Archive for October, 2006

Zombie RPG forum up

Zombie RPG forum up

I started a forum for our zombie RPG game. You have to be registered with the forum to view the forum, and you must be approved before you can post. This will allow the participants (who will all be playing remotely) a chance to hash out details and discuss the campaign. I don’t expect it […]

Posted in: games, site news, zombies
Goodbye, O Monster

Goodbye, O Monster

Eleven years ago, my friend Alexa took in a shivering, starving puppy in the middle of a Texas thunderstorm. She named him Othello, and he grew to become one of the most gentle, loving dogs I have ever known. Othello followed Alexa throughout a marriage, moving from Texas to Virginia, a divorce, moving from Virginia […]

Posted in: dogs
Little fish, little pond

Little fish, little pond

Technical note before my entry: I’m almost to a metric mile! 58 lengths in 34:47 yesterday. 64 lengths next week! Part of the joy of swimming in a gym pool instead of a “real” facility like the one I used to go to in NoVA is that they tend to be empty. Even when there’s […]

Posted in: fitness & grooming
No surprise to anyone: Iran restarts nuke program

No surprise to anyone: Iran restarts nuke program

After not bombing the shit out of North Korea, can it be any shock that Iran has restarted their nuke program? I think my theory about the next large terrorist attack on the US is going to happen in a year or less. This is what happens when you have a weak world government who […]

Posted in: gibberish
Zombie online P&P RPG sign up!

Zombie online P&P RPG sign up!

Okay, I got some good feedback in the zombie rpg v2.0 thread, and I am willing to try a remote game via the Internet. Thanks to some research and playtesting, we’ve decided on using the Fantasy Grounds virtual table top gaming software platform. It allows for all sorts of neat stuff, and comes with the […]

Posted in: games, zombies
Zombie online P&P RPG sign up!

Zombie online P&P RPG sign up!

Okay, I got some good feedback in the zombie rpg v2.0 thread, and I am willing to try a remote game via the Internet. Thanks to some research and playtesting, we’ve decided on using the Fantasy Grounds virtual table top gaming software platform. It allows for all sorts of neat stuff, and comes with the […]

Posted in: games, zombies
Crack the liar’s smile

Crack the liar’s smile

Here’s a fun little experiment, courtesy of the BBC: tell who’s really smiling, and who’s faking it. There are twenty short video clips of people going from a straight face to a smile, then back again. You can only play each video once, so pay attention! I scored a sixteen out of twenty. After looking […]

Posted in: link and run
Crack the liar's smile

Crack the liar's smile

Here’s a fun little experiment, courtesy of the BBC: tell who’s really smiling, and who’s faking it. There are twenty short video clips of people going from a straight face to a smile, then back again. You can only play each video once, so pay attention! I scored a sixteen out of twenty. After looking […]

Posted in: link and run
A gaming idea back from the dead

A gaming idea back from the dead

I can’t get away from it: the idea of running a zombie role-playing game. I gave it a shot over a year ago, and the group fizzled out. Admittedly, I was rusty on running a game, but I also think the zombie/apocalypse genre is pretty fucking bleak and is best matched with experienced role-players. Many […]

Posted in: games, zombies
GIMPS

GIMPS

Maybe it’s my natural state of paranoia. Maybe it’s growing up on blood and guts novels and movies. Maybe it’s my fascination with zombies. Maybe it’s my belief that the world is pretty much fucked and someone needs to push a giant reset button. It’s probably a combination of all of that plus some stuff […]

Posted in: preparedness, site news