A Darkness Ascending

As I've mentioned before, I've gotten back to playing Magic regularly, and I must say, I'm eagerly awaiting the release of the new set, Dark Ascension.

We've been given a glimpse of the text of one card, but have been made to wait for anything else to be spoiled, but from what I understand, the spoiler will start on next Monday.

Just a heads up, for anyone who may be curious.


Back to the Table at Last

Just from reading past posts, it's no surprise that tabletop rpgs are a great passion of mine.

I don't get all in a funk or anything when I'm not able to play them, but I do enjoy most opportunities to game, and will do so when able. Thus, I'm very happy to finally have games going again for the first time since the first of November.

John C. has decided to run a Pathfinder Forgotten Realms game at Batesville Gaming Center on an alternating Tuesday/Wednesday schedule. The game, originally, was going to be a Dragonlance campaign, but without the source material needed, the setting quickly shifted to Westgate, in the Forgotten Realms.

I'll likely post again about this game, but would like to put it in another post since 1) the party is primarily evil in alignment, and 2) this is my first time playing Pathfinder, and I would like to get a few sessions in before I make a comment about the campaign/system from a player's perspective.

I will say, however, that there have been two sessions, the first of which largely consisted of character creation, and then presented our first hook. The second took place on Saturday, and I was unable to attend due to having no ride. The next session is scheduled for tomorr...today, and apparently completely new players to the game devised our plans of action. I'm interested!

On a related note, there's a possibility that I'll be picking my own Forgotten Realms Pathfinder game back up, but no details have really been hashed out.

And further, I've been kicking around the idea of starting something else up on another night, once I've gotten a new vehicle, but it's really too early to tell with that.


A Pleasant Surprise

Yesterday, while catching up on The Alexandrian, on Justin's November 20th post about his Gamma World game, I was curious when first seeing the illustration of the Swarm Hound accompanying the post, since the art style was familiar to me, and then I was very happy to see that I had guessed right when reading the credits given: Joshua Diffey.

I was further pleased to see upon clicking through to the Earth Delta link given, that Josh had contributed the art for what is, practically, a full game, one which I know would be something he, as a gamer, would be behind.

If anyone reading this has followed my blog from the start, the "Josh" you see randomly in the comments is the same guy. I've known him for about a decade now, and consider him a friend. He's a great person, a great gamer, and a very talented artist.

I recommend for anyone reading to click through to Earth Delta, if for nothing else than the art. (Though if you're a fan of science fantasy and post-apocalyptic settings, a la Thundarr, then you'll likely appreciate the game, as well.) If you are impressed with his work, you might also want to check out the gaming company he helped found, Pwn! Productions, and check out his old webcomic, Yoda: Padawan Jedi.