Aug
15
2018
0

Incense-Drunk Cleveland [The Day After Ragnarok].

Incense-Drunk Cleveland – Google Docs

Incense-Drunk Cleveland

[The Day After Ragnarok]

 

City: Cleveland, Ohio

Population: 80,000/420,000

Controls: Parts of Lake Erie and northern Ohio

Government: Despotism

Problem: Hostile Cities (most of the rest of Ohio)

Heroic Opportunity: Mercenary Work

City Aspect: Militaristic and Religious

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Aug
14
2018
0

The ‘You Might As Well Fund ME Because I Give Better Value’ Patreon post.

Not that I am pointing any fingers, specifically, towards anybody out there who may or may not be rattling a tip jar.  I will however note that supporting my Patreon at least gives you stuff.  Stuff that you would like, if you like gaming material and science fiction and fantasy and the odd bit of horror.

So if you feel like you want to give money away to people who just come out and ask it from you on the Internet, and you’re not giving it away to charity, then give it to me.  You will get more for your (literal) dollar, because you will get something for your dollar.  That’s… not always going to be the case, otherwise.

Aug
14
2018
0

Spell seed: KEEP MAGIC CIG AM PEEK.

KEEP MAGIC CIG AM PEEK – Google Docs

KEEP MAGIC CIG AM PEEK

 

It’s a minor little bit of palindrome magic: if you have the raw power to do it, light a cigarette and mutter this while you stare at the burning end.  The esoteric result is that while you do it you get at least a little resistance to anti-magical effects or attacks. It won’t save you from a powerful draining spell for very long, but if you’re running across a magically-drained area, you can get to the other side with no more than maybe the thaumaturgical equivalent of chapped lips.  If you have magical ability, of course. And can run while staring at a burning cigarette, which not everybody can do. Still, it’s a useful enough bit of hedge magic, normally.

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Aug
14
2018
2

Tweet of the Day, It’s A Miracle Mickey Mouse Wasn’t Hit By Lightning… edition.

…for this.

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Aug
14
2018
2

My 2018 WashingCon RPG schedule. (Dungeon Fantasy and In Nomine)

WashingCon is on September 8th and 9th: I will be running two games.  On Saturday (2 PM) I will be running the Hall of Judgement adventure for GURPS Dungeon Fantasy — yup, the one from the Kickstarter.  All official-like, too; by which I mean I told Doug Cole I’d run it at WashingCon if he liked, and Doug liked.  Which is hardly surprising, of course.

The second game is on Sunday (10 AM), and will be The Great Cow Race of 2003.  What’s that?  I’m giving away the adventure with that link? Folks, read the write-up again.  It’s not an adventure: it’s four hours of applied Chaos and Old Night.  I never ran that adventure the same way twice; shoot, I never ran it the same way twice from hour to hour inside the adventure itself.  I fear nothing from having my players know ahead of time what the adventure might be; in fact, I welcome their growing madness.

:pause:

MADNESS!

Aug
14
2018
4

In the e-Mail: The Valley of Shadows (Black Tide Rising).

FinallyThe Valley of Shadows is set in John Ringo’s Black Tide Rising zombie apocalypse series; and if you haven’t tried that series out yet, I recommend it. In Black Tide Rising, it’s not so much the zombies that are the problem; it’s that most of the people are gone and the remainder are constantly stuck busting their asses to keep civilization running. So, not nihilistic: just very, very grim.  …And lots of guns!  Which makes things less grim, at least to read about.

Anyway, The Valley of Shadows (written by Ringo, and Mike Massa) takes up a part of the story from the first book of the series, and runs with it.  I look forward to finding out to those particular folks.  I kind of wondered.

Aug
13
2018
3

Tried the Steak and Potato Nachos again today.

Recipe found here: Steak and Potato Nachos.

The ‘mistake’ I made last time was to not use enough pans.  This time, I cooked the skirt steak on a cast-iron griddle, which meant that I didn’t smoke up the kitchen this time when I added the potatoes.  What I did instead, in fact, was to put the potatoes in the cast iron pot, add the steak on top and the cheese, then broil it — which I don’t remember if I did last time — until it was ready to go.  More dishes, but less potential emergencies, and my wife and I inhaled it just as readily as last time.

There’s still smoking going on, though.  I am considering next time to go with my original impulse to grill it outside.  Only problem there is that it’s a pain to use charcoal for just that one item, and no, we’re not getting a propane grill any time soon.  That’s an extravagance for us, frankly.

Still, yum.  No pictures, because, well.

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