Tag Archives: humor

And then she said, “Wait, Professor Jones can help us with this one!”

Tweet Have you said that in a game? For the longest time that was taboo in my games, but these days I’m willing to consider it. I’m not talking about Professor Jones per se, but famous characters from novels, movies or TV in general appearing in my games. I’ve talked about names in games before but this time around I’m not talking about name…

Hit me Magus one more time! (With apologies to Ms. Spears…)

Tweet Following the round 2 playtest for the Pathfinder RPG Ultimate Magic supplement, a few days ago Paizo released round 3, a revised version of the Magus class they had released in round 1 . It’s an 8 page (one more than the previous version) revision of the class. I always find the process of playtesting interesting and have come to enjoy the rules discussion on this and other aspects …

An Early Christmas Present for a JourneyQuest fans

I’ve made it no secret that I really like JourneyQuest so I figured I do a little project and hopefully throw a little of help their way. Here are few sound bites distilled down into MP3′s. Go ahead use them as a ring tone or whatever. Now if you’re coming through via the RPG Bloggers

Learning to say no…

Tweet It’s hard. There I said it! What? No, no get your head out of the gutter. What I meant was saying no when people want to play at my table. And why should I say no, after all, if people want to play why should I stop them? When I read the stories of people trying to find groups to play with it’s…

Learning to say no…

Tweet It’s hard. There I said it! What? No, no get your head out of the gutter. What I meant was saying no when people want to play at my table. And why should I say no, after all, if people want to play why should I stop them? When I read the stories of people trying to find groups to play with…

Reimagining ourselves…

Tweet I recently read Superman: Earth One . “WAIT! This isn’t a comic book blog”, you say. I ask, bear with me for a minute I will get to my point. This reimagining/retelling of Superman’s origin by J. Michael Straczynski left a strange taste in my mouth, figuratively speaking; I don’t normally lick graphic novels. I am a fan of…

Behold the Great Beholder Hat

Sorry for the quality of the pictures. My cellphone has a really crappy camera. But it’s nice to have fun during a game. Case in point, the The Great Beholder Hat. Note to self, start taking the regular camera to game sessions.

ESTRANGE: frEe STuff fRiday AcroNym Generator

Tweet This is Youseph’s usual stomping grounds, but I couldn’t resist writing a post about this as soon as I discovered it today. Acronyms are to me a staple of superhero games, and to a certain extent spy games, since I’m planning for the (seemingly since forever) upcoming superhero game I did a search for an acronym generator and found this website: ACE: Acronym CrEator It…

The dice are falling!

Tweet RANT WARNING! The following post contains hyperbole, conjecture and unfounded opinions. Read at your own peril. These days there is a lot of speculation about the death of the pen and paper RPG industry. Those who see the glass half empty make some excellent points about units sold and speculate whether RPGs remain a viable business. Those who see the glass…

Metagame, RPG Web Series

Via Reddit.com/r/rpg , I just discovered a great new gamer web series called Metagame, that focuses on the out of character comedy that transpires at a typical game table, with little dips into character done in some fun, cheesy cartoons. Their first episode, below, is the best place to start.  Though it’s only picking up in the latest episodes, these short little tabletop humor vignettes actually…

Gaming finds!

Tweet For quite some time I could not understand the appeal of antiquing and the TV shows about it. Likewise some of you may find the idea of shopping for bargains at discount stores unpalatable and would do anything to avoid being dragged by your significant other to either of the aforementioned activities. But what role player worth his weight in gold pieces would refuse the opportunity to hunt…

Gaming fiction weal or woe?

Tweet Role playing games are so entrenched in their literary roots, from Beowulf to El Cantar del Mio Cid , from Howard’s Conan , to Tolkien’s Middle Earth that it is sometimes hard to separate one from the other. Inevitably role playing games in turn spawned fiction based on the games, their character’s and the campaigns. For me the Dragonlance Chronicles were a formative experience in my development as…

Games I was sad to see go away…

Tweet I guess we’ve all had them. The system you love; the one you can’t wait for the next supplement to come out for. And then all of a sudden, BOOM, cancelled! Thankfully in the age we live in most systems with a modicum of popularity live on in the internet. Some even thrive. Still it’s not easy seeing the one you love go away. If you’ve…

“A rose by any other name…” Poetry and Role Playing Games

Tweet The much quoted line in this post’s title is from a play you might have heard about, Romeo and Juliet, written by a Billy Shakespeare. This guy was old school, so much so that when he got to be a Bard he had already gotten levels as a Fighter, Thief and Druid! (If you did not get that AD&D 1 st edition joke just read this .) I love poetry…

Web Clip Wednesday: The Quest for The +5 Stapler

Because you just need a better stapler. Sort of Office/Office Space meets a D&D corporate world. Bit longer than my web clips but I think it’s worth it. Remember when it used to cost 100 GP to identify an item. They do. Dungeons and Dragons Inc. The Quest for the +5 Stapler from J Hanna

PAX Celebrity Dungeons & Dragons

Tweet While I was at PAX Prime this year I went and saw the Pax Celebrity Dungeons & Dragons game. I was maybe sitting 5 rows back.  The game featured Wizards of the Coast R&D’s Chris Perkins as DM, along with players Jerry Holkins, Scott Kurtz, Mike Krahulik, and Wil Wheaton. If you have been following the D&D podcasts for Acquisitions Incorporated then this is the …

The IT Crowd – Series 1-4 Special Edition Box Set

Tweet The IT Crowd is one of the favorite shows of geeks all around the world.  A couple of days ago a special edition DVD box set including all four series has been released. But this box set not only contains some DVDs, there’s also an IT Crowd RPG/boardgame included! Aside from the four IT Crowd DVDs, you get…

Free Stuff Friday: A Death Certificate

Tweet It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is : A Death Certificate I think we can all agree that when a player characters dies in an RPG it is sad. It’s sad for the game master and it’s sad for the player. So why not give them a little something for their …

Love the setting, hate the game!

Tweet I think we’ve all gone through it. We hear about it and we are intrigued… We finally get it to it and we love the concept… But, when we get to actually doing it, we hate it! What? I’m talking about games; get your mind out of the gutter! All kidding aside, who hasn’t purchased a game, thrilled by the concept, loved the “fluff” and hated the …

Lazy Friday Video Post: JourneyQuest trailer

Tweet Recently my friend CK told me about a new and upcoming fantasy comedy web series by Dead Gentlemen Production : Journey Quest ! Following a group of dysfunctional adventurers on a quest to discover and destroy the mythical Sword of Fighting, JOURNEYQUEST is a comedic adventure through the fantasy world of Fartherall, where intellectual orcs, incompetent wizards, and holy zombies …