Thursday, 25 September 2008

Skip to the end...

Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman are hacks. Probably a lot better than me, hell, I've never written anything, so by default they win.

As a teenager I really enjoyed the original trilogy of the Dragonlance Chronicles. As an adult, I'm finding it a slog to get through the last one.

The sad thing is that when I went to the well of the local public library to re-read the series, they came mismatched and disjointed. Volume One came as a graphic novel that I finished sitting on the crapper. Really.

How apropos as the library then sent Volume Three. Three weeks later I find myself thinking, Do I really want to finish this? Maybe I should, at least I don't have to read Volume Two. It'll be like turning to the last page.

The punch-line is that I somehow had remembered four books, one for each season. Indeed there were four and the library called to say they had Dragons of Summer Flame waiting for me. I picked it up, read the dust jacket and quickly realized that "Volume Four" was not part of the original series, but a “return to Krynn.” Ugh! What a soap-opera. I released it immediately.

Maybe my tastes have changed in the last twenty years. Or my standards are higher. Probably the latter. ~o)

Posted by caffeinated at 8:29 PM in kaffehaus

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Panzerblitz: Hill of Death box art release

After almost two years on a pre-order queue comes the promise of a December 2008 release. Panzerblitz: Hill of Death.

Not your father's Panzerblitz? How about not my Panzerblitz... :)

Panzerblitz:Hill of Death box art

The box art is very evocative of the legacy of Panzerblitz/Panzer Leader. I even like the color. Alas though it is not with critics. And at least one very valid criticism... the photo is a Photoshop'd very well known one from the Battle of the Bulge. British, yes. Period, late, but passable. Operation? Not even close.

British Tank Patrolling The Meuse At  Namur

But if finding a photo from the Battle of Hill 112 means delaying this game. I say, eh. So what.

Posted by caffeinated at 7:04 PM in nerdery

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Evil Overlord Round Up

As I prepare to start my WFRP campaign again, I've been recruiting Evil Overlords.

Wow! I could not have gotten a better group! A couple of slots are still open, but because I believe there is a cyberstalker in my group, I'll keep "undercover" the exact details. Finding Warhammer Fantasy Role Play players was key though. I'm very impressed with the submissions to date. There are world mechanics in play that might have wars starting... the PCs won't stop anything. All PCs do is fuck up well laid plans of the GM... ;)

Of course I'm just kidding. It's fun to poke the PCs with sticks. Sharp swords, curses, and disease are good too.

Not familiar with the Evil Overlord faction system? Check out the seed idea at You Meet In A Tavern!

Posted by caffeinated at 10:02 PM in d10

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Skip to the end...

Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman are hacks. Probably a lot better than me, hell, I've never written anything, so by default they win.

As a teenager I really enjoyed the original trilogy of the Dragonlance Chronicles. As an adult, I'm finding it a slog to get through the last one.

The sad thing is that when I went to the well of the local public library to re-read the series, they came mismatched and disjointed. Volume One came as a graphic novel that I finished sitting on the crapper. Really.

How apropos as the library then sent Volume Three. Three weeks later I find myself thinking, Do I really want to finish this? Maybe I should, at least I don't have to read Volume Two. It'll be like turning to the last page.

The punch-line is that I somehow had remembered four books, one for each season. Indeed there were four and the library called to say they had Dragons of Summer Flame waiting for me. I picked it up, read the dust jacket and quickly realized that "Volume Four" was not part of the original series, but a “return to Krynn.” Ugh! What a soap-opera. I released it immediately.

Maybe my tastes have changed in the last twenty years. Or my standards are higher. Probably the latter. ~o)

Posted by caffeinated at 8:29 PM in kaffehaus

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Panzerblitz: Hill of Death box art release

After almost two years on a pre-order queue comes the promise of a December 2008 release. Panzerblitz: Hill of Death.

Not your father's Panzerblitz? How about not my Panzerblitz... :)

Panzerblitz:Hill of Death box art

The box art is very evocative of the legacy of Panzerblitz/Panzer Leader. I even like the color. Alas though it is not with critics. And at least one very valid criticism... the photo is a Photoshop'd very well known one from the Battle of the Bulge. British, yes. Period, late, but passable. Operation? Not even close.

British Tank Patrolling The Meuse At  Namur

But if finding a photo from the Battle of Hill 112 means delaying this game. I say, eh. So what.

Posted by caffeinated at 7:04 PM in nerdery

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Evil Overlord Round Up

As I prepare to start my WFRP campaign again, I've been recruiting Evil Overlords.

Wow! I could not have gotten a better group! A couple of slots are still open, but because I believe there is a cyberstalker in my group, I'll keep "undercover" the exact details. Finding Warhammer Fantasy Role Play players was key though. I'm very impressed with the submissions to date. There are world mechanics in play that might have wars starting... the PCs won't stop anything. All PCs do is fuck up well laid plans of the GM... ;)

Of course I'm just kidding. It's fun to poke the PCs with sticks. Sharp swords, curses, and disease are good too.

Not familiar with the Evil Overlord faction system? Check out the seed idea at You Meet In A Tavern!

Posted by caffeinated at 10:02 PM in d10

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Skip to the end...

Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman are hacks. Probably a lot better than me, hell, I've never written anything, so by default they win.

As a teenager I really enjoyed the original trilogy of the Dragonlance Chronicles. As an adult, I'm finding it a slog to get through the last one.

The sad thing is that when I went to the well of the local public library to re-read the series, they came mismatched and disjointed. Volume One came as a graphic novel that I finished sitting on the crapper. Really.

How apropos as the library then sent Volume Three. Three weeks later I find myself thinking, Do I really want to finish this? Maybe I should, at least I don't have to read Volume Two. It'll be like turning to the last page.

The punch-line is that I somehow had remembered four books, one for each season. Indeed there were four and the library called to say they had Dragons of Summer Flame waiting for me. I picked it up, read the dust jacket and quickly realized that "Volume Four" was not part of the original series, but a “return to Krynn.” Ugh! What a soap-opera. I released it immediately.

Maybe my tastes have changed in the last twenty years. Or my standards are higher. Probably the latter. ~o)

Posted by caffeinated at 8:29 PM in kaffehaus

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Panzerblitz: Hill of Death box art release

After almost two years on a pre-order queue comes the promise of a December 2008 release. Panzerblitz: Hill of Death.

Not your father's Panzerblitz? How about not my Panzerblitz... :)

Panzerblitz:Hill of Death box art

The box art is very evocative of the legacy of Panzerblitz/Panzer Leader. I even like the color. Alas though it is not with critics. And at least one very valid criticism... the photo is a Photoshop'd very well known one from the Battle of the Bulge. British, yes. Period, late, but passable. Operation? Not even close.

British Tank Patrolling The Meuse At  Namur

But if finding a photo from the Battle of Hill 112 means delaying this game. I say, eh. So what.

Posted by caffeinated at 7:04 PM in nerdery

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Evil Overlord Round Up

As I prepare to start my WFRP campaign again, I've been recruiting Evil Overlords.

Wow! I could not have gotten a better group! A couple of slots are still open, but because I believe there is a cyberstalker in my group, I'll keep "undercover" the exact details. Finding Warhammer Fantasy Role Play players was key though. I'm very impressed with the submissions to date. There are world mechanics in play that might have wars starting... the PCs won't stop anything. All PCs do is fuck up well laid plans of the GM... ;)

Of course I'm just kidding. It's fun to poke the PCs with sticks. Sharp swords, curses, and disease are good too.

Not familiar with the Evil Overlord faction system? Check out the seed idea at You Meet In A Tavern!

Posted by caffeinated at 10:02 PM in d10
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