Since Mouser acquired sanies lupinus the all-natural way, it only seemed proper to do the same when I decided to take him down the blood-sucking path instead. So he got cured of his lycanthropy just in time for the new moon* and went roaming the dark dark countryside of The Rift. With a bit of luck (and some […]
Read More Turning to the dark side
Also fun: picking up Skyshards in wolfie form.
Read More Master of my own lycanthropy
So a while back we were running vet Wayrest Sewers with our guildies and discussing our roles and the archetypes we each used to guide us in playing our individual characters. After making led to the above funny discovery, the following discussion occurred: And The Gygax was born, to be applied when a group in a game that typically uses the Tank-DPS-Healer […]
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Most. Awesome. Quest.EVER. Ok ok, maybe I’m indulging in a wee bit of hyperbole, but still: this was a really fun—and quite unexpected!—quest in AD. Good job, designers!
Read More Abecean Sea serpents are frickin’ awesome
Ahab had his whale, Hemingway his rhino; in Greenshade we have a Great White Lion.
Read More The Pale Senche is dead
Right off the bat, from the very first pages, there’s a noticeable jump in the writing style and improvement to the quality of the storytelling. MZB’s choice to use the second person point-of-view in the prologue is striking and drew me in immediately; then, just when it might have become too much, become too arch and awkward […]
Read More The Bloody Sun (1964 original)
We pulled our friend Nat into ESO; she’s not only an MMO newbie but also pretty new to video games in general. Maybe this was throwing her into the deep end a bit, but hey, she’s a good swimmer. So potemathewolfqueen and I rolled new toons, and she’s playing a Breton templar healer. I’m playing a Bosmer (yes […]
Read More Replaying the Pact with a friend
What with our success against pirates et al, why not take on an arrogant Altmer Lord-turned-Lich and do the vet pledge as well? Mouser would continue in his Nightblade bloodmage Healer role, with the difficulty ramped up—it being a veteran group dungeon. Here we see Mouser taking his portrait with various spectral manifestations: So that was […]
Read More Die, already, die die! Veteran Banished Cells pledge
Reading the Darkover books in the pre-Internet era of my teens, I couldn’t just ask Wikipedia to help me figure out confusing details; so there were aspects of the series that tripped me up now and then. I remember very clearly my confused feeling of déjà vu as I started reading The Sword of Aldones (it had taken me years […]
Read More The Sword of Aldones (1962)
This was from a few months ago, when we spent a nice lovely Saturday afternoon touring a few of the local dungeon-y sights of Tamriel with our guildies.
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