Professional Dungeon Mastering! …Hey, remember when you automatically assumed that was something dirty?

I almost didn’t want to put this up (H/T Constant Reader Belcatar). I mean, what if somebody from his customer base sees this? And my carefully-concealed smirk?

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Regarding the Brazilian D&D car commercial.

The more I think about this…

…the more I ask myself: why don’t they make this show? Specifically, this:

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Game of the Week: the Hasbro Stranger Things Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game Starter Set.

(Via Nerdbastards) The Hasbro Stranger Things Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game Starter Set is old school D&D, by the way. The kind that they would have been playing in the 1980s, in other words. Ain’t nostalgia marketing grand? They’ve finally worked their way around to pandering to me.

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. Continue reading Dungeons & Dragons movie on the menu.

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.

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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.

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.

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*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.

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.

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*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.