Saturday, July 28, 2012

Back from SoCal MiniCon 5

Hey all,

I just finished playing in Bedivere's 1st edit. AD&D Puzzle Tower game at SoCal MiniCon 5. It was a lot of fun to be able to hang out and play and also meet some really cool people.

It was a sparse turn out this year, therefore this was the only morning/afternoon game going. There were some familiar faces from last year's event as well as a few new ones (well, new to me at least!). The other players were Mobad (human paladin), Tony (elven magic user), T. Foster (human magic user), and Cimmerian (human cleric). I played a half elven bard named Jonathan Wolf. We almost had a 6th player (jallison86), but unfortunately he was there only for a short while and didn't participate.

Bedivere's game was a lot of fun. Great DMing too. There was a great mix of combat encounters and other situations where a little thought and creativity was needed. In the end our gang of stalwart adventurers was successful in completing the adventure!

Cimmerian (white shirt), Tony (black shirt), Bedivere (standing),
T.Foster (back to camera), Mobad (behind Bedivere)

Bedivere plotting the demise of the party.....

One of the levels from the tower

Many thanks to Bedivere for holding the event in his area and also for DMing! I'm looking forward to next year already. But can we all wait that long? Monk and I have been knocking around the idea of getting a Mini-Mini Con going in a few months..... We'll see how that pans out!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wizards Mutants Lazer Pistols Issue #2 is now available!

That's right folks, you heard me correct-a-mundo! Issue #2 is available and can be bought here. Don't miss out. Get yours today. It's jam packed with good stuff! (Unbiased opinion of course!!! ;)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

My Old School character sheets

I love seeing other people's documents from their past adventures. A few weekends ago, my friend (and Original Dungeon Master) and I got a chance to hang out for the first time in a long time. We caught up a bit and of course chatted about D&D (for some reason we didn't actually play though). He broke out some of his old maps and character sheets from a game he used to play many, many years ago (did I say many? Because it was MANY!). Anyway, he's shown them to me before, but I always enjoy hearing about his adventures as he reminisces about his old game while we hunch over his maps and old notes.

He's the one who introduced me to the game. Keep in mind that that was around.... oh let's just say if my D&D game was a dog, it'd be over 200 years old. Off and on over the years we've kept this one game going. More off these days than on, but technically, it's still alive. After seeing him and looking at his old stuff, it got me thinking I should post some of the papers from the game I'm playing with him. I consider posting more stuff later, but for now, here are my character sheets (incase it's hard to read, the stats are, in order from top to bottom: Strength, Intelligence, Wisdom, Constitution, Dexterity, Charisma, Comeliness, Perception, and Ego):

Tauron and Radagast met each other in a bar in the city of Nyrook. Radagast was getting beat up by some rowdy half orcs when Tauron came in and rescued him. Soon after, the two met Trose and Elros. The four adventured for a long while and one day, while traveling through the Dim Forest, they encountered a goblin tribe led by an ogre. They had this HUGE man named Daron as prisoner. He joined our group also. Later on after more adventuring, we met Thorin and convinced him to join us.

I know this is a quick and dirty post, but I just wanted to get this off my "to do" list. Looking over these sheets and all my old notes brings back some great memories.....

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Manor - Another great issue

I got home from work yesterday to find issue #2 of The Manor had arrived in the mail. I quickly opened it to give it a quick flip through. I didn't have time to give it a good reading, but I liked what I initially saw. 

Today I was able to dedicate some time to giving it a good read and I was not disappointed. Another great issue by Tim! I have to say, he certainly has a knack for creativity. There's a perfect balance of information and great ideas, but it's not burdened with too many details. Another thing I really enjoy is the cross pollination (for lack of a better term) of people, locations, or plot hooks, etc between the different articles. 

Great layout, great art, well though out. I can't praise it enough. Do yourself a huge favour and shell out the cash for this gem.

Tim, when's issue #3 out???