Monthly Archives: June 2012

How I Killed the Bing Search Engine

I don’t know about you, but Bing is the most annoying browser for me. I hate it with a passion and although I set Google search as my homepage, if I typed a keyword in the URL location window in … Continue reading

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Women’s Armor

I’ve been lucky enough to have had a lot of very skilled female players over the years. Thieves, rangers, paladins, and the rest, and all needed decent armor. That was one reason I bought Runequest, because it was the first … Continue reading

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The AD&D Experience, Part 5: And What is Splint Mail Anyways?

I decided that enough was enough and had some mercy on the mage. Since he had a INT of 17, I gave him the same bonus that the clerics had, giving him 2 extra 1st level spells. After fighting a … Continue reading

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The AD&D Experience, Part 4: I Can’t Remember, What does an Ochre Jelly do?

The party, having healed from the numerous stirge bites (and the enormous itchy sores they leave), journey into the unknown caverns. They discover a dead orc of the Flaming Mucous tribe, apparently killed by the giant spider astride it. With … Continue reading

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The AD&D Experience, Part 3: Module B1, Into the Unknown

The adventurers are exploring the caverns of Quasqueton, and are about halfway through it now. They’ve done a variety of raids into the cavern, heading outside to heal and stash loot fairly regularly and have a few magic items now. … Continue reading

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Cheap Gaming Miniatures (Plastic and Cardboard)

I was appalled when I went to a game store and checked on prices for new figures. The painted D&D ones were pretty outrageous, at least my cheap self. Almost $13 for 3 figures in the Dungeon and Dragons Players … Continue reading

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Game Mats

I saw some new game mats yesterday. They had some of the GaleForce9 battle mats. They were pricy, and had specific designs on each. Do people actually buy different battle mats? The weird thing was that the store carried Chessex … Continue reading

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Game Store Review: Play the Game, Read the Story in Syracuse, NY

As disappointing as the store in Utica was, the store in Syracuse was rewarding. It is called Play the Game Read the Story. There was a sign on the street guiding people in. It was again off the street, but … Continue reading

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Game Store Review — Storytellers in Utica, NY

On our trip, we visited a couple of game stores. The first was Storytellers, which was given a favorable review in 2011 by the Utica Observer Dispatch. Storytellers also has a Facebook page. Unfortunately, my experience was not as rosy. … Continue reading

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The AD&D Experience, Part 2: Module B1, Into the Unknown

I’m unsure where B1 should go in Blackmoor, but that is where I put it. I located it southwest of Ft. Peimar, and put Shady Dragon Inn in the Fort. The game reminded me of a lot of things about … Continue reading

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