Well my name is Bruno (obviously), I'm half-Spanish/half-Quebecois and live in the city of Montreal in Canada. This is my blog for articles and reviews of all things geek and whatever other random stuff I feel like sharing.

  Just a quick post about how I house-rule Castles & Crusades in my new ongoing campaign.

  I got rid of Primes and different Target Numbers. All TNs are at 15 by default. Players no longer add their level to their rolls, instead the TN goes down by 1 every level. (So at level 2 the TNs would be 14, etc) Apply the same modifiers you normally would. (Constitution modifier v.s poison, etc) Monster/enemy HD no longer applies as a penalty to rolls. The lower a TN can go is 4. (That last one I might tweak over time, but as my players are level 1 still, I’m in no hurry to ponder that.)

  To make up for the lack of Primes, Humans get a +10% XP bonus (This idea was taken from Basic Fantasy Role-Playing) and Half-Elves of Human Lineage get a +5% XP bonus.

  Also, while gold for XP is a fun way to gain XP for treasure hunters and such, it’s not exactly the best way to handle things for truly heroic characters. Thus, after they complete the next dungeon I’ll be applying the following rules to reward XP: http://akraticwizardry.blogspot.ca/2009/07/are-you-experienced.html

Batman’s characterization will vary from writer to writer, but honestly the Batman who gives a f*** will always be my favorite.

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anyone know what this is from?

"Judgement Day" by EC Comics. From wikipedia:

The story depicted a human astronaut, a representative of the Galactic Republic, visiting the planet Cybrinia inhabited by robots. He finds the robots divided into functionally identical orange and blue races, one of which has fewer rights and privileges than the other. The astronaut decides that due to the robots’ bigotry, the Galactic Republic should not admit the planet. In the final panel, he removes his helmet, revealing himself to be a black man.

Apparently the Comics Code Authority tried to prevent the author from making the main character black.

Boy did they! It took the writer (and the company) threatening the CCA with a lawsuit and telling the guy to fuck off (literally) to get this thing printed: 

Comic Historian Digby Diehl recounted in Tales from the Crypt: The Official Archives:

This really made ‘em go bananas in the Code czar’s office. ‘Judge Murphy was off his nut. He was really out to get us’, recalls [EC editor] Feldstein. ‘I went in there with this story and Murphy says, “It can’t be a Black man”. But … but that’s the whole point of the story!’ Feldstein sputtered. When Murphy continued to insist that the Black man had to go, Feldstein put it on the line. ‘Listen’, he told Murphy, ‘you’ve been riding us and making it impossible to put out anything at all because you guys just want us out of business’. [Feldstein] reported the results of his audience with the czar to Gaines, who was furious [and] immediately picked up the phone and called Murphy. ‘This is ridiculous!’ he bellowed. ‘I’m going to call a press conference on this. You have no grounds, no basis, to do this. I’ll sue you’. Murphy made what he surely thought was a gracious concession. ‘All right. Just take off the beads of sweat’. At that, Gaines and Feldstein both went ballistic. ‘Fuck you!’ they shouted into the telephone in unison. Murphy hung up on them, but the story ran in its original form.[18]

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Great experience at the Montreal Comiccon this year, the Doctor Who Society of Canada brought along a great set where people could take pictures in if they made a donation to the Montreal Children’s Hospital! :)

Great experience at the Montreal Comiccon this year, the Doctor Who Society of Canada brought along a great set where people could take pictures in if they made a donation to the Montreal Children’s Hospital! :)

Great experience at the Montreal Comiccon this year, the Doctor Who Society of Canada brought along a great set where people could take pictures in if they made a donation to the Montreal Children’s Hospital! :)

Great experience at the Montreal Comiccon this year, the Doctor Who Society of Canada brought along a great set where people could take pictures in if they made a donation to the Montreal Children’s Hospital! :)

Great experience at the Montreal Comiccon this year, the Doctor Who Society of Canada brought along a great set where people could take pictures in if they made a donation to the Montreal Children’s Hospital! :)

Great experience at the Montreal Comiccon this year, the Doctor Who Society of Canada brought along a great set where people could take pictures in if they made a donation to the Montreal Children’s Hospital! :)