I find the cover I like best and then go with it. I know it's superficial, vapid, and a terrible idea but if the cover grips my imagination then I can't wait to start reading the adventure. So far I've had lots of fun that way. How about you?
I tried looking up this game when I saw the advertisement and couldn't find anything. Anyone know anything about it?
Some fascinating news game out of the February 25, 2021 investor event put on by Hasbro. Here are some of the most interesting points to come out of the event in my eyes Hasbro earned more than $1,000,000,000 in e-commerce sales. This is a remarkable achievement of marketing to grow this avenue of business as… Continue reading Notes from the Feb 25 Hasbro Investor Event
On February 8, 2021 Hasbro held it's regular conference call from management on the financial health of their business. Some quotes have been making their way out of the report lately so I decided to take a moment and read through them myself. Below are the highlights I found worth digging more into. For the… Continue reading Notes from the Q4 Hasbro Earnings Conference Call
I've often thought of goblins as these sorts of cowardly beasts abused by more powerful humanoids, but recently I came across an article by Roger E. Moore, ". . . but no least: The humanoids Goals and gods of the kobolds, goblins, hobgoblins, & gnolls," that has begun to change my mind on the subject.… Continue reading A look at the Goblins of 1982
The text states: The city is not subject to the extremes of the weather across the Flanaess. This fact is important to the poorer denizens of the Slum Quarter, who often must sleep without a roof over their heads . . ."Niles, 3 This seems to imply that the City of Greyhawk is home to… Continue reading Let’s Read The City of Greyhawk, Part 2: Climate
When I first started writing Dyvers years ago I set a daily posting goal for myself that I maintained for nearly five years before things went sideways. Posting daily pushed me to find new ways to be creative and to keep challenging myself to do something new. Creatively there have been few periods in my… Continue reading February, 2020
In DRAGON magazine #61 there appeared a curious creature called the "Light Worm" that has occupied my imagination over the last few days. It was described as follows: The light worm looks very much like a giant snake, but there are several distinguishing features. The worm's coloring is black on the underside and alternating bands… Continue reading The Light Worm of Dragon 61
The most interesting thing about the first few pages of the City of Greyhawk comes from its demographics: The city contains all sorts of people, and a few other sorts of individuals. About 80% of the city's population are native Greyhawkers, with another 14% humans from about the Nyr Dyv, Rhennee, barbarians from the north… Continue reading Let’s Read: City of Greyhawk, Part 1: Demographics
This month I've been finding myself thinking more and more about the Greyhawk Wars, to the point where it has practically taken over the second series of Greyhawk Posters, and I've decided that any time I get this fixated on an idea that the only way to deal with it is to actually do it.… Continue reading Let’s Read The City of Greyhawk Boxed Set: Introduction
In order to cover the event in any reasonable manner I'm going to have to divide it up into segments. All of these will have the Greyhawk Wars Research category if you're looking to follow just this category. Order of Research 1.) The City of Greyhawk Boxed Set: An exploration of the boxed set to… Continue reading Organizing My Thoughts on the Greyhawk Wars
One of my low key favorite systems is the incredible Savage Worlds. It's consistently my go to when I'm looking to be inspired and to shake up my every day perception of how gaming should be done. Among the many great ideas from this system is the "Bennie." Savage Worlds explains the rule as follows:… Continue reading Using Bennies in Dungeons and Dragons
Last night I was fortunate enough to catch 1973's Fantastic Planet. The film is in French, but you can watch it with English subtitles on the HBO app through their partnership with TCM. Below is the trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgVHJXg6Fbo The premise of the film is that humans, here called "Om," are wild creatures often kept as… Continue reading Fantastic Planet, the Strangest Movie I’ve seen in Years
One of the things about a complex cannon of events in a world like Greyhawk is that you quickly find yourself confused about what happened when, to whom, and how it all got there to begin with. The Greyhawk Wars, which I'm clearly preoccupied with of late, are just such an event. What complicates the… Continue reading An Incomplete Chronology of the Greyhawk Wars