Archive for the 'Culture' Category

26
Mar
10

wisdom of the owl strength of the bear!

YouTube – dungeons and dragons rap (ode to gary gygax).

via wisdom of the owl strength of the bear!.

31
May
08

“Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things”

Alright so as you can see things seemingly screeched to a halt here on the blog. Well, that’s true as all the 9 hells, but not off the blog. Off the blog I’ve been jumping around more than a Blink Dog on Crystal Meth.

Now Originally this blog was to be a support site, with supplements and little things here and there for Dragonbreath, a fantasy webcomic I’m currently working on. In that time I decided to stretch my legs and have a go writing extra material here and there and in that got caught up with deadlines.

I hate Deadlines. They are my favored enemy.

I like working with a buffer, a long list of work in front to give me time to develop what will be coming and jumping the gun had just put me into too much crap to do that.

So Dragonbreath isn’t stopped, not at all, I’m working on it as I type with ink covered hands, it’s needing to get finished up and “Buffered” so as to work smoothly.

I’m imagining an August or September opening but right now their is a change up happening over at WCN so we’re kind of waiting on that too. heck it’s halting the work on Zombie Years and Vigil too, and those have already allotted plenty of pages and such.

13
May
08

Delayed Fireball Friday! 5.13.2008

Hey I guess that spell had a 20th level caster, huh?

……

Alright shitty joke. On with the links:

+I was emailing with Vishon about his decision about making his own game system for his setting, Clashland, and I applaud his for it. The fact is that game system, to me, are a way to a means, and it just comes down to your DM/GM, players and setting to bring the fun out. Believe me, my gaming group has shitted themselves on straight D20 at times and it just end up being a dice roll to get that critical thing to be done. Vishon has some good ideas though, and I’m anticipating some awesome stuff soon.

+Got a head up fo some new feature on Gleemax on this review. Hopefully it will be the place for table top gaming folks ot get together plus that whole 4th edition D&D thing, right?

+Kieth Baker and4th Edition Eberron!

+Largest collections of Games PURCHASED? Wow……impressive….in a RPG gamer kind of way…

+ My kingdom for FEL LOTUS!

+It’s so true: They’re is a Murphy’s Law to DMing and D&D. My favorite it number No.8: Players will always try to kill the friendliest NPC.

+ooh, lots of 4th edition stuff right here

+Great gaming blog at  When Squirrels Attack!

+This is very cool: The Heroes and Monsters Blog is sort of a collection of classic movie heroes and viallains with stats. Now it ain’t no D&D sort of stats nothing to official but enough info for you to adapt characters and such to your game.

There’s more links than that, but I really have to get back to work. Heck, I wish I could write some better quips here and there too, but I have tog et to working on some NPCs for this Thursday!

(Side note: this thing was originally written on Friday the 11th but due to WordPress Maintenance, was setroyed halfway through, which originally had 22 links up! GRAH!)

25
Apr
08

Fireball Fridays 4.25.2008

At the Airport waiting to leave Rockford back to Miami, luckily, thank the Dark Seven, they have WI-fi so might as well take these two hours to write up some stuff.

+yeah I know yesterday was the first break form NPC Thursdays I’ve had here but unfortunately I’ve had a bunch of travelling to do and just didn’t let me really work on it. I’m gonna really aim for getting somthing up today, so be on the look out.

+You want maps? Maps, baby.

+ A little thing on Analog gaming

+I am workin on the maps for all the sites and sounds of Borel. Getting through all the mire of it, it’s really so uncomplicated it just takes a lot of drawing. RIght now I’m trying to see about an interface for everythin, but that a long stage goal once I have everyything in step then I’ll see about putting in the huge city interface in.

+BEHOLD GOBLIN COCK!

+Dragonbreath’s script is awesome right now and I’m really excited about gttting to draw it already, but again travel plans and such have hindering a bit so once I’m back i hope to get osme good chunky days of drawing.

+Remember the “Choose your Adventure” books? Here’s a sweet look at some of the Steve Jackson version that have come out in the past.

+Did you hear/read about this shit with WOTC and 4th edition licensing? I mean I really, really don’t care. I see why WOTC said what they said, and I understand the reaction, but c’mon folks, you don’t see it? If WOTC makes 4th edition and say companies are making supplements for it, wouldn’t it defeat the selling of 4th edition if those same companies keep producing 3.5 stuff? The whats the point? Now I dig what say Paizo is doing, and making they’re own brand while building on the 3.5 stuff, and it even looks hella good (especially with the Wayne Reynolds art) but really we shouldn’t worry as consumers, because it just means people will by working harder to get our buck, and as creators it just means we have more avenues to make and sell so much more.

