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BeerWar Alc./Vol. 1: Export vs Old Style

War of the Beers Alcohol per Volume 1

    Molson Export Ale vs Molson Old Style Pilsner

    Blah blah blah from the guy at The Beer Store about how OS Pilsner is the exact same as Ex as he goes on about brewing processes that belies education on the topic but his zeal made me give it a whirl and start the first of my beer wars. Beer battles? Beer clashes?

    These are both in 500ml cans stored for just a day at basement temperature which in this case was probably about 58 degrees F or so.

C3K: What are we reclaiming?

This chapter was not much fun to read. I'm not certain how well I followed it but I know that I do not want to read it again.

[spoiler]Rape, emasculating homosexual rape... It wasn't sexy or fun, just disturbing and nausea inducing. The vengeance was swift and victorious.[/spoiler]

After the shocking part, a supporting character tries to regain his manhood and our protagonist seems to become very attached to him.

I'm glad this chapter is over and hope the next one is better. Perhaps it's time to take a break and read one of Robert Aspirin's Myth books.

[SCHWA] Yessoff Coarse

System: ə (Sorcerer Character Has Warrior Adventure)

Yessoff Coarse the Human Mime

Sorcerer 5 (d8); Warrior 5 (d8); Adventure 6 (d10)
Defence 2; Health 40

Spells - Heal, Magic Dart
Weapons - Longbow d2 (twice a turn), Longsword d2/d8
Armour - Scale Mail d4-1

Pet rat "Ratsputin" (negligible stats - normal rat befriended - may be diseased)

Equipment - Backpack, 50' rope, 6 torches, 10' pole, wine skin, rations, flint & tinder, 2 medium sacks

DCC #81 The One Who Watches From Below for SCHWA

These are my conversion notes for the adventure which you can buy from Goodman Games. I have playtested a few encounters as well as the complete adventure. Note that a few encounters never happened so this is a rough draft. I did not repeat stats where a creature already stated reappears in the adventure.

Klazath is Krondar, Dwarven deity of (independence, war, order/revenge[strength])

Random encounters:

C2K - Rough Advantage

I was taken aback shortly into this chapter. The overt sexual payment in this progressive society......

C1K: Chaldra Chaldra Chaldra...

I'm not fond of the method used to begin this novel, however that is likely because I've read so many that use it lately. We get some explanation of the world with a little shock and awe for the masses, but it's slow. Despite that the verbiage is quite beautiful.

Once we start into the story it's quite engaging and fun. I quite like both of the characters we deal with and see them both grow as people in a single chapter.

We have an adventure at hand with a few mysteries in a backdrop of sexiness. I am intrigued by what I will find around the next corner!

[2016-01-21] RPG Review of Darkly Through the Labyrinth

[Pre-Release Review PDF]

The first thing to note is the stunning visual artwork on the cover and throughout. Next is the layout which is impeccable and fits the feel of the game perfectly. It's easy to read and a pleasure on the eyes.

Me, I'm not big into reading PDFs, so I printed this out for the review.

The small book includes a table of contents, a lovely index, and a character sheet. What's missing is a sample adventure but perhaps a quickstart/convention style booklet would do wonders at some point.

The meat of the book is separated into four chapters.

2016-01-21 [Marvel] Last Days of Silver Surfer #015

The Last Days of The Doctor.... er... Silver Surfer.

I picked up the of this series when it came out and while I didn't hate it, I really didn't much like it. SIlver Surfer is one of those characters I always enjoyed in general and while the art of the series sings "old-school" I found the writing of to be dull.

OSCon 5.5

This past weekend I attended the nascent at Wilmar Heights Event Centre in Toronto with .

I believe that this startup has some roots in OSRCon however I do not know the details of any connections except that I somehow gained contact with an organizer of OSCon 5.5 through something OSRCon related online. That is if my memory serves me much at all in this case.

2015-12-29 [IDW] Jem and the Holograms #1-7

This comic hits the nail on the head for being in the spirit of the source material. The only real way it deviates is by shoving homosexuality down your throat but that's our culture speaking. There's no need for it in the story but it's there to make us more LBGT friendly (which people generally are or are not - neither of which is a pressing issue for a fun little comic book). Notably, the letters page does contain various reader comments praising the inclusion of homosexuals.


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