Monthly Archives: December 2017

Valerian is worth the watch

So we finally watched Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. We watched it just for the video effects because Valerian looked so poorly cast and because many people said the story was a muddle. Well, many people were … Continue reading

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Dug Stanat’s Creepy Clayworks

I stumbled over The Art of Dug Stanat in a search for new critters to challenge my players. He has a lot of fun stuff there, and he does commissions and sells his work so you may want to patronize … Continue reading

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Stocking Stuffer: Pirate or LARP coins

I’m not getting a commission or anything on this — I’m just a satisfied consumer. I ordered a pack of 200 Pirate Coins on Amazon from Beverly Oaks. I got about 60 gold pieces, 60 silver pieces, and the rest … Continue reading

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Role-playing (Immersion) vs. Social Gaming (Pizza & Pretzels)

I was reminded last night that there is a difference in how I play in different campaigns. When there is a deeply detailed fantasy world that I can buy into, I emphasize role-playing over social gaming. That means I enjoy … Continue reading

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Savage Worlds Greyhawk: The Tale of Meepo

The party stands at the base of the stairs to the Sunless Citedal. A sandy ledge overlooks blackness. A rough hewn stairwell descends into the darkness. Large ROUS prints lead downwards and humanoid footprints. Also some small tiny humanoids footprints. … Continue reading

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MERP: Marcos

The giant crab feast on the bodies at the bottom of the pit, only slightly slowed by the fact that the bodies have reanimated and are attacking as zombies. The players move on and fine a magic fire ring in … Continue reading

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