Wednesday, April 3, 2013

That Old Blogroll Eggroll

Some more aggregation because my players read this, so I have nothing to give at the moment.  (I'm running my 1st-level AD&D dungeon, The Tower of Lord Vau, this Sunday, so that will hopefully go up in the not-too-distant future.)

There's apparently a new World of Darkness book line, and I totally missed it!  Mummy: the Curse has been released.  I have not yet obtained it, and so have no thoughts to offer, although I'm certain this information is relevant to someone reading this blog.

The Drinking Quest 3 Indiegogo campaign is right on track to hit its goal by the deadline.  I haven't played the first two, but I've heard good things; it's a comedy card game/RPG.  And it's a drinking game.  Relevant to the many.  The first one is currently out-of-print, although you can purchase it through the Indiegogo campaign.

This blog post from Character Generation details a gamer running a solo Pathfinder game for a first-time player, her mother.  It's quite hilarious.  You know the intro blurb to the DCC RPG: "You're no hero.  You're an adventurer: a reaver, a cutpurse, a heathen-slayer, a tight-lipped warlock guarding long-dead secrets. You seek gold and glory, winning it with sword and spell, caked in the blood and filth of the weak, the dark, the demons, and the vanquished. There are treasures to be won deep underneath, and you shall have them."  Yeah, that's totally her mother.  Read it!

The same author more recently wrote a piece regarding her new campaign set in an ecumenopolis modeled after Ravnica.  For background, the group played Lords of Waterdeep, followed by Fiasco.  She'll then launch the actual Pathfinder game itself.  As a bonus, she even includes the Fiasco playset she wrote!

Finally, I happened to catch a show on National Geographic detailing the Bahia Emerald.  Apart from the geological processes that form gemstones, I've never much cared about them; preparing old-school dungeons has whetted my appetite for gems and precious stones of all stripes.  This story is truly fascinating, and contains all the elements that make for a good roleplaying game scenario: the largest emerald in the world is discovered, and several parties claim ownership.  It also touches on the intrigue present in the world of appraisal and gem trading.  (Who knew?)

Interested parties with forty-five minutes to kill may watch the program in its entirety below:

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