Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A long silence

For those of you so gracious as to follow my mumblings on this blog, thank you so much and I apologize for my long silence. I have a large project at my day job that launches this weekend and I've been quite buried in pre-launch activities.

Still I wanted to take a few minutes to clear my head and post something to this blog before I get completely out of the habit of posting. If all goes well on Saturday then I will actually get back to posting about the sandbox I've been working on (and what the blog is ostensibly about).

In the meantime, more from the September 30 Day Challenge that everyone hoped was dead.

Favorite non magic item?

The war dog. I've lost track of the number of war hounds I have bought and lost over the years and from many characters. Cheaper in the long run then henchman and they never ask for a share of the treasure.

A character you want to play in the future?

I would like to play a viking flavored paladin of Tyr. Old school lawful good of course but with a distinctly viking code take on the lawful side of things. Luck and skill in battle were important qualifiers of leadership and rulership in norse lands so lawful vikings have to respect the concept of might makes right. No blood eagles though, that was Odin's thing.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

30 Day Challenge - Day 25

Well, I have now officially missed the 30 days of September challenge; but I'm going to persevere and finish it. Probably before we hit the 30 days of November.

Favorite Magic Item?

This one is easy for me. I had a ruggedly handsome dwarf character once. A master smith and fell hand in battle with hammer or axe. Then one day his stout band of brothers found a Deck of Many Things, and not just any garden variety Deck of Many Things; this deck had the complete major and minor arcana.

Since we had a complete deck of cards, he challenged his comrades to a game of Dwarven Suicide Poker, a game that can only be played with a complete Deck of Many Things. As the name of the game would suggest the game ended in tears. Many major curses (and one artifact) were scattered through the players.

As for my character, well he was changed. While trying to fill an inside straight he was turned into a 6' tall, golden haired, golden eyed "human" with white feathery wings. And so was born the Angel of the Lord, Meshugganah.