My commentary on a topic that's floating around, plus some stories about setting expectations and how when you don't its bad for everyone involved.
Referenced 5e houserules here:
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019
My First Unboxing! Christian Walker sent me a one page Zine, and Tim Shorts sent me some back issues of his Zine, The Manor, plus some other cool items, and a Giant Mini came in the mail too. We also get into a VM from Matt Jackson about Halfling Sex: Does size matter? Hmmm..
Christian's Blogs and Insta:
Christian's Blogs and Insta:
Posted by Joethelawyer at 3/21/2019 07:13:00 PM
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
I respond to some voicemails from Colin and Vance, talk about the game I'm playing in that Tim Shorts of Gothridge Manor is running, as well as a State of the Union for all the games I'm running and playing in. Also, thoughts on Roll 20 and a bit about the game prep I'm doing for Blood Island. Enjoy!
Posted by Joethelawyer at 3/20/2019 08:10:00 PM
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Che and I had a very far ranging discussion. Close to two hours! We started talking about the basics of the British educational system, then got into: coddling kids these days as opposed to growing up Gen X; UK educational videos designed to terrify children; existential dread as a child; Father Guido Sarducci, history of the British educational system and the current efforts to privatize it; comparison to USA; John Taylor Gatto; British teachers and their duty under the law to prevent the radicalization of kids; kids being overschooled and lacking social skills and the importance of play; the need to put the electronic devices away and mindfulness and living in the present moment; 80’s movies and hope; the self directed life vs. the life where you just end up somewhere; the power of changing your mind and being in control of how you react to things life throws your way; religious and spiritual beliefs and finding common ground; Viktor Frankl and making choices; being grateful and having a positive outlook on life; the promise and failures of the 60’s generation, how RPG’s help you explore other aspects of yourself; moral philosophy in gaming worlds; roleplaying in a dark game vs. a game of heroism; how roleplaying is fundamentally about making choices; what matters in life.
Posted by Joethelawyer at 3/10/2019 04:49:00 PM
Friday, March 8, 2019
Hi Everyone! I just uploaded a Players Guide to Blood Island in the files section of Blood Island on MeWe. Take a look, let me know what you think. I'm aiming for "Game 0" to be either next weekend or the weekend after. It's 23 pages, so it'll take a while to read. Any and all comments criticisms and questions are welcome. Also, you'll need to have Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyperbores, second edition, to play. It's not something you can "wing" based on being familiar with old school games in general. You can buy the Players Manual from DrivethruRPG for less than 10 bucks.
Posted by Joethelawyer at 3/08/2019 08:27:00 PM
Monday, March 4, 2019
Joe And Bro Show! Roll20, Gygaxian Whatthefuckisms, Electronics and DnD, Dragon 5 with Witches, Balrogs, and playing DnD With Tolkien as your DM
We started out talking about R0ll20 which lead us to electronic stuff at the DnD Table. We each had a pretty good whatthefuckism, and when we get into Dragon 5 we head off into like 10 tangents on monsters, Tolkien as a DM, Conan and witch sex, and of course the Succbus.
Posted by Joethelawyer at 3/04/2019 09:18:00 PM