Category Archives: D & D

Gaming, usually Dungeons & Dragons

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

Posted in D & D | Tagged , | Comments Off on The Post-Retirement roleplaying game

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

Posted in D & D, Math, Science & Technology | Tagged | Comments Off on Shmow-zow! It’s Enchiridon Day!

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

Posted in D & D | Tagged | Comments Off on Early birthday present from Classic Gamefest

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

Posted in D & D | Tagged , , | Comments Off on This month’s über-nerdy header

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

Posted in D & D | Tagged | Comments Off on What an encounter with a “kid” giant could be like

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

Posted in D & D | Tagged | Comments Off on Cool bridge for my D&D game

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

Posted in D & D | Tagged | Comments Off on Alternate paint job for the Y-Wing

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

Posted in D & D | Tagged , , | Comments Off on I hope the king doesn’t kill the messenger

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

Posted in D & D, History | Tagged , | Comments Off on Someone rolled a ‘Natural 20’ on this French dude

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

Posted in D & D | Tagged , | Comments Off on A flying ship!

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

Posted in D & D | Tagged , | Comments Off on Hero Forge is now at Beta for color!

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

Posted in D & D | Tagged , , | Comments Off on RIP Brian Blume

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

Posted in D & D | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Trickle down predates recorded history!

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

Posted in D & D | Tagged , , | Comments Off on D&D joke, January 2020 edition

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

Posted in D & D | Tagged | Comments Off on Another pro D&D editorial…hooray!