Sunday, March 25, 2012

Mid South Con!

I've been quiet of late, but believe it or not I've been gaming my Butt off! Woo Hoo!
This weekend is Mid South Con in Memphis! I took Friday off from work and have spent the whole weekend doing non-stop gaming!  I've had a blast! I don't have many pictures to show you because frankly I was having so much fun that I forgot about taking pictures. LOL
Friday I got to join in my buddy Boomer's awesome Imperials vs. Rebels tabletop game!
The Rebels managed to get into better tactial position and sadly it was not a good day for the Imperials! LOL

Even though my side lost, I still had a ton of fun!
Next up I got to get into some OLD School Gaming with an old friend of mine who came into town for the Con and one of the players was an old buddy I used to game with but haven't been able to in a long time, due to work and such.
Yeah, good stuff, the DM took us through the Classic B4: Lost City! Our group was a mixture of old Grognards like me and young folks.  It was fun watching the youngsters try to get their head around D&D with no Feats, Skills or..."Shifting". The Cleric repeatedly said,"Why can't I cast a healing spell?!!!" We accomplished our goal in the time allowed, though we lost several party members in the process. Old School D&D is Brutal!  Especially with folks who don't quite get the whole "Teamwork" concept.  It was great fun to go through this classic game/module. I really appreciate Todd running this for us!
And speaking of Brutal...

I finally got to play Dungeon Crawl Classics!  My wife even joined in this one with me.  Another old buddy of mine ran this one.  I think I ran into more gaming buddies from my past at this Con than at any other. Good Times.
DCC RPG is pretty interesting.  We played zero level characters "The Funnel" I believe is what it is called.  My wife wasn't sure about running 4 characters at once but she quickly got into it.  The characters were basically lowly peasant smucks an were dropping like flies! The party had lost 2 by the second room and another was injured! LOL  By the end of the adventure we had lost TEN characters!!! I managed to keep three of my four alive and my wife lost 2 of her four, it was alot of fun.  We didn't use the new dice types too much: d24 etc.. but I'm definately gonna pick this up when it comes out. The crit tables alone are awesome!  My wife admitted after the game that she really like the "Funnel" concept and would definately be up to playing DCC again.  I think she will be playing "Helgestus the Armorer" Now a first level fighter again for sure!
   That's it for now, I picked up some pretty cool swag, Some Sword & Sorcery Comics, a book of Encounters, Synnibar!!, and some other stuff.  I'll try to post about that later, gotta go do some chores now while their is still some weekend left.  I hope you get to get some gaming in this weekend.  I gotta say, the past two days of Nerdom have really re-ignited my excitement over gaming.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Simian Saturday

From the pages of Wonder Woman.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!

"What the Duck?!"

I was looking around for some "Barbaric" inspiration for use with the AWESOME Crypts & Things RPG
and I came across this!!

Call me warped but I think this is pretty cool! Gonna have to print this out and put in on my DM Binder!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Crypts & Things has arrived!!

Jobs got me pretty busy but I wanted to stop and say my print edition of Crypts and Things has finally arrived!
 I've been looking forward to getting the dead tree version of this for awhile now. I really like this Sword & Wizardry variant, the whole Sword & Sorcery vibe it exhudes really works for me!  I mean EVERYONE can Backstab! How cool is that!
 I've got a few beasties in mind that I may have to stat up and post for this! Good Stuff!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

John Carter = Cool!

My wife and I got to see John Carter (of Mars) earlier this evening.

She wasn't really familiar with the storyline, but I ravenously read and reread the series when I was 10 or so.  Gotta say we both enjoyed the movie quite a bit.  There were points in the movie I found myself grinning, not from something funny, but because I was really enjoying the move.  If your a fan of the books at all I highly recommend you checking this out.  I don't think you'll be disappointed!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Loviatar #8

 Great way to start a weekend, went to my mailbox when I got home from work today and in amidst the bills and such was Loviatar #8!
I think....actually I know this is my favorite issue so far, course I still gotta get #6 (that's the only one I'm missing so far).  If you haven't gotten on board the Loviatar zine wagon you are missing out!  This is a great zine and I've found something in every issue that I can readily use in my games.  The characters in these hex crawls just ooze, well character!  Reading these makes me want to sit and play in Christian's games, you just know his sessions are a blast!
Good Stuff!!
Have a Great Weekend! -B.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Savage Sunday Photo Dump

My print copy of Crypts & Things should be arriving in the mail any day now.  Just trying to get in the right mood! : ) -B.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Simian Saturday : Beware the Octorilla!

 Here's a fun beastie originally from Arduin.
The miniature is available here.
Although I gotta admit I kinda prefer the look of the Dreamblade version.
Second one seems more Lovecraftian to me...
What do you guys and gals think?