Sunday, May 5, 2013

What is Obscure? Obscure RPGs.

I'll admit. I consider myself well informed on all sorts of topics related to RPGs.  I get to go to a lot of auctions, talk to people online and spent quite a lot of time editing and researching RPG articles on Wikipedia.
But there is always some game that comes up that surprises me. More to the point it also seems to be a game that has a small, but dedicated following.

That is why I am looking forward to the Obscure RPG Appreciation Day hosted by Mesmerized by Sirens.

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I was in my game room looking over books.  The deal is the obscure RPG has to be Fantasy. I have a lot of Obscure Horror.  Hmm.

I have an idea of what I want to do, and I think it might even be a good choice for me in particular.

But mostly I am looking forward to see what everyone else is going to do.   So I'd like to see a lot of participants in this for purely selfish reasons.  I want to know what little hidden gems are in your collection that I might not know about.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Zatannurday: Tumblr

I have been playing around with Tumblr of late.

No idea what to do with it that I can't do here.  But all the cool kids seem to have it. http://timsbrannan.tumblr.com/

The thing is it seems to be perfect for pictures.
So I went on and searched for a bunch of Zatanna images.

http://comicbookcosplay.tumblr.com/tagged/zatanna
This one is great, all sort of Zatanna cosplay on Tumblr.

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/zatanna
This is just a search of posts tagged "zatanna".

Here are some of my recent faves.










Friday, May 3, 2013

Cartoon Action Hour Season 3

A while back I reviewed Cartoon Action Hour Season 2. A great, really fun game. Especially if you grew up in the 80s.

Well Spectrum is up with their new Kickstarter for Cartoon Action Hour Season 3.



Open for only about and hour and half so far (at the time of this posting) and it is doing well.
Lots of levels to pledge at including some early-bird ones to get some discounts.

Looking forward to this one.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Blogfests

Doing the A to Z was not enough for me so I am signing up for a few more blogfests.

I like these things.  They help me stretch my creative muscles and give me something special to work for.
Plus it exposes my blog and work to others that might not seek me out.

May Monster Madness
http://littlegothichorrors.blogspot.com/2013/04/second-annual-may-monster-madness-blog.html
http://www.anniewalls.com/2013/04/may-monster-madness-sign-up-linky-list.html
http://wickedwaysproductions.blogspot.com.au/


I love monsters as you might be able to tell.  So I am going to try to post something each day of this.  My hope would be to post something to promote Eldritch Witchery some more.

The Best and Worst Remakes Blogfest
http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/2013/04/a-to-z-challenge-memento-meant-to-live.html


From the King of Blogfests, Alex Cavanaugh.  I am not sure what I going to do here yet, but I am certain it will be horror related.

Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia
http://hopagainsthomophobia.blogspot.com/2013/03/hop-against-homophobia-and-transphobia_15.html


I have never been shy about the fact that I support equal rights for everyone. In particular I have been a strong supporter of gay rights and freedom to marry rights.  So I am very pleased to be part of this one.  Since this hop is focused on authors I am going to talk about some characters.  Honestly no idea who yet.

Towel Day Blogfest
http://lgkeltner.blogspot.com/2013/04/announcing-towel-day-blogfest.html


This one is easy.  I am going to talk about what is the best RPG to play a "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" game.

May ends with:

The Obscure Fantasy RPGs Appreciation Day
http://mesmerizedbysirens.blogspot.com/2013/05/announcing-obscure-fantasy-rpgs.html
(no image yet, but here is one from the site)



This will be a bunch of blogs talking about their favorite pre 90s fantasy RPGs.  I think I know which one I want to do.


Heroes & Villains Blogfest 
http://danibertrand.blogspot.com/2013/04/u-unfair-ultraviolet-blogfest-unveiled.html


This one is very new to me.  I am sure I can come up with something in the next month!

There you have it!  Watch for these over the next month.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Help a Brother Out? Part 2

So last month I posted about wanting a Dragon Age figure.
http://timbrannan.blogspot.com/2013/04/help-brother-out-aka-d-is-for-dragon-age.html

Well thanks to +The House of Fun I now have my figure!
http://www.thehouseoffun.com/news.php



Yeah I opened her, I am not a big time collector.  I like them out of the boxes.


Mixing my video games a bit.


Comparing her size to some of my other witches. She is taller than most.



Quite a gathering in the Halliwell's attic.  Wonder what is going on to need all this magical firepower?

House of fun could not have been easier to work with!  Thanks so much.

Migraine...

Hey all.

I have to postpone White Dwarf Wednesday today due to a bad migraine.

I'll get it put up when I can.

A to Z 2013 Reflections

The April A to Z is over.



This year I stuck with a theme and I find that more enjoyable.  I posted a lot of new demons and demon types, all of which will appear (with many more) in my next book, Eldritch Witchery.

I managed to visit every single blog in the Challenge.  I saw far less dead blogs or advertising blogs this year, thanks to the teams each of the hosts had to patrol the blogs.  I did see a lot of posts and replies back to posts on blogs as well.  Few RPG blogs in the mix this year, but there were a couple that were new to me.

I am not sure how my numbers came in.  I have been suffering from worsening migraines all month. In fact I would not have been able to do this at all if I hadn't written many of these posts a while back.  I do know my hits were slightly up, but I have a bunch of new followers.  I followed a lot of new blogs too.

I am beginning to wonder though if the A to Z is now too big.  The idea was to visit a lot of very different blogs, but at the size it is getting makes me wonder about the utility of that.  While I did visit every blog, I didn't leave comments on all of them.  Maybe on that particular day they were not posting anything I wanted to comment on.   Also many blogs didn't have their Google Friend Connect set up to be followed.

There is the Reflections Blog Hop. It's not open yet, but will be tomorrow. So I am going to try to hit all of those blogs as well.

Once again I did two blogs. The Other Side and one I share, Red Sonja she-devil With a Sword.
Next year (if I do it) I'll include Amazon Princess, a Wonder Woman blog I also share.

If you are looking for another Blog Hop may I suggest L.G. Keltner's Towel Day Blog Hop.


I am going to do games that would be good to emulate Douglas Adams' Universe here and then talk about the man himself over at my other blog The Freedom of Nonbelief.  So please sign up and join me on this one!




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