Merry Christmas and Thank YOU for 2015!

Just a quick note to wish every single one of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I’m flabbergasted at how much you have all supported and believed in us this year (and every year). Your support makes an important difference in our lives – even if it’s just believing in me and enjoying my projects. You don’t have to, but you choose to, and for that you have my eternal love and gratitude.

From my family, to yours, we wish you the happiest of holidays. The merriest of Christmas’s! The happiest times in the New Years! We will see you soon, and with some new toys to play with as well 😉

Much love to you and yours!

Pahimar, Mrs Pahimar, and Pahiprincess



An Update On Life

So life has been really hard lately. Not looking to spell out a huge sob story but I’d like to explain why dev has slowed down and I’m not appearing around as much lately.

Last July Mrs P and I welcomed our beautiful baby girl 5 weeks early. It was a difficult and unexpected birth, however other than a feeding tube being needed and some minor jaundice she was thankfully healthy. However what we thought was going to be a short stay in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) ended up being almost three weeks of leaving our daughter in the hospital over night while we went home to cry about the situation. The short story was, our daughter wouldn’t eat.

Otherwise healthy, she had 0 interest in taking a bottle and only got her nutrition via feeding tube. We tried everything. We literally spent hundreds of dollars on different bottles and many many hours working with her to figure out what we weren’t doing right. After almost three weeks in the NICU we were able to be discharged, but with the feeding tube.

It took close to three months to finally “beat” the feeding tube and have her taking enough by bottle to sustain herself and grow.

Three. Months.

Three months of having to change the feeding tube ourselves, physically restraining our screaming child so that we could put down a new, clean feeding tube and fresh tape on her face to keep it in place. Let me tell you, this is something you never want to do. Ever.

The joy we felt at finally removing the feeding tube for good was short lived, as she didn’t really thrive with the bottle. This is already sounding like a sob story and I regret that, but maybe it will help to get it out. We’ve worried and stressed every day if she is eating enough to grow, and thankfully she’s stayed around the 50th percentile throughout but only because every feed is about one hour long, a battle, and because essentially we outlast her. This isn’t a way to live – spending 4-6 hours a day in a dark room with your daughter fighting with her to get her to drink a bottle.

She’s had zero interest in solid foods, and now that we are coming up to her first birthday we are confronted with the reality that was in front of us all along – our daughter has a feeding aversion as a result of the feeding tube and our attempts at getting her to eat all along. Now this isn’t insurmountable to resolve, but it is incredibly challenging. It requires behaviour modification to eliminate her anxiety around eating and get her to enjoy eating again. We are working with a specialist out of Australia right now and we are seeing some signs of hope, but it’s early days and this will be a long road.

Anyways, why am I telling all of you this? One, because if any of you out there are in a similiar situation or know someone going through the same thing I want them to know they aren’t alone. This is terrible, and there isn’t a moment in the day or night that Mrs P and I aren’t guilt ridden and crippled by stress and anxiety that our daughter isn’t doing well.

Second, I want you to understand why development has slowed. Why LMRB hasn’t progressed since my last post. I have so little free time in the day outside of taking care of my family it’s hard to get the motivation sometimes to work on things. I read *every* *single* one of your bug reports and tweets. Your YouTube comments. I want to give you all so much – and I’m struggling.

I guess I just want you all to understand a bit of why things are the way they are – so that maybe you might have some hope in me that I will fulfill my (many) promises.

I *will* finish Equivalent Exchange 3. I *will* return to LMRB. I *will* fulfill as many of the promises I have made to the best of my ability, but my family comes first. I gotta be a husband and a dad before I can be your Pahimar.

This was a lot longer than I originally intended, but I guess you deserve to know what’s up. I hope you understand and can forgive me.

– P

The Future of Let’s Mod Reboot

Just a very quick note to reassure you all about the future of Let’s Mod Reboot!

Since my daughter was born (unexpectedly early) in July, Mrs Pahimar and I have had our lives radically changed. Some things we can keep up with (laundry, groceries, basic hygiene, etc), otherwise get done a little less often, others have to wait for moments when we have free time to handle them.

Let’s Mod Reboot falls into the last category. What most of you may not realize is the time behind the scenes I put in to ensure that the content is correct and that I’m laying it out in a logical way. Best way that I can relate it to something is it’s like a teacher doing prep work before their lessons. It takes on average 2-3x more time to prep the material than it does for me to record/edit it.

