Monday, February 25, 2013

InSpectres Movie

I've thought about getting the rpg InSpectres.  I've read reviews and such and it sounds interesting.  But what really surprised me is that they are apparently making or have made a movie based on the game.  The IMDb entry is here.  Maybe I'd better get it soon before it becomes a fad!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Barbarians of Lemuria Preferences

I'm curious, which version of BoL do you prefer?  The Legendary Edition, the Revised Edition, Legends of Steel version or even the free version?  And why?

I actually prefer a mixture of the versions.  I like the Lemuria setting that Mr. Washbourne presents but prefer the somewhat less exotic Legends of Steel setting.  Despite reading some of the original Thongor stories, I still have trouble imagining the heroes of the story riding lizards or birds.  My mind still steers me in the direction of the hero riding a snorting, rearing horse.  It might be fun to have an isolated culture be bird riders but not everyone!

I prefer the static armor values from the Revised Edition.  Although the variable armor values from the Legendary Edition may be more "realistic" I think the extra roll slows down the game just a bit.

On the other hand, I prefer the priest rules from the Legendary Edition.  In my mind, the mystical powers that the evil priests weilded in the stories were from studying sorcery or from pacts with the terrible creatures from the beyond.  So the evil priests need levels in the Sorcerer career to perform such magics.

How about you?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

0e Reprints

So, Wizards of the Coast is reprinting the 0e White Box.  Unlike others, I am in no way excited about this.  I am young enough (hah!) to have started with Holmes Basic and then went on to AD&D.  I am now enamored with Moldvay Basic and, in a way, wish I had stuck with the Basic editions back in the olden days and never touched AD&D.  Loved it then, not so much now.

So, I never had, played or even heard of the three little books and supplements until years later.  (When I hear of three books I always think of Traveller's LBBs.)  Thus, no excitement here.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013

Heroes & Other Worlds: The Arrival

I was soooo excited!  I got a package from LULU!  I opened it with eager anticipation.  My wait was over.  Finally, my copy of Heroes & Other Worlds was here.  But wait.  What's this?  It's in Russian?  What the hell?  Not my copy of....  A book of Russian poetry?  In Russian?!?


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

D&D Expert somewhere listened to me!  DrivethruRpg now has Cook Expert!

And for an excellent justification as to why a person should buy Basic and Expert, please see this post at the RetroRoleplaying blog.