Happy Bard’s Day!

Today is traditionally observed as the date when William Shakespeare was born, and died. We’ll be celebrating the occasion fittingly by attending a performance of Twelfth Night at the Curio Theatre in Philadelphia. It’s a steampunk-themed interpretation, and pre-production photos are available here.

What are you doing to observe Bard’s Day, or World Book and Copyright Day, or St. George’s Day, or, y’know, Friday?

Rip Van Winkle

A few days before Christmas and I’ve just started looking at indie RPG sites again. I feel like I’m waking up after a long hibernation. My eyes still sting at the light of day, but I glimpse int blurry wonderment that the world still exists outside the frigid cave where I’ve been sleeping.

What have I missed?

A dirty trick in D&D

I’ve taking over DMing duties for our Sunday D&D game. I noticed that all of the PCs, except for two, had 2 magic items apiece. So before the last session, I had those players browse the books and choose a magic item that they wanted. I said I would put it in that day’s scenario so they could find it.

Where, exactly, did I put it? In the hands of the cultists they would be fighting, of course! Bruce’s paladin even took a critical hit from the mage wielding Carl’s Staff of Magic Missles. Bloodied him in a single blow, I think!

I wonder what dirty trick I’ll come up with for this week’s D&D game?