+D&D Fundraising?

+ QUESTION: to all you folks out there, what is some of the music you guys like to put on during D&D? Sure we all like the LOTR soundtrack or the Conan soundtrack but what else? I use a lot of Iron Maiden, Rammstein, and other heavy but rhythmic stuff, something to signify battle. When I used to play as a kid, we would put on Slayer and Cannibal Corpse on for fight scenes. What do you guys like?

+ Reincarnation in D&D and:

Bard rock
+Video coverage on the upcoming 4th edition G4’s MMO report

Now to see if i can get home today!

18
Apr
08

FIREBALL FRIDAYS 4.18.08

Ah TKIF! (Thank KORD it’s friday!)

So been monkeying around a bit, looking through stack of old article ideas and campaign notes to se what else will be a feature for The Vomiting Dragon, and so soon I hope to have other features on here. NPC Thursdays is going storng hopefullly will ge the more managed to. But heres the thing: I am not to up to snuff on game mechanics all the time. Yeah a real ball buster right? So I’m looking for folks who may want to write up stuff for the Dragon, mostly looking for someone who can write up magic items, their characteristics and stats. I have ideas for Magic Items but obviously if you have stuff in your noggin to put up I’m more than glad, i just want to illustrate them while we put them up. Also for Monsters and PC Races but maybe even into NPCs, Feats, Etc. I fyou got any ideas reply to this psot or just hit me up with an email at secretmediagroup at gmail.com

+One of the cooler ways you can use a blog or this series of tubes for your RPG game is by recording sessions and such. Some of them become little stories with all so many details and others become full blown first person narratives and others devote whole blogs too, but all are great to read and sort educate yourself on other peoples games and how they do things.

+If your a world builder, and you know I am, check out this article on Spiral World Building over at Roleplaying Tips, which is a really cool and open way of making your gaming world start to take life.

+Great review of the new Pathfinder RPG Alpha book that came out, on RM’s rpg blog

+Fucking insane review of the olde Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom from 1993

+

14
Apr
08

GONE, GONE FORM OF MAN, TURN INTO THE DEMON, The ALL POWERFUL MC-CAIN!

Funny this I ran into on the D&D blog of FLICKR:

John McCain (Demon Prince of Republicans.) (Lesser God.)

FREQUENCY: Very rare
NO APPEARING: 1
ARMOUR CLASS: -7
MOVE: 3″ (72″ per flight sector on the campaign jet)
HIT DICE: 200 hit points (But first you have to defeat 4d8 Secret
Service Agents)
% IN LAIR: 0%
TREASURE TYPE: All your NATO base are belong to us!
NO. OF ATTACKS: 1
DAMAGE/ATTACK: Invades Iran. Takes 100d20 casualties in first strike
while inflicting 20 x 100d20 civilian casualties. Followed by war of
attrition, economic collapse, recrimination.
SPECIAL ATTACKS: 5% chance of 30,000 Megaton nuclear first strike on
Upper Volta.
SPECIAL DEFENSES: +3 or better weapon to hit. In event of combat, 20%
chance of heart attack per round, followed by the swearing in of
President Santorum. You wouldn’t want that, would you?)
MAGIC RESISTANCE: 80% (10% vs. mind control spells by Cheney.)
INTELLIGENCE: Normal.
CHARISMA: 12 (16 to neocons)
ALIGNMENT: Chaotic evil if under control of Cheney; otherwise Chaotic
neutral.
SIZE: M
LEVEL/X.P. VALUE: X/29,950* (* for impeachment)

A huge, ancient, carnivorous dinosaur from the swamps at the heart of
Republican country, not unlike Godzilla in appearance and wrinkled
integument, McCain has seen better years. Nevertheless he can breathe
fire and threaten to stomp flat the capital city of any country that Fox
News disapproves of with the best of them.

The biggest danger in facing off against a McCain is that he might be
under the mind control of the Svengali-like Cheney, Prince of Darkness.
In this case, he is likely to be lethally aggressive and even more
unpredictable than usual.

14
Apr
08

What is the Riddle of Gold?

Actually, they solved it pretty good here. Amazingly a modern pistol would be cheaper than a longword?!?! oy!

I guess you could solve it for your taxes:




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