Woe or Woe, Release Date 5/30

30372Blackwood #1

If Evan Dorkin is writing something, I want to pick it up.

This book is no exception, it didn’t floor me, but Doirk and Veronica & Andy Fish is a good combo, and I am liking what I have read, and frankly, BMB doesn’t need me telling everyone how much I liked his MoS, but this book might enjoy the positive energy in the internet ether.




Imagine If: Avengers, Infinity War (A Fox Production)

Based on my observation/ belief that Dr. Strange’s incantations reminded me of Mac doing his martial arts, and that Dennis would be a good Tony Stark, I decided to just go for it, and cast the entire MCU using only actors from FX series. Because jerks, this would be the most epic crossover ever!

  • Dr. Strange- Mac from Always Sunny
  • Iron Man- Dennis from AS.
  • Spider-Man- Charlie from AS.
  • Star-Lord- Pete from The League.
  • Gamora- Lana from Archer.
  • Thor- Dr Russsell Deramo from The League.
  • Banner/ Hulk- Kevin from The League.
  • Captain America- Drew from Wilfred.
  • Black Widow- Jenny from The League.
  • War Machine- JB Smoove from The League.
  • Black Panther- Earn from Atlanta.
  • Scarlet Witch- Sweet Dee from AS.
  • Winter Soldier- Ruxin from The League.
  • Loki- Taco from The League.
  • Heimdall- Frank Gibiatti from The League.
  • Drax- Dirty Randy from The League.
  • Nebula- Meegan Eckhardt from The League..
  • Eitri- Frank from AS.
  • Wong- Judge Lance Ito from American Crime Story.
  • Mantis-¬†Shiva from The League.
  • Groot- Archer from Archer.
  • Rocket-Wilfred.
  • Pepper Potts- Cheryl from Archer.
  • The Collector- Cyril Figgis from Archer.
  • Vision- Andre from The League.
  • Falcon- Paper Boi from Atlanta.
  • Thanos- Rafi from The League.



The Pull List, Release Date 5/30

APR180159Back from Viet Nam, kung fu master Hong Kong Phooey has set up his own detective agency in the inner city. Meanwhile, Jefferson Pierce (a.k.a. Black Lightning) has uncovered a plot by three assassins to collect the components of a sacred text revealing the darkest secrets of Martial Arts magic, and they’ll kill anyone who owns them-including the dog who holds the last chapter of the book, Hong Kong Phooey. Plus, a tale of the Funky Phantom as he goes toe-to-toe with the Spectre in a tale by Jeff Parker and Scott Kolins.

This just might be the book I need in my life right now.



What Happens Next: Thanks For Playing

In a recent piece of writing for a game, I asked a friend for feedback. The game was designed as a one-shot experience. When a character runs out of health, I left this up to GM what this means, but death was on the table.

My friend was shocked, as some of my recent designs are not about death.

Gaming can be a communal experience, getting together with friends, spending time together, cracking jokes, eating food, etc. For many, gaming is not as frequent as they would like in their lives, thus, each session takes on even more significance.

And you fail.

And you die.

And you’re done for the evening.

Is this ok with people?

Does there need to be a discussion beforehand?

If running a campaign, how long before the player can bring in a new character?

If we are playing, but there is no risk, and no buy-in, is it worth playing?

I don’t have an answer.


RPG Saturday: Gamma World 1E

With a tiny font size, and less than 100 pages, there is both a lot and very little here, and I can see why the Old School Revival exists.

I decided to try a mutated animal, because, why not.


Character creation was as unbalanced and random as one might expect. But, there is a real charm to thinking about my mutated otter with Death Field Generation and De-Evolution to go with his chameleon powers and heightened taste.

For this, I would roll dice at an old school table, and maybe that’s because he would have a fighting chance.


Friday Refresh, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser

Reading through my copies of Deities and Demigods exposed me to Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser and I was incredibly intrigued.

Using arcane inter-library loan I sought the books out and reading them was my first exposure to fantasy more weird than anything I had read prior.

Blh blah blah Game of Thrones…. The stories¬† have been reprinted, there have been other RPG supplements, but, methinks a TV series would be perfect.

And why not push the limits of casting as well…

Fafhrd: Aisha Tyler, Mouser: Freddy Rodriguez

It’s about the stories after-all.



Wow or Woe, Release Date 5/23

Image-Marvel-Iron-Man-600-variantWill Bendis’ run at DC be as short as the King’s at DC (71-75), or now that he is there will he rule the roost? Will there be drama with Johns? All things I am excited about.

I am also excited to see what happens with some of the characters he built up before he left (Doom, I am looking at you).

Thanks for the many years and many comics Mr. Bendis!



Comic Covers, Week 21

Comic Covers looks at comic book covers and give a brief examination of them through the years.

This one is a real potpourri, notable is the Captain Savage Kirby-esque vibe, the awesome Flash cover playing with the title, Superman and Flash racing, which used to be a regular thing, and Batgirl…. who has a run in her tights. Oh, Batgirl!