The Doc Speaks: D&D Monsters II – Electric Boogaloo

 

Thinking about it, I should have saved the title for when I talked about Outsiders (i.e. alien beings and elementals) and Constructs (i.e. robots). Oh well, wasted play on words. But, I really enjoyed jabbering about D&D Monsters this week. Also, I haven’t gotten my copy of the Monster Manual in the mail (as of 9/21/2014) and I don’t want to delay any longer. So, I think it’s time for a different set of nasty beasties this time around. Less planars, more scary things. While I talked about the aforementioned monster types last time, this time I want to hone in on a couple more monsters that are more appropriate for the encroaching Halloween season! Muhahahaha *cue lightning and some poor sap in heavy armor failing their dexterity saving throw* Hmmm, did I do that? No matter, let’s jump right into the fun.
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The Doc Speaks: D&D Monsters are AWESOME!

Halloween always comes early with the Doc! On top of that, one of my favorite pass times is the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. (Stop your laughing, I HEARD you!) Now, I might be invading other peoples’ turf, but I’ve always wanted to talk about D&D monsters. Now, folks like headinjurytheatre and bogleech have probably said enough, but I figure I’d chip in my own 2 cents! Specifically, I’m here to talk about some of my favorites, whether or not they jump into the batshit insane.  While some could call it cheating, I’ll might be expanding into various d20 stuffs like Paizo Pathfinder for future installments, since I love the “Golarion” setting so (and it was published under D20 before Pathfinder existed.) So, let’s crack open that monster manual and get reading!
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Game Review: D&D 5th Edition Player’s Handbook

PHB 5E
I wanna get this out of the way, I’ve been excited to get my grubby hands on this glorious book! Thanks to being one of the few whose FLGS (or “Friendly Local Gaming Store”) got it early, I had the chance to dive into this player’s guide to the new edition. Let’s turn the page and get started!
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From the Vaults: Neurospasta

It’s no lie, I love almost anything cyberpunk! For some reason, the genre always clicked with me. And when it comes to tabletop games, all the better! I’m no doubt a DEM fanboy of sorts, but their stuff is just that awesome. Without further ado, my take on their RPG, Neurospasta.

Neurospasta
Loved Cyberpunk 2020, perhaps even D20 Cyberscape? Always wanted to run Shadowrun with the D&D rule set? If you said yes to any of these, DEM promises quite the game! Let’s see how good this program really is. Megacorporation hacking tips and review after the jump!

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The Doc Speaks: Veteran of 1000 Edition Wars

War Never Changes

“War. War never changes.”

While I would like to babble about the joys of roleplaying games in general, this topic is indeed a very special one! They have a saying in every fandom that you never forget what you start with! Generation of Pokemon/Transformers/Ponies/whatever, Incarnation of the Doctor, and of course edition of popular games like Dungeons and Dragons. And as you guessed it, D&D and a little bit on other roleplaying games are the focus today! Well, mostly Dungeons & Dragons to be honest. Hey, it is the world’s oldest and most popular roleplaying game! I mean, I could ramble about other games, such as World of Darkness, GURPS, and beyond, but that’d make this go on forever. Now, I promised that I was going to wrap up Nuke Month, but I’ll have something good in store for next weekend. In the meantime, grab a bag of dice and some heated rhetoric and charge forth into the gaming battlefield!

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Finding a New Path!

So, mutants and monster; I propose an idea! The idea came to me in a fever dream (or rather, something that popped into my head while I was getting over a flu.)  For about a year I’ve been dabbling with Pathfinder homebrew on my Tumblr blog.  So, who would be interested in making seeing a new blog dedicated to creating pathfinder homebrew here? Tumblr was a fun website, but not a professional one. Besides, I only use Tumblr for funny pictures, reposts of my articles, and talking with fellow artists/writers on techniques and ideas nowadays. To me, moving to WordPress marked something new, something better.

Necrotic Editorial: Fantasy can be anything… Right?

Weird City

 

Fantasy at its core embraces both the improbable and the impossible.  In the realms of fantasy, almost anything can be achieved through the right means!  This can be through belief or a bit of ingenuity.  It was our dreams that invented both possibilities for the past and present that helped to forge fantasy in the first place after all.  But when people hear fantasy fiction, we tend to think of a select few items.  These are typically castles, ancient warriors, classic melee weapons, and royal societies.  On top of that, fantasy usually takes a Euro-centric turn towards societies from the Dark Ages through the Renaissance.  But surely, there’s a lot more to fantastic fiction than this, right?  Of course!

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