Old Spice does D&D

Just in time for Valentine’s Day (or, as the Infectious Disease doctor I am, I refer to it as VD day).

Old Spice, who you may know as your Grandpa’s favorite scent, has really been going out of their way to attract the millennials with various funny commercials and sponsorships on twitch.tv, etc. Well, they created a character class for D&D 5e. It’s quite funny and professionally done. However, the one thing I think they left out was Advantage on Pussy checks that resets with a short rest.

I don’t see that this was put up to the DM’s Guild. Here is a link to download the PDF yourself, and below is their original tweet announcement:

 

 

 

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2018 New Year’s Dungeon Master Resolutions

Who knows if I even accomplish half of any one of these resolutions, but I’ll throw my hat in the ring and commit to something different than the usual resolutions that people do.

In no particular order:

  1. Practice being neutral as a DM.
  2. Yet, be a cheerleader for the PC’s. You can still be that hot brunette chick on the sidelines in a miniskirt for the homecoming game, rooting for the players, even if not actively influencing the outcome of the game.
  3. Don’t feel bad when the PC’s do dumb shit that gets them killed. Or when they walk right past obviously hidden treasure.
  4. Run more adventures that resolve within 1-3 sessions.
  5. Read more. A LOT more.
  6. True inclusiveness recognizes (and respects) that everyone’s version of fantasy and what is fun is different; not the same homogenization of boring shit. So, I’m going to do my part in my community (albeit it a tiny one) to further the time tested traditions of chicks in chainmail bikinis (in distress, needing to be saved, of course), femme racist elves, gonzo 14 year old boy humor, and Evil DM shenanigans.
  7. Paint the boxes upon boxes of unpainted Reaper miniatures I’ve collected…
  8. Drink more while playing D&D.
  9. Draw more maps with cool adventure hooks for when things go off the rails.
  10. Listen to more Black Sabbath.
  11. Work on a better list of resolutions for 2019.

The Good Dungeon Master

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Cthulu I mean your Dungeon Master

Twas the Night Before Christmas…

This is from an email update I got from Frog God Games. Absolutely brilliant!
A Christmas Poem from CEO Bill Webb
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, well, maybe a wraith. The bodies were hung by the gravestone with care, in hopes that St. Orcus soon would be there.
The goblins were nestled all snug in their lairs, while visions of elf blood danced in their heads. And Lilith with her dagger, and I with my axe, had just settled our brains for a murderous trap.
When out in the graveyard there arose such a clatter, I sprang from my coffin to see what was the matter. Right at the adventurers I flew like a flash, tore open their chests and grabbed up their cash.
The moon, on the breast of the blood-covered snow, gave a luster of midnight to objects below, when, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a gigantic sleigh and eight undead reindeer, with a demonic driver so gross in his corpus, I knew in a moment it must be St. Orcus!

RPG Sale on GOG

Lots of 50-80% off classic RPG games at GOG for Christmas!

Funny Christmas Cards

We got this really funny card sent with cookies to our work today:

Twelve Days of Free Frog God!

I got this email today 🙂

The holidays are about giving to those you appreciate and Frog God Games appreciates you. Each day from now until December 25th there will be a free PDF from our catalog (regularly priced between 4.99 and 17.99) .For the next 24 hours (give or take) the Slumbering Tsar Part 1 is free to everyone at the Frog God Games website- www.froggodgames.com.

No purchase necessary. Simply point your browser to our website and click on the ‘Free Downloads’ tab to find the daily PDF. The PDF will be available for every system it was released for as of today (Slumbering Tsar was only on Pathfinder). So check your email or the website everyday for another free release until December 25th. Free releases are only available for 24 hours before they return to regular price. The releases can be combined with existing coupons (like the 30% coupon from Humble Bundle or other yet to be announced special offers).

I notice that the free PDF is listed as “Holiday Day 1 — Slumbering Tsar: The Desolation, Part 1” in their “Free Downloads” section.

Troll Lord Games Advent Calendar Sale

I have really been enjoying the Back Friday sales lately for various RPG publishers this year. I’ve got quite a few boxes of books coming; I’ve told my wife to just go ahead and wrap them and put them under the tree for me for Christmas. Nothing like picking your own gifts!

Looks like some more deals coming our way heading into Chrstmas. Check out this Advent Calendar of Deals from Troll Lord Games!