Yellowstone National Park (National Park Service)
And so, BJS will go quiet for a couple of weeks, as I head off on my exciting and adventurous trip to Yellowstone National Park.
Take Care and Be Well until then.
Gilligan star Bob Denver dies at age 70 – TELEVISION – MSNBC.com
Rest in Peace, Bob Denver. Sure, Gilligan’s Island was cornball. But it was funny. The fact that its never been out of syndication proves that the comedy, mostly slapstick, and the mix of archetypes in the show worked then, and works now.
mearls: Stross’s Law of RPG Design
Via Mike Mearls (Iron Heroes)’ Livejournal, apparently Charles Stross (whose Hidden Family book I read and reviewed and loved) invented a few D&D races–the Githzerai, the Githyanki, and the Slaadi.
Three of my favorite D&D races! As Mearls points out, they are races created internally in the game, rather than taken from elsewhere.
Deep in the Game: A really good idea
On Deep in the Game, Bankuei relates a great time he had running a game of Iron Heroes (the *new* variant Players Handbook from Malhavoc Press, not related to the Arcana Unleashed line).
It sounds like a lot of fun. I must needs get a copy of this, even if the esoteric stuff that Monte Cook puts out is usually more my speed. But, still, Lankhmar style D20 gaming could be lots of fun using this…
Perverse Access Memory: It Was Only a Matter of Time
Just like Ginger did not long ago, this morning I received an amazon version of a phishing email.
I hate thieves. Its scary that I am becoming nostalgic for the days when spam was just annoying, not a potential route to identity theft, viruses and trojans.
Now that I am watching it again, I still am struck by the heart and soul that the movie holds, especially in comparison to Episodes I-III.
Continue reading Watching Star Wars (A New Hope)
A couple of weeks ago, a couple of commenters (my brother, Greg, and my good friend Arref) asked me about what I thought about Betancourt.
Honestly, I’ve not read any of the Dawn of Amber novels. While I’ve heard bad things about them, derisive things about them, dismissive things about them, I’ve not been motivated enough to put it on my “never will read this” list.
OTOH, my friend Felicia has read a couple of the DOA novels, and enjoyed them. Maybe one day I will borrow them from her and see for myself, good, bad or indifferent.
As a tonic to all the bad news, I present a picture of my friends’ adopted daughter, Danielle.
This was taken last Saturday, just before our Blue Rose gaming session.
Continue reading Gratuitous Baby Photo
ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES
“I don’t think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees”–George Bush, 9/1/05
The Title of the post, the words of our President, says it all about him, and his Presidency.
Not in anger, I’m past anger. Hundreds, definitely, likely Thousands (I’ve heard estimates that it could be more than ten thousand) of people are dead.