“What no-one’s noticing is that everything is possible now. Because the swine have flu. Thank you, thank you.”—A rare case of me posting myself. Why am I doing so? Just so I can have the satisfaction of watching even MORE people cringe in pain.
Pathfinder is a modification of DnD 3.5. After Wizards dropped the game, Paizo, publishers of Dungeon, Dragon, and the Order of the Stick collections, decided to run with it, with Wizard’s blessing. The result is something people call DnD 3.75. Or: not shit.
Apparently, Paizo have eliminated all “dead levels” for classes, so classes get something EVERY level, instead of every few.
The beta version (what I’m linking to) is completely free to download. The final version is being published and sold for ~€30. Only problem?
Yet another Gnome Stew article. This one is of particular interest to me because I played in an evil campaign once. It was let down by consisting of a few epic-level NPCs and tonnes of low-level but heavily-armed ones. It was discontinued.
“When a baking mishap disrupts the traditionally balanced diet of the spirit world, a young samurai must learn to master the art of sushi preparation to bring flavor and nutrition back to the afterlife. That samurai is you.”—The premise of Sushi Bar Samurai, a game that sounds really fun. Also, it may teach sushi-making techniques. Like “don’t make fugu as your first ever dish”.
noun • 1) an ancient Greek priest who interpreted sacred mysteries, especially the priest of th Eleusinian mysteries. 2) an interpreter of sacred mysteries or arcane knowledge. 3) one who explains or makes a commentary; a commentator.
From Ancient Greek ἱερός (hieros, “holy”) + φαίνω (phainō, “I show, make known”).
And, for a modicum of gaming trivia, a prestige class in DnD 3.5, which is mostly for Clerics or Paladins, since it requires Knowledge (Religion) as well as a metamagic feat (I was leafing through the DMG a few hours ago).
“You know how we all complain that so-and-so raped our childhoods? Well, this is the exact opposite. I used this line in my Twitter, but I stand by it — G.I. Joe: Resolute is like Warren Ellis made tender, passionate love to our childhoods, and he had an enormous dick.”—Topless Robot (via Warren Ellis).
From the Warhammer Online Music page, comes Kiss My Axe (While I Drink My Beer)!, a song celebrating the new Dwarf Slayer career in WAR. The song is performed by Mythic Entertainment and Eric Bloom and Richie Castellano of Blue Öyster Cult (via Kotaku).
Been meaning to post this for a while. Not sure what it’s like, since
a) I haven’t heard any Blue Öyster Cult, and
b) I’ve not listened to this song yet.
“Outside of his technical achievements, Metcalfe is perhaps best known for his 1995 prediction that the internet would suffer a catastrophic collapse the following year; he promised to eat his words if it did not. During his key note speech at the Sixth WWW International Conference in 1997, he took a printed copy of his column that predicted the collapse, put it in a blender with some liquid and then consumed the pulpy mass. This was after he tried to eat his words in the form of a very large cake, but the audience strongly protested; the cake was quite good and was eaten by some of the audience after the speech.”—