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Game specific colour coding: Disc Jam, ToeJam & Earl, Football Manager, neutral.

Celebrate when The Owls score a goal!

We're All Wednesday, Aren't We!
The battle cry of Sheffield Wednesday F.C.
Get hyped!

When someone scores 50-0 on Disc Jam.
Sound the trumpets!

!red or !blue
Vote on a game during Disc Jam.

When things aren't going well.

To see Dan's best time speedrunning ToeJam & Earl.

!h 0, 1, 2, 3, etc.
Tracks the item sprite for Hi-tops in Toejam & Earl.

!i 0, 1, 2, 3, etc.
Tracks the item sprite for Icarus Wings in Toejam & Earl.

!r 0, 1, 2, 3, etc.
Tracks the item sprite for Rocket Skates in Toejam & Earl.

To clear the present items tracked in Toejam & Earl.

When Dan loses.

When Dan wins. (Uses the GG WP emotes)
This is me.

Games I play:
I'm a 30+ year old married guy from the UK.

Here's my story.

2012 was the year I began something new: I started podcasting. 2013 kicked off by setting up a web server and self-hosting the first episode on January 5th. It was a modest production with a few friends, and we enjoyed it enough to keep going for 127 weekly episodes.

We also ran events, got invited to conventions, and over time we actually got pretty good at it. In that time I bought A LOT of audio equipment, and once we were done with that project I wondered what I should do next. I already had some really nice mics, and towards the end we became a video podcast that broadcast on Twitch & YouTube, so I knew my way around OBS and live streaming. I thought it would be a shame to leave the equipment unused.

I was burnt out producing regular structured content, and thought the idea of broadcasting myself playing games was a pretty good way to relax & get my money's worth out of the gear.

In 2015, I began streaming solo on Twitch.
Since then, I've gone from a single PC setup to a dual PC setup, upgraded the camera, the resolution, the bitrate, the overlays, installed a ceiling mounted green screen, bought new lighting, invested in pretty much everything I possibly can. It has become an exciting creative sandbox if you are looking for the positives, and an absolute money-pit if you choose to find the negatives. I'm happy with it though; I have very few vices. I don't drink, I don't smoke, & I needed something FUN to spend my money on. I believe that life is for living and it's important to pursue the things you enjoy, whatever form that takes.

In contrast, it has been very challenging. I really like that aspect of it; it drives me to continue to evolve & learn. There's a technical underbelly to streaming that I find fascinating, and solving my own problems & seeking out better techniques led to personal growth, greater knowledge, and a better quality stream. I love solving puzzles, and running a Twitch stream has given me countless hours of enjoyment, and even more hours of frustration and soul searching. I have spent many nights sitting in front of my PC scratching my head and wondering if any of this is worth it. But I can tell you with certainty: 100% YES.

I am a variety streamer. I'll give anything a go. My staples include: Football Manager, Disc Jam, ToeJam & Earl, and Gears 5. I write more about these games on the page below. Other highlights for me include DayZ, Rust, Sea of Thieves, FIFA, and PUBG.

Gaming PC
Intel i7-8700
NVidia GTX 1080 Ti

Streaming PC
AMD Ryzen 2700X
NVidia RTX 2070 Super
AVerMedia Live Gamer HD 2
Elgato Cam Link 4K
Elgato Stream Deck

27" Acer Predator XB271HU @ 1440p 144Hz

Mixer: Behringer X1222USB Xenyx
Compressor/Limiter/Gate: Behringer MDX4600
Microphone: ElectroVoice RE320
Headphones: Bose AE2

Facecam: Sony A6000

Nintendo Switch
Through streaming I have fallen back in love with Toejam & Earl, a game I have so many fond memories of, from the 90s playing co-op with family.

As luck would have it, timing was perfect: I rediscovered the game at a time the franchise was being rebooted via a KickStarter project. I got to follow along with its progress until launch, and beyond.

While I waited for the 2019 sequel, Back In The Groove, I found new and interesting ways to play through the original: my favourite was speedrunning.

I found myself a home in a really nice community of players who still enjoy the game. Every Saturday night we fire it up for a shared experience of playing the game whilst talking over voice chat. Finding that community has been so meaningful to me; they're all nice people with a common interest, and I'm forever grateful for the way they made me feel welcome.

Wanna join in?

Game Mode Time (m:s) Win condition
Fixed World  19:39 Collect all ship pieces over 25 levels of Fixed World
Fixed World
(No Doorways)
 19:56 Collect all ship pieces over 25 levels of Fixed World
Using no doorways to reduce luck & increase skill.
Fixed World
(2 player with DadV)
 80:17 Collect all ship pieces over 25 levels of Fixed World
co-op fun run, nuffin serious.
Random World  44:16 Collect all ship pieces over 25 levels of Random World
Hot Tub  00:54 Reach the Hot Tub on Level 0, using Random World
The position of items to facilitate the journey are unknown.
Alive on 25  59:19 Reach Level 25 as Earl
Open no presents along the way. Random world.
I stumbled upon Disc Jam in February 2017 entirely by accident. I found a signup page to enrol in the free beta. I don't even remember how I came across it, but I am so glad I did.

I threw myself into it & got immediately hooked. Growing up, I enjoyed the challenge of games like Virtua Tennis on the PS2. Online gaming was yet to blow up into a huge thing, so the game only allowed you to play against computer controlled opponents. As with all puzzles, once you learn the patterns, it loses its lustre. Disc Jam was a throwback to that game but with REAL LIFE OPPONENTS, who learnt your playstyle & found ways to counter it, forcing you to evolve your understanding of the game regularly. AMAZING!

At times I have reached the Top 10 of all players in the world.

I can typically be found somewhere in the Top 25 players.

Other accomplishments include: Promotion from Division 2 into Division 1 of the Noob Cup, & holding that position with a Top 5 finish in Season 3.

I've immersed myself into Disc Jam & think it has potential to be an engaging eSport. The Disc Jam community has been very receptive to the events I have hosted. Thanks for all the positive feedback! I really enjoy entertaining people by putting on events featuring the highest caliber of players.

Next Event: DISC JAMMIVERSARY on February 10, 2021
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You don't play Football Manager, you hook it up to your veins & become one with it for an indeterminate period of time. Eventually someone intervenes to snap you out of it - forcing you to break the addiction and return to the real world. Its universe really is that immersive. I'm one of the suckers who relapses every few years.

I play as Sheffield Wednesday FC. Known as The Owls, they're a Championship level club with a rich history but a not-so-rich bank balance. My job is to trim the fat, invest in the youth, and enter into a renaissance period with the club as they seek a return to the big leagues.

There's a LOT of backstory (lore?) that has played out in my game world, and continues to develop every time I play. I've shared it all on Twitch. A lot of it has been written about in the Discord channel- if you wish to seek it out.

The tl;dr version is this: Barry Bannan is our club legend, many of the Twitch community have used their Channel Points to rename players / kits / attributes in their likeness, & we are still chasing that Premier League dream.

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