Tuesday, August 27, 2019

T&T Memorial Game: Return to Buffalo Castle

So I submitted the event to Nuke-Con. In honor or Rick Loomis, I'm going to be running the most recent version of Buffalo Castle, using the T&T Deluxe rules. I'm going to modify it to accommodate multiple characters and the use of magic. (The original adventure was a solo designed for a warrior PC.) I've titled the event "Return to Buffalo Castle."

I haven't actually run any T&T since the summer between 8th grade and 9th grade, and it was 5th edition. I own a signed copy of the Deluxe Edition that I ordered (via DM on Twitter, no less) in late 2015. Time to dust that tome off and print out the PDF of BC I bought from DriveThru.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Slight Change in Direction

I think I'm going to scrap one of my Nuke Con games and run some Tunnels & Trolls in honor of Rick Loomis. I'd do Buffalo Castle, but that's designed for a single warrior. I suppose I could just modify it... I mean hell, it's supposed to be a solo adventure anyway.

I don't know. It's just an idea, but also I haven't had a chance to run T&T since the summer before my freshman year of high school.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019


So I keep almost-buying the "Codex" bundle for Castles & Crusades. I probably shouldn't because it's like $130 for books I'm probably never going to use... but my real reason?

I have to pay shipping? I'm dropping $130 and they can't cover $8 in shipping? Bruh.

Yeah, yeah, the entire bundle is steeply discounted, but I'm an entitled American consumer spoiled by @m@a0n and used to having things shipped to me for "free."

Monday, August 19, 2019

Nuke-Con 2019

Getting my docket for Nuke-Con nailed down. Presently:


1. Stars Without Number- Though I need to pin down if I'm doing OG or Revised. I might do The Tartarus Gambit again, but I kind of want to generate a random thing using Sixteen Stars.

2. Zweihander- Need to decide if I want to do the same scenario I did at KantCon or write up something new.

1. Cartoon Action Hour- I'm going to run the unused material I wrote for KantCon. If time allows, 'reruns' of the stuff I did at KC.

2. Savage Worlds- Some kind of sci-fi pulp, methinks.

3. Open spot- perhaps repeating the Zweihander game?

Board games. (Hero Quest, Mutant Chronicles, Space Alert)

Sunday, August 18, 2019

The Fell Hand of JB in the Wild

I was perusing the shelves of my local gaming store yesterday when I chanced upon a copy of JB's B/X Companion on the shelves. (In fact, it looked like someone had dumped an entire OSR collection) I almost snagged it, but I think if I'm ever going to purchase the Companion, I'm going to buy it directly from the author. Sadly, there is no B/X on my horizon for the time being. (Insert sad Hulk hitchhiking music)

Thursday, August 15, 2019

A Drop of Spite

Y'all know how I feel about Pathfinder.


to all the sputtering bros who are mad online because Pathfinder 2E dedicates some page count to being inclusive-

Stay mad, assholes. Stay mad.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Save vs. Poison: A High Risk Website

Today, while enjoying a forbidden ice cream treat, the wireless network at a certain big fast food chain blocked access to my blog, calling it a "high risk website." 

Just to test a theory, I immediately attempted -successfully- to access to different media piracy websites. 

Quality algorithm, right there. 

Oh and I'm GMing again in four days fuuuuck. 

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Back in the Saddle

I haven't GM'd in three months, save for two glorious days at KantCon. 

Tonight, with most of my group returned to me and with a prospective new player joining us, I decided to just resume my Monsterhearts game next Friday. 

I find myself suddenly back in the saddle in a mere six days. 

Of course, tomorrow is the last day of my summer break (we go back one week ahead of the students), so it seems I have decided to begin running right when my free time is about to be drastically reduced. 

While I would dearly love to be running some Whitebox, that's not in the cards. It will be nice to return to my "monsterverse" shared campaign setting, though. 

Thursday, August 1, 2019


Nuke-Con is a local gamin convention that I always say I'm going to and then just don't.

This year, however, I'm actually going to do the thing.

Between my KantCon games being such a fucking blast and my home group having been on break all summer, it's time to get my GM on.

Right now, I'm thinking my lineup needs to include:

*Cartoon Action Hour, because that shit was ay-may-zing

*Savage Worlds of some stripe, because I've been feeling the urge to run it lately and it is so, so, so easy to prep for. I'm probably going to grab the new edition when it hits shelves.

*Zweihander, because Zweihander is dope and I need more of it in my life.

*Probably some 90's board games of the nerdish variety: Hero Quest, Mutant Chronicles.

If I run 12 hours of games, my badge is 100% reimbursed. Probably the closest thing I could get to a professional DM.

I could probably think up one more rpg to run, maybe something I don't get much of a chance to do normally.