If you follow us on Twitter, than you’re already aware that 2016 is Heaven Sent Gaming’s 10th year in operation. Along the way we’ve met numerous friends, and worked with countless talented people. It’s rare for any crew to mark a decade of continuous action. God willing, we’re not slowing down any time soon. Our team is now consists of three persons; cofounders Mario and Isabel, as well as editor Jason. The cofounders have been with the team since 2006, and Jason has been an on-and-off member since 2007.
In fact, this year, we’ve got a few fun things planned to mark this special occasion. If you were unaware we’re running a strawpoll, check it out over on strawpoll.me. This poll will be running until the end of the month. Come next month, the results will be announced, and perhaps we’ll run another strawpoll to iron out the details.
We’re also planning on releasing our previous content on new avenues, we were working with Comixology to bring Reverie 2010 Collection to their service. Instead, we’ll be bringing the currently unreleased, Reverie: The First 5 Years to the service. If it does well enough, we’ll add more of our comics to the service.
Plans to regrow our group’s numbers fell through within the last couple years, due to various reasons. These efforts mostly fell through for silly reasons, and as always, we look forward to working with any of our past members. Once a Heaven Sent Gaming team member, always a Heaven Sent Gaming team member. In fact, we’re going to be reaching out to all of our classic compatriots to again join our side to make this year something special.
Founded in 2006, and we’re not slowing down any time soon. Thank you so much for sticking around all this time and, even if you’re just joining us, we look forward to continuing to bring you more God bless.
D.H. Torkavian, a.k.a. Devin, one of Heaven Sent Gaming’s key members was just on VICE; she was part of the original Our Own Little Coup team, and is currently with Heaven Sent Gaming as we develop a pen-and-paper role-playing game. She wasn’t the main subject of the VICE piece or anything like that, but she was a part of LARPing Saved My Life, a VICE Profile on Jon Gallagher. Devin happens to be a friend of Jon Gallagher.
It discusses the positive effects of Live Action Role Playing, on people dealing with various social norms and anxieties. Devin appears at about the 7:57 mark.
After viewing the eulogy for Reverend Celementa Pinckney, by President Obama, we had an idea. There are many public domain spiritually inspired speeches deliverer by our nation’s presidents, which are currently unavailable on web streaming and audio services. So, we here at Heaven Sent Gaming will be highlighting these speeches in our new series Spiritual Speeches. They will be professionally remastered by our team, and will also have highlights of the speech available as separate tracks.
The first album of this series is Spiritual Speeches: President Obama Eulogizes Reverend Clementa Pinckney, and it will include Obama singing “Amazing Grace” as its separate track. Mario was the one behind this remastering process, which mostly involved minimal volume leveling and EQ. We hope you enjoy this first release, and we hope to make the future releases even better. Mario is a libertarian, and pro-gun advocate; no political-charged message is intended, the only intention is the glorification of God. The album is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, and more.
[caption id=“attachment_8557” align=“aligncenter” width=“612”] Joe M. Lucero (January 12th, 1937 - March 16th, 2015) - above is his tattoo[/caption]
Mariano Lucero was born to Antonio and Delfina Lucero, he was raised alongside his six siblings in Cuba, New Mexico. During his years in Albuquerque, he met and married his wife Antonia “Toni” Lucero. During his 50+ year marriage he had three children and multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a retired trucker with Consolidated Freightways, and was strong individual that left a large impact through his firm kindness.
Mario was raised throughout his middle school and high-school years by his Nana and Grandpa. Mario dropped out of college to take care of his grandparents, he spent five years as their primary caregiver. His mother took over as caregiver during the final years of Joe’s life.
Our prayers and thoughts are with him and his family.
Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition Version (DRA)
A joyful mind maketh age flourishing: a sorrowful spirit drieth up the bones.
[caption id=“attachment_8565” align=“alignright” width=“250”] Joe M. Lucero[/caption]
Age 78, born in Cuba NM, and a lifelong resident and Navy veteran on Albuquerque NM passed away Monday, March 16, 2015.Joe is survived by three children, Dennis Lucero and wife, Tina, Cathleen Montoya and husband, Richard, David Lucero and wife, Maxine; 10 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; four siblings Tony, Casilda Montoya, Herbert and wife, Eva, Sandra Castro and husband, Tony.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Toni Lucero; parents, Antonio and Delfina Lucero; siblings, Erlinda, Lydia, Tillie, Ernest, Marcelino and Luis.
A Rosary will be recited on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 11:00 am with a Funeral Mass to follow at 11:30 a.m. at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd. NW, with reception to follow mass. Interment to be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery.
This update covers: Mario’s Grandpa, rewritten novels, our new game announced at the New Jersey Camden Comic Con, a Wikipedia incident, and New Mexico!
We have been a little thin on updates since last Sunday. Mario’s Grandpa, Joe M. Lucero, is currently close to knocking on heaven’s door, and both Isabel and Mario are spending their free time at his side. Therefore the comics, and their other projects, are currently on hold.
Nevertheless, that hasn’t stopped Heaven Sent Gaming! If you hadn’t noticed, Jason has updated and applied corrections to all of the novels! Especially digitalDomain, which has been modified to fit in more with the Heaven Sent Gaming universe, and rewritten to better fit his original concept.
If you were at the 2015 Camden Comic Con, and were able to attend the Just Read the Comments: Women in Geek Culture Face Challenges Online panel, then you may have heard from the author and The Geek Initiative contributor D. H. Torkavian, that D. H. Torkavian and Heaven Sent Gaming will be working together to produce a table-top role-playing game. Its tentatively titled Thirst, when more information is availible, we will announce it here!
Videos will be inbound soon, we’ve got some new equipment to enable us to Twitch stream. And, The Lucero Vlog has received its first episode on our official YouTube channel.
An overzealous Heaven Sent Gaming supporter, and team member, was attempting to create Wikipedia articles about the team. This has lead to Mario’s account on Wikipedia being banned in the crossfire, even though, he has had that account since 2006 and was simply editing articles about New Mexico. However, this has not quenched Mario’s desire to educate and spread information about New Mexico, we will be launching a new web project about notable New Mexican information, and it will highlight the culture of New Mexico.
We will leave this post with one of Mario’s Grandpa’s favorite songs,
a cover of “Cuando Sali de Cuba” by The Purple Haze.