Wednesday, 18 March 2015

S&W Episode 3rd Edition: A New Setting

I've been thinking a bit about RPG stuff lately. Specifically about super hero RPGs. After all, we've been playing quite a bi of Sentinels Of The Multiverse recently. In addition to which the spectre of actually trying to get an RPG going has been mooted, and I've actually had some positive feedback on the notion of running Overpower. Which is gratifying. It's always nice when you manage to do something that people actually enjoy. So, on the way to work one morning I was thinking about setting ideas for games, when I had a REALLY good idea. One of those rare ideas you have where the more you think about it, the more sense it seems to make, and the less you can believe that someone hasn't already thought about doing it.

What if you ran a super hero game set in the Star Wars Universe?

Saturday, 14 March 2015

God Trek II - The Wrath Of Fans

Okay, so in my last post I feel I may have perhaps come across as overly critical of religion, but there is a very good reason for this: I AM overly critical of religion. It's just.... kinda dumb and wholely unnecessary. But it would be remiss of me not consider some of the positive aspects of this condition. It always pays to consider both sides of any argument.

However briefly.

The thing is, whilst there undoubtedly are some positive effects, we've actually already developed past the point where we need religion to provide them. This is something I've been meaning to talk about pretty much since I took up blogging as a hobby. Which I suppose should help illustrate to all the young earth creationists that some things really do only happen on geological time scales.

Anyway point is we're going to be discussing SERIOUS BUSINESS topics again this week. So with that in mind, let me introduce you to your all new lord and saviour:

Oh yeah, we're going there.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Yes It's Fucking Paleontological.

So, this morning I was wondering what I should do today. I'd done all the cleaning and stuff, and was trying to decide on what would be a fun and/or constructive way to occupy myself for the rest of the day. I was contemplating firing up the Wii or DS and playing some Yu-Gi-Oh, but this presented something of a dilemma. I've been watching a lot of 5D's recently, so obviously I keep having the urge to put together a Dragon based Synchro deck. But whenever I try I never quite seem to have the cards I want or I run out of brain trying to decide what to use, and invariably fall back on playing one of my Dinosaur decks instead. Hard life, I know. Anyway, it was as I was contemplating this conundrum, Dragons or Dinosaurs that I remembered something else I had to do. A little project that I'd gotten ages ago and never quite managed to get around to:

I KNOW, RIGHT? A christian documentary arguing that Dinosaurs are actually Dragons? That's got to be hilarious. Shooting fish in the proverbial barrel right? Make for a great little blog post.

I would ask how wrong it's possible to be. But now I know. I know EXACTLY how wrong it's possible to be, and it's a lot wronger than I ever would have believed.

One of the things this documentary claims to do is challenge your beliefs. It has actually succeeded in this to a degree I never would have thought possible. Although not, I suspect, in the way the authors intended.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

One Million Pounds B.C.

So yesterday I had occasion to pop into the local tesco on my way home from work. After 2 days of fasting I had quite naturally decided to eat ALL THE SAUSAGES. Only I needed rolls. But I'm not here to talk about sausages.

Just for a change.

No, see what I want to talk about is what it was I found confronting me on the way in:

Feel free to start spontaneously singing Misfits songs when you see this. I did.

Big honking Dinosaur skull for only 99p? FUCK YEAH!!!....

Or is it? Let's find out.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Enemies Of The Chocolate Business

Nerds, Loners and countrymen, lend me your ears. I come to ignore my issues, not to bang on about them at tedious length. Just because there are some people who apparently can't actually be happy just being happy unless they take a day out to rub everyone else's faces in it at the behest of an industry that JUST BY PURE COINCIDENCE happens to manufacture the ultimate comfort food doesn't mean that the rest of us have to give them the satisfaction of us spending the weekend locked in a darkened room rocking back and forth and sobbing quietly to ourselves.

Seriously, fuck those guys. In the strictly metaphorical context.

You know the sort of metaphor I'm talking about here.

This is of course a rather long winded and roundabout way of saying that rather than giving in to the constant nagging bullshit in my head, I elected to spend the weekend in a slightly constructive manner and have been catching up on some painting at long last.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Down In The Park Part 5: A Friend Called 4?

Ye gods, have I REALLY been going on about Jurassic Park for five fucking posts? Even worse, have I been been wibbling on at such length purely because I just wanted to talk about A TRAILER?

I really do let my enthusiasm get the better of me sometimes don't I? Anyway, let's see if we can't get this over and done with so I can actually go and get on with my life. Well, I say life. I probably mean washing up, but close enough.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Down In The Park Part 4: Killed By Numbers.

I gotta admit, I've always had a bit of a soft spot for Jurassic Park 3. Partly I suppose because this is the film that introduced the Spinosaurus into the popular conciousness. Or, in my case, the unpopular conciousness. Then were the awesome happy meal toys that I managed to amass nearly a full collection of.

These things were SO COOL. I wish I still had them.

Mostly of course the main thing that's great about Jurassic Park 3 is simply that it ISN'T Jurassic Park 2.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Down In The Park Part 3:Where The Yes Men Meet.

There are several natural reactions that one may experience after being forced to sit through the entirety of Jurassic Park 2. Obviously there's a certain amount of relief, now that it's over. There's the natural disgust at having experienced such an inept bit of film making. There'll be a certain amount of rage at the squandering of an otherwise promising concept, and bafflement at how anyone ever thought this could be a good idea.

But mostly there will be disbelief. Because as the credits roll we see this:

When in what we were really expecting was:

Look him up if you don't get the reference. I can't be expected to do all  your homework for you.

Probably followed by:

Yeah, I know the font isn't an exact match. Sue me. Or the guy who made the font. Either's good.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Down In The Park Part 2: I Was In A Car Crash Or Was It A Tree?

So, as previously discussed we're having a Jurassic Park marathon. For reasons that can only be described, if we're being honest, as self destructive masochism. Only with dinosaurs.

However, for all the pain that is to come we do have to start out with one simple fact: Jurassic Park 1 is actually really good.