Paul’s Horror Flix: Red Mist (aka FreakDog)

I’m going to start about by saying I like just about every actor in this film.  I’ve liked Arielle Kebbel…

Red Mist (aka Freakdog)

I’m going to start about by saying I like just about every actor in this film.  I’ve liked Arielle Kebbel since seeing her in Reeker and American Pie: Band Camp. Sarah Carter was just about the only thing I liked in DOA: Dead or Alive.  MyAnna Buring from The Descent, Martin Compston (Doomsday), and Andrew Lee Potts (Primeval and Return to House on Haunted Hill) round out a cast of pretty talented folks.  In addition, Shrooms, the previous film from director Paddy Breathnach, was in my top 10 list of 2008 films.  So I was really looking forward to this film.

This Empire Earth: Character Generation

After we wrapped up our sandbox brainstorming session on our race of cat people Saturday night, I led my players…

This Empire Earth, a Savage Worlds homebrew settingAfter we wrapped up our sandbox brainstorming session on our race of cat people Saturday night, I led my players in the first portion of character generation.   Over the last several years, I have made it a habit to lead character generation through email.  It takes such a long time to make characters that its seems a better use of our time to do all that outside of game night so we can get right to playing.  I’ve been mindful though that we’re starting a campaign and it would be nice to have the characters have some associated, common background before game play actually starts.

See, Rob, I listen to Bear Swarm!

Sandbox Brainstorming: The Ikati

This past weekend, me and the boys got together for our last sandbox brainstorming session prior to starting the game…

Aron Head (left) and Aaron Murphy (right) discuss the Ikati.This past weekend, me and the boys got together for our last sandbox brainstorming session prior to starting the game we’ve been working on since last fall.  We’re using the Savage Worlds system for our homebrew science fiction setting, This Empire Earth.

In our previous session, we considered the empire, developed a new player character race, and discussed what the players want out of the game.

Saturday night, we gathered to brainstorm another character race and to begin character generation (which will be featured on tomorrow’s blog).

When I first came up with the idea for the TEE setting, I knew I wanted to include a race of cat people.  Every group – including ours – has someone that wants to play a big cat-guy and I wanted to meet that need.  Initially, I was pretty much set on ripping off Niven’s Kzinti. He’s done all the hard work and who doesn’t love the Kzin?

Donde Esta Fairy Quest?

Back in December 2006, probably my favorite living comic book artist, Humberto Ramos, announced a project that he and Paul…

Fairy Quest

Back in December 2006, probably my favorite living comic book artist, Humberto Ramos, announced a project that he and Paul Jenkins (one of my favorite comic writers) were working on together called Fairy Quest.  Now, like I said, I’m a HUGE fan of both of these guys, and absolutely have loved everything they’ve done together – a run on Peter Parker: Spider-Man, starting up Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 2, and finally, and most importantly, Revelations.

Purely Speculation: Th3rd World Studios

Somewhere out of the blue the other day, I came across Th3rd World Studios, an independent comic book publisher started…

Th3rd World Studios

Somewhere out of the blue the other day, I came across Th3rd World Studios, an independent comic book publisher started in 2006 that, to be honest with you, I had never heard of.

Checking out their website, it looks to me like they have some great comics.  Here’s just a sampling of some of their titles:

The Crap You Should Buy This Week 2/1/2009-2/7/2009

Why waste hard earned cash on a series that you’ve been collecting for a year, but really don’t like?  You…

Why waste hard earned cash on a series that you’ve been collecting for a year, but really don’t like?  You can take that 3 or 4 bucks and buy something new and exciting!  DVD’s, Video Games, Comics, the occassional book…check here for your one-stop listing of all the stuff you should add to your collection this week!  Note that I’m not going to list all of the stuff coming out…just the good stuff!