Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Ravenloft Day

Today is Ravenloft day. 

I plan on picking up the alternate cover on the way to my martial arts training tonight. The vibe I get is "mid-90's Castlevania box art," which is an aesthetic I am quite down with. 


Will I run it? Probably not...but that applies to my growing collection of gaming stuff over the last year. I'll probably read it. I have a soft spot for Ravenloft, and I have since I first read this pretty terrible choose your own adventure Ravenloft novel back in junior high. I think there was a vampire in it named Erik Blacksteed. (Oh, 2nd ed...) One of my best friends in high school also bought all of the Ravenloft novels and passed them to me as he finished them. 


Oddly, I haven't done much DMing of Ravenloft, overall. I ran a brief thing in high school and a not-as-brief Masque of the Red Death thing that I blogged about a few years back. I stole a couple of monsters from the Ravenloft Monstrous Compendium index for use in a Deadlands game in college. 


Anyway, I'm still picking it up today from my FLGS. 

Friday, May 7, 2021

KantCon '21 Docket

 So KantCon is happening, with social distancing and masks. 

I'm vaccinated. Everyone under my roof is vaccinated. Fuck it. I'm going. 

What I'm running: 


Friday: 

-Starships & Spacemen 2nd edition- Another mission with the same crew and ship I use ever year. 


-Mutant Crawl Classics- Double feature! Running the two modules Incursion of the Ultra-Dimension and Warlords of Atoz. 


-Zweihander- The scenario I was going to run for the cancelled con last year. 


Saturday: 

-Cartoon Action Hour- Pulling the same gimmicky bullshit I did in 2019. 

-GURPS- Yes, you read that right. Really I'm doing GURPS Lite 3rd edition, and I'm doing the Titanic adventure from GURPS Time Travel Adventures. 

-Vampire the Requiem 2nd edition- because I've lost my goddamn mind. 


Sunday: 

DUNGEON! While not a roleplaying game, I'm still hosting it. I'm using a battered but serviceable copy of the original rules. 


Is it fucking July yet? 




Sunday, May 2, 2021

Yes, I Can Judge a Book By Its Cover

 I like Vampire: the Masquerade. Always have. The system has not aged well, IMO, and it's clunky as fuck for combat, but the game has always had a certain charm. 


...but goddamn, the cover for 5E is so fucking hideous that I can't have that shit on my shelf. Like the cover has actually killed any curiosity I might have had. 

The limited edition cover is dope, but I'm not paying like $120 or whatever it costs. 

I still have all the 2nd ed stuff on PDF from Bundle of Holding and I've got the 20th Anniversary edition because they put it on sale for $5 one time. I also have the first Bloodlines computer game, which is one of my very favorite computer games of all time. 


/random thought