Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day & Free RPG Day

So today is Father's Day!!!  Happy Father's Day all you Dad's out there...

Yesterday was Free RPG Day and here is a little picture of what went down at the only local store participating this year (within reasonable driving distance):

I'm not even going to pretend to be all Above All That concerning the edition wars - you play what you want and have a blast - I consider myself firm in the OSR camp but I'm a charter subscriber to everything Paizo publishes (except the maps and minis).  It warms my bitter old shriveled heart to see three different Pathfinder adventures being hosted on the big 8-seater table while the 4e games was on the little 4-seater.

I know, I know, that's not nice.  Sorry.  The 7-8 guys playing Slavers of the Sunken Garden game was noisy and laughing and generally sounded to be having a good time.  The DM was pretty animated and paced around.  The 4 guys playing 4e were more serious and subdued as they listened to their DM talk about damage with the cold descriptor or something.

Oh, well, it was awesome to get out and see everyone role-playing, really.  All the hating aside, I spent most of the morning talking to 10-15 years olds about the power of hanging out with your friends, drinking Dr Pepper, eating Cheetos, and rolling dice.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Day Two Didn't Happen

Well I didn't post anything yesterday because I was too concerned about trying to sound all high fluted and fancy with a relevant point and whatever.

Ok, that's not me and I have no point so what the point?

Something is better than nothing so I'll just hope that I'll find my voice as I go along.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

First Post

This is my first post...

I've been lurking around the OSR blogosphere for many years but I've never really felt the urge to have my own blog.  ...still not sure it's really necessary, but eh, why not?!?  If nothing else this will be an excellent spot for collecting links to my favorite blogs and their more interesting bits.

I rely on sites such as James Raggi's Lamentations of the Flame Princess and Stuart Robertson's OSR Links for getting to the blogs I like to keep up with.

Over the next few days I'll be trying out various layouts and formats, trying to get this site to look more like me.  In the mean while, bare with me.  I plan on talking first about all the cool stuff going on right now - namely Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns I've contributed to.  And I'll explain the site name and other random bits.