Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Out of the woods - back into the woods ... (plus an adventure hook!)

Me with the neglecting again ... Sorry about that. It's not that I have nothing left to share, it's rather I'm still unable to participate and contribute something worthwhile (unfortunately not for the lack of ideas, but for the lack of time).

Anyway, I'll get out of it or I won't. I really miss blogging on a regular basis and starting a dialogue with y'all, though ... Plus: I got the worst case of Gamer ADD ever. EVER!

Really, it's driving me nuts. I just need to see nice rpg-related art and the mind goes running and jumping like a dog seeing a bone. Sometimes it's not even related to some role playing game, but just a random picture:

If this ain't worth an adventure, I don't know what is ...
See? Could be good for something for a Cthulhu game. But a necromancer dying two days before his prophecy is fulfilled looks good in every game, as far as I'm concerned.

The picture is from a travelling book called Across China on Foot by Edwin J. Dingle. It can be found over at The Project Gutenberg and it's all in the public domain. 

That's it for today. There is more to come, I just can't say when ...

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Days 27 & 28: The End [D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop]

Day 27: If you had to do it all over again, would you do anything different when you first started gaming?

No, I wouldn't  =)

Day 28: What is the single most important lesson you've learned from playing Dungeons & Dragons?
The single most important lesson I've learned from playing D&D would be that the Game is what you make of it. You play it RAW, you change or customize it, you go for this clone or that incarnation, all those decisions are meaningless if not done deliberately.
The whole DIY-ethos and everything it entails is something I only started to see because I got involved in D&D (via the OSR).

This was a Blog Hop - So get hopping!

Stelios V. Perdios was hosting.
Thus ends the D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge. I gave my best to answer as many questions as possible on time (guess I failed, most of the time) and had fun thinking about my answers or reading those of the others. If I were to participate again in such a thing (which won't be any time soon), I'd not do it on a day-to-day basis, but answer several of the questions at once (like I was forced to do with this one).
One positive aspect would be that I discovered several great blogs I need to add to my blog roll as soon as possible!