Category Archives: D & D

Gaming, usually Dungeons & Dragons

Hello June ’22 via Castle Amber!

Allegedly Stranger Things is using more D&D villains in the current season so I decided to go with an adventure that I have fond memories of…Castle Amber because I picked up the new 5E conversion at Chupacabrcon. Back in the Summer of … Continue reading

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I chipped in my part for Kickstarter on the new d20/5E Modern

A favorite element of D&D’s Third Edition (3E) debut in 2000 was how the designers made the revised core rules truly adaptable to other genres (just not superheroes as Champions proves it still CANNOT do well). They immediately proved my point with their … Continue reading

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Check out my new LED-enhanced dice!

Chupacabracon (number eight) has come and gone. At least it was in person this year after a couple went down the crapper, I just can’t do the virtual thing. It’s too close to being on par with playing a computer … Continue reading

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Fun spin on Hughes’ cringiest movie

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My new bookshelves!

I decided to treat myself with a major personal upgrade now that I have recovered my office for the new tile floor and especially for successfully clearing out the room. It was nothing but a messy, hoarding nightmare filled with … Continue reading

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Sorry taskmasters, it only works on Krazy® Glue

I recently bought some really cool 3-D printed minis from a creative person on Etsy. The downside to this bitchin’ blacksmith setup…it requires some assembly. But I thought, hey I can tackle the easy parts, namely gluing the lead guy … Continue reading

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Chupacabracon VIII is on and I’m going

While I was listening to Brian Posehn’s Nerd Poker, I got to hear my always enjoyable shoutout from Brian! Every time he comes to Austin, I give him $100 to cover the show’s expenses with a little letter. The best part … Continue reading

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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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