Flickr. It seems like players will be sorted into four different houses: Venti, Terra, Aqua or Ignis. Each of these are symbols for different elements: Air, Earth, Water, and Fire. On the crest are the words “magicae et sapientia”, meaning magic and wisdom. Surely it will require smarts to get through the challenges in the game, but is there something more to this motto?

And then! Earlier than that tease was another teaser, but in video form on MadPea’s Facebook page. We got to see what seems like a dining hall(?) with a big massive bonfire(?) in the middle of this castle-like building. That firepit will definitely be something important since it is centered and quite massive. It definitely won’t be used as a human sacrifice pit (or will it?!), so maybe it is House Ignis’ specific dining hall since all the flag banners hanging on the wall were red and the room seemed to be engulfed in fire.

I am a huge Harry Potter fan so I am super excited about this upcoming magic-inspired game. I can’t wait! I hope I am sorted into Aqua 😀

Caleb’s Puppy Care

MadPea Puppy Care | Mine & Yours

MadPea recently put on a cute puppy rescue hunt for a brand new exPEAdition, collaborating with The Ghost Bully MC sim to allow all MadPea group members to find the cute lost pups scattered all over the land. As a reward, those who completed the Rally to Rescue were awarded with this super cute MadPea Puppy Care Kit. Since the search effort ended this weekend, those who missed the fun can also purchase the adorable set in the MadPea Marketplace.

What’s in the set? Glad you asked! Pretty much everything you need to start up your own little puppy day care 😛

Ball – 1LI
Bed – 2LI
Blue Chew Toy – 1LI
Full Bed – 8LI
Grooming Products – 2LI
Leash – 2LI
Pee Pad – 1LI
Pee Pads Box – 1LI
Pee Pads Box open – 2LI
Pet Bowls – 1LI
Pink Chew Toy – 1LI
Puppy Treats – 1LI
Puppy Treats open – 2LI

MadPea Puppy Care | Mine & Yours

Credits:

Featuring: MadPea Puppy Care Kit by MadPea @MadPea Marketplace

MadPea Puppy Care – Bed
MadPea Puppy Care – Blue Chew Toy
MadPea Puppy Care – Pink Chew Toy
MadPea Puppy Care – Grooming Products
MadPea Puppy Care – Pee Pads Box open
MadPea Puppy Care – Pee Pad
MadPea Puppy Care – Ball
MadPea Puppy Care – Pet Bowls (modded)
MadPea Puppy Care – Puppy Treats open
MadPea Puppy Care – Leash

Cute, furry companions:

JIAN :: Silly Shibes – Companion Pup (Sesame Fade) (part of the Silly Shibes gacha) by JianSL Resident
JIAN :: Silly Shibes – Companion Pup (White) (part of the Silly Shibes gacha) by JianSL Resident
JIAN Love Pugs 5. Sleepy Family (part of the Love Pugs gacha) by JianSL Resident
dust bunny & O.M.E.N . Puppy Basket Bed – Pup by DamascusVera Resident
MishMish – The Shadow Spy – Stealth by Aime Takaaki
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 15. Toy Destroyer (part of the Scruffy Shepherds gacha) by JianSL Resident
JIAN Splendid Spaniels 3. Pupper Gate RARE (part of the Splended Spaniels gacha) by JianSL Resident

Wall decor: +Half-Deer+ Bone-Shaped Dog Bowl – White (modded) by Halogen Magic
Blinds: Soy. Corrugated Blinds by Soyoy Resident

Building: dust bunny . melody cottage . by lxlNoel Resident

Danse Macabre

As someone with classical training, I can definitely appreciate the thought and thoroughness Eku Zhong has put into her newest creation – Culprit Sonata Macabre Bento Upright Piano (FYI there is a traditional Upright Piano as well but I find this dark rendition to be quite fitting for the upcoming month of Halloween).

Culpit’s Macabre Upright Piano is for Bento hands so avatars must have compatible hands to see the great finger animations while playing the piano. The piano is quite customizable, offering four different texture choices: White, Blue, Red, and Black, as well as option to mix and match the colors to different parts of the piano for a more unique look.

There are 48 classical public domain songs to choose from, each song featuring the appropriate playing style animation. There is also an option to just play the 12 different animations without the sounds as well in the Muted menu. This way you can still use the piano for the animation while playing to your own stream or music (great for performers).

And as you can tell, we are playing the beautifully wicked tune by the legendary Romantic Camille Saint-Saëns – Danse Macabre. Care to join us for some fun?

Danse Macabre | Mine & Yours

Credits:

Featuring: Culprit Sonata Macabre Bento Upright Piano by eku Zhong @Salem

Mesh Head: Hotdog – NH . Siamese unrelated heads . RARE . Lootbox by Hotdog (HaydenAragon Resident) @Lootbox
Outfit: ::: B@R ::: Slim Masquerade by June Dion

Background Ghosts: MadPea Crooked Shadow by MadPea & MadPea Eldritch Shadow by MadPea @Mainstore