My Zombie Romance

…it was great until she tried to eat my brain

The Adventure Building Poll, Second Phase: The Army Of Terror

By overwhelming vote, the Nazi bastards have built their Creeper training center in the caldera of a dormant volcano. Naturally, after a series of thrilling brushes with death, Our Heroes infiltrate the base.

But wait! Some of the good guys have realized that this whole island is more geologically unstable than Herr professor Baden realizes.

Meanwhile, Baden is testing a new terror gas on hapless prisoners.

And then, the strange killings start. Killings that leave the victim’s corpse petrified and with the most terrible looks on their faces…and their eyes melted.

Next poll tomorrow.

Purple Cheese Whiz

…the product, not discolored cheese urine

Once Again, I Leap Headlong Into Potential Disaster

Ok, so a time or two in the past, I’ve attempted to do a post a day on some topic…most notably, my noble 2006 effort to post a different character every day. Well, my little barbecued pork buns, I’m going to give it another try. This time, I’ll do People, Places & Things…and I’ll do them alpabetically, one letter per week. When I use up the alphabet, I’ll start over again.

Now here’s where you come in, Gentle Reader…I want you to choose the letter I start with! So take this poll and I’ll start the posts in about 48 hours.

Doc Tempest VS The Pleasure Droids

…from the April, 2009 issue

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Altho I know she’ll never read this blog, I want to wish my mom a Happy 79th Birthday. She’s a pretty exceptional gal. Also, I want to thank her for letting myself, my sister Rosie and my brother Kelly live to adulthood. Goodness knows that couldn’t have been an easy decision:)

Grace and I will take mom out for brunch next weekend, due to this weekend being booked up by my sibs and nieces & nephews.

Poll Time!

Weekend Plans

Dog park…housecleaning…bathe dogs…go to movies…garden…cook meals…dog park…shop…garden…housecleaning…Game Day…more cooking…rest

And now, I’m outta here!

Las Dos Basset Hounds Contra Las Gatitas Diablos

…en Technicolor

Fantasy World Building Poll #3 Results

Assuming that the presence of magic in the world is cyclical, is magic on the:

Magic is on the increase

There are several smallish continents, plus a few islands

The world’s overall climate is about the same as our Earth, but wetter

There are 2 moons in the sky

So there we have it: an overall idea of the world and how it is populated. The next poll will focus on the various countries that the intelligent races live in.

And now, I’m off to work.

The Halloween Party That Ate San Jose

…1983, it was

Fantasy World Building Poll-A-Thon Update

Ok, let’s recap our objective here: By using polls, we will be creating…

A fantasy world
A few countries in that world
A major city in one of those countries
A few characters who live in/near the city

Right now, we are 2 polls into creating the overall world. So far, this is how things shape up…

Magic is Low Level (as in 1st and 2nd level D&D spells) and Uncommon (maybe 1 in 1,000 people can work magic).

The intelligent races are Humans, Intelligent Slimes/Oozes/Jellies and a Teddy Bearlike race

The 7 human cultures most resemble: Pirates, Imperial Romans, Aztecs, Imperial Chinese, Vikings, Arthurian British, Victorian British

Fantasy type magical creatures are rare.

There are no undead.

Overall, this game world is Fantasy with a healthy dollop of Espionage/Intrigue.

Part Three of the poll will go up tonight.

Polygon, But Polly Be Back Someday

…octagon, too.

I can here y’all groaning about that Subject Line:)

Okay. so here’s how part two of the Fantasy World Building Poll #2 shaped up…

The two non-human races are: Intelligent Slimes/Oozes/Jellies and Teddy Bearlike beings.

The 7 human cultures most resemble (in order of popularity): Pirates, Imperial Romans, Aztecs, Imperial Chinese, Vikings, Arthurian British, Victorian British

Fantasy type magical creatures are rare.

There are no undead.

Poll #3 will go up soon.

The Kitty Cats Go Undercover

…to infiltrate the Canine Mob

My sweet dog, Daisy, managed to cause me to trip and fall on Wednesday night. I banged my left knee pretty hard and now it is swollen and tender as hell. Daisy was unhurt and was pretty concerned for me as I lay on the floor writhing in agony. Actually, Grace and Winker were concerned, too, with the former helping me up and doctoring me, while the latter licking my hand.

The results of Part One of the Fantasy World Creation Poll are in and here are the results…

Magic is Low Level (as in 1st and 2nd level D&D spells) and Uncommon (maybe 1 in 1,000 people can work magic).

On the question of Race, there was a tie between Only Humans and Humans and a few other Races. I compromised and there will be lots of Humans and two other Races.

As far as mixing in another genre goes, Espionage/Intrigue was the hands down winner.

And now on to Part Two

The Secret World Of The Hit Squad Moms

…baking cookies, cleaning the house, doing contract kills

Ok, so here is how the latest Poll-A-Thon works: We are going to create, in order, the basic frameworks for…

A fantasy world
A few countries in that world
A major city in one of those countries
A few characters who live in/near the city

If this all works out, well do more polls to flesh things out further. Anyway, first up, the world.

Gotta go. More blogstuff later.