1/2 way into Westworld s3e1 it has gone cyberpunk. Not cp2020 but cp2050 if it was written in 2019. Now my wondering is what the Westworld/Delos parks would have been like if Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild was the inspiration instead of Red Dead Redemption? GTA in the old west vs. Miyazaki’s Princess […]
Played Spirit Island this weekend and recommend playing it if given a chance. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/162886/spirit-island The flavor of the game is a reverse Settlers of Catan, anti-colonalism. Players are spirits of an island trying to get the settlers to leave. The mechanics start middle of the road difficulty but as the game progresses get really complicated. […]
Watching Aliens Extended Edition while some of the deleted scenes are interesting, fill in gaps of the story, ultimately the theatrical cut is paced better.
Rewatching Dirty Dozen movie, the first one. Forgot that back 1967 it was a big budget serious movie.
Just a stray thought might be worth following up on . Doing Altered Carbon in a fantasy setting. I’m watching S2E2 Payment Deferred and the opening scene triggered the thought that milspec sleeves are kinda like 5+ level classes characters.
An observation about still going to work that my wife picked up on. I’m exhausted every evening. Like fall asleep in a couple of minutes from the lights going out exhausted. Thing is there are very few people in the building. Everything I have to do are things I’ve done hundreds of times. But having […]
To me this was the stand out bit: You could use a similar analogy for computer games and roleplaying games, and say that a computer is to a roleplaying game what a movie is to play. As computers became masters of heavy math then roleplaying games could see their limits and focus on other areas […]
Saw this idea in some review of ODD. Part of why character death in ODD and many OSR games isn’t as big of a deal character creation takes minutes instead of an hour or more. Building a character is usually less than the length of the combat encounter that killed your previous character. In 5E […]
I’ve been reading/looking into a lot of the in world histories ofGreyhawk, Forgotten Realms and Mystara. Combinations of current canonand almost canon fanon. Possibly the biggest standout is a history filled with great worksbeing created and stopped. By great works I’m mostly talking aboutgreat magical works. Almost seems like more contemporary adventuresare much better at […]
Wizard 101: School of Abjuration It’s time to go beyond the Basic Rules. In this week’s Class 101, we examine the School of Abjuration, a wizard subclass from the Player’s Handbook that creates arcane wards to protect rather than to destroy. It’s time to go beyond the Basic Rules. In this week’s Class 101, we […]