Friday, August 4, 2017

An interesting listen and some good advice

Greetings all,
        I played Magic the Gathering from 94 until 2000 or so. I think I opted out of Magic around the time of the Mirage chapter of play. Here is the lead designer of Magic who shares some personal insights to the game. From YouTube:

Magic the Gathering head designer Mark Rosewater shares 20 lessons learned over twenty years of designing one of the world's most popular collectible card games.  ~ Enjoy!

It's a good day

I enjoy all kinds of music, in the last decade I have really rediscovered Lounge Music. If you are ever looking for some good music, Martini in the Morning is an awesome site.
I listen to MITM on    Happy Friday all!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

About the Blickish

The Blickish were one of the races that I pilfered from a 3rd edition race supplement.  It was an attempt to make playing halfling more interesting. While halflings are fun in movies, I find most player reluctant to play one unless they seem to have a particular devotion to them like I do gnomes.

What was different about the Blickish? The Blickish were a little less frail than halflings, were able to resist the life draining effects of the undead and had limited teleport ability. A few people played them over the years of Dragonquest, but not too many.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Tuesday morning artwork

I always liked this image from Dragon Magazine. I picked up copies of the magazine before I actually started gaming during Christmas of 1981. The race eventually was added to Dragonquest and became one of my favorite races.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Gaming now & then

One of the first images that really stuck in my mind was the adventurers leaving the dungeon. I don't remember if it was from one of the boxed sets or the 1st Edition AD & D books.
It was a simple image that really captured the core of the game. Go exploring, fight the monsters, 
come home with the riches. When I was in the recruitment phase of gaming in college and explaining the game to those really unfamiliar with RPGs this image was the one that I would often show to potential games as I explained the game as a playing in an interactive story.
The real game changer for RPGs was the LOTR movies. That opened up the cool aspects of gaming and adventuring to the general public. For me, it was a wonderful time to pass on my love of the hobby to many other people. I still have not lead that many other people into hosting games as a GM, but many more know the joys of character creation, shared story telling, the fellowship & shenanigans of the gaming table, and talking about complete fictional events as if they were real. 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday Night Song - Led Zepplin

Without a doubt one of my favorite Zeppelin songs! When the levee breaks!

Dungeon World

Of Ireland and the Irish

Of Ireland and the Irish