Friday, June 13, 2008

Ancient Roman D20 for sale, $18,000 - Boing Boing


Kevin Andrew Murphy sez, "I knew that Lady Puabi of Ur had d4s for the game boards found in her tomb, but it turns out the Romans had d20s and a nice green glass one is currently up for sale at Christie's. Only $17,925, for the gamer who has everything."

[From Ancient Roman D20 for sale, $18,000 - Boing Boing]

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

We lost Erick. :(

Erick Wujcik Passes Quietly

Beloved role-playing game designer, Erick Wujcik, passed away Saturday evening, June 7, 2008. He died from complications related to pancreatic and liver cancer. Kathryn Kozora, his sweetheart of over 30 years, and other loved ones were at his side.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Grognard's Challenge -- Ed's Answer Sheet and Results

Answers here.

Holy crap, the majority of my educated guesses were correct, giving me a final score of 41 out of 50.

Diagnosis: "40-49 I suspect you're probably wearing D&D underoos right now. For God's sake, put on some pants!"

Wrong answers marked below with the Sign of FAIL.

1) : C

2) : C (guess, 2nd guess: A)

3: B

4: C

5: C

6: A

7: E

8: D

9: C (a guess, having ruled out A and B, and probably D and E)

10: B (I first thought A, but wasn't A in module B2?)

11: C (total guess) FAIL

12: E (total guess) FAIL

13: A

14: D

15: A (total guess) FAIL

16: A (total guess) FAIL

17: D

18: A

19: E (mostly a guess)

20: C

21: D

22: C (ruling out E and D, all the rest seem unlikely, Jorune seems too late, EPT seems slightly too early, but the genre is close to correct... let's say C) FAIL

23: C (total guess)

24: C

25 : D (total guess) FAIL

26: E

27: E (educated guess) FAIL

28: C

29: B

30: C

31: E (I said A at first but something is nagging at me telling me it's E, despite the relative publication dates of the Greyhawk and Blackmoor supplements)

32: B

33: E (vague memory/mostly a guess)

34: C (mostly guess, after ruling out some of 'em) FAIL

35: B

36: D (guess)

37: B

38: D

39: D (mostly guess)

40: D

41: C (mostly guess)

42: A

43: E (nigh-total guess) FAIL

44: B (semi-guess)

45: E (mostly guess)

46: C (ruling out A, B, and D)

47: D (Guess, after ruling out B, C, and E)

48: C

49: E

50: D

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Grognards' Challenge

If you've been a gamer for more of your life than you've *not* been a gamer, you MUST take Jeff Rients' trivia challenge.

Of the 50, I'm 100% certain of my answers to 28 of them, have reasonable guesses for 9 of them, and am completely in the dark on the remaining 13.