Monday, September 26, 2005

Gushing neckwound: My life as a zombie

Friday : Picked up drivers licence at Traffic department in the morning, bought stage make-up
for zombie costume, visited outer's.
Went to Land of the Dead screening as Gushing neckwound #23, recieved a mix of
reactions from the masses, won a cool Land of the Dead shirt and a bottle of Jack Daniels.
Thanks Scpat, unamed nu metro manager and Antonio. For once One Ring was a well
spent Friday night. Drove a drunk dave's car back. Others went to Cornerhouse
afterwards.......The fools.

Yesterday: A LAN at July's house a la Al. Lots of Dota.........lots, oh and pizza :)

Sunday(today) : Slept a lot, worked on research project. Watched "Vanity fair", modeled more
Tyranids, drew a little.

Yeah, busy weekend.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

You guys all know what I have been up to ........
So here is some useles yet bizarre facts.....

Today's Amusing Facts: Strange Laws

Anti-modem laws restrict Internet access in the country of Burma. Illegal possession of a modem can lead to a prison term.

In Idaho a citizen is forbidden by law to give another citizen a box of candy that weighs more than 50 pounds.

In New York State, it is still illegal to shoot a rabbit from a moving trolley car.

In Riverside, California, there is an old law on the city's books which makes it illegal to kiss unless both people wipe their lips with rose water.
In Saudi Arabia, a woman reportedly may divorce her husband if he does not keep her supplied with coffee.

In Somalia, Africa, it's been decreed illegal to carry old chewing gum stuck on the tip of your nose.

In 1845 Boston had an ordinance banning bathing unless you had a doctor's prescription.

In Michigan it's illegal to place a skunk inside your bosses desk.

It's illegal in Alabama to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.

It's illegal in Alabama to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.
In parts of Alaska, it's illegal to feed alcohol to a moose.

"To prevent violence," it was at one time customary at certain phases of the moon to chain and flog inmates of England's notorious Bedlam Hospital.

Oh and one last one....

Random Fact:The hundred billionth crayon made by Crayola was Periwinkle Blue.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Dukes: A hazzard

Watched the dukes of hazzard last night and it was arb. It had some entertaining bits in it but on a whole a excuse to show of Jessica Simpson's bits. (which are nice, but her music is so bad)
If anybody has seen a cool film on circuit lately let me know. The ones I know of are pretty crappy looking. Except maybe I love Huckabees.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

This Blog is Teflon coated.

This is the third attempt at posting a blog entry this week.
Attempt one - "this lab is for Academic use only....froth..froth....(silence)......Twitch."
Attempt two - Novel networks says "hell no!"

Anyway, Weekend was cool, coffee with Vicky, Dinner at Pancho's and LAN games.
Got some roleplaying down last night, the schpat-talk factor was high but managable.
I got beat in the face with a lead pipe, by some crazy oversensitive doos. What the Hell!
I don't believe. I am a Warrior! :)

I found a module in the back of my Fae: Dark Ages Book, my run it for some noobs later in the semester.
#1 is to get 7th sea up and running....soon.

Some thoughts about campaign construction:

My last two campaigns went something like this:
1- Characters make characters with a satisfactory history.
2- The events in the charaters backgrounds become weaved into the narrative explored
in the course of the campaign.(Anchoring the Pc's in the narrative.)
3- Each character plys a brief prelude, roleplaying the events of the past.
4- All sorts of skeletons creep out of the closet upsetting what the characters considered
"fact".
5- And so on, and so forth.

In a vampire game I ran players played npc/minions during the other players prelude, thus keeping them entertained.

This approach is the same as with the 7Th sea game. Any advice?

P.S. - I schooled Conrad four games in a row. Vengeance is mine, ha ha ha!

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Mr. thingy I presume?

Ya, well my first post hey. Like those intrepid explorers of a byegone age...dum dum dum. Lets Hope I have the discipline and actually post semi- regularly....I'm a bit of a lazy git.

Sitting in the labs at varsity checking out this Blog thing. Was supposed to go to lectures....blah.

Spoke to alex earlier.
His tales of interdepart-mental crazyness were amusing.
We started talking about D&D and the problems with the way people play the game. In my eyes there are two ways of looking at it:

1- A Game which altenates between the modes of Roleplaying and a boardgame/wargame. Which is cool if you get bored doing the same thing for too long. It tends to be a less formal approach (Think Beer and Pretzels.) but that really depends on the group of players.

2- Roleplayng is emphasized. While Possible I reckon this approach could find greener pastures elsewhere, since you have to ignore half the game.
(The battle board and the wargame-like rules.) The Players tend to be more "serious" in their approach.

Both have their merits, the trouble comes when players who favour one approach play with those of the other camp. Ya .... it gets messy.
The Dm should just lay down the law at the beginning of the campaign and make sure his players anderstand the way it will be played...Anyway.

Trying to get my 7th Sea Campaign going, hopefully in a week or so.
The party comprises of a bunch of degenerates and outcasts.

Seaward is playing a dandy with a taste for the lads. He wears pink silk. Tim is playing a nobleman who is on the run from the inquistion.
Conrad is playing a wenching, carousing lout of a ship's captian.
Adam is a ex-Nobleman who has been disowned by his family,wandering the world developing a strange fighting style using his twin dracheneisen gauntlets.

Still recovering from a couple of late nights the sleep dep from the weekend's LAN is still haunting me.

Played three games of DotA against Conrad yesterday. Got owned in all three games....sigh. I'm convinced the Universe is out to turn me into a finger puppet.(Ouch)

It would seem my life is pretty mundane at the moment.....nothing much to say.

Cheers Guys.