Thursday, February 16, 2012

Microscope & Multiple DMs Campaign

I'm sure someone has already posted this idea but...

- Presume that you are setting up a multiple DM D&D campaign.

- The DMs get together and use Microscope to determine the history of the milieu; Microscope has mechanics whereas a group could easily ensure that the desired D&D tropes are included.

- The DMs split up the resultant setting into "administrative areas" and each DM runs sessions in their area.

- If the DMs desire, they can use Microscope to further determine details of the setting as the campaign continues.

Going Ape...

Cover for a brutal kill-your-mother-music grindcore recording, amazing artwork by Andrew Walter. For Bill from Green Skeleton...

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

[Science Fiction Future] Raspberry Pi - $25 Computer - Coming Soon

"The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming."

It's supposed to be available sometime in February; I definitely want one of these!

Imagine how embarrassed the dudes who wrote Traveller and Shadowrun would feel if they hear about this?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Skill Focus (Education)

I'm sorry about this, but I've been maintaining such a laser-sharp focus on smoking weed my current classes that I've been neglecting this blog, emails, and I can't remember the last time I DM'd or played.

I'm still alive; I still love D&D; and I'm not about to nuke this blog anytime.

Now for some gaming content:

I absolutely HATE the teaser I've seen for the covers of rerelease of the 1st ed. AD&D hardbacks. No soul 100% guaranteed. I already have the books, but even if I didn't there's no way I would ugly up my bookcase with those eyesores when the originals are available.

Which bring me to this: Am I the only person who not only likes, but loves the 1st edition original AD&D Monster Manual cover? Monsters here, monsters there, monsters everywhere! When I was 9 years old it was utterly compelling.

And the part on the back with the goblins fleeing the purple worm? It cracks me up every dang time. I'm giggling just thinking about it...