Pair that up with my sudden drop in free time, and you get why we haven’t had a new Let’s Mod Reboot video in some time. So, what does that mean for the future?

I’m committed (and Mrs Pah is enforcing this) to complete the series, but I don’t know when the videos for the lessons will be coming out. What WILL be happening though is that I will start doing the lessons as text tutorials on this website, and then do the video for them when I have the chance.

This works for me far better than only doing the videos. I can take the odd 5-10 minutes I have free at a time to jot down some content and eventually have a full lesson for you guys. Then when I have an hour or so to record, I have the lesson already laid out and could even answer some of your questions/etc that you had from the text tutorial.

Anyways, I hope you guys like this change to the series. It kills me that we haven’t finished the series because honestly your fan mail telling me what the series has done for you is really inspiring as a developer/teacher. I want to see you all succeed and so I’m committed to helping you get there.

I don’t know when the next lesson will be posted, but I hope within the next couple of weeks. Until then, I hope you guys continue to enjoy the Crash Landing series with Direwolf20 (as that’s about the only game time I ever get anymore lol).

Much love!


TL-DR; Let’s Mod Reboot coming back as a text tutorial series on


You know, it’s pretty incredible how fast time can fly by but at the same time appear to move at a crawl.

So if you didn’t already know, Mrs Pahimar and I had our daughter towards the end of July rather unexpectantly. PahiPrincess was five weeks early and we’ve been spending a lot of time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the hospital helping her grow and get strong so we can bring her home. She was born perfectly healthy, we’ve just needed her to stay here to grow a bit more and eat a lot. Thankfully it appears we are rounding the bend and we, barring any setbacks, should be bringing her home later this week/early next. Yay!

This has been the predominant reason why I haven’t been producing a lot of content lately (me spending time taking care of the family). However now with us looking at bringing PahiPrincess home soon I will be able to resume making content again – another Yay!

First up is to get a couple of Lets Mod Reboot episodes out, and to resume work on the Transmutation system for Equivalent Exchange 3. The goal had been to have the Transmutation system done for the end of July so that it could be showcased at PAX Prime in August but things kind of got taken out of our hands. I have (what I hope) are some fun ideas for how to do Transmutation in EE3 so look for more info on that in the future.

Anyways, talk to you all again real soon (I promise!)

Much love,


P.S. A special thank you to all those involved in the servers/etc for the help you have put in for while I was/am away. Your efforts are INCREDIBLY appreciated 🙂 (You know who you are)


When I first set up my Patreon page, I never expected the response.  At first it was a bit of an experiment to see if I could make more from Patreon than I do from, and if so then I could drop using Safe to say it was enough to blow out of the water and out of the solar system.

With the support of my patrons, Mrs Pah and I have been able to get some wonderful things for our little girl and Mrs Pah may even be able to take more time off work to stay home and spend time with PahiPrincess.

I do not think there are words to express how much this means to us. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.

As we get closer to our due date I am realizing more and more how challenging it is for me to find time to do all of my commitments re: Patreon – specifically the one on one times. For MONTHS I’ve struggled with keeping up with my one on one time commitments, and that really bothers me. You guys are generous enough to support me, and I am failing to live up to my end of the bargain. In a short while my time will become even more limited, so I have to make the decision to reduce my time commitments.

I’m sad to say that after this month’s Patreon period I will no longer be offering additional one on one time sessions, outside of those that I am already committed to.

Let me be clear; if you have existing time with me that we still need to complete you will NOT lose it. We will still do the sessions. If you are pledged for sessions this month we will still do them, but come July’s Patreon period I won’t be offering more time. It would be a disservice to you to continue to offer you something that I know I won’t be able to fulfill.

I’m sad to be doing this because I love our one on one time – I get to know you guys and you get to know me, and we have a lot of fun! I’ve met some great new friends through this sessions. I will still be doing the Patroen hangouts though (having the new server makes it really fun!), so no need to worry about that.

Unless I come up with new rewards for the top two tiers of pledging I will likely remove those tiers and top out rewards at the $10 tier, but I am open to suggestions. I just want to make sure you guys are properly rewarded for the support you give me.

Anyways, please please let me know your thoughts on this.

Much love,