Oct
20
2017
1

I am *sick*.

As in, nausea and whatnot. I am out for the rest of the day, and quite possibly tomorrow. I hope to God this isn’t the flu this year, because it well and truly sucks…

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Oct
19
2017
0

So, anybody reading Dietz’s Legion of the Damned?

Infinite Stars had a story set in the Legion of the Damned universe that was actually pretty good.  Anybody following the series?  I liked the Lost Fleet and Leary/Mundy series, if that helps calibrate things any.

Oct
19
2017
0

In Nomine Revisited: The Book of Recalling One’s Love.

I swear to God, not everything I wrote for In Nomine was grimdark.  It’s just October Country right now, OK?

Book of Recalling One’s Love – Google Docs

The Book of Recalling One’s Love

 

This charming tome was first crafted by Hastur, a now-deceased Calabite Captain of the Infernal Hourglass and lieutenant of Hatiphas (Demoness of Sorcery). Designed to ease individuals into Sorcery, these relics can lead someone down the path of Fate subtly — and for the best of motives. After all, what could be more selfless than to attempt to bring someone back to life?

 

Needless to say, there are catches.

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Oct
19
2017
0

Wow. It’s Thursday? Sorry, I’m doing the Secret World Legends Samhain event…

…and it’s been broken down into quick five-minute jumps online, every hour. Jump online, kill Jack, get rewards, it isn’t one particular kind of candy, jump back out until the top of the hour. Welcome to Secret World Legends’ Halloween event! It’s lots of fun, but it’s kind of surreal.

 

Oct
19
2017
0

Gun Ho Lee [GURPS 4e].

Gun Ho Lee [600 pt] – Google Docs

Gun Ho Lee [600 pt]
Race: Korean monster

Attributes [278]: ST 15 [50], DX 15 [100], IQ 12 [40], HT 14 [40], HP 16 [2], FP 16 [6], Basic Speed 9.25 [40]

Social Background
TL: 8 [0]

Cultural Familiarities: Western [1].
Languages: English (Native) [6].

Advantages [314]: Alternate Form (Human) (Cosmetic) [8], Business Acumen (3) [30], Charisma (1) [5], Claws (Sharp Claws) [5], Combat Reflexes [15], Damage Resistance (8) [40], Recovery [10], Regeneration (Fast: 1HP/Min) [50], Regrowth [40], Resistant (Metabolic Hazards) (Very Common) (Immunity) [30], Status (+3) [10]*, Teeth (Sharp Teeth) [1], Unaging (Age Control) [18], Very Fit [15], Wealth (Very Wealthy) [30]

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Oct
18
2017
0

Item Seed: Jack O’Lantern Pie.

Jack O’Lantern Pie – Google Docs

 

Jack O’Lantern Pie
…Never make this.

If you must make this, don’t ever eat it yourself. Or give it to someone whom you hate less than the post-corporeal spirit who is going to ruthlessly possess the body of one of the people who ate of the pie.  Which might be a problem, because the possession is going to be “first come, first served,” as it were: you might get anybody taking over the body. Or anything.

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Oct
18
2017
0

Book of the Week: Infinite Stars.

Infinite Stars is a collection of space opera short stories. You got your new Ender’s Game story, your new Lost Fleet story, your new Vatta’s War story, your new Dune story, your new Honorverse story, your new Legion of the Damned, story reprints from Lt. Leary and Vorkosigan and CoDominium and a whole ton of the earlier stuff.  Look, I would have bought it to hear how Black Jack Geary got his name.

And so, adieu to Cycle of the Werewolf.  Which never got any sidebar time anyway, for some reason.

 

Oct
18
2017
1

If you skipped seeing The Princess Bride in theaters, you shouldn’t have.

It was a lot of fun to see it on the big screen.  My wife and I had a blast, although I spent most of the movie manfully trying not to say the dialogue along with the actor.  I do not have The Princess Bride memorized, but I could make an excellent stab* at it.  Oh, well: maybe some of you on the West Coast can still catch a 7 PM showing…

Moe Lane

PS: My wife has already indicated that we must go see Casablanca next month.  Fine by me!

*I found it interesting, by the way, that every stab and slice that Count Rugen inflicted on Inigo Montoya was replicated, in full and in the same place, by Inigo upon Rugen.  It was a nice touch.  Although Rugen would have probably disagreed.

Oct
18
2017
2

Maybe never look a gift Rodin bust in the provenance?

The more I think of this story, the more I think that it’s a net problem it is for the town in question.

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