Thursday, March 13, 2014

Check Out Crawljammer for DCC RPG!

I don't play the DCC Role Playing Game by Goodman Games. I have heard good things about the game, though, and excellent things about the fan material. So when I saw several RPG blogs touting something called Crawljammer,  a fanzine dedicated to fantasy adventures in space, I was interested. I love Spelljammer. So I checked it out.

I went to Tim Callahan's Crawljammer blog and looked it over. Good overview of what's in the zine, inspirational ideas, and some Basil Wolverton art. I was impressed. It looked like a lot of fun. Ordering was easy via Pay Pal with Print, PDF, and Print/PDF Combo options. I picked the PDF option, mainly to give it an initial viewing, plus it looks good on my Nook and my Android tablet.

The first issue gives a cosmology for space travel, basic ship rules, a new class (Lizardman Mercenary) and an adventure. I most definitely will check out future issues of Crawljammer, maybe a print version too. It's a great example of the new age of self publishing we are living in. More space fantasy please.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

This Should Be A TV Series: Casino's Law Commercial (2014)

The Casino's Law commercial aired locally in Georgia during the 2014 Super Bowl (aka the Big Game or the Game or whatever). It runs for two minutes plus and is easily the greatest lawyer commercial of all time. Check it out.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve With Full Moon Entertainment 2013

Christmas Eve is here again! This is a night of personal and family traditions, and I have several of my own. Now, continuing the Amazing RPG Fun Pad Christmas Eve Celebration tradition, I present to you the 2013 Full Moon Entertainment Christmas Eve Extravaganza!

Since last year Full Moon has expanded their web presene with the opening of Full Moon Streaming,  their new streaming service. Not only are the classic Full Moon moves are there, but new releases and classic grindhouse fare can also be found for $6.99 a month. So without further ado, here are some more trailers from one of my favorite B-Movie companies!

A classic Videozone from Demonic Toys:

Found footage film fracas...

Yeah it's no Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys....

Well SyFy DID make a Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys, and it had Corey Feldman!

I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Holidays, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Keep up the great blogs and products you all do. Even if I haven;t wrote that much this year and I don't comment a lot on what you write,  I still appreciate all my friends and followers. And since it's Christmas Eve I love to give you a Christmas Carol so here's John Rutter's Angel's Carol, performed by the Cambridge Singers.

You all enjoy yourselves!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Cartoon Action Hour: Season 3 Hitting November 8!

 Get ready for the awesomeness as Spectrum Games releases the new edition of Cartoon Action Hour this Friday!

Check out some awesome previews of the rulebook on the Spectrum Games Facebook page!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Farewell Lou Scheimer

Checking through the blogosphere today, I saw the news about the death of Filmation founder and frequent voiceover artist Lou Scheimer on the Space1970 blog. Filmation was part of my childhood from Fat Albert to Batman to He-Man and beyond. There was imagination and wonder behind the limited animation and friendly life lessons that went across my tv screen. So farewell, Lou. Thanks for making my childhood a bit more fun.

Here's a great tribute I saw posted on YouTube:

Filmation has been part of the Amazing RPG Fun Pad over the years.

In 2011 I had several weeks of Filmation Friday. You can see them all here. I may have to restart this...

To end these thoughts, as I said in my very first post:

From Fulci...

to Filmation,

I hope you enjoy my irregularly updated blog!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Fulci's Zombie From A Torg Perspective

[There are some spoilers for Zombie here and Torg geek talk. You've been warned!]

When I was on vacation in late August there wasn't much on Digital TV in Winneconne, so I was watching some horror DVDs on a rainy day. I had also got some old Torg novels & short story collections for a dollar a piece at the Chimera Hobby Shop in Appleton. After watching Lucio Fulci's Zombie, it struck me that Zombie could be seen in a Torg light very easily, particularly the realm of Orrorsh.

Because I always thought this cover was cool...

Here are some brief thoughts:

The horror originates on the distant tropical island of Matool. Although Orrorsh in canon Torg in centered in Indonesia and the Philippines, the tropical setting is very apt.

The boat that floated to New York from Matool is a floating hardpoint for the Orrorsh reality. Because the reality of New York is so overwhelming, it would be considered a Mixed Zone. The obese zombie that falls into the could be Possibility Rated.

Many of the Gothic tropes prevalent in Orrorsh can be seen: mad science, the obsession with knowledge, brushes of colonialism, zombies, lonely houses in the middle of the jungle surrounded by the unknown.

It seems that at the beginning of the film, the recently dead are reanimating. As Zombie goes on the dead become more violent and hungry. The reanimation of the older dead comes later in the movie, namely the cemetery scene.

Peter (Ian McCulloch) seems to be more able to kill the zombies as Zombie goes on. He is definitely a Storm Knight. The rest of the cast are Ords except maybe for the good Doctor Menard (Richard Johnson), who probably has some Corruption points too.

The final scene can be viewed different ways. You could go the typical zombie apocalypse route, but there's no possibilities to be harvested when zombies kill everybody. A more Torg approach is the fear of a zombie epidemic as Bryan (Al Cliver) slowly becomes a zombie on the boat. If I remember right, the classic "zombies are taking over" voiceover at the end was part of the American version of Zombie.

The legendary Zombie/Shark battle can appreciated by fans of ANY RPG!


Monday, August 12, 2013

Taint Dead Yet...

Finally saw this... Really want to see this again: