Sep
20
2017
0

Busy for the rest of the week.

Got something going on this week — nothing to do with me directly, and nothing bad, but I can’t talk about it — and the preparations for that are ongoing, and involve a lot of driving.  Also, the Kaidan Docks finally dropped for Secret World Legends, and it turns out that there are a couple of missions I apparently didn’t do in The Secret World!  Shocking.  Also, very Jungian.  No, literally, one adventure required me to go into the Jungian subconscious and tell the game whether my character had parents who loved her.  My answer to that, and other questions, turned out to make a difference in the final boss battle.

Because that’s the kind of game that Secret World Legends is.

Sep
20
2017
5

The ‘Wonder Woman’ Honest Trailer.

Honest Trailers gave Wonder Woman a fair assessment, I think.

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Sep
19
2017
0

September Showcase: September 19th.

Arr. Pattrrreon. ARRRRRR….

And today’s September Showcase is “Fascinating.” Up to you whether you agree or not, of course.

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Sep
19
2017
0

Item Seed: Reverse-Gravity Bullets.

Reverse-Gravity Bullets – Google Docs

Reverse-Gravity Bullets

 

The name says it all: getting shot with one of these bullets (which can, quite inexplicably, fit into virtually any chemical-reaction firearm, somehow)  will cause gravity to reverse for the target for about five seconds. In practical terms, on Earth the target will accelerate upwards at about 30 feet per second, go up about 150 feet or so, then probably fall right back down again as gravity reasserts itself.  All of which assumes that there isn’t a ceiling or something in the way.  

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Sep
19
2017
0

I’m pleased with how this quick BBQ sauce came out.

‘Quick’ in relative terms; basically, I threw together tomato paste, water, brown sugar, wine vinegar, some honey for the sake of the thing, Worcestershire Sauce, stirred it smooth, then started adding in salt, pepper, paprika, ground mustard, and chili powder until I started getting a bite when I tasted it.  Then I put it on medium-low and walked away for an hour.  It came along pretty good; I wanted something that would help with the leftover pork chops, and I succeeded.

I should have maybe added some onion powder, though. Maybe next time.  The trick here is to actually use the stuff in the meantime.

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Sep
19
2017
2

The Dragonlock 3: Dangerous Lairs Kickstarter.

Friend of a friend is running this one: as you can guess, Dragonlock 3: Dangerous Lairs is the latest in a run of Kickstarters for 3D printing RPG/miniatures terrain.  …And my twenty year old self simply would not be able to understand why I don’t own a 3D printer.  It’s not the money, 20 Year Old Me; it’s not the money, although a couple of hundred bucks isn’t chicken feed.  It’s the household space/time ratio.  I’m not going to spend enough time at the 3D printer to justify the space it’d take up in the craft room*.

Anyway: check it out. It all looks really, really pretty.

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Sep
19
2017
1

Arrrrrrr. It be International Talk Like A Pirate Day!

‘Tis tradition to note this date here, by the powers! Although, alas, it’s more of a previous-decade sort of holiday these days.  None the less: enjoy yer piratical shenanigans today, me hearties. Fer at the crack o’dawn tomorrow, yer old lives will return.

Wit’ a curse.

Sep
19
2017
3

Netflix nicely cease-and-desists a Stranger Things pop-up bar.

My first reaction: “What’s a pop-up bar?” I don’t know this because I’m old (for the purposes of this discussion), have never been particularly hip, and genially loathe the nearest major metropolitan area to me*.  Anyway, Netflix found out that there was a Stranger Things-themed pop-up bar, and they managed to find a way to warn  the owners that “the Netflix lawyers will rip them into a parallel dimension and suck the life from their bodies” (if the pop-up continues, unsanctioned) without actually sounding like jackwagons:   (more…)

Sep
18
2017
10

I can’t think of a song tonight, sorry.

I got backed up with a mild family emergency — everything’s fine now — and I decided to just go gonzo with writing stuff tonight because I needed to clean out the pipes.  But that meant that I wasn’t in a musical mind right now, so… no video.  Sorry about that.

Suggestions welcome. I mean, I’m starting to prefer the Samsung to the iPod when it comes to music. At least I have all my songs now.

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Sep
18
2017
0

September Showcase: September 18th.

The Patreon abides

And today’s September Showcase is “Song of the Siren” (a RPG supplement for The Day After Ragnarok). I didn’t write it for Patreon, sure, but I did get paid for it. I say it counts.

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Sep
18
2017
2

Savage Sell-Blades of Dayton [The Day After Ragnarok]

City_ Dayton, Ohio – Google Docs

 

Savage Sell-Blades of Dayton

[The Day After Ragnarok]

 

City: Dayton, Ohio

Population: 30,000/180,000

Controls: Montgomery County

Government: Democratic, for the moment

Problem: Hostile City

Heroic Opportunity: Mercenary Work

City Aspect: Militaristic and Mercantile  

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