Tuesday, August 5, 2014

#RPGaDAY Day 5, Most Old School RPG owned

#RPGaDAY Day 5, Most Old School RPG owned

I have a complete copy of the Original D&D rules.  It is 4th printing I believe.  Old enough to feel old, but no Hobbits or Ents in it.
I also have the recent reproduction from WotC.  Can't get much more Old-School than this!

I also have copies of Traveler, Gamma World and some really cool supplements from the 70s and early 80s.

Monday, August 4, 2014

All Hail the Vampire Queen!

So not this:

Or this:

But rather this:

I got my copy of The Hanging Coffins of the Vampire Queen in the mail today.
Let me tell you this. This module is a meat grinder.   Levels 10-14.  Sure.

While there are plenty of gonzo and tongue in cheek bits to this.  I am thinking of playing it straight and making it a real horror piece.

I might make it part of a great Vampire Queen series.

Looks like a good time to me!

#RPGaDAY Day 4, Most recent RPG purchase

#RPGaDAY Day 4, Most recent RPG purchase

To keep a trend going...

My newest purchase has been the D&D5 starter set. Like the Holmes, Moldvay, Cook & Marsh sets that came before it, this one has fueled new fires in me.  Really looking forward to play this one.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

#RPGaDAY Day 3, First RPG Purchased

#RPGaDAY Day 3, First RPG Purchased

I am pretty sure it had to have been the Cook/Marsh version of the D&D Expert set.  I had gotten the Basic Set as a gift, but this I think I went and got myself.
I felt it was some great tome of hidden knowledge.  I was stunned by such powerful spells as Disintegrate and such power monsters like the vampire.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Zatannurday: Zatanna at SDCC 2014

San Diego Comic Con 2014 is done and the photos are coming in across all the social media outlets.
Here are some I have seen.
If you are featured here and I didn't give you proper credit let me know!

I am reposting something here I posted on Facebook.
Here is what I don't get. How is it that a woman or a girl can spend hours designing and sewing a costume that she researched. Spend hundreds of dollars on it. Spend more going to cons wearing this costume.
And nerdy-dude-bros have the gall to call her a "Fake" Geek girl???
If the Cosplayers I am friends with here are any indication they can challenge my geek-street cred any day of the week and give me a run.
Here are some NON-fake Geek Girls.

Bombshell Zatanna statue.  A popular choice this year.

Yaya Han as bombshell Zatanna

Yaya Han

Nerd Girl Britt
Nerd Girl Britt

And one from the Toyriffic Blog from Eric himself.

#RPGaDAY Day 2, First RPG Gamemastered

#RPGaDAY Day 2 First RPG Gamemastered

Also pretty easy.  It would have been the Moldvay Basic D&D.  I wrote all my own adventures back then and my first dungeon had two dragons in it.  It was not till later that I realized that with 10'x10' rooms and 10' wide halls there was no way for these dragons to get out.  I hope there was a steady supply of adventurers for them to feed on!

Friday, August 1, 2014

#RPGaDAY Day 1, First RPG Played

#RPGaDAY Day 1, First RPG Played

That one is pretty easy.  It was an odd ball combination of Holmes Basic with the AD&D Monster Manual back in 1979.

It was typical of the time with 1st level characters with enough magic to take on Dragons.  It was crazy, broken and we didn't care. We had a blast.  It was not till the Moldvay set came out that I really started paying attention to the rules.