Jackson Wery

Staff Writer

About Jackson Wery

Staff Writer Jackson is currently learning his fourth language (Polish), enjoys lemon tea, and has angrily refuted claims of being "funny, witty, and/or amusing." Since 2018, he has refused to leave despite everyone's best efforts. He's like that old lady in Fort Greymoor.

Jackson's specialties include tabletop RPGs, horror, and the occasional (MMO)RPG. He's also dipped his toes into marketable gacha games to find out how far you can go without spending a dime. Jackson believes that people on a budget belong in video and tabletop gaming, and he is always on the lookout for a good deal to share with others.

Jackson has dabbled into entry-level game design and has plenty of years of experience using the RPG Maker series. His current project is mastering SRPG Studio, insisting that "we have Fire Emblem at home."

When not inundated with games, Jackosn cares for his lavender plant and his adopted son Alabama Nightcore. He also has a noted interest in Victorian-era and gaslamp fantasy. Rumors that he has written fanfiction for over 15 years are completely fabricated, and you'll never be able to prove otherwise. Find his other work on Dread XP or on his own personal blog (I Pressed It!).

Articles by Jackson Wery

Total Articles: 170

V Rising Horse Guide - Cover Image Vampire Standing Next to a Dominated Mount

V Rising Horse Guide | How to Get a Mount

V Rising lets you not only live the spooky goth hermit lifestyle, you can become a horse whisperer, too, with our V Rising Horse guide.

May 17, 2022 | 10:28 EDT

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V Rising: Slaking a Thirst for Adventure

In our V Rising preview, learn how the game brings a vampiric flair to the survival crafting sandbox, letting you build the gothic castle of your dreams.

May 17, 2022 | 10:28 EDT

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V Rising Base Building Guide

V Rising allows you to build the spooky Gothic castle of your dreams, but it's a long, winding road. Get started with our V Rising Base Building Guide.

May 17, 2022 | 10:26 EDT

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The Iron Oath Company Upgrades Guide

The Iron Oath is a deep tactical game with lots of tough choices to make. Here's the Iron Oath Company Upgrades to help you better your battalion.

April 25, 2022 | 08:42 EDT

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The Iron Oath Classes Guide

Iron Oath has 6 classes in Early Access, from the explosive Stormcaller to the versatile Guardian. Build a better company with our Iron Oath Classes Guide.

April 20, 2022 | 07:34 EDT

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The Iron Oath Guide for Beginners

The Iron Oath's tactical gameplay can be a challenge for first-time players. Learn how to get started with this Iron Oath guide for Beginners.

April 19, 2022 | 06:48 EDT

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Kingdom Hearts 4 Announced

Sora! Dinner's ready! If by "dinner" you mean a Kingdom Hearts 4 announcement dropped during the Kingdom Hearts 20th anniversary with a trailer, anyway.

April 10, 2022 | 08:01 EDT

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Terrific Terraria Mods in 2022

Terraria has a dedicated mod community that creates even more content for the massive survival crafting game. TechRaptor's compiled some of the essentials.

April 6, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Five Great Starbound Mods in 2022

Starbound's easy modding means that modders produce all sorts of visual and quality-of-life improvements. Get to rebuilding the universe with these mods.

March 29, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Valve Suspends Payments to Developers in Ukraine and Russia

Valve has temporarily halted payments to developers in the Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia due to an alleged issue with their bank.

March 18, 2022 | 06:17 EDT

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Haunted House: 40 Years of Boo-tiful, Survival Horror Simplicity

Haunted House turned 40 this February. Despite its age, many of the ideas present in the Atari 2600 release find themselves in survival horror games today.

March 14, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Witching Hour is a Bewitching Experience

Vincent Lade's Witching Hour is an indie horror witchy puzzle game releasing in April, with a gloomy, creepy Steam Next Fest demo to explore.

February 28, 2022 | 12:30 EST

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Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle Features Bone-Chilling Action

Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle's Steam Next Fest demo showed off some fancy new toys and dangers lurking within a military research center.

February 28, 2022 | 11:30 EST

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The History of Fire Emblem Part 3: Flickering Embers

The third part of our Fire Emblem series, covering the weakening sales and the eventual, albeit temporary, return to Japanese exclusives.

February 23, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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The History of Fire Emblem Part 2: Going International

How did the Fire Emblem series come to the West? What did its founder do after the Famicom era? This second part of a Fire Emblem miniseries shines a light.

February 22, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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The History of Fire Emblem Part 1: Origins in Japan

Fire Emblem celebrates many major anniversaries this spring. How has Shouzou Kaga's tactical series grown from its humble beginnings?

February 21, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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Celebrating 20 Years of Jak and Daxter

Jak and Daxter turns 20 years old on December 3. The platformer series has not had a new game since 2009. Could it be time to change that?

December 3, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon Release Date Announced

Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon will launch in mid-December on Steam, the Nintendo Switch, and PS4, according to Yacht Club Games.

November 23, 2021 | 06:35 EST

Team Fortress 2 Game Mods License Fees Waived

Team Fortress 2 Standalone Mods Getting Havok Fees Waived

Team Fortress 2 Standalone mods and various other Valve games will no longer have to pay licensing fees to use the Havok engine present in some Valve titles

November 13, 2021 | 09:53 EST

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Fortnite China Servers Closing Next Month

Fortnite China will be closing its servers next month, following a three year test period run by Tencent, with registration closed now

October 31, 2021 | 02:33 EDT

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Back 4 Blood Accessories Guide

Back 4 Blood offers so many different Accessories to use, which ones are right for you? Why do your teammates keep buying Tool Kits? Where did your Bandages go? We have the answer to the first question, at least.

October 29, 2021 | 06:40 EDT

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Back 4 Blood Corruption Cards Guide

Corruption Cards make your life in Back 4 Blood harder. What can you do about them? TechRaptor is here with the strategy to save a life, and maybe that precious Continue.

October 18, 2021 | 07:05 EDT

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Good Haunting: Tips On Running Successful Horror Tabletop RPGs

Running horror can be a real emotional roller-ghoster, especially if you've never done it before. TechRaptor has some ghouldance and resources for newbies for this fall.

October 1, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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Netflix Acquires Oxenfree Developer Night School Studio

Netflix has acquired Night School Studio, the team behind 2016 spiritual thriller Oxenfree as part of their move into video gaming

September 28, 2021 | 09:30 EDT