Friday, January 20, 2012

Diamond in the Rough: Murderhobo with a Plotgun


Once every year or so, amongst the millions of lines of special snowflaking and moral safe placeitude, rpg.net manages to produce a line or two of actual content. Here's this year's contribution, coming in early and thus putting a lid on the forum's relevance until at least January 2013:

"The great part about being a murderhobo is that not only can you fight city hall, it turns out that it's usually extremely flammable."

It goes on to elaborate that

Likewise, the terrible part about trying to enslave a murderhobo is that they don't fear death or pain, can't be bargained with for better living conditions, have no loved ones or friends to threaten, and also are very murderous on top of that.


Words to live by.

- DYA

Back in Black (and white): Not sure if want...


Huh. Wow. Honestly don't know how to feel about this:

Wizards Is Reprinting the AD&D Core Books! (via wired.com)

(Old news, I know.)

On the one hand, you're supporting AD&D, and the Gary memorial as well. On the other hand, I was pretty ok with never giving WotC any money ever again, ever. And the irony is, they're not reprinting Unearthed Arcana (the one AD&D core book that REALLY needed a reprint, sans shitty bindings).

I mean, I want new (NEW) AD&D manuals. Don't get me wrong. And I like throwing in for support of the Gary statue (as long as it has gem eyes and is sufficiently trapped to discourage vandals). Honestly weighing the value of preordering and making sure I get some of these, and waiting and seeing in case the binding /printing sucks. They're at least leaving the contents alone, all original art & text in glorious black and white. (Hoping they're not all glossy stock, though.) And then there's the "attractive new cover design". *rolleyes* We'll see how THAT turns out (with WotC's track record, predicting lots of piercings and tribal tattoos, possibly a halfblind feycursed gelatinous cube weremonk fighting robots and bondage elves). 'Course, I could always sell'em if they're lame.

- DYA

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sage Advice under a Dark Sun (or, "Yes, Virginia, there IS a Dragon!")


Here'e a handy-dandy link: All the "Sage Advice" Q&As (mostly Dark Sun-related) from Dragon #182 (not pictured above).

Dargonsfut forumz

First session of our Dark Sun game, tonight. Utterly surreal to be running 2nd Edition, again (it's been 15 years or so) rather than our usual mish-mash of Basic, 1e and HackMaster. Should be interesting.

- DYA

Monday, January 16, 2012

Adventures in The Google (nonsense post)


Heh. Apparently when you do an image search for "blackleaf nooo", Mighty Thews comes up on the first page. That is all.

- DYA

P.S.: If it's been a bit sparse around here, I'm currently in my last quarter of school and juggling music on top of it - not a lot of time for gaming, lately. We got a round or two of Mordheim in the other week, and I'm actually running 2nd Edition next week? (Dark Sun? That might generate a post or two.) And Paranoia the following weekend. But I'm not promising anything.

P.P.S.: So there's some actual content, here's a map of every D&D world on one globe. Probably compressed to shit, good luck with that.