Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Character

Our newest character-a replacement for the rogue I killed on his second adventure, is Kornak the Half-Orc Barbarian. He's a bit closer to orc than he is man, attempting to win respect among others despite his intimidating nature. That, and his stench.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Poll Response 7

This week's question was....

Would you purchase a Pathfinder bestiary containing around 25 monsters and selling for around $10?

80% of you said yes. 20% said they would, but for another system. But then they didn't specify which system. So I'm afraid whoever you are, I will not be making a bestiary involving your system. But I am planning on making a Pathfinder one. If I'm done soon, I can give it away in a 100th post contest. We're at 82, folks. Four posts a week (average) equals...about five weeks. That should be enough time. Hopefully.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Land of Al-Kharid

My first attempt at Hexographer has worked out pretty well. This is the land of Al-Kharid, where my Pathfinder campaign is starting off.  Each hex is one-half-mile. It might be too sparse, so it'll likely be edited.

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Review: Green Lantern-Sinestro Corps War

I just finished Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War, and I have nothing to say, but...wow. The writing is perfect. The art, better. Brutal. Unforgiving.

The GL Corps granted lethal force? The battered, bloodied troops standing up to the forces of fear, confident in their power? Kyle Rayner, Parallax? John Stewart's sniper rifle? Hal Jordan harnessing the very power he fights? Flippin' Sinestro? What more do we want from comics? Geoff Johns has created a masterpiece. Sinestro's twisted mind provides insight into his motivation. Arkillo's brutality and savage nature battles with Kilowog's inherent gentleness. The book is a chronicle. A chronicle of a war, told in immaculate detail. And I loved every minute of it.

Five power rings out of five.

It's The Stark Raving Bugbear!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Pathfinder Sessions 1 & 2-9-10 and 9-23

We have only one player for our first couple sessions. One-on-one is a challenge, because one has to balance encounters for only one player. Our adventurer was Kenswyn the 1st-level Rogue. He made his way thorough a small dungeon and came up to the surface world-in the middle of the desert. Kenswyn spied a village in the distance (Sabiir-see last post) He marched toward it, the sun beating down upon him, when he heard a voice. Five men, armed with shamshirs and daggers, masked, stood before him. Kenswyn failed to understand what they wanted. (Language barrier) Blades were drawn. The rogue backflipped into the air and was promptly pulled down by the hand of a muscular bandit. He was shoved to the ground. His pockets were rifled through, his possessions scattered. He ran. Five-to-one. He met his end at the blade of a bandit. Wow. Not even two game sessions. I am quite the GM.

 A shamshir

The People of Sabiir

Borrowing from Jeff's Gameblog, I've assigned actors(or just people from the Internets) to notable NPCs in my new campaign. Thanks also to Planet Algo's NPC trait tables and A Character for Every Game's Beggar Tables. The first overworld game will take place in the Sabiir settlement, deep in the arid deserts. Here are my notable NPCs. 

Ceigu the Elf will be Alex Pettyfer. Ceigu is a non-native hunter. He's a bit obsessive about maintaining equipment and does not react well to strangers. He's also quite greedy.
Ilyx is a desert native. He is a carpenter and is known for his gracious and compassionate nature. He often wears a bronze circlet.

Tieck, despite her looks, is actually a great companion. She is loyal, a respectable armorsmith, and her half-orc nature provides great ferocity in battle.
Krazid is a 57-year old gnome beggar. He constantly wears a metal skullcap and has disheveled hair and clothing. He often wears a cowl and veil. Lacking teeth, he often scuttles through the gutter, grabbing and eating insects.

Pixid, aka Julie Andrews, is a halfling sculptor. Her grandmotherly nature is only offset by her jealousy of other sculptors.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


What system/s would YOU buy a bestiary for? What price? How many monsters?

Poll Response 6

I asked if the gaming hobby was accepted by your peers. 33% said yes, 33% no, and 33% only associate with other gamers. Since three people voted, the data isn't very "real", but I thought it was interesting.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

General Audiences

So I guess my blog is rated G. I'm debating if that is good, because it's all-ages friendly, or bad, because it means I'm trying too hard to be all-ages friendly. Hmm. Sorry about the lack of posting lately. Most free time has been devoted to learning the Pathfinder rules, which I think I have down by now.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A New System

I did it, I made the jump to Pathfinder. Although I love GURPS, recently it's become overcomplicated and honestly, not very fun. Combine that with the vast amount of 3.5e and Pathfinder resources, and it was an easy decision. I'm very excited to start a new campaign(we won't be transferring characters) and learn the new system. I also want to subscribe to Loviatar, and get me some Pathfinder zine action. The Core Rulebook will be arriving in "2-6 business days". The next step is to buy some new dice.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

GURPS is Too Complicated

Oh, man. I need to do some simplification.

Poll Response 5

75% of you said brick and mortar stores were the best place to buy RPGs. The other 25% said Amazon. My position is that brick-and-mortar is best if you can find a gaming store. I cannot.  Therefore, my second choice would be Amazon.  I think that was the most exciting post I've ever written.