Note 8 – A Week In

First off, how about an unboxing video?

Now, after a week of having the Note 8 what’s my present verdict?

I love it.

I don’t know if it’s due to the fact that I haven’t had a new phone since the Note 3, the fact that it’s leaps and bounds an upgrade, or if Note 8 was the exact phone I’d been waiting for, but it’s perfect for my needs.

How do I use a smartphone?

It’s a communication device, plain and simple.

My top apps are:

Yes, I use other apps (like Facebook on rare occasion) but these are the top four.

Have my habits changed since getting the Note 8 at all?

Not really, except I do find myself taking more pictures. The Note 8 camera is fantastic and I think has made Redflare question if it wasn’t my previous phone’s camera (Note 3) that was the culprit of at least 25% of my bad pictures.

I can’t blame the equipment fully, I totally admit to not being a very good photographer.

I do find myself really appreciating the new gif making capabilities.

Record a video, convert it to a gif!

Draw a gif!

I drew that heart for Newbie while at the bus stop. We were waving at each other through the window. I loved seeing her face light up: Daddy drew her a heart!

It was a long-needed upgrade, and I have no regrets a week in. I look forward to this being my handy little gadget for another four or five years.

-FF

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Screening for Success

Honestly, my verdict for the 5th edition of the DM screen is still up in the air.

The tables and information are great. It’s nice having the information at my fingertips, but I like to open roll. I don’t know, perhaps that’s a mistake, but since I do, I don’t end up hiding behind it and therefore I end up leaving it folded and to the side.

At that point, if I had the appropriate tables bookmarked I could get to them almost as fast. No, not as fast, but almost.

I haven’t had it long, and haven’t had a chance to use it in many sessions, so we’ll see how it goes as the game continues.

Roll on!

-FF

Review: Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set: Fantasy Roleplaying Fundamentals (D&D Boxed Game)

I posted this review on the item itself but it seemed fitting to post here as well. Somewhere it’ll get lost in my shuffle of posts, not the shuffle of dozens of reviews.

I have a team of green heroes. Couple this with the free to download and use starter rules PDF and use the rules booklet here as an additional guide to pass around the table.

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