We are a casual online gaming community. Some of us have been doing this for a very long time, but the “Crazy Canucks” were born in the early 2000’s. We mostly played Half-Life mods such as Day of Defeat and Day of Defeat, and still more Day of Defeat.
In 2008 we took an official break—although gamers never stop gaming. In 2020 we picked up the torch again because it was 2020, and we all needed some comic relief and to hang out with old friends. We are older and wiser, and the name “Crazy Canucks” was already taken, so after a short discussion, we changed our name to “Casually Crackers”, which seems more appropriate.
It’s a little hard to believe looking back on it, but at one point, in the 2002-2008 era, we were hosting game servers two nights a week and had set up and at least tested more than sixteen different Half-Life and Source mods. The goal this time around is to be a bit more relaxed about it.
Now we try to host a Game Night™ every Monday evening, server time, which is the Atlantic time zone. The goal is laughter and stress relief, so if you are all about 733t online gaming, move along, there’s nothing to see here.
It’s not that we aren’t competitive, it’s just that relaxing and having fun is more important than frags, stats and bragging rights. And not to get too serious, but mental health is more important than all that as well. We’ve all seen that in the past year or so.
Here’s a list of the games we are playing so far: