Feb
23
2018
3

Dungeons & Dragons movie on the menu.

Looks like they’re trying to make some magic, here: “Chris McKay, who recently directed “The Lego Batman Movie” pic for Warner Bros., is in negotiations to direct “Dungeons & Dragons” for Paramount Pictures. Michael Gillio will be penning the script. Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis are producing.” Hasbro has apparently realized that since Marvel is currently making obscene amounts of money via developing their backlist, then maybe so can Hasbro.  Their new film unit — Allspark Pictures* — plans to reboot Transformers (via a Bumblebee film not directed by Michael Bay), GI Joe, Dungeons & Dragons, do a Micronauts movie (not something I grew up watching), and some other flick. (more…)

Feb
10
2018
2

Old Spice makes its move into the critical D&D playing market.

This is sheer genius: Old Spice has produced a D&D character class called ‘the Gentleman*.’  If you’ve ever wanted a PC based off on an Old Spice commercial, the this is the character class for you.  The funny bit? At first glance, it doesn’t look horribly unbalanced. You could get away with playing this character class at a convention game or something.  Old Spice is apparently One Of Us.

Moe Lane

PS: I already know what I’m running at WashingCon, but this tempts me slightly.

*Or ‘Gentle-lady,’ for those who wish to play that character; but it’s totally meant for dudes.

Apr
24
2017
3

Tweet of the Day, The Mage Should Have Been Casting At The Thief edition.

Useless Chaotic Neutral* git.

Still… dang, but I’d like to have that on my wall.  As would half the people reading this, of course. They should do a print.

Moe Lane

*Can’t be Good, obviously: he’d be fighting the dragon otherwise. Can’t be Chaotic Evil, because he’d have thrown a dagger at the mage.  Lawful Evil would understand the concept of “kill dragon, then loot” better than this. True Neutral is for people who can’t make up their minds.  So it’s Neutral Evil or Chaotic Neutral, and robbing a dragon that isn’t dead yet and is maybe about to eat the rest of your party sounds quintessentially CN to me, ayup.

Aug
18
2014
4

New D&D ruleset comes out tomorrow.

Is it time to get back up on the merry-go-round?

I jumped off after 2nd ed: my wife was the AD&D player of the two of us, and I have so many other RPGs to occupy my time. But the Saturday game is talking about a mini-campaign… I dunno. Guess I’ll stick it on the Wish List.

Jan
26
2014
3

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you…

…Happy Birthday, Dear Dungeons and Dragons,
Happy Birthday to you.

No, I am not going to make a joke about rolling saving throw v. You’re old: the dang game is only four years younger than I am. I joke about it, I joke about me. (more…)

Aug
29
2010
4

Book of the Week: The High King of Montival.

And it’s about time, too. Unfair, no doubt: The High King of Montival is part of a series (the Emberverse*), which means delays. Still: out in a week.

And so Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy Roleplaying Game: An Essential D&D Starter (4th Edition D&D) is out this week. Err, it’s being switched out. You know what I mean.

Moe lane

*Short version: gunpowder, electricity, and most high-energy chemistry stops working one day – while at the same time not affecting actual people. This would drive scientists and engineers mad, except that most of them lived in areas which promptly started in on starving to death and the survivors had more important things to worry about. Essentially, adventure with a steadily-increasing fantasy quotient.

Aug
23
2010
3

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

HAHAHAHAHAAHAAHHHAAAHAHYAHAAAHAHAAHAHAHA

:breathe:

HAHAHAAAHAAHAHAAHAHAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAAA

:pause:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…

Moe Lane

PS: What the heck. Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy Roleplaying Game: An Essential D&D Starter (4th Edition D&D) is the book of the week.

Feb
18
2009
5

“An 8-Bit Reenactment of Dungeons and Dragons”

Because you have to revisit the classics every so often.

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