Friday, July 22, 2016

End-of-Week Elmore (7/22/16): White Dragon Lady

It's HOT under the "heat dome" covering much of the U.S. right now! I would love to have a white dragon in my employ, to use as a portable air conditioning unit. Stay cool, folks!

Friday, July 8, 2016

End-of-Week In Memoriam (7/8/16): RIP Steven Russell

Steven Russell, the man behind Rite Publishing, passed away this week in a car accident.

A GoFundMe has been set up to support his family.

My deepest sympathies to Steven's family. He did an incredible job honoring the legacy of Amber DRPG and Erick Wujcik, another role-playing icon who was taken from us too soon.

Steven was kind enough to let me help edit portions of the Lords of Gossamer and Shadow core book and the Long Walk supplement. I'm honored to have done my small part in helping support Steven's vision for the future of diceless roleplaying.

May you rest in peace Steven, knowing that you brought joy and excitement to fellow gamers. May your adventures continue forever in worlds beyond this mortal realm.

Friday, July 1, 2016

End-of-Week Elmore (7/1/16): Sparkler!

To all my fellow gamers in the good old US of A, may you and yours have a safe and happy 4th of July! FREEEEEDOOOOOOOM!

Friday, June 24, 2016

End-of-Week Elmore (6/24/16): Ah, Welcome to Summer!

Summertime...the bees are buzzing, the faeries are...scantily clad...

Wait, I guess they're always scantily clad...especially if Maestro Elmore is rendering them!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Year Without a Free RPG Day

Well, there was a Free RPG Day today, but just not for me. 

Maybe it's because my favorite FLGS (All Things Fun) closed its West Berlin, NJ location. I have to admit to feeling a bit of nostalgic despair at the thought of looking for a new game store to celebrate the day. There are a few within easy travelling distance, but my heart just wasn't in it. 

I also didn't want to remind myself that I'm not actually gaming right now. Got a lot of irons in the fire these days, but regular roleplaying isn't one of them. I've been tinkering with the idea of running some good old Basic D&D and a dungeon crawl using...well, one of the many resources I have on hand, namely Stonehell Dungeon. 

Meh, just wallowing in self pity due to lack of gaming and general disconnection from the roleplaying blogosphere. 

So, time to stop wallowing! I'm thinking that I've invested a lot of cash in Goodman Games and Dungeon Crawl Classics, so instead of running Stonehell with Basic D&D or Labyrinth Lord, I should be brushing up on DCC instead and using those rules.

Speaking of DCC, I'm a bit disheartened by the long wait for the new rule book for the 4th printing Kickstarter but I'm sure it will be worth the wait. Here's what I'm getting:

Nice and unholy, eh? 

So, hope springs eternal for the future of my personal gaming situation! 

Speaking of Goodman Games taking my money, I hear tell there's a little something called "Mutant Crawl Classics" that's about to hit Kickstarter! Obviously, it's going to be their version of Gamma World, just like Goblinoid Games came out with Mutant Future a few years ago.

Yeah, I keep telling myself I won't get in on this Kickstarter, but you never know what might happen. It's a crazy old world! 

Aaaand speaking of post-apocalyptic futures, I've been entranced by previews for a PS4 game called Horizon Zero Dawn (kind of a daft name, sounds like they randomly chose three words out of a dictionary). Here's the trailer for the game:

I don't have (and don't plan to get) a PS4 anytime soon, but OF COURSE my sick and fevered brain immediately started to think I could mimic the setting of the game using Mutant Future. I'm a wackjob and a glutton for punishment. 

Anyway, that's all for now. Have a great Father's Day tomorrow, all you male Dad gamers out there!