Thursday, June 28, 2018

[insert ellipses]

A savage clamour!
Well may I get aboard! This is the chase:
I am gone for ever.

(Exit, pursued by a bear)

Antigonus! I love you! Wait! You said we could talk about this!

(Exits, pursuing Antigonus)

(Enter A Large Orange Bear)

This isn't a big blue house.

(Orange Bear exits)

(Enter Shepherd)

I am Balki Bartokomous. I am a sheep-herder.

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Ancient Dread Gazebo

Here's my take on this particular critter, inspired by a recent Twitter conversation with user @carl_vanderpool.

(For those out there not familiar with the story, here's a link to it.)

Apparently, the dread gazebo had already been statted but I decided to add a little something to the creature. Gazebos always conjured up images of small towns and Fourth of July celebrations for me so I figured this variant would somehow use barbershop quartets and marching bands.

The Ancient Dread Gazebo

The ancient dread gazebo resembles a ornamental wooden pavilion structure sometimes found in stately gardens. But the actual dread gazebo itself is a creature rumored to have evolved from the darker regions of the Feywild. One source claims the first dread gazebo was brought to life by a coven of green hags as a guardian for their secret garden.

Up next, the Death Salad.

(stat block created with D&D Monster Maker thanks to @Crit_Chat)

(photo: By TheCatalyst31, CC BY-SA 3.0, from Wikimedia Commons)

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Cover Art Gun Follies #3

I would think a soldier oughta know better...

Monday, June 11, 2018

Sample Post

As you can see, this is a sample post.

Simple, really.

A simple sample post.

Simply that.

No, really. Don't try to read anything into it. Nothing between the lines. Except spaces.

I digress.

It's simple.



Really simple.

Let me just impress unto you how simple it is.

Only that.



What's that over there...?

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Saturday, June 2, 2018

On David Eddings

David Eddings passed away nine years ago today.

A day after he passed, I wrote this about the man and about the books he left behind. In particular the ten books known as the Belgariad and the Malloreon.

And then in 2014, I wrote this post about "comfort reading" and the book (or books) that term covers.

Yep. The Belgariad and the Malloreon.

I re-link to those two posts in honor of Mr. Eddings.

Thank you, sir, for your stories.