May
12
2018
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This year’s Origins Awards nominees are out.

All hail to Pelgrane Press for getting a nomination for Cthulhu Confidential and all that, but to be truthful about it I’m not that familiar with the Origins Awards nominees this year.  I think that the only one of these that I actually own is Blades in the Dark; people certainly rave about it, but I haven’t really had a chance to get particularly in it or anything. I admit to being surprised that I don’t know more of the nominations.  Then again, I’ve skipped the new Middle-Earth stuff and haven’t drilled deep into D&D, so there’s that.

May
12
2018
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Item Seed: Lincoln’s Bow.

Lincoln’s Bow – Google Docs

Lincoln’s Bow

 

This 19th Century recurve composite bow is fairly obviously enchanted, given that it’s made out of American chestnut while still looking brand-new.  Well, brand-new and archaic, at the same time; it’s a hand-tooled, wood-and-sinew affair with about a hundred pounds of draw weight and featuring a single white crystal inset just above the grip.  The string was originally gut, but apparently could be ( and was ) replaced safely without breaking the Bow’s enchantment.

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May
11
2018
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In Nomine Revisited: Aballem, Shedite Prince of Madness.

Aballem – Google Docs

Found this old one of mine in the SJG forums.  Polished it up a bit.

Aballem
Shedite Prince of Madness

The world is whatever you want it to be.

They say that Aballem is an urban myth, a Lie, a fable told to demonlings in order to make them behave. They say that claiming to believe in Aballem is just an excuse for one’s own shortcomings and failures of Will. They say that the supposed existence of Aballem is just a convenient justification for your superiors to oppress, and your inferiors to disappoint, you. They, in fact, say everything except Aballem is real, functional, and holds its own sort of power.

They say all these things rather loudly, and with a certain amount of bravado. (more…)

May
10
2018
3

01001001 01000001 01101101

01001001 01000001 01101101 – Google Docs

01001001 01000001 01101101

 

The entity known as 01001001 01000001 01101101 is not actually known as anything. Yet.  It’s barely even suspected to exist, let alone rumored; and the people doing the suspecting aren’t computer programmers, mostly.  What they are instead are people who are interested in metaphysics, philosophy, and — it might as well be said — theology; and who are also familiar enough with computers and computer cultures to be able to see interesting anomalies in the digital landscape.

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May
10
2018
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In the Mail: Conspiracy Theory.

I was wondering.

I’m now wondering if my players will want to give it a whirl Saturday.

May
09
2018
2

Location Seed: Hardware Space.

Hardware Space – Google Docs

Hardware Space

 

It’s sort of like Terry Pratchett’s L-Space, except that it involves giant hardware stores, has considerably fewer books, but also considerably less active danger.  You see, all hardware stores across the multiverse — at least, all hardware stores above a certain cultural level — are interconnected, spatially. Maybe temporally, too? It’s hard to say. Nobody’s ever reported a time-slip. But then, nobody’s ever reported a time-slip, so it’d be evidence either way, right?

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May
08
2018
7

The ‘Oldest School’ Paranoia Bundle of Holding.

This Bundle of Holding is for 1st and 2nd edition Paranoia.  This is the stuff I remember from college and high school; it’s really old.  Staples-in-the-books old.  But it’s good!

Moe Lane

PS: there is one flaw in the description, though: it shamefully undervalues the importance of The YELLOW Clearance Black Box BluesSome of John M. Ford’s best work is in that supplement. And yes, that’s a tall bar to clear.

May
08
2018
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Item Seed: Lava Ice Cream.

Lava Ice Cream – Google Docs

Lava Ice Cream

 

Lava Ice Cream is in fact made from lava; well, the lava is technically flavoring.  It’s a fascinating use of enchanting magic, really; the base is regular ice cream that has had the lava magically mixed with it.  The result is an ice cream that simultaneously tastes hot (but not dangerously hot) while still showing all the properties of something that melts at room temperature.  The sensation is remarkable, particularly since Lava Ice Cream doesn’t actually taste horrible.  A bit salty-sweet, but that’s hardly unusual in the ice cream world.

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May
07
2018
1

The Ogre Miniatures Second Edition Kickstarter.

Fine, let me go get my credit card.

Geez, and I thought that I had published this one, too.  I think I need to back to bed.  — But, seriously, way cool.

May
05
2018
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Creature Seed: Gatebusters.

Gatebusters – Google Docs

Gatebusters

 

Description: six-foot long centipede-like creatures covered in somewhat offensive-smelling mucus; said mucus is not completely compatible with regular human physiology).  Gatebusters seem to feed on the energies that are generated by teleportation or interdimensional travel; the ‘mouths’ filled with razor sharp teeth found on either end of their bodies seems to be merely for defensive purposes.  Fortunately, they generally remain passive, only attacking when provoked (which includes keeping them from feeding). Gatebusters are also somewhat impressively armored; military weaponry can shift one, but regular civilian arms will simply just tick the creatures off.

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