(Artist source HERE )
So much for posting Rhovanor’s tale often as I initially claimed! I’ll get back to it in the days to come… In the meantime, I thought I’d post Rhovanor’s stats and tell you guys where I’m going with this game, assuming he survives long enough. (For those who are first reading about Rhovanor, he’s the character in a one-DM and one-PC game I’m running for a friend.)
Elf Level 1
Cha 14, Con 13, Dex 15, Int 10, Str 12, Wis 11
And now to my ‘master plan’. In my campaign, elves don’t age. My idea is that the character will go through many eras. He’s currently in traditional medieval fantasy. But as the game goes on we’ll move on to the Fantasy equivalents of…
- 30’s Pulp Adventuring
- Modern Times
- Space Opera
I’ll be cannibalizing the following books to serve my campaign when it comes to playing in other time periods/tech levels: Tales of the Grotesque and Dungeonesque I-III, Machinations of the Space Princess, Abnomalous Subsurface Environment Vol.1 and Mutant Future.
Recently this blog has had a lot of posts I reblogged and RPG material I’ve written. A lot of the latter is stuff I originally posted on Eye Ray of the Beholder.
So I take a look at the title of this blog and realize it has the word ‘Reviews’ in it.
I browse my early posts where I wrote and discussed the things I liked or disliked in geek culture (along with this relevant review of a deodorant!), did some fun interviews, sadly had an online dispute with writer Gail Simone which led me to boycott her stuff…
But for better or worse, this blog was about having opinions on geek stuff. So I’m gonna get back to that. Regarding RPG material, I will continue posting reviews and opinions related to that hobby in here, but the original material for use in games will now only be posted at Eye Ray of the Beholder.
This blog is going back to its roots.
EDIT: After some consideration, while I intend to do more reviews and similar posts once more, I will keep posting all my RPG stuff in here too. I have noticed that many on Tumblr have enjoyed them so there’s no reason to leave them out when it comes down to it.
I doubt he can do worse than Lucas did with the prequels. I honestly think things can only go up for here for the Star Wars franchise. As far as I’m concerned, what affects me more is what this all means for the Expanded Universe.
I do think it’s a shame that the Expanded Universe might be swept aside, even if partially, but I do understand why they will do it and I agree with it because of one reason; They stated that after they do it, there will be one clear SW continuity instead of the unclear mess of ‘Does this count or not?’ that has been the Expanded Universe from the beginning. (When there are different stories about how Boba Fett escaped the Sarlacc Pit, admittedly the continuity needs to be fixed.) That said, it brings me no joy because I did enjoy the EU for many years.
I like them. I am not a Star Trek fan per se though, so my enjoyment of those movies is very ‘casual’. I have yet to watch Wrath of Kahn but I intend to do so at some point.
I never did! xD
Do I know you? That joke reminds me of someone…
Actually, this guy I knew had a really good joke about Rob Liefeld. He’d say that actually Liefeld is a great artist, the only problem is that he uses two models, one male and one female, and both are mutants with deformed bodies. Liefeld actually draws them really well because they do look like that, but to everyone else it seems like he’s a bad artist. :P
Todd McFarlane knew what he wanted and went for it, and I have a lot of respect for that. I don’t agree with him about everything but a lot of people in the business should probably pay more attention to him regarding some things… For example, the way DC has been treating its talent these past few years, a lot of them should really consider creating their own comic-book company like McFarlane and others did with Image in the 90’s. Just leave the big Two and do their own thing, make it a big deal so people will check it out. Many could but they don’t, out of fear the big companies won’t hire them afterwards. At the end of the day, I guess the difference between McFarlane and others is that taking that next step was obvious to him.
As for Spawn, I never followed him closely. Cool character concept, but it never really hooked me for some reason. I remember loving Greg Capullo’s art during the 90’s but now he’s on Batman, my favorite comic-book character, so I’m good. :)
Regarding the adaptations of the characters themselves, I would say any of the current Marvel movies (excluding the ones made by Fox) and Christopher Reeve as Superman.
For example, I think Hugh Jackman is awesome as Wolverine, but he is actually a poor adaptation of the character. It doesn’t bother me, but sticking to actual adaptations, Jackman is too tall and good-looking for the role. His acting is spot-on though. As for Batman, I’ve never seen the comic-book Batman on screen.
I don’t have much of one… I have never watched the new show so I can’t be a fair judge of its quality. I do think that just because something is typically girlie it doesn’t mean it can’t be enjoyed by all sexes though.
For example, I haven’t seen much of the Powerpuff Girls, but the little I’ve seen was hilarious and it is definitely a girlie show. I always tell myself I have to watch the Powerpuff Girls someday, as it even has some great commentaries on superhero stories, which I’m a huge fan of.
I have no interest in My Little Pony whatsoever as an adult (I owned a toy of it when I was 4-5 years old) but I don’t think Bronies are creepy, or any other typical jab people make at them. I mean, sure there ARE creepy Bronies, but the same can be said of all fandoms, there’s always rotten apples.