Saturday, August 8, 2009

Gaming Resources You Always Wanted

Ahh, Google got me again. Whenever I do research lately into any of my plethora of projects, I find tons of helpful text links and banner ads right under my fingertips. I run a couple campaigns using the resources over at Obsidian Portal, and for a while, all I saw there were ads for online games, many of them with severely under-dressed young ladies somehow involved. I had actually given up on finding anything useful in the side banner, until tonight when I was wrapping up for the night and just about to close a new post I had made.

That's when I saw it. The vague promotional language teased me with the threat of competing with my latest brilliant scheme. I couldn't let it slide, and I clicked the link. What I found was a product I wish I'd had years ago. Long Tooth Studios has come up with the penultimate in portable gaming boards. They're just a start-up company, and their marketing budget isn't what it could be, but I feel that this is a product worth promoting. Every reputable game store should carry these! In fact, I think I'll send an email to my local gaming shop after work tomorrow...

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Kindred Spirits & Wikiclicking

Have you ever come across somebody's blog and absolutely agreed with almost everything they had to say about any topic mentioned? That's what happened to me last night, as I surfed the internet looking for cool pictures of dice. I found this guy's blog, an article about 2 years old about diceless vs dice-heavy roleplay systems (they were nice dice by the way - my husband has a set just like them). Right next to it was a rant about getting an idea for a story while wikiclicking/wikipedia surfing/whatever name you happen to call it. The list goes on; White Wolf, World of Warcraft, magic items in Sci-Fi, opinions about Spiderman, Batman, Transformers - all just about perfectly in line with my own. Now all I need is to find out that he swordfights on Thursday nights and watches anime.