Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Welcome to All

Greetings and Salutations!

Welcome to Mike's Amazing RPG Fun Pad. When I told my friends I was finally starting a blog, my friend Gene exclaimed "Way to join everybody else on the internet!” Ah well, friend Gene is right.

I’m just an ordinary guy who loves RPGs, B-movies, 80s cartoons, fan fiction, and cult TV shows. In the mid 90s to early 2000 I was a contributor to the GURPS APA All of the Above. Since then I’ve written a bit here or thereon message boards and forums. I even did some writing for my friends’ projects too. I finally decided to join the blogosphere and share some of the things I really love with the World Wide Web. My title is from a cherished childhood memory of mine. Every Christmas and Easter, among the presents would be several big coloring/activity books called Fun Pads. The books provided me with hours and fun on snowy or rainy days.

What am I planning? Reviews of some of my favorite movies and rpgs are one thing I’d like to do. Pictures of beautiful scream queens and fun movie posters produced for your amusement is another. You will see YouTube videos and some old stuff I got in the files just to waste some space…I mean, share with you.

As for RPGs, I love games from mainstream to retro to downright bizarre. I plan on representing games like Encounters Critical, Mutant Future, Cinematic Unisystem, Basic Action Superheroes, and whatever else tickles my fancy.

B-Movies played a big part in my growing up and you will see plenty of gems in the coming weeks. Even the crappiest movie has some good gaming material, so I figured why not mine it? My goal is to convert some of the strangest and fun movies to RPG stats. Be ready for some cartoon stuff too.

Why? Because I can!

So there you have it. A bizarre mix of RPG and tv show, grindhouse and animation.

From Fulci...

to Filmation,

I hope you enjoy my irregularly updated blog!

1 comment:

Max said...

Added to my Sage feed and my blog feed, Mike. Sounds like plenty cool stuff.

Also, Fun Pads! Haven't thought about 'em in *years* even though they were yearly stocking stuffers for our family too!