Thursday, June 15, 2017

Whoa! Gary Gygax's FBI File Is An Interesting Read!

Apparently the FBI had a file on our beloved DM of yore, Gary Gygax!  Over at Reason.com they have an article about, with a snippet of Gary's FBI file(shown after the break), which was originally obtained using the freedom of information act request by journalist CJ Ciaramella:

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Review Of The Pathfinder & Q-workshop Metal RPG Dice Set

The TL;DR of this article... "After getting these dice would you buy them again?" In short, No!  No, I wouldn't! (Read on to see why!)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

How To Build The Q-workshop / Pathfinder Dice Tower!!!

Way back in October 2015, I backed a Q-workshop / Pathfinder Kickstarter for a set of metal polyhedral dice, because as many of my friends/family/readers know, I'm absolutely mad when it comes to dice! I love almost all types of dice, well all dice except for those damn wooden dice, but that is another blog post entirely.

So I backed the kickstarter and it finally arrived in Sept of 2016! Yay! Only 6 months off the target date! :( Ah, Kickstarter the only place where you can miss your target delivery date without consequence, or not deliver at all and keep all the cash! (ask me about a failed kickstarter 3d resin printer and a house in Canada!) 

I chose the $69.00 level of rewards, which included a set of "lead free" metal polyhedral dice, the review of the dice set is coming soon, and any stretch goals unlocked.  The "free" goals unlocked were a set of green "Goblin" polyhedral dice, a linen bag, and a laser cut dice tower!  

A dice tower is used when rolling dice to help "randomize" the dice results during a game, e.g., The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Dungeons And Dragons, but it really can be used for any game with dice.

While the pictures on the provided sheet DO show you how to build the dice tower, its pretty straight forward, there isn't any text explaining the steps in detail.  So here is a little walk through my own building of the dice tower, along with a few tips and tools that I used...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Card Games : Cards Against Humanity : Geek and Fantasy Packs! WOOT!!!

Whilst browsing the Cards Against Humanity(CAH) pages I came across two packs that I had yet to include in my CAH collection! The Fantasy Pack and the Geek Pack! Which on CAH's website/store are listed as:
Fantasy Pack
Oh no! Not another fucking elf! It’s the Fantasy Pack, co-written by make-believers Pat Rothfuss, Neil Gaiman, Sam Sykes, Myke Cole, Jacqueline Carey, Martha Wells, Sherwood Smith, Elizabeth Bear, and Wesley Chu. Look at how famous these people are! You basically have to buy this pack now that you’ve read this list.
26 white & 6 black cards that will hopefully be turned into a $300 million film franchise.This is an expansion. Requires Cards Against Humanity.
Geek Pack
There's nothing nerds love more than branded references that they can consume. Remember Batman? What about Firefly? Bazinga!
24 white & 6 black cards about video games, D&D, Game of Thrones, and all the other bullshit you like.
Previously released at PAX East & PAX Prime in 2013 & 2014.
Artist's Edition wrapper by Jessica Paoli.
So I ordered these and shipped them ASAP STAT! Got them last Friday, so lets take a look at what comes in each pack! (pics after the jump!)