Taking Inspiration from the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Dungeons & Dragons

I wanted to write a blurb on using Marvel’s cinematic universe in D&D. I’ll either come back to this topic and inject some more specific examples and references…

Daemons & Deathrays

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Admittedly, I’ve been away from the boundless realms of graphic novel and comic books.  Whether it’s because I’m hesitant to try new series or because money is always tight, I haven’t really gone too deep into comic books, especially nowadays.  Now, I’ve caught up on a few series and read many of them after the fact, but I’ve never really gotten active within any fandoms… unless a handful of defunct and finished web-comics count for anything, that is.  That said, I’ve been slowly been brought back into the fold thanks to Disney and Marvel teaming up for the relatively recent series of films that have been mostly pretty damn good.  Save for a few sub-par installations, the films that have been released (sometimes more than) once a year have been fantastic.  At the best, an excellent journey of action and heroism… and at worst?  A good way to spend an…

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This again?

…  No matter, I’m gonna be volunteering my time at the county fair once more, in addition to my constant hunt for a half way decent job.  As such, my time is heavily budgeted.  As for free time?  I’m using most of it to make neat stuff for August 2016’s RPG blog carnival.  As I’ve said before, I am indeed back… but I guess I’m only somewhat out of hiatus.

On hiatus, future posts, etc

So, I’ve been away from this blog for a while and I’m gonna admit, I’m not feeling super motivated at the moment.  Tons of awesome stuff has passed me by.  Sure, I can still tackle this stuff, but it wouldn’t be the same.  Also, the hiatus has gone on for much longer than I anticipated.  To be honest, I’m not sure I want to come back yet.  One of the reasons I left is simple, I didn’t really like doing what I was doing anymore.  I’m mostly hoping I can recapture that passion and interest I had before.  I’m also battling depression and personal frustration in a life that seems so very upside-down.  I’d, again, like to thank everyone for bearing with me.  That said, I can only hope I’ll muster whatever is needed to come back to this page and put forth some engaging editorials and informative reviews.  Till later.

Down but not Out

I swear, I have more “I’m not dead” posts than actual posts!  No matter, I do plan on returning to my review/editorial page soon enough.  Lately, I just haven’t had the spark… and I feel it’s better to admit the truth to your audience than keep them guessing.  It’s been hard getting back into things, but I will continue to get things back in order.

Movie Review – What We Do In The Shadows (2014)

How every Vampire the Masquerade game ends up.

Initially, this film slipped past my radar, as I’ve seen many contenders tackling the mockumentary genre, aspiring to be like some of the greats within the genre.  However, what I also missed was that it was from the creators of Flight of the Conchords, and that is by all means a favorite of mine.  Instead, we follow a group of vampires living within an eerie old flat in Wellington.  Each of them contends with their own problems, usually initiating more squabbles in the process.  But, the petty drama of long time roommates in a world they don’t understand is all part of the fun.  So, what can these flatmates teach us ignorant mortals?  Read on and find out!

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My Top 13 Favorite Scary Moments in Video Games

So Much Nope.

Sadly, this one didn’t make the cut

While last week involved rambling off about weird and eerie things in real life, I think I’ll make a return to the realms of pop culture.  In this case, I’m talking about video games!  Or rather, I should say moments in games that genuinely creeped me right out!  Now, there are plenty of moments that truly disturbed or scared me a bit, but only a couple moments felt truly memorable.  Let’s start with some runner ups, shall we?

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