Sep
26
2016
0

My PJ Lifestyle article revisiting religion in RPGs.

Found here. Short version: I tried to give some practical advice on how to incorporate religions into a RPG. I mean, shoot, activist deities in most of ’em, right?

Sep
15
2016
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All the “1952 Vincent Black Lightning”‘s.

Or at least a bunch of them. Damned if spending a half hour of listening to covers of 1952 Vincent Black Lightning wasn’t highly enjoyable. So… here. (more…)

Sep
07
2016
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Latest Luke Cage clip.

And I believe that the answer to the question posed at the end of the video should properly be Why, no, sir: I believe that I do not.

I’d also like to note that Mike Colter’s ability to restrain his flinch reflex is impressive. It really helps to sell the characterization to me.

Sep
05
2016
7

So, yeah, I cooked two chicken breasts up using a whole stick of butter.

…What?  Dude, it tasted great. I watched over those chicken breasts like, hah!, a mother hen; and they came out perfectly. Not too dry, not too moist, just the right internal temperature: and, again, cooked in a whole stick of butter (and a little flour, and a little pepper, and a dash each of lemon and lime juice). It takes real skill to mess up something like that, and I did not*.

Problem is, I still have a bunch of the mixed butter/chicken juice liquid in the pan. Seems a shame to toss that; my immediate inclination is to dump it in Tupperware, freeze it, and pull it out when I’m making chicken soup from scratch or something. Anybody got a better idea?

Moe Lane

*The broccoli was disappointing, though.

Aug
29
2016
3

Fallout: Red Star.

This is apparently several years old, but it doesn’t matter.  It’s very good and I wouldn’t understand it all if I hadn’t been playing Fallout New Vegas for the last month. Still, the production values on this are seriously impressive.

Aug
29
2016
3

HOT LAVA the videogame.

Every so often, a videogame designer will stop, blink a few times, and realize Hey. I’m, like, an adult now – and I still want to make a game where you have to run around the room only never touching the ground because the floor is actually lava.  …This is a good thing. Because yeah, I’d probably play this:

I’d pretend to be playing it ironically, but I wouldn’t be playing it ironically.  I’d probably have to play it at night, though. God help me if my kids ever see this game…

Aug
26
2016
1

Creature Seed: Pseudo-Hair.

Pseudo-Hair

This particular creature is waiting for us on the first planet we find whose life has a common ancestor with ours (so if panspermia isn’t real, don’t worry about it).  It’s an… interesting parasite: as you might guess, it infests a human’s hair follicles, effectively replacing a host’s hair.  The effect looks rather like normal human hair, except for the random wild color shifts and the way that Pseudo-Hair moves independently.  You can cut Pseudo-Hair without pain… to yourself; the organism itself doesn’t like it very much, although it won’t take lasting harm unless you do the equivalent of a depilatory.

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Aug
26
2016
3

Item Seed: Lead Balloons.

Lead Balloons

What most people don’t realize is that the phrase “It went over like a lead balloon” is actually a translation from Low Faerie.  It’s not quite a perfect translation, though. The original is something more like “NO NO NOT THE LEAD BALLOON ARGGH HE POPPED IT MY EYES MY EYES BURN WITH NOTHINGNESS I CANNOT FEEL MY FACE” and then goes into mumbled bloody spittle as the poison really kicks in.

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