New Geek Movie Out today – Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles

Robotech CoverHaving two small children in the house, the youngest of whom recently turned the four-month mark, I am more than a little out-of-the-loop in terms of popular media (e.g., TV, movies, etc.). I love movies, but I just don’t have the time much anymore. I do make some time to do look around the web though from time to time.

While looking tonight, I noted an ad on one of my favorite sites, RPGnet for Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles Movie. It features the voices of two giants in Geek Culture, Mark Hamill and Chase Masterson.

 

Chase Skywalker

 Here’s my first attempt at adding a YouTube bit:


Yeah, I’m going to have to look at some reviews on this….I’m thinking that this will be a DVD purchase. That’s not to say that I’m “going to wait for DVD” because I think its going to suck or somesuch, I’m just lucky if I make it out to a movie once a year or so.  That and it looks like it might be an “own it!” type movie anyway.

 This all reminds me that I’m really dying to get some info on good Sci-Fi tabletop Roleplaying Games. Back in the day, we played a lot of Star Frontiers. I’m not sure that is what we need right now. I’m sure I could adapt it/update it, but perhaps this has been done already. So any feedback on Sci Fi games that you love/could recommend, would be greatly appreciated. And with that, I’m off to bed.

~Adaen of Bridgewater, HAG Steward

The Atlantean Sword…

The Fabled City of Atlantis….


This here is the sword of my fathers whose might welled from Atlantis. It hath served well in their hands and in mine own and awaits to be again called to battle…

~From the Chronicles of Eairis, Warrior-Bard of Avalonia

Gaming Star Wars and Other Stories of Incredible Odds…

This is your father's lightsaber...I was reading “The Lost Level” by Andy, another WordPress blog that focuses primarily on Gaming related topics and noticed the following bit on Star Wars Games: Lost Level-Star Wars Game

Well, I read Andy’s post and the original Steve Darlington paper from “Places to Go, People to Be”: Andy’s Link and it reminded me of some of the reasons for Aega Mythea and HAGIS.

Both of these links make good reads. If you’re following my blog, they may help make more sense of things. More fundamentally, one of the most helpful reads would be System Does Matter from the FORGE (the Indy game design site).

~Adaen of Bridgewater

Entry for October 20, 2006

Entry for October 20, 2006

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As an avid gamer and collector of classic role-playing games, I often end up with “doubles” in my collection. As such, I’ve listed a couple of lots of these extra items on ebay. Here’s your chance to acquire one of two (or both) interesting lots of games/accessories.

LOT A: The Fantasy Lot – Some old favorties that are out of print now. http://cgi.ebay.com/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250039474964

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1) Powers & Perils Fantasy Roleplaying Game (Boxed): Box is a little battered, but the rules are in worn, but intact condition. Four rules booklets + One scenario (County Mordara); no dice or other accessories included). This groundbreaking game from Avalon Hill (1983) has a lot of crunch and is an old favorite of mine. Though it leans towards the complex side of the gaming spectrum, it is a lot of fun. Perfect for Swords & Sorcery. Lots of good bits to extract into whatever fantasy game you are using now.

2) CB2 Conan – Against Darkness: This adventure scenario (module) from TSR (1984) is for AD&D Levels 10-14 (with some optional modifications to better emulate the Hyborian World of Conan). It includes some characters from the Hyborian world, including Conan. I’m a big fan of Hyboria/Atlantean themed Sword & Sorcery games, and this plays right into that. Easily adaptable to an ongoing campaign or for the OGL Conan Game currently produced by Mongoose. d20/Dungeons and Dragons 3E, Morrigan’s Atlantis: The Second Age, Rolemaster, HARP, Palladium, GURPS, Earthdawn, Masterbook, RuneQuest, Burning Wheel, Aega Mythea, The Riddle of Steel, etc. would also work well here.

3) The Chronicles of Talislanta: This volume by Stephan Michael Sechi (creator of Talislanta and the Atlantean Trilogy) was penned in 1987. It is a narrative account by Tamerlin the Explorer and Wizard of the lands of Talislanta (famous for its “No Elves” tag-line). This is truly an alien world with strong influences by Vance (the fiction author). Nice black and white artwork throughout. Might make a really neat “other world” for your d20/GURPS/HERO/Rolemaster characters to visit. The cover is a bit dinged by the spine (see photo), but the pages are clean.

4) SFKH1 Dramune Run: This adventure module for the Star Frontiers Knight Hawks game (1984) is one of my favorites. It is a SciFi game accessory that is very “Star Wars” in flavor, complete with smugglers, organized crime, and all sorts of political situations. This is one of my favorites. It would work well for d20 Future, Star Wars, Traveler, Other Suns, Star Trek, GURPS. It is in worn, but good condition.

Will ship to US. Others please email me prior to bidding. Please ask all questions prior to bidding. Those using personal checks will have to wait for them to clear before I ship. Paypal accepted.

LOT B -0 The Espionage Lot: http://cgi.ebay.com/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250039481049Image

All of the items in this lot could be adapted to any game system in a modern setting such as: GURPS Espionage, Top Secret, Top Secret SI, Spies, Indiana Jones, Spygame, Ronin, Spy, Secret Agent, Daredevils, James Bond 007-Roleplaying in Her Majesty’s Secret Service (Victory), MISSION, HERO, Palladium, Sprycraft, d20 Modern, d20 Future, etc. All items are out of print. Included in this lot:

1) Goldfinger II: The Man with the Midas Touch(Boxed): Box is a new, in shrinkwrap. This is an adventure for the James Bond 007 Roleplaying Game from Victory Games (1984). Based on Ian Flemmings classic tales of James Bond.

2) You Only Live Twice (Boxed): Box is a new, in shrinkwrap. This is an adventure for the James Bond 007 Roleplaying Game from Victory Games (1985). Based on Ian Flemmings classic tales of James Bond.

3) TSE3 – Web Wars: New, in shrinkwrap. This is an adventure for the Top Secret SI game (from TSR 1989, not the Top Secret Game listed below, but adaptation should be rather easy).

4) Top Secret: The original Top Secret role-playing game from TSR (1981, Second Edition). This is the rulebook (no dice included) + two copies of the classic Administrator File 001 (adventure module) – Operation: Sprechenhaltestelle (Code Name: Pisces). The rule book is a bit battered and the cover has separated from the pages, but the pages are pretty clean still. The modules are still in pretty good shape (especially considering they’re 25 years old). This game is an old favorite. I still have my copy and a spare. This is my third copy. (See the picture for condition)

Will ship to US. Others please email me prior to bidding. Please ask all questions prior to bidding. Those using personal checks will have to wait for them to clear before I ship. Paypal accepted.

Please check my other auctions.

~Adaen of Bridgewater

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