I Swing the Vorpal Spork of Irony like some Hyperborean Usurper through the Hordes of the Unwashed.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Secret Lives of Dwarves

     What would Fantasy RPG's be without Dwarves? Hopefully we'll never have to find out! I certainly make no bones about it, I'm a Dwarfophile. Not sure how or why it happened, but it did. I love old and new school dwarves. If I'm not parked behind the DM Screen, I'm role-playing a bearded Denizen of the Deep Places.
     My Favourite cannon on Dwarves would be "Dwarves Deep” by Ed Greenwood (1990 TSR). This is the definitive tome concerning the Dwarves of the Forgotten Realms.
It includes:
A poster size map of the Subterranean Realm
Name tables
Clan names
And, a Who's-Who of Faerun Dwarvedom. A quick E-Bay search yielded several copies in the $15-$20 price range.
     While this would qualify for most as Old School, Dwarves have been around for a very long time.
The first such historical references date back to Ancient Egypt. Certainly much of we know about fantasy dwarves owes itself to Norse Mythology. If you’d like to add to the list of Dwarvenly Goodness please mention them in the comments below.

Friday, March 18, 2011

50% Off Anniversary Sale at Kobold Quarterly

If you play D&D, Pathfinder, or Dragon Age click over to the Kobold Quarterly Web Store for their HUGE Anniversary Sale! What started as a hare-brained idea has turned into THE stop for DIY fantasy rpg'ers! Happy Anniversary! RFI!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

"Legend of Boggy Creek" the RPG

Recently I was reading the Pathfinder "Game Mastery Guide". (Excellent Book BTW) In the back, under references the Movie "the Legend of Boggy Creek" was listed. I remember going to see this in the theatre with my Dad. No, there wasn't much to do in 1972. I was scared shitless! I think the fact that this was a docu-drama lent it an air of believability.
Had this film not been made I'm sure life as we know it would pretty much be the same. But, I love this movie because of it's flaws, and because of what it does right. I'm curious to know how many of us are influenced by such "cheesy" cinema. Certainly one of my favorite encounters was based on a terrible Hercules Movie from the 50's.

How about you?

"The Legend of Boggy Creek" is available on Netflix.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Haunted Hovel: FREE Pathfinder Encounter

Last year I wrote a Harrowing Haunts encounter for Kobold Quarterly.

Today they added two new Haunts to the Encounter, by Maurice De Mare.

This is tailor made for any spooky forest encounter, especially the Old Margreave!
Also, I found a sweet (FREE) Papercraft Hovel model over at Fantasy Cutouts!

This, plus some spooky roleplaying is more than enough to entertain your group for a session. Maybe you can make a fire and toast up some smores. It's all FREE, what's better than that on a snowy Tuesday! Oh yeah, get your FREE copy of Kobold Quarterly issue #11.

Free Kobold Quarterly for Download!

Anyone who's read this blog knows that I'm a huge Fanboy for Kobold Quarterly and Open Design. Ever wonder how it started. No, well I'm telling you anyway. I saw a link on RPG Bloggers for a free RPG magazine. Soon I was reading their Webbie every day and bugging my FLGS to carry the Magazine.

Click on the cover to go over to site, get a free PDF then let me know what you think! You won't be dissapointed.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

$5 T-Shirt Geek/Nerd/Gamer Hardcore

Huge $5 and up sale at Jinx!!! Just bought Star Trek, Afro-Samurai, and D&D shirt.
These are great T's not a paid endorsement!!! I do get points for Refering peeps though.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Kobold Quarterly #16

Kobold Quarterly #16 is about a week old now and I feel it's time I weigh in.  To put it simply it's the best gaming periodical on the market, print or digital!  Having had brief peeks behind the curtain only amazes me more. It's literally produced and marketed by less than ten people!
This issue, as with the others, has something for everyone:
A Gearforged PC race for 4th and Pathfinder
Harem Assassins
New monsters and spells.
Book Reviews.
Mini Adventures and maps.
An Introduction to Midgard. (more later)
and much much more 

If you cannot find something you like in this magazine I will eat my Dungeon Masters screen!
Do yourself and your gaming group a favor and try Kobold Quarterly.