Monday, April 30, 2012
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Monday, April 23, 2012
We had four full games of It Came From Beyond the Still at Gnomecon this weekend.
The first was a modified Somethings in the.Cornfield. The Hillbillies were in a fued and trying to steal each others shine while the grays and blobs were collecting samples. The Blobs player won that game.
The second game was Running for Freedom and the hillbilies were able to stop the aliens from escaping.
The third game featured the Green Menace From Uranus factions from the upcoming book as well as the Mibs. In that oneI actually played the last hillbilly standing.
Finally we broke out the blue moon saucers and I ran everyone playing aliens each with a ufo. I made up a bunch of new alien factions on the fly including Mantids, Robots and a faction of grays that enjoy being as.mean as the Greens. I will post that scenario later but it was a combination of collect samples and ufo demolition derby.
I had the pleasure of hosting a game design panel with the creator of Arkham Horror. The con had about
350 in attendance and everyone really enjoyed themselves. We will be adding it to our con circuit!
Check out Mikes review on Bring Your A Game.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
I hosted a game designers panel with Richard the creator of Arkham Horror. We took turns answering questions about game design and the industry as a whole. Interestingly our answers were almost always the same or at least very similar. The bottom line is if you want to be considered serious have a serious franchise. I learned some good tips and work progresses on several games I have in the development cycle right now.
As for Gnomecon I think this first year they are off to a smashing start with somewhere of over three.hundred guests. This will be one to watch!
Demos of Hillbillies vs Aliens were always full! We did well and Mike from Bring Your A Game had a blast helping us keep things rolling!
More to come as I am going to go play Elder Sign with Richard.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
"It was late on the third moon of Neptune when she walked in my rock office. At first I thought that a tall drink of ale like her would be easy to knock out with one blow of my club but then I knew better than to tamper with dames. This one was all granite too and had legs chiseled so tight that Urg my cousin on Io would probably be admiring though his space telescope if he ever figured which end to watch out. It wasn't just her legs either, I am a sensitive caveman and that dame had help me written all over her ivory features. I knew it was up to me to listen to her plight so I said. 'Hey take a seat doll and tell me what I can do to you.' I knew I had her because she looked up and saw my ray gun sticking from under the desk. I smiled. 'That's just my trusty sidekick.' I paused and chuckled grunting in our way as I slammed on the desk and beat my chest. 'So what is it Grug can do for you doll?'
A long pause and I could hear Tars tossing Tyrannosaur eggs at Jupiter again. 'What's that?' she asked in a manner cocking her head like a half starved mastodon. 'It's my idiot neighbor, he's eventually going to get himself killed.' 'Sounds fun' she said 'Mind if we go watch it?' 'Later' I said and handed her a used tissue. 'Tell me why you are here in my office.'
'Well' she started oh this was going to be good. 'I think I just figured out my name.' Oh that's no good. A dame with a name is a problem where I come from. We cavemen have to keep appearances though so I just nodded and let her spray on. 'Now several of my husbands are trying to track me down and lock me in a cage.' A cage? I thought. I doubt a cage can be good enough to keep her. 'What is his name?' I laughed 'Their names?' 'That's just it' she said. 'I don't know.' 'Well' I said. 'Draw me a picture.' I handed her a pencil and she tried to scribble using the erasing end, dames...
Once she got it right though she had drawn several unscrupulous characters. 'The green one will cost extra. I can take smiley and rocky there and I'll do playboy with the feathers for free.' Her eyes lit up and that's when I knew I had to have her. 'What's your fee?' she asked. 'I threw down a copy of Clan of the Cavebear and made a motion. She knew what I had in mind. She thought she did. I grabbed my club and thwacked her. This was turning to be a nice night as I deposited her next to the rock bench. 'Hey wake up!'
She did and rubbed her head.
'Sorry I had to knock you out but us guys can't be seen walking with you dames' 'I understand' she said and somehow looked more happy to see me. Some chicks just like it rough. 'Where are we?' I laughed again and pointed down at feather brains as I took my lazer gun and after incorrectly pointing it the wrong way and blasting poor Urg into bits I turned it around and did the same to featherboy. 'I knew he was going to get it eventually.' I laughed and her eyes looked at me like piece of raw steak. 'I know someone else who's going to get it too.' Then she hit me with her club... Dames.
Caveman image property of Computer ClipArt.com and used with permission.
I want to thank my buddy for the discussion as it proved lively and lead to the creation of this post at 7:00am in my hotel room in Durham North Carolina. I am looking out the window and I can imagine the next game adventure forming in my head as I take in the majestic scene and natural beauty of this state. I think that the next Dragonalance game will take place on a floating island covered in trees. Who knows, they might even encounter an orc biker gang. Until next time.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Sorry I have been away. I will be resuming the DM Advice article and other columns soon and am just about done with the final touches of book two of the zany It Came From Beyond the Still.
What would you like to see on this blog? More reviews? Interviews with people? Advice columns? Game updates? I would love to get feedback from my readers.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The Green Menace from Uranus
Monday, April 9, 2012
We are only waiting on the artwork for It Came From Beyond the Still: Something's in the Sauce and it will be available for sale! This is a stand-alone book that is completely compatible with ICFBTS. This game features two new hillbillies - The Grangers, and the O'Dairys as well as new Men in Plaid, Men in Black together they face off against Outhouse Zombies, Cultists and Meddling Kids. You thought the aliens were bad. Imagine what happens when Yothsoghpikachuhu hammers home his Engulfing Maw and feats upon the goats of the Grangers? The hounds of the corn bay in the dark as only they enter betwixt angled fields as the man in the rubber suit scared the bejohndeer outta Cindy in the hot tub and Daryl and Darrell face off against a rotting smelly outhouse zombie. What could be more fun?
Friday, April 6, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012