Monday, April 29, 2013

Cartoon Action Hour Season 3 Kickstarter Starts May 3

On May 3 the fine folks at Spectrum Games are starting another Kickstarter, this time for the new edition of Cartoon Action Hour! I've always had a soft spot for this RPG because Cynthia Celeste Miller made the game I always wanted to make: a tribute to the toys and cartoons of the 80s. And the folks at Spectrum did this with some fine work through 2 editions and several sourcebooks.

The other thing is that every time I dealt with anyone from Spectrum Games they were always friendly and decent. I've bought a bunch of product from Spectrum Games. There's a lesson there...

Check out the Cartoon Action Hour Season 3 Kickstarter draft page at for the current info. Here's hoping funding goes well for this fun game.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

[Toon T-Days] The Phantom of Granny's Old Opry

Hello again and welcome to another Toon T-Days! The Phantom of Granny's Old Opry is based off a character I created over 15 years ago when I ran a "Monster Mash"-type scenario named the Phantom of the Opry. Little did I know that there was not only several songs, but a horror movie host also called the Phantom of the Opry. So out of respect for them, but here is my renamed version.

The Phantom of Granny's Old Opry

Description: The Phantom of the Opry is a 6 1/2 foot tall humanoid horse who wears Western clothes  and a bandit's mask. When the Phantom was young, all he wanted to do was sing at the Granny's Old Opry.  While the Phantom could play any instrument unfortunately he was among the worst singers in the Tooniverse! Convinced that his lack of singing talent was the result of sabotage, the Phantom of the Opry decided to go underground and make sure that no other man would ever sing in the Opry. He does have a soft spot the pretty ladies, and will often help them become a star! He carries rope, a pistol, and a copy of "1001 Needlessly Complex Traps" in his Back Pocket. His natural enemies are anybody who says he can't sing and other male singers. And no one knows why he wears the mask either,,,

Beliefs & Goals: Ah should be tha one singin on that there stage. It was sabotage, I tell you! My voice is a much better than y'all give me credit for. Help the purty women sing but don't let them see yor face, and put there worthless beaus in a trap they'll never get out of. Granny's Old Opry is mine and I knows where all the hidin' places are. Never let them take off the mask!

Hit Points: 12    Speed: 6

Break Down Door: 6
Climb: 4
Fight: 6
Pick Up Heavy Thing: 6
Throw: 4

Zip:  5
Dodge: 5
Drive Vehicle: 5
Fire Gun: 7
Jump: 7
Ride: 8
Run: 7
Swim: 3

Smarts: 6
Hide/Spot Hidden: 6
Identify Dangerous Thing: 6
Read: 8
Resist Fast-Talk: 8
See/Hear/Smell: 8
Set/Disarm Trap: 8
Track/Cover Tracks: 8

Chutzpah: 5
Fast-Talk: 5
Pass/Detect Shoddy Goods: 5
Sleight of Hand: 7
Sneak: 7

Confuse: 7
Cosmic Shift (When Singing): 9
Quick Change/Disguise: 8
Weird Science: 6

Toon T-Days is brought to you Tuesdays and/or Thursdays by your friends at Ace. Ace. If it's not from us, you're on your own, bunky!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

[Toon T-Days] Albert the Alligator

For the first installation of Toon T-Days, I present a reconstruction of one of the first Toon characters I ever created. This character was built as a starting character according to the rules in the Toon Deluxe Edition rulebook pages 18 to 50.

Albert the Alligator

Description: This well dressed 6 foot tall alligator is always dressed in the finest clothes he can find. Albert loves to cook and eat and often finds ways to do both. He tries to be courteous and polite but when someone pushes him to far, Albert loses his cool and shows them he was can brawl like his uncles! Albert carries a frying pan, a cookbook, and utensils in his Back Pocket. His naturals enemies are hunters and people who criticize his cooking.

Beliefs & Goals: Just because you was born in the swamp doesn't mean you can't dress up well! I am a great cook who can make a feast out of anything. Search out fine food and fun times. People who can't appreciate that deserve to be Boggled! Oh, you want some? Uncle Jean Claude showed me this move, and it'll hurt!

Hit Points: 11  Speed: 5

Muscle: 3
Break Down Door: 3
Climb: 3
Fight: 7
Pick Up Heavy Thing: 5
Throw: 4

Zip: 4
Dodge: 5
Drive Vehicle: 4
Fire Gun: 5
Jump: 5
Ride: 4
Run: 7
Swim: 6

Smarts: 4
Hide/Spot Hidden: 4
Identify Dangerous Thing: 6
Read: 6
Resist Fast-Talk: 6
See/Hear/Smell: 5
Set/Disarm Trap: 4
Track/Cover Tracks: 5

Chutzpah: 4
Fast-Talk: 5
Pass/Detect Shoddy Goods: 5
Sleight of Hand: 4
Sneak: 5

(Fancy) Coat of Arms: 5

Toon T-Days is brought to you Tuesdays and/or Thursdays by your friends at Ace. Ace. If it's not from us, the jackal will grow fat on your carcass!