Friday, October 28, 2011

PhotoShop Fridays! 10-28-11

Today's PhotoShop escapade features Iron Man. I called the pic "Iron Fury", as it seems the Armored Avenger just received a severe beatdown, and isn't happy about it!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Poll Response 8

This week's question was "Do you use a premade setting?" I extended the poll a few times, at first because of the lack of responses and then because of the number of responses. There were 9 votes, which is a pretty good turnout for my little blog. 2 of you guys used Ebberon, and I'm gonna guess one of them was Brendan. 1 uses Call of Chthulu. 5 create their own. 1 chose "Other." He who picked "Other", curiosity is overwhelming me. Comment and tell everybody?

Friday, October 21, 2011

PhotoShop Fridays! 10-21-11

For this week's PhotoShop escapade, I was inspired by the upcoming Arkham City video game. Since we all know the Joker's as mad as mad can get, I figured even his eyesight would be altered. So with that, I present to you...Joker's View of Batman.

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Pathfinder Legends

Players: Kornak, 1st-level Half-Orc Barbarian

Today was a solo session, playing with only Kornak and myself. He discovered the merchant's village of Canam, in the kingdom of Hinden. Kornak casually visited the smith, and was scorned and insulted by the dwarven owner. (Those dam racist dwarves. Get it? Dam. Because they build structures and...nevermind.) He quickly left and headed to the local stables, made small talk with the owner, gawked at the prices, and subsequently left. Outside, in the village square, the commoners fled, screaming. Striding into the villlage were Darkened knights and a mage (the Darkened will be in my bestiary). The whispered. "This is ours."Their smoky skin and intimidating blades struck fear into Kornak's heart. He ran to the nearest building and warned the occupants. One ran away, yelling "I'll get Tark and Eil!" Kornak marched outside, ready to face the darkness. He raised his greataxe, flying into a rage, and charging the Darkknights. A split second later, a leather-clad, bearded ranger drew a hunting axe and ran into the fray. Tark. A robed man, tall and thin, grasped a staff in his bony fingers and stood back. Eil. Kornak proceeded to swing his axe with fury, driving the Darkened back. Tark found chinks in the armor of the monsters, and drove his blade into his enemies' weak points. Yet the warriors fought back, and the Darkened mage held his own. His hands sparked. He raised them toward Kornak, chanting. A wave of fire erupted from the spellcaster, enveloping Kornak.  Kornak roared in anger and bashed away at the mage. Eil pointed toward the half-orc, muttering. . A powerful wind flew from his hand, stifling the flames and blowing back a Darkknight. The heroes fought on, and soon the evil was vanquished. Not knowing what else to do, Eil and Tark guarded opposite sides of the village. Kornak, looking for profit, sold the armor to the local tavern as a decoration. He buried the Darkened's blades, and took the mage's gauntlets for himself. Kornak headed to the local inn, and spent the night in a small room. That is, until about 6:15 in the morning, when the sounds of battle drove their way into Kornak's head. He bolted outside to find another party of Darkened. Eil and Tark were already immersed in battle, assisted by a few villagers armed with rocks. Kornak growled, and unleashed his fury. The Darkened were dead within a minute. The three warriors had a short conversation. Tark, Eil, and Kornak were to keep watch over Canam. But knowing Kornak, he'll probably forget.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Photoshop Fridays! 10-14-11

So, inspired by Jeffs Gameblog, Knights Of The Black Banner, and Gothridge Manor, I've decided to start a weekly post, called...Photoshop Fridays. These will showcase my Photoshop projects, and are around for two reasons. One, to have a weekly post, so I'll have a dependable posting schedule. Two, because the blogosphere could comment with compliments/criticism, thereby increasing my PhotoShop skill. (Hopefully) With that, I bring you...The Dark Tower.

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

The First Two Heroes

So since I've got players for the new campaign, I thought, in the style of Rather Gamey, I'd profile them. Since I never asked them if I could use their names, I will utilize substitutes.

Kornak- Ever had that player with no judgement? He'll fight a dragon at first-level, armed with a walking-stick. He'll stand up to gangs of thieves that could kill him faster than he could draw his sword. He insults royalty-in the throne room. Yet, somehow, he survives. And man, is he entertainment.

Jeremiah-The cold, calculating gamer. Ready to fight, but by "ready" he means he has five back-up plans and seventeen daggers hidden on his person. A fan of stealth, and an even bigger fan of giving his characters afros.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Jeremiah the Monk

We've got another character for the new Pathfinder campaign. Today was created Jeremiah the Monk, a martial artist of the highest caliber. Well, as high-caliber as you can be at first level.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Loviatar No. 2

It's pretty great to get something in the mail that isn't a bill, or an ad, or a notice from the HOA that says your grass is a quarter-inch too high. So naturally LOVIATAR is a way better envelope to pull out of your mailbox than anything else. And man, this issue was cool. The intro gives the reader an understanding of the zine's inner workings. The following Pathfinder article is amazing. It's well-written and understandable. The stats are cool. And the maps are much better than mine. The World of Darkness article is descriptive and intriguing. And then there's the GURPS article. Wow. There's some imagination for ya. A pleasure to read.

The city of Baldur's Gate has been entered into my homemade campaign setting. It's north of Seaview(a city), and part of the country of Hinden, on the coast of the Tethys Sea. (For those of you who would like to know.)