We’re Going To Need A Bigger Boat

So, over a year ago ( about the last time I posted here, *zing* ) I saw a really neat item on io9: a concept art writing prompt. They’d post up a weird image, and basically challenge their readers to expand on the idea – create a short story or something along those lines. The… Continue reading We’re Going To Need A Bigger Boat

Spineless Bastard

So Blacktooth, my little 2’10″/32lb 10th level Murder Goblin™ in my main D&D (ok, ok, fine, Pathfinder. Whatever.) game isn’t super combat-oriented. He’s the thief, so his base Stealth is a 32 and his base Disable Device is a 25 (extra mod?). Yeah. But, he does have a pretty good initiative bonus (+12) and a… Continue reading Spineless Bastard

Super Sam

I went to the Marvel Universe Live! show with my sister and my 2 1/2 y/o nephew. In short, it was great. The Arena is a very kid-friendly venue, and we had pretty good seats. It was also a pretty good test for Sam and crowds, as he’s much more mobile these days. He did… Continue reading Super Sam

Excuse me. I’d like to ass you a few questions.

So, I was basically challenged to fill out the Proust Questionnaire (with a bonus question I added). Below are my answers, erring on the side of brevity: WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR? Spiders. My actual greatest fear is that one day there will be another disaster from which we can’t recover. WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT… Continue reading Excuse me. I’d like to ass you a few questions.

Beware the Tides of the War Cow

So, Down‘s Beneath the Tides came up on shuffle this morning and it sent me down a whirlpool of nostalgia. The song/album isn’t that old – it was released in 2007 – but it’s a misheard lyric that did me in. Real lyric: Beneath the tides of the washout Misheard lyric: Beware the tides of… Continue reading Beware the Tides of the War Cow

Scorched Earth

I had a nightmare last night. Well, not so much a nightmare as a bad dream. It wasn’t scary or anything, it just wasn’t … fun. Or good. I was at my folks house, helping out with some thing that needed to stay submerged in the pool. It obviously wasn’t an injured animal or anything,… Continue reading Scorched Earth

Maz “Sarge” Babineaux

At the time that Paul started up his Shadowrun game using Numenera‘s Cypher System, I knew I wanted to play, but didn’t think I had the time. Well, that changed. Paul had done an excellent job updating the world-building that had been previously done w/ Shadowrun – a neat cyberpunk setting where magic and tech… Continue reading Maz “Sarge” Babineaux