And the hits just keep coming…

Well, my Thanksgiving kind of sucked. I woke up on Thursday a.m. with severe pain in my chest & abdomen, could not breath well, and was sweating like a racehorse. Went to the ER – which says everything about how bad it was given how much I HATE hospitals – where they ran me through […]

RIP Stan Lee

Saw that he passed away today at the age of 95. While it’s sad that we’ve lost him, 95 is a very respectable age. After his wife passed last year, I figured it was only a matter of time before he went too since they were married for seventy years. Seventy. Man. They were married […]

Food Poisoning

Yesterday … well, technically the day before so Wednesday, I developed a bout of minor food poisoning … which freaking sucks like you can’t believe. I ended up crashing early on Wednesday, thinking I was just coming down with something, but ended up not being able to sleep hardly at all due to the various […]

As Promised: Lews Therin, the Magus (Sword Saint)

The Sword Saint is just a rename of the Kensai, which is a Magus archetype. Regarding his AC, that breaks down to: Base 10 Dexterity +3 Deflection +2 (Ring of Protection +2) Armor +6 (Chainshirt +2) Shield +4 (Shield spell) Natural Armor +2 (Wyvern Skin Cloak) Dodge +1 (Dodge feat) Dodge +2 (Combat Expertise feat) […]

Bad Blogger: Kingmaker and Excuses

So, yeah. I’ve been absent for the last week or so. I blame the official release of the Pathfinder: Kingmaker video game. I’ve been playing it almost nonstop. Admittedly, it’s still a bit buggy – Owlcat Games is a pretty small studio and, as someone who also works in a small software development company as […]

James T. Kirk Bourbon

Currently, in our face-to-face Friday group, we’re playing a Star Trek game set post VOY and our ship is the USS James T. Kirk. I suppose I could claim this is just a prop but … we’ll see how much of it is still left after Friday…  

Game Prep: New PC Background and Plot Elements

So, yeah. I’ve done a frankly terrible job of maintaining the blog over the last couple of weeks. As I think I stated in a previous post, I’m in that odd position where I’m not really going to be running (as a GM) for a while and as a result, I’ve allowed my focus to […]

Captain Marvel trailer

So … it doesn’t totally suck but neither is it especially good. If I had to pick a word for it, I’d use … underwhelming. I’m still not sold on Brie Larson – she has, it seems, exactly one expression and that’s not even taking into account that she sounds 12. I maintain that Katee Sackhoff would have […]

Back to Game Prep: Red Sky

So … it appears that I will likely be returning to Red Sky, my GURPS Monster Hunters game set in the Dresden Files universe, instead of GURPS Traveller: The Verge based on the changing metrics of the face-to-face group. One of my primary reasons for shifting from Red Sky previously was group stability – it […]