Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Good D&D Joke

A large group of orc soldiers are moving down a road when they hear a voice call from behind a sand dune. "One dwarf is better than ten orcs!"

The orc commander quickly sends 10 of his best soldiers over the dune, where upon a fierce battle breaks and continues for a few minutes, then silence.

The voice then calls out "One dwarf is better than one hundred orcs!"

Furious, the orc commander sends his next best 100 troops over the dune and instantly a huge firefight commences. After 10 minutes of battle, again silence.

The dwarven voice calls out again "One dwarf is better than one thousand orcs!"

The enraged orc commander musters one thousand raiders and sends them across the dune. Explosions and cries of war ring out as a huge battle is fought. Then silence. Eventually one wounded orc fighter crawls back over the dune and with his dying words tells his commander, "Don't send any more soldiers, it's a trap. There's two of them!"

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Reading, Thinking, and Tweeting

Unfortunately I have had a bit of a bad spell and I am in bed for my back again for a few days.  Lots of gaming thoughts are percolating.  I've also been a bit more active on twitter.

If you get a chance to read the twitter feed as of late, there are some cool #PungeonCrawl and #GMConfessions.  I even got a retweet from the infamous Dungeon Bastard, and a favorite from my favorite GM, Chris Perkins.  I've picked up a few new followers, so hopefully they find their way here in time.

Somebody over on Reddit noted that we are coming up on the 50th anniversary of Dune next year.  It is cool that it coincides with me adding a space element to my Pathfinder postmodern cyberpunk extension.  Someone recommended looking at Fading Suns for a Dune-like game, so I decided to pick up an older copy of the d20 version of the books for it.  That will be some good reading when it arrives.

I've also recently gotten copies of FATE and FATE Accelerated to read, and I'm working my way through them.  Fate Accelerated seems pretty awesome.

I've been working on a d20-like game inspired by The Walking Dead.  I was planning on using a "gain skills as you use them" type of mechanic.  Good old Mike Mearls mentioned sometime later on his AMA how he was really wanting to add a similar mechanic of D&D 5e.  Great minds think alike, I guess.

I've been watching a lot of youtube videos lately on gaming topics.  I am hoping to get back to miniature painting again soon, and I have some new basing techniques to try out.  I have to admit though, YouTubers tend to ramble.  Please folks, get to the point quickly when you post videos.  Here's a good cooking channel that does exactly that, as an example,