Friday, September 30, 2011

D&D Movie News

Has anyone read any new information on the upcoming D&D movie?

There was the contest to be involved in the movie and then news just sorta stopped.

The Internet Movie Database does list Dungeons and Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness as a 2011 release. There has been speculation that the release of this movie on Syfy (or whatever) will coincide with the release of the book in December, and that would certainly make sense. If it's all about 4E powers 'n' shit it won't be my bag.

The first movie was terrible, but I'm very fond of the second movie - largely in part because the writing and references stuck close to D&D history. I do note that Gerry Lively the director and, most importantly, writer Brian Rudnick, are back on the third film. That's good news.

It should also be noted that the IMDB also lists a fourth D&D movie for release in 2012.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Cleaning an Old Miniature: Suggestions?

I have an old citadel miniature I'm trying to clean. The miniature is fine, but it's covered with a light brown tarnish and I can't seem to get it off. I've tried simple green which is really good for removing paint, but this is going to require something else. Suggestions?

Monday, September 26, 2011

Northern Reaches: Session 22

The after-action report of our 22nd session is now available, if interested

Not only do we have pictures but you can also leave your comments (if I did it correctly).

In this episode, semi-new group of adventurers probes the depths of the Barrowmaze.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

more News: WotC Brand Marketing

Looks like WotC is looking to fill a D&D Brand Marketing position.

There's a good observation in the Enworld post that perhaps they are gearing up for the next edition in 2014 - the 40th anniversary of D&D.

If so, let's hope the game actually looks and feels like the real deal, rather than the bucolic, MMO, 4E shite.

That is all.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

D&D News

Apparently Monte Cook was re-hired by WotC and will be taking over Mike Mearls' column.

I don't know jack about dungeon-a-day, and I was underwhelmed by 3/3.5 edition when I played it. I can't see them going backwards from 4E, so I really don't know what this means.

What do folks think of this development?

Good/bad/indifferent for D&D long-term?

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fantasy Football Results

So I made it through the draft and my first week - winning handedly :)

It's a 12 team league with .5 point for receptions.

Today my starters are:

QB: Tony Romo

WR: Miles Austin
WR: Mike Williams
WR: Robert Meachum

RB: LeSean Mcoy
RB: Tim Hightower

TE: Jimmy Graham

K: Robbie Gould

DEF: Pittsburgh

On the bench I have:

QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick

WR: Plaxico Burress
WR: Early Doucet

RB: Beenie Wells
RB: Ryan Mathews

TE: Dustin Keller

Friday, September 9, 2011

Fantasy Football Draft Tomorrow

I have my fantasy football draft tomorrow. I know it's late but schedules didn't line up.

The draft order won't be established until right before the draft (buzzkill).

There are 12 players, so I'll be scraping the bottom of the barrel by the time we are done.

Speaking of fantasy football, did you notice that Darth Vader took a kicker too early?

Friday, September 2, 2011

D&D by Five Year Olds

Funny youtube video...