Monday, November 29, 2010

Rockin' The Dice, Rockin' Them Hard

Last night was our semi-monthly (or so) D&D 4e game.  The biggest piece of coolness with this game is that our GM, Greg, has a rather hefty collection of Master Maze terrain and lots of minis.  So it's possible to have a very near WYSIWYG dungeon experience.  I decided to document last night's session in the form of a photo essay. which I've collected here:

Dungeon Crawlin' Fools (with commentary)

Here's a teaser image:

The campaign is set in a faux-classical Mediterranean analog.  A couple of the races are re-skinned from 4e, so Vulk is actually a Bolgani (Man-Ape) Barbarian, not a Half-Orc, and Nesiir the Wizard is an Ushutud, not Dragonborn.  Rounding out the party is Nalasra an Aasimar (Deva) Cleric, Pseudolus - aka "The Lyre", my Human Bard, and Gaius, our pet NPC Human Fighter.

The end battle was definitely epic, in scope if not level.

(From a purely stylistic perspective, I really love the way the flash on my Blackberry camera made all the tight shots look vaguely subterranean.)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

New Digs

So, I've got this nice shiny new Blogger site. While I liked Dreamwidth well enough, it didn't give me enough in the way of features and it lacked quite a bit in terms of replying for my handful of regular readers.  I don't plan on taking that site down (unless I can find a way to move my old posts over here and keep the dates intact), so it will remain live, if untended, as long as Dreamwidth allows it to stay up.

I haven't had much to write about recently.  Most of that's due to work-related reasons, though a fair bit has been a rather constant state of creative blockage.  Which is probably due to the work-related stuff.  I think things on the job front are settling down a bit, so hopefully, the creative juices will start flowing again.

In the meantime, I'm up far too early on a Sunday morning, trying to entertain a hyperkinetic, attention-starved (just ask her) kitten.  Newcastle - Chelsea are 1-1 at the half, and Liverpool - Tottenham is coming up in a few hours.  This afternoon, I've got the 4e Master Maze game to play, so I even get to throw some dice before the holiday's done.  Until then, I'm going to do some more work on this site, getting it into shape.

Saturday, November 27, 2010