Friday, December 22, 2017

Holiday Music Fest: In the Bleak Midwinter

This song, and specifically this version, has long been a holiday favorite of mine.  Believe it or not, this guy was in the somewhat cheesy Christian pop/rock/hip hop group dc Talk way back when (or maybe still is, I dunno).  I think he really shines in this setup.


Thursday, December 21, 2017

Holiday Music Fest: Baby It's Cold Outside

A tiny bit rapey, but such a good song.  Elf has to be one of the most solidly funny holiday movies out there, too.

Ask me sometime if I'm in the mood for more Zooey Deschanel and/or Leon Redbone.  I'm pretty sure the answer will be yes.


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Monday, December 18, 2017

Seasonal Monstrous Monday: the Turkraken!

Statted up in a festive yet generic OSR fashion (with art by JR Mounts)...

Twenty feet tall, with tentacle-like feathers, and hungry for blood and corn...

Turkraken

5 HD, AC 12, Attacks: Beak +5 (1d6 damage, save or get tossed for an additional 1d6 damage) and 3 feathers +3 (1d6-1 damage), Treasure: In its stomach are a golden crabapple and a copy of A Christmas Carol.

(I lifted that pretty directly from the holiday adventure I put out last year, by the way...if you still have some time for seasonal gaming, why not check out In Bleakest Midwinter and see if it suits your style...?)

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Playing in Light City: Ice

It's been a day of "recovery" here in the Atlanta area, as things return to normal after one of our winter storms...y'know, the sort of storm that makes folks north of the Mason-Dixon line roll their eyes at the freakout and shutdown mode we enter when the flakes start falling.

Seems like a good time to stat up a frosty four-color character for Light City!  So, how about one that brings back great memories of my favorite comic book as a kid, the classic Justice League International?  Here's the beautiful Norwegian princess, the former Global Guardian, the ever-wholesome Mary Ann to Fire's Ginger...

Ice

From the DC Database...

Level 4 Elemental
First appearance:  Justice League International #12 (1988)
Real name:  Tora Olafsdotter
Formerly known as:  Icemaiden

STR 11     DEX 14     CON 15     INT 12     WIS 10     CHA 17
3+3 HD (14 HP)     Saving Throw 12     Ice slide (48 ft.)
AC 7[12] (ice shield, ineffective vs. fire)

Attack:  Ice Blast, +2 to hit, 1d6 damage, range 60 ft.
Elemental Powers (4x/day):  Construct, Hold.

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Check out her story on Wikipedia or at the DC Database.  I think you'll find her quite charming.  So much so that she can maybe be forgiven for her more abhorrent vices...