Monday, October 31, 2011

AD&D Poke-Creature

Since people can't seem to understand this...."how can a pokemon be used as creatures for your custom world?"

I went a head and picked a random creature card, and designed one based on the picture and what it says. I came up with a new monster. Of course you can change the picture to make it look a little more interesting, but I just used the card and put it down. This notion of Pokemon for creatures is not my idea, Chrispy originally came up with this idea. So he get's full credit for it. I just rolled with it.

SIZE: Small
MOVE: 30ft
ATTACKS: 1 (tackle/rollout)
DAMAGE: 1d4/1d6

Tepig are normally found, in groups of 6 or more, roaming around very dense forest areas looking for grass and flowers to eat. Tepig do not show any sign of hierarchy in their group as they seem to just eat and move on. Though the group is very loyal to one another, protecting each other if threatened in anyway.

Tepig will not attack, unless provoked. If attacked, Tepigs will attempt to warn their foe with a tackle, by taking its foe off its feet, doing 1d4 points of damage. If its foe continues its attack, the Tepig becomes more aggressive by using its rollout attack. The roll out attack is similar to the tackle, except that it does 1d6 points of damage as the creature rolls out of the tackle using its claws.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

D&D 3E is... Old School?

I was sitting around readings some posts today while I was snowed in today, here in PA. When a buddy of mine from a group I played in long ago, sends me an email. Asking me, since I am so involved with the OSR, podcasting and running a forums, " Isn't 3E (not 3.5E) considered old school now? It has to be, its almost 12 years old?"

My first response was no. Its not. But as I was typing back my response, I thought of some great questions to ask myself and others out there. First and for most... Why can't it be? It's past the 10 year mark, its out of print and shunned by its creators and most of the D&D fans out there.

If you are starting to scream here, just wait. Because listen to this. 12 years ago, 3E came out in 2000, which made AD&D 2E only 11 years old. At that point 2E was considered "Old School". Which everyone embraced as acceptable at the time.

Now the once big bad "Beast of 3E" is nothing more then a discarded puppy outside, is 12 years old. Should we not give it a break and allow it to be considered some-what old school now?


Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Avengers Movie - First look

Happened to hear the other day on Howard Stern that the preview of the movie was out, and it could be found on So I went and looked it up, and watched it a few times. The trailer is interesting, it shows all the characters they promised with all the same actors.. well Edward Norton is not playing the incredible hulk. Anyhow the trailer shows the team, gives a minor purpose how they formed the team to protect the world. The trailer shows some great clips, but doesn't really show why or what they are protecting the earth from. Granted I haven't read any spoilers or advanced news, because I wanted to watch the movie with out people's judgement or bitching.. such as I've already seen how people are bitching Nick Fury is not white. Who gives a crap, so what? its Ultimate Nick Fury, and Samuel L Jackson is a hell of an actor with loads of talent.

This kind of crap is what ruins movies, because we get these stupid ass geek morons, screaming its not exactly like the comic book they had under their pillow at night when they were 12, next to the penthouse magazines. Why can't people just watch and ENJOY the movie for the purpose of the entertainment it is? Sigh.

So who's the villian? My guess, is it is, Loki. Due to the ending we saw at the end of Thor movie, as the credits finished. But I could be wrong. What do you think?

This could be a great marvel super hero adventure. If you still play the game, how would you use this set up?

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