Category Archives: D & D

Gaming, usually Dungeons & Dragons

One element of videogame-based D&D I hate

For those who don’t get it, the comic is mocking (to me) how crappy the AI is in games, especially console-based ones. This is why I prefer to play in person, get the interaction and figure out the real haggling. … Continue reading

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D&D was right, d4 is equal to a caltrop

OUCH! Discovered there were dice on the floor of my bedroom while I was getting ready for the gym. All are harmless except the pyramid-like d4. Cut through my sock and skin to give a nice painful wound. It didn’t … Continue reading

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A D&D Commercial that’s too on the nose

 To be fair, I was this excited and filled with anticipation when I first got to play in seventh grade. The difference? I grew out of it because I was saddled as the Dungeonmaster as soon as I got … Continue reading

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Check out my Mandalorian forces!

Just in time for the upcoming Book of Boba Fett next month on Disney+. The one at the center left is wielding a generic sword, not the famous blacksabre Bo Katan needs to reclaim rulership over Mandalore. Thanks again to … Continue reading

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1981: Call of Cthulhu debuts on book/game shelves!

Chaosium with Sandy Petersen (yes, the same guy behind Doom) published what I would call the consummate Horror Roleplaying Game. What D&D is to Fantasy, CoC is to Horror. Sadly, there will never be one for my beloved Science Fiction … Continue reading

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The Post-Retirement roleplaying game

Given that this is a game for the elderly, it still uses the First Edition rules because every class having skills and feats is too new-fangled. It also comes with a starter adventure which the characters must go on a … Continue reading

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Shmow-zow! It’s Enchiridon Day!

If the numbers on the back of the famous Fantasy manual are a date, then yes, it would be today! However, it’s only a coincidence because eight, 13 and 21 are part of the Fibonacci Sequence if you’re going from … Continue reading

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Early birthday present from Classic Gamefest

To all you non-gamers, what you’re seeing is a dice tray. It keeps the dice from flying off the table, etc. so the adventure can keep on progressing and cut down on the debates on whether or not what the … Continue reading

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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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