Category Archives: D & D

Gaming, usually Dungeons & Dragons

This month’s über-nerdy header

June 1981 is when I really plunged into Dungeons & Dragons, or as the world has come to know it…D&D. There was a prologue to my 40-yeard-old hobby. After Xmas Break 1980-81, there was a new kid in my seventh-grade … Continue reading

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What an encounter with a “kid” giant could be like

I need to keep this comic strip in mind since I was probably just as cruel to ants. It also brings up the debate about nature v. nurture regarding alignments in D&D, are most young giants (hill, frost, fire and … Continue reading

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Cool bridge for my D&D game

The back of the package is better to show off on what’s inside! Oddly, they didn’t include a troll with three goats. I cannot wait to deploy this in my game because there’s at least one really awesome long-term campaign … Continue reading

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Alternate paint job for the Y-Wing

In the pretty X-Wing miniatures game, the neutral Scum & Villainy faction fly fighters similar to what the Rebellion has, namely Y-Wings and Z-95 Headhunters but they get different paint jobs. With the first edition of the game, the set only came … Continue reading

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I hope the king doesn’t kill the messenger

Wizk!ds is another reason why I wish I could live another 20-30 years. Their painted/unpainted miniatures for D&D and other roleplaying games. Man, when I was much younger with more time to enjoy gaming, we didn’t have such a good … Continue reading

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Someone rolled a ‘Natural 20’ on this French dude

Just horrifying to see this relic from the final battle between Napoleon and the allied forces against him. My first thought was, who the hell decided to take this off Fraveau’s corpse to save for posterity? My next was, well, … Continue reading

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A flying ship!

With the return of the Eberron Campaign (a pseudo Steampunk world) to D&D comes the awesome minis to flesh out that world! I do have the core book explaining it but regardless, I had to have this sky boat. Being … Continue reading

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Hero Forge is now at Beta for color!

I received the e-mail yesterday and couldn’t wait to experiment with the color palettes from my contribution via Kickstarter. Hero Forge was already impressive with their customization to create the mini you want to represent your character. Now you can … Continue reading

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RIP Brian Blume

Most people remember Brian for all the contention he and his brother had with D&D’s main creator Gary Gygax. However, if it weren’t for Brian, D&D wouldn’t have gotten off the ground as soon as it did (or maybe, never) … Continue reading

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Trickle down predates recorded history!

I’ve been playing D&D since 1981 and much like the IT profession, our gaming ranks do include an abundance of Incels who buy into this economic bullshit. This is pretty funny since it’s spot-on with how flawed St. Reagan’s “Voodoo … Continue reading

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D&D joke, January 2020 edition

The joke in this story is universal on the surface because everybody knows how a screw you gag works or the M Night Shama-lamma twist. Go ahead, read it first before continuing. I think the closest mainstream example to the link would … Continue reading

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Another pro D&D editorial…hooray!

Times sure have changed since I was a teenager/college student. Back when the SCLM wrote about Dungeons & Dragons, it was 99% of time the Santanic Panic bullshit or how it was a factor in some misfit’s demise. Well, lazy … Continue reading

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D&D weapons of war part two

Earlier this year, I score two of those killer sailing vessels that WizKids made for D&D. Now I have armaments so they can go on the attack or defend themselves from pirates and evil navies (Pan Tang quickly comes to … Continue reading

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D&D weapons of war part one

In preparation for D&D’s upcoming campaign involving Avernus, one of the nine planes of Hell, the minis people created this helltank which is really an armored personnel carrier (APC). But who cares! It’s awesome. It’s covered in spikes. Metallic all … Continue reading

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Blast from TSR and my Sci-Fi past

A couple Chupacabracons ago, I scored a used copy of Knight Hawks which was the disappointing starship rules addition to Star Frontiers, TSR’s pretty weak attempt to break into Sci-Fi, again. The first two were Metamorphosis Alpha (trying to transform Expedition to the Barrier Peaks into … Continue reading

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Something to add to my recent case of the ‘fuckits’

Every Dungeonmaster (DM) should be able to relate to that scenario in which the players ask to do the impossible. When they’re insistent you just have to let them fail since the odds are very, very bad when it comes … Continue reading

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D&D is now “cool”

Last week, The Guardian did a piece about how D&D has become more cool and/or mainstream. I was more fascinated with the castle rental and where did 42 gamers come up with four grand to play! Even my fellow contemporary players/friends … Continue reading

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