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APPENDIX N: INSPIRATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL READING

May 15, 2016 Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: The Craft  0 Comments

Anderson, Poul. THREE HEARTS AND THREE LIONS; THE HIGH CRUSADE; THE BROKEN SWORD
Bellairs, John. THE FACE IN THE FROST
Brackett, Leigh.
Brown, Fredric.
Burroughs, Edgar Rice. “Pellucidar” Series; Mars Series; Venus Series
Carter, Lin. “World’s End” Series
de Camp, L. Sprague. LEST DARKNESS FALL; FALLIBLE FIEND; et al.
de Camp & Pratt. “Harold Shea” Series; CARNELIAN CUBE
Derleth, August.
Dunsany, Lord.
Farmer, P. J. “The World of the Tiers” Series; et al.
Fox, Gardner. “Kothar” Series; “Kyrik” Series; et al.
Howard, R. E. “Conan” Series
Lanier, