I am a difficult person to please when it comes to contemporary entertainment. There are probably a lot of things one would assume when dealing with a nerd such as myself and I can assure you that when it comes to the kinds of television shows and movies I might enjoy you would be wrong. … Continue reading It Isn’t the Violence I object to, per se…
Yes it is frustrating. A Game Master pours hours into crafting an encounter, rich with nuance and the potential for both combat and growth for the characters. A complex monster is created and abilities determined in order to give the players a solid hour or more of frantic dice rolling gameplay madness. This was the … Continue reading Story of My Life in One Die Roll
I know everyone out there has been hankering for a book all about the Viceroy. I can't go anyplace without hearing it. The folks over at the morning gathering at the Whataburger, the people I deliver furniture to, the local morning news program hosts and the hobo that lives under the bridge over here on … Continue reading Finally, What the World has been Demanding!
There has been of late an increased state of hysteria regarding the private lives of basically everyone. Whether you are straight, gay, open to all available options, male, female, deciding, or hybrid it feels as though everyone has an opinion about the choices you make and who you make them with. Let me take just … Continue reading “I don’t care”
Jandle! Yes, it is everyone's favorite kobold squire featuring in a story all of his own beginning in eleven days. This will be the last book in the so-called "Grundoon series" and it is our belief that is provides a solid conclusion to that line of stories. For the time being, at any rate. We … Continue reading And now we shift our focus to…. *drum roll*
The town of Resurrection has welcomed into its fold a new citizen, a young woman named Khloe who has been offered a job at the Ugly Duckling tavern. In a small party hastily organized to welcome the lass into life as a Maelonbourger, the town's resident silver-tongued devil, Gustav "Gus" Grosserhund had this to say: … Continue reading We are all of us Monsters
The earliest known Archer Lords were shadow elves and could be found only by the most persistent searchers. Today however, while most remain shadow elves or half-elves with shadow elven ancestry, humans and other elves can also train to be counted among these most elite of archers. While they can be of any alignment, most … Continue reading Death from Afar
It has been a solid 32 years today since I made my first full-blown regrettable choice. I like to keep track of these things, but I'm not terribly good at tracking my progress in the wake of a self-imposed train wreck. But 32 years on down the road I'd say I am making some progress … Continue reading Happy Regrettable Choices Day!
Any Game Master will have at least one player that they can refer to as being so incredibly clueless that the game they were in seemed to hinge on what goofy thing that one player did during any given session. For years that player for me was my buddy Dave. Dave got himself and everyone … Continue reading It doesn’t have to be an act of overt evil… Sometimes stupid does the job just fine
Perhaps the most ill-named monster in all of the D&D lexicon is the demilich. Even a cursory glance at the Monstrous Compendium entry for this fiend is flaccid. It basically says a ton about liches themselves and then concludes with "Oh, by the way, there is this thing called a demilich that is way worse. … Continue reading And you thought “Demi-” meant “Lesser”… Ha!