This morning I was browsing through the games section of Kickstarter.com. I really love this site because some great projects are born, such as Zombies, Run! (I’m currently writing a review now that I’ve been able to go out cycling a bit with the Android version).
So this morning I came across a guy who’s making some really cool looking dice. If you’re not a tabletop gamer, then you’ll need to know for most of us table-top fanatics, dice are our kryptonite. Probably even more than gaming books, miniatures, and cool gaming mats. It’s the shiny new accessory you can get for as little as 1 cent and up to well, lets just say if you go to certain gaming cons you can leave without a penny but with a crate of shiny new pretties.
That’s why when I came across this particular page on Kickstarter, I knew I had to have these dice. They’re cool, unique, and the guy had a backing that would give me 10d10s for my vampire game! Since I’m the DM, I really don’t care how they roll. They’re just awesome looking!
However, the other half didn’t really agree with my intended purchase and started whining that I should do the $50 backing that will get ‘US’ 20d10s.
Guess I’m not allowed to be the only one in my gaming circle with these Necron Dice. Oh well, my household is now the proud backer of 20d10 dice that have skulls protruding out of them.
I’m not going to make excuses. I’ve been absent from this site, I haven’t been updating and I certainty haven’t been doing a good job of talking about gaming. What do I have to say for myself? Well, I’ve been travelling and gaming.
Last month found me in the US for one fourth work and the rest vacation. I figured since I was already in the states for my job, I might as well go home to remind myself exactly why I left again. I have a list of reminders which will be good for awhile now:
- It’s dry.
- It’s windy.
- Nothing has really changed.
- The locals think good sushi is deep fried.
- The local gaming store is only open 2 days a week.
Honestly, I think the last 2 are the most serious offenders. I want to know who on earth that isn’t in the deep south and in the habit of deep frying everything from twinkies to sticks of butter, would deep fry sushi. Ok, I get it. The health department won’t let you serve raw fish. But deep frying it?? Stick to the tuna and avocado rolls people.
And the game store. I guess I’m spoiled by the fact that the game store I go to is open all the time.
But now I’m back and I’ve actually been doing loads of computer gaming. I re-subscribed to Everquest2, lord help me. I’m playing Diablo3. I’m still trudging away with Cthulhu Saves the World, started messing with CitiesXL, have several maps on SimCity4, and loaded up Portal so I can get inspiration for a mini Paranoia campaign I’ll be running at the local meetup the next several months.
That brings me to my table top gaming. The first vampire game after our imposed break will be starting on July 1st once again. I’ve got that meetup Paranoia game, which will be doubling as a play test for Conception 2013. Oh yea, and I’m organizing the yearly pilgrimage to Conception as well. Somewhere in all of this I’ll have to paint the other half’s Descent mini’s and start running the Free Port game again.
And I got a bicycle.
WTB 24 more hours in my day!