Monday, January 30, 2012

The Greatest Dicebag in the World

One of the greatest x-mas gifts of my life. Look what my wife knitted up!

No ambiguity about who owns these dice. I am he, and he is me. BOB!

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!

My heavy rollahs...

She spins like Lolth. Lovely work, yes?

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Official Dungeons and Dragons Frisbee by TSR (c. 1984)

Back in 1984 one of the advantages of upgrading to "Advanced" Dungeons and Dragons was the expanded range of missile weapons...

Métal Français

Super weird black space "metal". I cannot turn my eyes away! C'est magnifique, no?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Criswell: WotC to Reprint 2e

The Amazing Criswell says: I predict that in the year 2013 fans of Dungeons & Dragons will take an incredible journey back in time! Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Second Edition will rise from the dead! However you MAY BE SURPRISED because this well-loved modular zombie may GO BY ANOTHER NAME! In my mind's eye I see THE NUMBER FIVE!

Rejoice, friends, because in this not-so-distant future I see gamers around the world joining hands as they march through the GATES OF FUN led by their RESURRECTED LORD! I see..

There will be "an underlying foundation or core game, which is D&D distilled to its essence"!

"If you like a tactical game with lots of maps, miniatures, attacks of opportunity and the like, you can use modules to have that game"!

You can "build your own castle"!

"have followers"!

"mix with royalty"!

You can have "extensive skills and ways to customize your character"!

You can have a game that is "tactical"!

...or "epic / high-level"!

Yes, friends, the future will soon be the past!

[Criswell thanks E. Foley, Monte Cook, Mike Mearls, and Jeremy Crawford for their help (in quotes) visualizing these future events!]