Friday, January 30, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

By Crom, that's quite a Conan Kickstarter!

Have you seen this Kickstarter for an epic Conan-themed board game? Their original goal was $80,000 but they've raised over $1 million! And there's still 19 days left to go in the campaign!
Does anyone have any intel on the credentials of the company behind this effort? Are they legit? Should we put Erik Tenkar on alert (in case this is a "bum" Kickstarter in the making)?

Monday, January 12, 2015

There are many Chained Coffins, but this one is MINE!

Once again, I find myself wondering if I'm a masochist. I mean, I keep buying all these awesome gaming products, even though I'm not currently gaming much at all. But what can I say, I'm a gamer at heart and I love collecting and reading this stuff!
Case in point, I received my copy of The Chained Coffin box set from Goodman Games. I'm salivating over this incredible product of the imagination of Michael Curtis! Man, I want to get a game going based on this thing!
Let me walk you through an unboxing, eh?
First, above is shown the return label on the shipping box! That's Ol' Blackcloak, a malevolent supernatural being featured in the Chained Coffin. Nice touch, Goodman Games!
BAM! I opened up this puppy and there's the silver foil cover of the main module! Nice ambiance right there, eh?
Lurking under the main module is all the extra setting detail as well as bonus modules! Lots of mood-setting gaming goodness here, kids!
And there's the wonderfully strange wheels-within-wheels of the working puzzle wheel, for use during the course of the adventure! Friggin' sweet!
Oops,  the only imperfection in this whole glorious unboxing is the bottom part of the box. It's got a weird ding in one corner. Ah well, just a minor gripe about an otherwise cool product.

So there you have it, folks! I'd definitely suggest you try to get your hands on this bad boy! I've been reading through it when I get some spare moments, and it doesn't disappoint!

Monday, January 5, 2015

I already miss the holidays...

Like the "Gingerbread" Princess pictured above, I'm lamenting the passing of the holiday season! But I should not despair, because I got a lot of gaming product goodness over the last couple weeks. Not only did I get a copy of the Lamentations of the Flame Princess Rules & Magic hardcover, but I also received my Chained Coffin box set from Goodman Games! I'm going to make myself feel better by delving into those goodies this week! Stay tuned...oh, and happy new year!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

May 2015 Bring All of Us Bountiful Roleplaying!

Portrait of the Blogger as a Young Man
I thought I'd write a quick note here on the old roleplaying blog, just to wish you all a very happy and prosperous 2015. Thanks to all of you who have entertained, challenged, inspired, and sometimes aggravated me in 2014 and prior years. You're an opinionated, cantankerous, and creative bunch, and I appreciate your words more than you know.
I predict that, for me, 2015 will be a year of limited roleplaying and RPG blogging, as I continue to use my spare time for the development of an ongoing business aspiration. I know I've discussed my endeavors here and there on this blog, but I intend to give more details as time goes on.
However, I do want to try to roleplay at least once a month, if just to scratch that eternal itch that has been with me since I was a teen. Those few sessions a month might come in the form of getting my game on at my favorite FLGS, or it might entail getting together with friends in my basement, or it might even be me running adventures for my kids again. But I know I need to feed that particular beast in my life, because I don't do well mentally and emotionally when I deny the roleplayer within.
I included the picture of me as a kid because I want to remind myself to not deny the youngster that still dwells inside me somewhere, the one who still has a sense of wonder about what his imagination can do, and marvels at the miracle of being alive in our multifaceted, bustling, and beautiful world. Sometimes it isn't pretty, but those challenges are meant for us to overcome, not to crush us. It all depends on how we choose to view the events around us.
So, remember, to choose your own adventure in life, as you do in the roleplaying world. The monsters are there to be slain, and the treasures you reap for conquering them are more precious than gold.
Happy New Year, everyone!