Aug
24
2016
1

The Vampyr video game gameplay trailer.

Looks to be rather brutally lacking in sentiment.  I’m not sure if I can play this game, actually.  I mean, if it’s eat people to death or die yourself then the ethical thing to do here is to lie down in an open field and wait for sunrise, right?

Aug
24
2016
0

Reminder: I have a Patreon!

I do not, however, still have a beard.  It was a relic of the Time Before, and has since been shorn. But the creative writing proceeds apace.  Check me out here.

I’m probably going to be revising the milestones a bit over the next few weeks or so. Not the ones that I’ve already achieved; the future ones.  So, hey, tell your friends and whatnot.

Aug
24
2016
0

A new Dirk Gently HoliWhat The Hell IS This? trailer.

Somebody help me out, here. I mean, I don’t understand. I cannot process this.

This is not Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.  It’s not even the Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency from a parallel world where, I dunno, Gerald Ford won the 1976 election or something.  It’s… Other.

Aug
24
2016
5

I think I should start being more game-specific.

I already am pretty rules-specific with the GURPS stuff (and that one In Nomine thing), but that’s because I’m familiar with the rules and requirements for fan-based materials.  What other rules system-specific material would other people like to see? What would be useful? …Currently-supported game worlds a plus, mind you. I’d eventually like to get paid for this stuff, so practicing on systems that take submissions would be a plus.

Aug
24
2016
4

Adventure Seed: The Background Theme of the Universe.

The Background Theme of the Universe

Well, this is awkward. You know about that ‘cosmic noise’ thing?  It’s this pervasive – as in, across the universe – sound that goes on above the 15 megahertz range; many scientists assumed that it was a relic of the Bing Bang, or something like that. Which it may very well be; however, we’ve been listening to it for about seventy years now, more or less, which has been barely enough time and sampling to give a suggestion that the sound has… purpose behind it.  

Essentially, the universe has a theme song. (more…)

Aug
24
2016
0

The signup page for playing @Washingcon’s RPG games are live.

…And mostly ‘sold out’ (the slots are free, but you have to attend the con) at this point, so run on over if you’re going to attend Washingcon this year.  There’s a couple of Saturday night games (including my own BubbleGUMSHOE game) and at least one Sunday morning game open at this point, so hey.  Should be a thing.

Aug
23
2016
0

Item: Belt of Social Awkwardness.

Belt of Social Awkwardness

Sometimes, when you create a magic item, you do something wrong and come up with something that you didn’t actually want.  And sometimes it turns out that you can duplicate the process.  That’s what happened with Belts of Social Awkwardness: the enchanter was going for something that would boost charisma.  What she got was a belt that gives the wearer a psychic signature of “This person is not interesting, he doesn’t really fit in, avoid eye contact lest you get sucked into a soul-destroying conversation about boring things.” (more…)

Aug
23
2016
2

Movie of the Week: Deadpool (with a caveat).

Said caveat being Keep Deadpool out of the reach of children.  And by ‘children’ I really do mean ‘under the age of 18*.’  I’m still trying to figure out how to watch it again myself.  Possibly by buying a copy for the convention and watching it in my hotel room, or something.

…Yeah, that looked stupid when I wrote it, too.

Anyway: adieu to Zootopia.

*Sure, your kid can handle it.  I’m putting up the CYA disclaimer anyway.  Don’t let kids watch this film.

Aug
23
2016
0

Book of the Week: Angels of Music.

Angels of Music is Kim Newman’s next book; it’s out October 4th. It’s also ABOUT DAMNED TIME that Kim Newman wrote a new book; I was starting to get worried about that. It all looks very historical and horrific and stylish and fun, just like Newman’s other novels: I don’t know if it has vampires in it. Although it does have Kate Reed, so maybe.

And so, adieu to The Thin Man.

Aug
23
2016
0

I don’t think Fallout 4’s getting mods for the PS4 any time soon.

It just seems really unlikely at this point:

…PS4 players continue to wait for mods to arrive on the console, and there’s still no release date. Bethesda marketing executive Pete Hines said the PS4 mods program is currently under “evaluation” and doesn’t have a day for when it will be ready to go.

I’m not going to pretend that I have the slightest idea what the problems supposedly are, how to fix them, or what’s stopping those problems from being fixed.  I am going to say that at this point I don’t know how many Playstation 4 people are going to care if Fallout 4 (MAD SUPER SALE THERE, FOLKS) gets mod support on it. That ship may have sailed.

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