Wednesday, July 27, 2011

All Hail the Great EGG!

It is the anniversary of Gary Gygax's birthday today! Google didn't do anything so I guess geeks are just geeks. I remember referring to him as the "Great EGG" back when TSR started sticking "Official D&D Approved" labels on stuff - it just seemed very pompous at the time. I don't think I even played D&D, having moved on to RuneQuest and eventually away from RPGs altogether. I continued to collect them, I just didn't actually play them for a long time...

Monday, July 18, 2011

Mike Hoffman

I just added Mike Hoffman's Blog: The Muse to my "blogroll" at right.

Lately, he's been doing a series of Video Blogs where he has been chronicling his recent work.

Saturday, July 16, 2011


Away over on Grognardia, one can find the advance pictures of the Dwarves from the Hobbit. I still have misgivings about what PJ might possibly do to mess this up, but despite those I have to admit that I like these concepts. Even Fili and Kili, which many people don't seem to like.

I think that the climax of the Battle of Five Armies, when Thorin and Company charge out will be an epic scene and I am expecting big things from Fili and Kili as they fight to defend Thorin's body!

Edit: Three More that were left out because the "Dwarves" tag was forgotten.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Dejah Thoris = Hot Elf Chick?

By now, you've all seen the John Carter of Mars teaser trailer, right? Is it me, or is Lynn Collins [Dejah Thoris] trying to mimic Liv Tyler's [Arwen] accent from the LOTR movies?

I paused it on the shot of Tars Tarkas (in full screen mode) - Hmmm, not sure... I know I don't like the airships. The Thark doesn't look mean enough. Couldn't see the Thoats clearly enough to comment on them. Overall, I think there is still plenty of room for Disney to screw this one up. In fact, I fully expect them to.