Friday, May 16, 2014

[CAH:S3] Marcus Gorillacus, Praetorian of the Apeian Empire

Here is a new character I created for Cartoon Action Hour Season 3. inspired by this miniature from Black Orc Games. And yes it is a Roman Gorilla with a shield and sword. Think of him like one of those Masters of the Universe knock-off toys that were designed to play with the toys the same size. There's a little detail here, just enough to add a little flavor.


100 Kingdoms Praetorian Guard Miniature by Black Orc Games



MARCUS GORILLACUS
Star Power: 3

Qualities:
**Praetorian of the Apeian Empire
*Acts less smart than he really is
*"One day in the Legion…"

Traits:
BODYGUARD 5
MIGHTY PUNCH 7  (Action Feature, Devastating)
DIPLOMACY 3
SWINGING 4 (Situational Bonus: when vines or other lines are available)
GLADIUS 4 (Accessory)
WARRIOR SHIELD AND ARMOR 6 (Fickle, Advantage: Can throw Shield as an attack once per episode)

Upgrades: #1 , #1, #6

Oomph: 4

Marcus Gorillacus is a Praetorian of the Apeian Empire who was sent by the Emperor to explore the new lands that have contacted the Empire. For the first time in his life use without structure of the Legion and is a little confused with his new freedom. Still, Marcus is a powerful ally to those he calls friend and the years of experience have made him a canny opponent. Despite his brutish appearance, Marcus can be quite the diplomat as well.

Notes: BODYGUARD can be used for both offense and defense.
 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Spelljammer Inspiration: Doctor Who: Enlightment (1983)

Here are some classic visuals from Doctor Who. Spelljammer inspiration from the Peter Davison Era episode "Enlightment" (1983)

 

 



 
 
And the classic reveal scene from the end of Episode 1 of Enlightment. An interesting way to start a Spelljammer campaign, eh?
 
 


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!