Wednesday, August 19, 2009

'L'Expédition vers Paris'

Since someones blog keeps mentioning Zombies, I have decided to generate a campaign idea around it.

Paris, France-1890 A.D.
Three months ago the gates of the city were shut to stop the Grey Death spreading to the rest of Europe. Observation towers were built outside to make sure none of the infected escaped. A week ago, a light appeared at the Eiffel Tower. The light signaled in Morse Code, "We have the cure. Extraction needed." Since then no signal has appeared. Your patron wants you to go and find who signaled and retrieve the cure. He will provide an airship that can dock at the Tower and will retrieve you when you signal.

So there you have it. Zombies, zeppelins, steampunk and the City of Lights.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

A new word for the age.

In watching modern cinema, I have noticed we need a new term to describe movies that have alot of CGI and little to no character development or plot.

FX-sploitation- Noun, A movie that has more effects then accual plot or charicter development. Often a major summer blockbuster.

See Star Trek and Transformers

Thursday, August 6, 2009

A tale of two twentys

Last time I was at my FLGS, the owner showed me a showed me some dice he just began to carry, by a company called Game Science. The goal of the company is to make the most random rolling dice possable. I purchased a set to test out.

My test was series of twenty rolls on my new coal black d20 and my orignial TSR D&D d20 with a diviot in it, here after called 'Old Blue'.

The new die, only repeated the same number 3 times. The rest were spread out quite evenly. On the other hand, Old Blue rolled along the band that has 16, 8, 10, 12, 15, 5, 13, 9, and 6. This leads me to conclued that the Coal Black die is round, therefore random and that Old Blue is oval in shape and rolls like poo.

Yes, I do know that this wasn't the most scientific test but I could see the pattren emerging. I recomend these dice, because you should have the right tools for the job.