Hybban’s Geek Review: GM Gems by Goodman Games

Welcome to another Geek Review by Hybban, Mielka's DM. Prior to the edition of new 4E modules for their Dungeon Crawl Classics line, Goodman Games published three edition-free books this summer.   Let’s review those, beginning with the first one published : GM Gems. This 64 page book, available in PDF or paperback, gives tools for the GM/DM that will allow him to flesh out his fantasy games.  Sure, we are playing Dungeons & Dragons, but there's a lot more to the game than dungeons and … [Read more...]

Your Ex’s Personal Ad Conte$t Winner – Mr. James

Congratulations to MrJames who was selected by our illustrious judging panel as the winner of the "What If Your Ex Had A Personal Ad?" Contest. Here's his winning entry: “Crazy Cat Lady DWF 44 seeks Helpless Knight in Shining Armor. Must be loving, kind, and sweet, and utterly unable to prevent my deliberate self-destruction. Slow-motion train wrecks turn you on? Call me! You can try to rescue me, but this damsel just can’t be saved. C’mon, it’ll be fun!” Enjoy your $15 amazon.com gift … [Read more...]

He Said She Said: Never Leave Your Group Without A Leader

Never leave your group alone. When you say that you want to assume the part of the leader in a group, you have to be there at all time. You see, I was still working on the fortifications for Almraiven, when the group came to me, saying things about going out or whatever.  I was really deeply involved in a conversation with some officers to set up the watches and the pairs between wizards and soldiers and I hadn't time.  I was sure that my wife would oversee that everything was fine … [Read more...]

Tis The Season To Get Desperate, Fa La La La La, La La La La!

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Or is it? The holidays can be tough when you're single.  There's mistletoe hanging in the most inconvenient locations.  The radio stations are playing sappy Christmas love songs.  Your buddies are asking for your input on gifts for girlfriends, wives, kids.  Maybe you're really lucky and you have a friend with a ring and a play-by-play on how he's planning to propose on Christmas Eve. And there you are, the bachelor, with nobody to snuggle up … [Read more...]

He Said, She Said: Rocks like Cotton Candy

My hubby is off fortifying the city and training folks.  The darkie is off in Memnon making some contacts that will supposedly benefit us.  Robinn has returned from a nearby human settlement that he is certain would go down if attacked.  I chat a bit about the magic of Toril, but my thoughts are with my husband.  It's rare that we don't eat together. An Almraiven guard comes in to talk with us.  There's a skirmish of sorts just outside town and he's hoping that we could investigate.  He leads … [Read more...]

Personal Ad Makeover Contest: “Hammer” (DURING)

"Hammer" is the GDG Personal Ad Makeover Contest winner for the month of November.  Do you want to win for December?  Click here for details on how to enter.  Can't wait until the new year for a new profile?  Check out the Fall Sale on Personal Ad Makeover Services while it lasts! Hammer's profile has some great information, but could use some polishing to make it really shine for that dream girl.  Hammer's profile is in black; my comments are in orange.  Let's dig deeper... … [Read more...]

He Said, She Said: Fortification of Almraiven

The wizards of Almraiven have given me the following task: Because of your knowledge of warfare, you have been asked to join the city guard to help strengthen their defenses.  In the process, you will learn more about the Genasi battle tactics, their leadership structure and desert warfare. … [Read more...]

Personal Ad Makeover Contest: “Hammer” (BEFORE)

No, I'm not writing a dating profile for Nathan Fillion.  I would probably die of a fangirl heart attack if he ever popped his pretty little head into my corner of the blogosphere.  Felicia Day has commented a couple times, so a girl can dream, right?  I LOVE YOU CAPTAIN HAMMER! *cough* The winner of the November Personal Ad Makeover Contest would like to go by the code name "Hammer."  He's a 21 year old man in the UK. Let's take a look at what his profile looks like right now: … [Read more...]

I Can Has Cheezburger Moment?

I took the most hilarious picture of one of my cats yesterday. After posting it on Facebook, one of my friends said I just HAD to make it into a cheezburger. The quote was her idea and it's so perfect. … [Read more...]

Hybban’s Geek Reviews: Engineering Dungeons by Troll Lord Games

Engineering Dungeons Editor: Troll Lord Games Author: Robert Doyel Series: Castles and Crusades / Generic Format: 28 pages, paperback or PDF, black and white. For those who don't know, Troll Lord Games is a small independent editor that publishes Castles & Crusades (C&C), a d20 game with a strong AD&D1 flavor.  In the last years of his life, Gary Gygax worked for them and wrote a number of books and games.  For those who don't know, Gary Gygax is... No, just kidding! … [Read more...]