Here be Dragons.

And Dungeons.

Great video, reminds me why I loved to play, before the kids came along. Maybe I should look for a group round here…

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Beauty is In the Eye of The Beholder *

The best hugs are probably from hagfish, which can extrude microscopic filaments that convert a huge volume of water around them to slime in seconds. Instant cozy blanket!

* not the D&D one, though…

Help, My Half-Elf Is Pregnant!

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If you’re into D&D you’ll like this.

If you’re just into seeing how daft humans are, and how inventive, you’ll like this.

There’s also a searchable archive.

I Don’t Think So…

The Gladiator turned to the Princess.  Get your knickers off, he chortled, I’m gonna bugger you.  <evil cackle>

And that is why we had to kill the Gladiator.  He was abusive, foul-mouthed, evil beyond measure.  He buggered his followers, he abused the corpses of the dead he created, and he confounded the existence of a God.

And that was how Husband chose to play him.

So most of the game was spent chasing the Gladiator.  He became strong quickly, killing animals and humans flamboyantly, training his followers to fight on his behalf, beating them when this wasn’t enough and he lost his battle.  He accumulated magic items, the best of which was The Rune Sword.  Kill something with that, and you drain their life force, adding it to your own.  He was winning the game, becoming harder and harder to kill, but losing hearts and minds.

Even his partner hated him, and would have become a Warrior of Light, but for meeting Mephistopheles, whose response to meeting anyone is to turn them to The Dark Side, or reward them with wisdom be they Dark already.

So we Warriors of Light pursued the Gladiator endlessly.  Every time we got a spell, it would be cast to his detriment.  We destroyed his followers and his magic items one by one, and gradually became stronger ourselves.  It was an epic war, and the Soldiers of the Dark fought back, with bravery and with arrogance.

But we won.  By trickery and deception, in the end, but triumphant.  A Geas was laid on us all, to go to the Tavern and there Dice with Fortune.  The Warriors of Light had been, and those fighting on The Dark Side had yet to go.  So we moved a demon from the underworld there, one they had no hope of fighting, and let them be.  Let life itself kill them, we said, we have defeated evil for good.

But – were we better?

Saturday Night Music

These are some of the many songs we listened to last night, whilst playing Talisman again.  And a damn fine game it was too.

Imagine it.  You all start equal.  But ten minutes into the game, you are weak, and powerless, and are fighting someone stronger and fearless.  That is how Talisman went last night.One team were strong and mighty, wielding their magic with spite and down right nastiness, while the other team had, well, nothing.  No weapons (every time they got one, it would be taken off them – can’t let them have sharp pointy things, they might hurt themselves), no money or followers, no nothing.  Except Sprite always had spells.  And Sprite and Swashbuckler just managed to hold off Wizard and Philosopher, who were trying their level best to wipe them from the face of the earth.Result – 11pm came round, I had drunk a whole bottle of wine and had helped consume a second, Husband had had beer and had helped finish the second with me.  We were tired.  We were a little drunk.  So we called it a draw and went to bed.

“I was lost, and I’m still lost

But I feel so much better now.”
 

 
“Two weeks away it feels like the world should’ve changed
But I’m home now, and things still look the same
I think I’ll leave it to tomorrow till unpack.
Try to forget for one more night that I’m back in my flat on the road
Where the cars never stop going through the night
To a life where I can’t watch the sun set
I don’t have time.  I don’t have time “
 

 A cautionary tale about not pissing off the girl bringing your clubbing extras with her.

 
 
Whoa. I love this song. Have never seen this vid before but, due to WP not letting music be posted for free, I am going through my old posts, changing the songs to vids.
Contains strong language and graphic violence.
May offend.
Tough.
I love it.