Boppin’ and Blog Hoppin’: Day Twelve

First store where you bought your gaming supplies. Does it still exist? Hastings. You ever been to a Hastings? My experience in the last couple of years at Hastings makes this question somewhat challenging to answer. Back in the day, Hastings was kind of like a…bookier Best Buy? Like, you’d go there to buy books, […]

Boppin’ and Blog Hoppin’: Day Nine

First campaign setting–published or homebrew–that you played in. The day I checked the PHB out from the library, and held it in my hands, I had–as was so often the case–to go sit at the local rec center for several hours. My brother was in all the sports, my mother therefore coached all the sports, […]

Boppin’ and Blog Hoppin’: Day Six

First character death. How did you handle it? I’m struggling to think of a character I’ve played who even died. As the DM, I doled out deaths; but as an eleven-year-old, it was usually due to spite and caprice related to social issues more than anything in-game. If someone on the outer rim of the […]

Boppin’ and Blog Hoppin’: Day One

That’s a thing now, I guess? Kind of like the A-Z blog challenge that largely launched this blog in its current iteration (as opposed to the indie-music musings of a new grad student, which occupied the first chunk of posts), the hot business at the moment is acknowledging DnD’s 40th anniversary with a series of […]

A Princely Some

I wouldn’t lean so heavily on the puns if I wasn’t writing most of these posts right before bed, when I’m riding the line between “flush with hobbytime fun” and “beginning the process of shutting down higher functions to sleep.” I’m usually most stressed right before I go to bed, because as great as bed […]

Baby Shower (You’ll Get It)

Priming is my new favorite thing. I didn’t really understand what it entailed, before; largely this is due to not having touched a can of spray paint. Now that I’ve primed, after my…no, I won’t make that joke. Suffice to say that the instructions I received were helpful and I was able to wield spraypaint […]

Weekend ExtravaGONEza

That’s it! It’s done! I’m up because I’m not quite tired enough to pass out, but with my wife back in the place and class starting in a handful of hours I think it’s accurate to declare my What-to-Do-With-Myself weekend officially complete! So how’d I do?¬†Well, I’m pretty happy with where I am. Painting largely […]

Tiny Plastic Philters Generating Pure Endorphins

Warhammer, y’all. Potentially the most serious of leisures that doesn’t involve firearms or eluding some sort of government authority, and I’m pretty well ensconced in the business. I actually started picking up the figures last year, in preparation for the arrival of my Reaper Minis Kickstarter. My beautiful bride was kind enough to encourage me […]