This Is NOT A Test!

…not even close

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Never Tell Your Mom That You’ve Been In A Mud Fight

…mothers tend to get a bit over emotional about such things

So, I’m back from DunDraCon. Actually, I got back Sunday afternoon. The con was fun, despite my developing a knack for not getting into any games other than my own. This took the form of games filling up, me misreading times, me falling asleep and the ever popular “no games I want to play during this time slot”.

Still, I had fun. My TOON game went well and my seminar was pretty well attended. I got to chew the fat with my pal Nicole, her husband Chris and several other gaming folks. I watched some anime, tho I was kinda disappointed that most of it did not hit the high nuttiness that the Japanese are known for. I watched several games being played, saw lots of gamers with babies and, after a few tours of the Dealer’s Room, realized that there are no more cheap games. In fact, all I bought was a few dice for Grace (who no longer goes to the con). Oh, and I attended a couple of seminars that were pretty darned swell. One was on serious games that turn funny and the other was on alternate histories.

Anyway, in recent years, DDC has been my only con (I’ve gone to Conquest Sac, but it has a very high suck factor) and I don’t expect that to change this year unless I strike gold in the garden. GenCon 2011 is a possibility, if I start saving my pennies tonight and use freight trains to get there.

In other gaming news, I realized that running a Harry Potter/Hogwarts style RPG for my group would be full of problems, so instead, I’m gonna set them up as pirates and let them go hog wild. With luck, that’ll start in a few weeks.

And now, dog walking. More bloggage later.

The Kitty Cats Take Over A Donut Shop

…and they run a special on cat hair sprinkled donuts

Duuuude! DunDraCon is only a couple of days away! If you are going to be there, here is the all important Doc info…

Kill The Wabbit!

Friday 8 PM in 156 for 4 hours
GM: Doc Cross
Type: RPG
System: TOON
Edition: Deluxe TOON & supplements
Players: 10
Provided: All characters provided by GM
Power Level: varied
Variations: Oh, yes indeed
Rules Knowledge: Useful
Game Content: Mainstream

Willy Wabbit is a beloved cartoon star. He’s also a miserable backstabbing little punk, which is why you want to kill him. Which of you will succeed? You are all armed to the teeth and won’t let somebody else kill him if you can stop them. Prepare for an evening of fun, mayhem, multiple murders and lots of laughs.

We Hates It / We Loves It

Saturday 12:30 PM in 156 for 1 hours
Presenter: Doc Cross
Type: Seminar

No, we’re not talking about hobbits. Come let the world (or at least a room full of gamers) know what you love or hate about our hobby!

I will be at the con from about 1:30 Friday afternoon until around 5 or 6 Sunday afternoon. Look me up, say hi, buy me liquor or food!

The Chicken Who Ate Milwaukee

…naturally, he washed it down with beer

Ok, so I’m reading about science fiction book series on Wikipedia today and I’m checking out a series titled “Hero.com” (published in 2009) and I read this…

“Rise of the Heroes

Toby, Pete, Lorna, and Emily are just average kids—until they stumble upon a Web site called Hero.com and download powers that turn them into superheroes. At first, flying, teleporting, and shooting lasers from their eyes seems like nothing but fun. But when the supervillain Doc Tempest kidnaps Toby and Lorna’s mom, things take a darker turn.”

Doc Tempest? DOC TEMPEST? That would be the name I came up with for a Pulp Hero back in 1990 and whom was subsequently mention in RPG sessions at GenCon in 1991 & 1992, as well as being mentioned in A&E during the 90’s AND being all over both my old Blogger blog and this LJ (since 2004).

Now, it very well could be just a coincidence. However, apparently these books are gonna be turned into a TV movie on Cartoon Network. It would royally suck if, some day, I got a cease and desist from whoever the fuck owns Cartoon Network. I can’t afford a lawyer to help me win a pissing contest with some megacorp, to say nothing of the original author of the books.

So, what the hell should I do? It does seem that the evil villain “Doc Tempest” only appeared in the first book, but still…

Zoe Was A Stabby Kind Of Girl

…she used scissors

Ok…this answer amused me most because it made more sense than the others.

Graveyard Greg: Well, I thought there was cake when I invited you to share, but I misheard. Sorry!

My reply: Well, hells bells! Looks like Greg and I need to find some cake. Where should we go looking first?”

Amuse me with your answers!

The Sweetly Sexy, Yet Wickedly Satiric, Story Of Mostly Purple Patty And The Tree House Of Doom

…co-starring her French Bulldog, Amelie

Ok, y’all, we are gonna playtest a group story telling game (one of three, actually) that I’m fixing to write up and publish. It’s called AMUSE ME! and the rules are simple: I say “amuse me”, followed by a question. Y’all answer it and I pick the answer that most amuses me. Then, I ask another question, which may or may not be based upon the answer I received. You answer that one, I choose the answer that most amuses me. Rinse and repeat until we get a story told or I get bored.

So…AMUSE ME! “Why am I in this room with a bucket full of blueberries?”

(NOTE: The other two games are called So, There We Were… and And That’s How…, both of which we will give a shot at a future date…and at DunDraCon after my Toon game)