Monthly Archives: August 2010

Looney Loremaster

We found a few extra people wandering around Icecrown and finished off the last few group quests Jaimie needed for Loremaster.  Now she has a Loremaster for each faction.  I think she’s nuts, but it is quite the achievement!  Congratulations … Continue reading

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Bullywugs and Kobolds and a Dragon!

Tonight’s game featured bullywugs, kobolds and dragons. First the party followed a new spring up a hill and ran into some bullywugs.  The fight was tough but they didn’t find anything exciting. They crossed to the other side and found … Continue reading

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The Two Story, Climb Inside Bookshelf Tower

I like the idea of this: The Two Story, Climb Inside Bookshelf Tower | Apartment Therapy Chicago.  Sadly, I don’t know if I’d be up to maintaining that many books.  If I were to get something like this due to … Continue reading

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DnD4e Combat Manager

DnD4e Combat Manager is a really useful tool for tracking D&D 4e combat.  I used it in our game on Saturday and it worked really well.  Being able to set up encounters ahead of time and paste in monsters directly … Continue reading

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Goblin Loot

Image by Dunechaser via Flickr Callie the halfling Cleric, Lia the elven Ranger, TheBeast the dwarven Barbarian and Unnamed the Minotaur Fighter had hardly left Renth when they encountered a white mare with an arrow in her leg. Backtracking the … Continue reading

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Forgotten Frontier – Initial Notes

Initial Campaign Notes for Forgotten Frontier Tell me if your character has a goal and I’ll point you towards places you could go to accomplish it. (E.g. Finding a particular magic sword, a lost bit of knowledge, piles of gold, … Continue reading

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Spending Priorities

We bought a new couch and loveseat last week.  Jaimie pointed out that we spent a long time debating about spending money on furniture.  Our last expense of similar scope was replacing Jaimie’s computer after a lightning strike and there … Continue reading

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First Game of DnD 4E

I ran our first encounter in DnD 4e tonight.  It was a lot of fun. I used the Eyes in the Forest encounter from Dungeon 177.  It’s a battle against 8 goblins who have killed a couple of unfortunate travelers.  … Continue reading

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Old Time Free To Play

Image via Wikipedia I was reading one of Tobold’s posts where he talks about MMORPG business models and fundamental player decisions. Since I’ve been looking at playing pen and paper D&D again, I was struck by the similarities between the … Continue reading

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Dark Sun Podcast (Penny Arcade/PvP)

I spent yesterday out in a field, so I loaded up on podcasts to listen to.  The podcast of the Penny Arcade/PvP Dark Sun game is a magnificent example of what a fun roleplaying game session looks like.  Some of … Continue reading

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Changing Times

Kristine Kathryn Rusch has an article on ebook publishing Grantville Gazette » Universe Annex » Changing Times (ironically locked behind a paywall). The key quote is Suddenly, a reader can find the story they’ve been hearing about for years with … Continue reading

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Mamma Mia

photo credit: osde8infoI watched Mamma Mia yesterday. What a fun movie! Somehow this movie felt like a really well done amateur production. The actors were in character the whole time, but it felt as though they were just having a … Continue reading

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Guide to Adventure Writing

This looks like the direction I want to try taking my next RPG campaign: LotFP: RPG: Guide to Adventure Writing.  I particularly need to keep this quote in mind: The  most  important  thing  to  remember  when constructing  an  adventure  is  … Continue reading

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Spark 108

As someone who loves games, I found this interview on Spark 108 really interesting.  What I liked was Jesse’s comment at roughly 25 minutes in where he describes a key component of games is the challenge.  Humans love to solve … Continue reading

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Natural Law

I ran across this quote from Buddha in a podcast Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything … Continue reading

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Alliance 80

Well, Flint and Tinder made it up to 80!  These toons have now made it to level cap every time.  I don’t think we’ll be raiding on them at all this time around.  If Cataclysm takes a long time to … Continue reading

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Removing Anonymity

The Noob’s take on the effects of removing anonymity made me laugh. The Noob chronicles “Adventures and misadventures of Ohforfsake, a n00b in the online game Clichequest. Now with 33% more generic evil creatures!”  It pokes fun at all the … Continue reading

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129,864,880 Books to Read

This is fun: Inside Google Books: Books of the world, stand up and be counted! All 129,864,880 of you. What I found interesting was the effort they’ve put into defining a book.   You wouldn’t think that the question “Is … Continue reading

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Grand Experiments: West Marches

I was reading Open Game Table The Anthology of Roleplaying Game Blogs and I ran across ars ludi » Grand Experiments: West Marches. I’m tempted to try something similar for my next campaign. It wouldn’t be quite the same as … Continue reading

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World of Filkcraft

World of Filkcraft was highlighted on WoW.com for their I’ve Been Everywhere video.  I went to the site and found more of their songs.  They’re funny and I’m looking forward to hearing more.  My favorite right now is Part of … Continue reading

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