Guild of The Bumbling Rogue
About

Disclaimer

The live-streaming era of Bumbling Rogue has now ended. I will still be producing "Rogue Presents" videos from time to time and uploading them to LBRY. I will not be streaming on Twitch from this point forward.

Who

I am a longtime gamer and software developer who has recently decided to spend some of his time sharing his love for retro gaming by streaming a bit of that experience to the wider world.

While I'm not very good at any of these games, I imagine you'll get a kick out of watching me rage as I experience YASD (Yet Another Stupid Death). Feel free to tell me how shitty I'm doing in chat. If you don't do it, somebody else probably will. If they don't do it, I'll probably say it myself.

You can find out more about me and this stream at the website. Wait. You are already here? Stop being so silly!

What

My hardware is meager and weak just like my gaming skills. Only in this particular case, that's the way I like it. The reality is that most of the games I play don't require a lot of hardware as I usually play exclusively on Ultra Books and Single Board Computers.

In the case of this channel, I'm running the entire thing on a couple of tin cans. Why? Because I can and because failing at retro games doesn't feel so bad if I know that I am helping to show others that they don't need to suck down insane amounts of electricity in order to have fun on the internet.

Gaming (Steam, Windows, Linux games):

Stream Encoder

  • Unit: T-Bao TBOOK MN25
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
  • GPU: Radeon Vega 8
  • Mem: 8GB of RAM
  • Disk: 512GB of NVME Storage
  • OS: LMDE 4 with RT / Low Latency Kernel
  • Software: OBS

Other:

So while I would love to do all of this on even lower powered hardware, the reality is that for a decently produced stream, this is about as low powered as it's going to get. Each of these machines maxes out at 65 watts of power consumption so overall this is a vast improvement over my previous setups, most of which involved the use of an old desktop with a 400 watt PSU and an Nvidia GTX 750 GPU.

Why

Well for starters, I'm looking to primarily spend my time playing Retro games which already makes me an odd bird as very few people stream these kinds of games on a regular basis. I strongly believe in the adage "Be the change you want to see in the world". That is why I am streaming. That is also why I am trying to use Ultrabooks and SBCs to do it. I have recently added the Motile M142 to the mix so I can play a few less Retro games that I really enjoy and want to share with the world. While the M142 is amazing in terms of value, it definitely uses more power than an SBC as it can draw up to 65 Watts of power under the highest possible amount of load.

In addition, as you may have noticed: I live, game exclusively and work nearly exclusively on Linux. If you don't know what that is, don't worry about it. It's basically an alternative to Windows that allows me to use my computer without installing Windows. It has games, productivity software and all the developer tools I need to make a living.

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