Wednesday, August 30, 2006

This Man Needs a Visit From the Dogs

Warren Jeffs, you better be damn happy that the feds got to ya before the Dogs did.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Laws On Indie

In case you missed it Robin Laws has some thoughtworthy stuff to say about the Forge Booth at GenCon.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Princess Katie vs. the Evil Birds

The other day... The kids (5yo twins) had found a boxfull of dice and Katie was playing with them while Teddy was busy with Ratchet & Clank. Katie was all ready to have fun just rolling the dice, but I asked her if she wanted to see what kind of games me and my friends play with dice.

She did! I told her we play story games. I said that we were going to make up somebody to be in the story, and I mentioned that she could play a warrior or a dragon or, or a princess, or a --

Princess won by a mile. She was definitely going the princess route.

I asked this princess's name. "Princess Katie." Subtlety has never been her strong point.

I asked her to tell me some things about Princess Katie that I could write down on a piece of paper. First we got:

* Likes Flowers
* Likes Ponies

She's definitely in that hyper-girly stage.

I asked if she had any "powers," and you BET she did. She could freeze people into blocks of ice, and she could also use magic fire to thaw them out.

* Freeze Power
* Fire Power

I set the scene that her favorite pony had been kidnapped, and she had to rescue him. She agreed and decided that Evil Birds had carried him off. We had a short little story about rescuing them, and finding lots of other ponies captive too, and rescuing them and bringing them to their homes. Every so often I called for a roll of 1,2,3 or 4,5,6 to decide which direction the story took. It was a tiny little story but it was fun and she loved it.

Ron on Bacchanal

Ron does a great job in this post explaining the difference between Bacchanal and Penthouse Letters.* I believe it was 'Anyway' that pointed me at it.

* (Note to younger readers: a long time ago, before the world wide web, people had to buy magazines to look at naked people and read naughty stories. Yes, it was a dark age. Thank us oldsters that we invented the internet so you didn't have to worry about that, you can go out and try to hook up with hot babes on myspace by text messaging them with a cellphone, or whatever the hell kids do these days.)

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Apparently a My Life With Master Sourcebook of Some Kind?

"In [the book] A Cup of Cold Water, Ed Heil gives us a timely reminder of the virtues and ultimate victory won by genuine servants of the Master. Hardback."


Tuesday, August 08, 2006

No Gencon For Ed, No Ed For Gencon

I've decided not to do Gencon after all, at the last minute.

Sucks to miss a chance to see the cool Forgies again, and meet new people like (for example) John Harper, and Lxndr, whom I've met only briefly before.

But I had other issues to think about this week and decided my best course is to put it off till next year.

Have an awesome time, everyone who's going, Joe included. :)