A Cat of Tindalos

A Cat of Tindalos

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Tales of Peril

Tales of Peril is now available for general order from Black Blade Publishing; details at https://grodog.blogspot.com/2017/06/how-to-order-tales-of-peril-and-other.html

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Another version of the Dark Tower Gunslinger...

The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed...

Found another Gunslinger base class posted on the internet for Dungeon World Dark Tower fans. No idea of author or author but kudos.

See what you think...


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Dark Tower Trailer

Gunslinger Playbook

The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed...


I've been thinking how easy it would be to play a Stephen King inspired Dark Tower game in Dungeon World, now that the new film release approaches and looks promising. The casting at any rate seems excellent and making the film a sequel/reboot opens up a lot of space. The playbook I downloaded from the web long ago and with that and the Dungeon World rule book it could be enough to get you started...

Friday, June 16, 2017

Can't Wait!

The Dark Tower is close, now. The Crimson King awaits. Soon Roland will raise the Horn of Eld. And blow.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Our Tax Dollars at Work...Hail Hydra!

D&D Creator Gary Gygax's FBI Records Make Him Sound Like a Badass
"He is known to be a member of the Libertarian Party."

C.J. Ciaramella|Jun. 15, 2017 10:20 am

About a year ago I filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the FBI's files on TSR, Inc., the company that originally published the iconic Dungeons & Dragons role playing game.

I received several dozen pages of records back on Wednesday, including a May 1995 FBI report that contained several paragraphs on Gary Gygax, the game's beloved creator. D&D may have been the summit of nerd culture in the '80s, but the FBI makes Gygax sound hardcore.

An FBI source in the report alleges that Gygax was "eccentric and frightening," carried a weapon, proudly responded to every letter he received from an inmate, and had a Liberian holding company. It concludes: "He is known to be a member of the Libertarian Party."

In short, Gary Gygax wasn't a snitch and fought the power. When Gygax died in 2008, one of his many fans, the San Francisco artist Chicken John Rinaldi, wrote in an email to Reason eulogizing the original dungeon master:

"Gary Gygax saved more lives than penicillin. When I was 10, he was 39. He knew he was writing a book for 10 year olds...but never talked down to us. He was the only adult presence in my life from the time I was 10 to the time I was like 15 that didn't preach, didn't talk down and didn't have any parameters."

C.J. Ciaramella is a criminal justice reporter at Reason.
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Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. —Ecclesiastes 9:10