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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hump-day Hildebrandt: Do You Actually Pay Attention To These?

Today, I bring a question.  Would it make a difference to you if I were to randomly use Hildebrandt art rather than posting (roughly) every Wednesday?  I am debating on posting Hildebrandt images occasionally along with other posts rather than weekly.  Let me know.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Michicon Is This Saturday and I have U-con News

Well, I'm back from vacation and post vacation re-coup.  The storms knocked out power at work, so I'm home until I am told that things are back up and running.  So, to get back in the swing, I'll get a new post up here.  


I'm a bit behind on this update, but Michicon 2014 is happening this coming Saturday.  I completely forgot to submit my event before vacation, so I won't be running.  Let me clarify that.  I won't officially be running anything.  I will  have a copy of Swords & Wizardry Complete and a copy of Judge's Guild's Portals of Torsh handy for open ended pick up games.  Also +Adam Muszkiewicz of Dispatches From Kickassistan and Metal Gods of Ur-Hadad fame tells me that he has a play test slated, so I am definitely looking forward to that.  


Additionally, I would like to announce that I have been informed that U-Con will officially have an OSR Track this year!  I will be acting as coordinator for said track.  If you have an event to submit that qualifies for the track, please note it in the Comments section of your submission to make sure that they are listed properly.  


  • An OSR event can be any event run on original Pre-3.0 official D&D system
  • An OSR event can be any event using a pre-3.0 official (or 3rd party) module, but running on a current Non D&D system (EX: Running Tomb of Horrors using Savage Worlds or Keep On the Borderlands using FATE)
  • An OSR event can be any event using an "accepted" OSR System, Clone, or Near Clone and/or an OSR module.
If you have any questions regarding OSR submissions, feel free to contact me directly on Facebook or G+. 

Sometime this week I will have a more detailed announcement regarding the track and all it will entail.

Friday, July 11, 2014

A Fail, A Busy Week and A Much Needed Vacation

#1 - A Fail

So,  If you are a regular reader, you will have noticed that I have not posted an unboxing video, nor a Hump-Day Hildebrandt this week.  Well, first off, the unboxing video failed.  The unboxing happened, but the store's camera,)which is what +Adam Muszkiewicz  and I were using to tape, lost power once and during the second recording, ran out of memory.  The incomplete mish-mash that resulted is pretty bad.  We were lucky in that +James DeYonke was taking pictures during the unboxing.  I hope to get them up, along with a good description of the unboxing when I return from vacation.  Instead, we played Swords & Wizardry.  That was fun.  I always appreciate some face to face gaming with Adam.

# 2 - A Busy Week

I had meant to get this posted during the week, but I have been very busy wrapping things up at work in anticipation of my vacation and just have not had the time this week.

#3 - A Much Needed Vacation

Between the real job, the occasional edits I've been getting in on Petty Gods and my writing/playtesting of "Fear of the Dark" and other "Earendel Vale" material I really haven't had a free moment. Yesterday was my last day at work for a bit.  I kicked off my vacation with a Styx concert (if you follow anything I do on Facebook, you probably realize how much of a Prog Rock and Uber Prog guy I am.)  That was pretty sweet.  Their show was fantastic.  They are currently touring with Foreigner, whom I was less enthused about but actually rocked pretty well and impressed me anyway.  I packed today and will be off for Oscoda this weekend with my daughter and parents.  I likely won't blog, but I will be reading through Rob Kuntz "Original Bottle City" (which Adam picked up for me at Gateway Games in Cincinnati when he was down for Free RPG DAY,) so I may get froggy and post a review (assuming I have cell service.)  

When I return, I hope to be refreshed.  In a couple weeks look forward to our Unboxing info, and a U-con OSR Track update.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Gamehole Con

I have been asked to promote Gamehole Con in some way, though I won't be able to make it this year (it falls just before U-Con, which will have a full OSR Track this year.  More on that this weekend.) What I will do is say that it looks to have quite a few good OSR events.  I would love to attend the TSR with Gary seminar with Frank Mentzer  and the Q&A with the +Stephen Chenault. Here is the entire Gamehole Con Event Listing.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Hump-day Hildebrandt: Initial Thoughts; Hildebrandt Does Frazetta

Hey folks!  For those curious, yes there will be an unboxing, and possibly a nit-picking.   We will start 3-ish.  We may, completely unprofessionally, tape this and post it here.  We may not.  I'm froggy like that.  Following the unboxing, which should run from 3-ish to "no later than 4:00" I will be running PacesetterGames The Screaming Temple using  Swords &  Wizardry complete as the ruleset.  Those who played in the playtest of "Fear of the Dark" a couple weeks ago will be able to use the same characters.  It should be a fun time.  Hope I see you there.