Its grueling and hard, but also fantastic. Approaching mile 500 and in another 200 miles Ill be out of the desert finally and into the Sierras. Im doing videos on youtube, mainly for my family, vid blogging the journey and showing the views, as well as talking a little bout D&D-- Hexcrawl Hiker.... off a short pear ?
How are you enjoying your mountain tour?
That's got to be some sort of badge of honor...While the rest of your story seems like a tall tale, this part rings true.
Go man go!Its grueling and hard, but also fantastic. Approaching mile 500 and in another 200 miles Ill be out of the desert finally and into the Sierras. Im doing videos on youtube, mainly for my family, vid blogging the journey and showing the views, as well as talking a little bout D&D-- Hexcrawl Hiker.
And while I have cell service, everyone should check out Brine Lord Casdidys Tomb. Its PWYW with funds going to fibromylangia research. Had a few KS backers collaborate with me on it and I think they had some cool ideas.
Sorry for derailing thread, back to arguing! Or discussion?
I am pretty sure nothing was fake about Sid Vicious or Johnny Rotten --- even if they were a pre-fab, then the studio got more trouble than they bargained for.You do know that the Clash and the Sex Pistols were fakes, right? Both were prefab.
Heh. This reminds me of when a long-haired John "JD" Roberts was one of the hosts of a Canadian late night alternative rock newsmagazine called The NewMusic. That would have been the late 70s and early 80s. I would not have expected him to end up where he did.
Uh, Trooper, Prism, Parachute Club, The Spoons and Martha and the Muffins are also Canadian. If I was just going for Canadiana I would have added Rush, the Power Blues Band, the Cowboy Junkies, the Headpins, the Tragically Hip and probably a few others, but TBH I'm not really into any of those.just snuck that in there, eh
OD&D has got to be a Moog (=moduler?).What about a comparison to synthesizers? (Sorry, my other hobby.):
AD&D: Analog poly synth
2e: digital hybrid synth
4e: Digital Audio Workstation
5e: digital analogue modeler
What would the basic line be? Monophonic analogue? 3e era basic: "keyboard" from Target?
What is nice about the above is that it actually fairly well maps to what was happening at the same time.
I have no issue with Bombadil as a concept, or his existence in Middle-Earth; the Bombadil poems are fine. My issue is with the pointlessness of his appearance in LotR. In fact, I see his as am impediment to good storytelling, because not only does nothing happen - the main characters accomplish nothing, and learn nothing - but he actively removes their agency.Dr. Peter Kreeft (Catholic apologist) speaks about his love of Tolkien in this interview starting at 14:10. I post it here because we've gone back and forth about Bombadil several times, with the majority disliking his inclusion on the LotR.
Kreeft starts speaking about Bombadil at 19:00. Interesting is the interviewers take (siding with the anti-Bombadil crowd) versus Kreeft's---which beautifully articulates my feelings on the matter.
I agree with this assessment. WotC adventures are formulaic, antiseptic, and have a far too 21st century sensibility for what amounts to, at the latest, an early modern or 19th century political, social and technological environment. They exist in a clockwork universe in which every element has a logical explanation which must be explained to the DM, even if the logic is a bit dodgy, and eschews any mystery. The OSR's focus on the mythic underworld is a reaction to this, if nothing else."...if they come from the concious mind..." is a major part of what's wrong with much Adventure-writing/fiction in my opinion. The creatively is too predictable and meditative, and as a result feels too tidy and artificial.