I learned a few new things in Blender!! I experimented with animated textures and particle emitters and I got a few nice results to use in other projects. Made with Blender 2.34. No python.
I also learned that with some good efford you can find any information you need using "search"!
I was playing around some more with particle emitters in 2.34 and I discovered a nice effect!
Buttons: SPACEBAR to switch camera, ENTER to restart game, Q to quit.