Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Night Jam - The Unlikely Pairing of Jason Mraz & Sixx am

Your feel good video of the night
Normally I don't listen to pop much, but this song caught my attention years back and I have enjoyed it and Jason Mraz ever since. 

WARNING! Evocative video

Seeing the video once was enough, but I sure like hearing this song when I am out driving. I think the lyrics actually have a good message and the video gets in your face. It's good art even if I don't have a real preference for it.  Here is what Nikki Sixx has to say about the song & video: 
                   "Make no mistake when I refer to 'the lies of beautiful people' I mean what I say but I am also saying look beneath the skin. I do not and will not attack the exterior of anybody, but my intention is to pull back the veil on your internal truth. We need not worry if we are black, white, amputated, burned, maimed, a fashion model, or even have the face of Hollywood's latest leading man… We are who we are… Either poisonous and evil or honest and willing… Willing to make a difference… 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

One of my other simple pleasures

Some have fridges of beer, others have wine racks, I have my little gin closet. At some point I may have to do some reviews of the various gins. If you like gin, there are some great ones out there. If you don't like gin you may have have been turned off by some of the cheap crap that is out there. Of course, you may not like alcohol at all so this won't have much to offer.  HOWEVER, if you do like gin there are more awesome varieties out there then ever before.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Night Jam - Midnight Syndicate

Not really a jam so much as mood music for playing Fantasy & Horror RPGs & games.  Really some great stuff along with Nox Arcana discography. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Revamping Blood Moon

Originally I thought I would be playing Blood Moon by now, but that has changed as I have done more thinking about the setting. While I have no problems with launching into an idea half-baked, I would like to have a few more game elements nailed down before I give the setting/game a test drive with players. Right now I am restructuring the player races for Blood Moon into various categories according to their relationship to a world dominated by demonic & necromantic powers.

The Remnant - Mongrels, Gnolls, Nightlings, Asherake & Ogrun
The Undying - Graven, Haunts, Deathbonded, Eleti & Gaunts
The Drifters - Goblins, Frey, Darvoths, Pickers & Blickish
The Forsaken - Minotaurs, Outcasts, Trollkin, Drow & Gith
The Forgotten  - Lomandrins, Gnomes, Sendashi, Changelings, Dragonblooded

More descriptions on them later for any who might be interested.  IF,  I manage to get it into some set form I may offer it as a PDF for any who might be curious to see what is under the proverbial hood of the setting.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Saturday Morning Wake-up

Well I missed the Friday Night Jame because of our Homecoming. A poor excuse, but I was enjoying all the festivities and events of the evening. So to make up for that grievous error here is your Saturday Morning Wake-up video.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Tome of Horrors- Complete

Just picked this up at RPGNPOW and hope to look at it over the next few days. I have the 1st & 2nd tomes in print, I didn't realize there was a 3rd tome.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The blog is Rated PG - but I found this more helpful

OnePlusYou Quizzes and Widgets
I ran the "test" the other day and I got G, today it is PG.  Beats me.

If eaten by a cannibal I would taste like mesquite chicken. I always feared I tasted like chicken.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday Night Jam - Cee-Lo Thank You

As we approach this Sunday and the 10th Anniversary of 911 I want to say a personal word of thanks to all the firefighters, police personnel and paramedics who gave witness to the true nature of heroics that day when they risked and often gave all in the line of duty to help their neighbors. Tonight's Friday Night Jam is dedicated to them, the living and the dead. May God bless and protect all those who answer the call to service & sacrifice in the Civil Service and our Armed Forces. May God comfort all those who have lost loved ones and still mourn their loss to this day.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Our most recent session of Dragonquest - The Group

Happy feels like Monday to all!
Last Friday the girl group got together to play with two new members. All in all it was a lot of fun. Nothing big happened but it moved along the story line and they all seemed to have an enjoyable time. The two new players are both Pandora add-ins. One is her younger sister and another is her classmate in High School. So the make up of the girl power group is a total of seven (a size I wanted to avoid, but what the heck I am a sucker for more players.) For those vaguely interested here is their roll call:

Luka Dragonclaw - A Chromithian Dragoon armed with a her hand & a half and kite shield in service to her draconic master Rhakrosarddenar Grimdusk. Due to a recent trip to the world of the Forge in the Oathbound setting Luka has acquired some magical ability. Her training as a sage also comes in handy during encounters with various creatures.

Jayana - A Frey Dancing Knife who has  advanced enough in her profession to be considered a dangerous threat to anyone who dismisses a person only armed with daggers. Her ability to throw four daggers in any direction is a single pulse coupled with her high defense make her much more formidable than her appearance.

Pandora - A Frey who has advanced in training as an Acrobat and Beastmaster. Armed with her trusty cutlass she is a a quite but powerful member of their party. Pandora also supplies much of the artwork that has graced this blog or Grievous Injury. Her wolf has gained he ability to transform into a Kith which is a native animal of the Forge.

Rubella the Raven - A Hobgoblin warrior who is uncharacteristically kind and lenient for her race. She is steadily advancing in her training as an Ultimate Fighter and is often the muscle of the group. Thankfully Rubella does not throw her weight around except with the long ship of orcish raiders who occasionally need to be reminded of her authority and power.

Crystal-Rose - A Valco adventurer who recently joined the group and shows promise as a vital group member. Her private quest is the find the ever elusive "red elf."

Axella-Xia - A Quissian adventurer who also recently joined the group. Xia is fairly quite but will go on to be a vital and active contributor to the group. (I think I have her name wrong, but I don't have her character sheet.) When I get it from Pandora I will correct this.

Yet to be seen is Athena the Wolfen assassin.
For information on their races go here

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Friday Night Jam - Johnny cash 2 for 1

It's a long song, but worth the listen. If you have never listened to Johnny Cash's American recordings you really are missing out on some amazing music. A great collection of music done by the Man in Black. After Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash is probably my favorite musician.   As suggested in the title for the post - This is two for one and the second video is perhaps one of the best cover songs of all time.  Chill out and enjoy a more mellow Friday Night Jam.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Yes, I am a curmudgeon

I know I am being a curmudgeon, but I don't feel the least inclined to look at Goolge+. My life is already too full of social medias that I don't have enough time to manage. Waa waa, I whine.  I just recently put our parish on Twitter hoping that it may help communicate weekly events in the parish, but I doubt much of our parish utilizes it. I have looked at Facebook as a means to communicate to the parish, but often just avoid it because I don't care to see that some "friend"  just got a great deal on shoes, is having a great day or needs help in the latest game obsession of Facebook. Google+ sounds very interesting and the reports from various bloggers using it is are promising, but I'll pass for now.
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