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George Orwell, my new un-best Friend

Posted by Todd on August 1, 2007

The following is a public service announcement from someone who is not Big Brother.  If you have not yet read George Orwell’s “1984”, please refrain from doing so.  Unless you have a penchant for gloom, a taste for depression, or a strong desire for a shitty ending, there is no good reason for anyone to read this book. Read the rest of this entry »


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Adventure Design Forms and GM Screen are ready for Download!

Posted by Todd on July 31, 2007

As mentioned in posts before, I have been working on a conversion of the Dungeon Masters Design Kit in MS Excel.  It is now ready and online.  Here it is!

As an extra special bonus prize, I have uploaded my own GM Screen, also in Excel.  It consists of a three-panel Player’s side (with all of the info players are likely to need) and a series of six panels for the Dungeonmaster.  I recommend laminating the player panels as single sided pages, and the DM panels as double-sided pages.  The way I use them is in a double-sided three-panel pocket screen, (like this) with the player sides facing out. The DM sides (being double sided) are reversible, depending if you are planning an adventure or playing the game.

I hope you enjoy!


EDIT:  Due to sad circumstances, the files no longer exist on the server linked to above.  For this I apologize.  Also, I no longer maintain this blog.  However, I DO maintain this one, and if you contact me there, I can get the files to you…

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4000 points in Seven Days

Posted by Todd on July 31, 2007

So what happens when the whole family decided to sit down to a 1000 point (each) megabattle on a Saturday night?  You have a warfare situation that consumes your dining room table until the following Friday night, that’s what!  Maybe some more experienced players (the guys who know every rule in and out and exactly what all of their units do and what they want them to do) can finish a game like that in an evening.   For us, the eight rounds of destruction took seven evenings of play.  But when we decide we want to cut our teeth and learn the rules, we commit!  (Even if it costs us our sanity for a week…)

Before I get into the “8 rounds in seven days” breakdown, I’ll let you in on the army lists: Read the rest of this entry »

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Roll Damage! « Stuff Peasie Made

Posted by Todd on July 8, 2007

Roll Damage! « Stuff Peasie Made

Because anyone can buy a plushie d4, but can you make one?

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If I got Stomped any Harder or More Often, I’d be a Bootheel

Posted by Todd on July 8, 2007

Played some more Warmachine yesterday/today.  I’ll spare you the army lists, but it was a four-way free-for-all among the family.  I was on Cygnar, Tracy had Protectorate, Stefen ran Cryx, and Becca had Khador.  Stef’s Cryx slaughtered me.

Some folks might wonder, “Todd, since you don’t ever seem to win, doesn’t that discourage you?”  And to that I say no.  I enjoy the game.  I like playing and having fun with the family.  Don’t get me wrong, winning is fun and I do try to win.  But as corny as it may sound, any game that was fun is a game that I win.

Plus, I view it as a challenge.  As long as I’m able to learn from my mistakes, improve my tactics, and keep a good attitude, I’m not gonna do anything less than play like I got a pair!

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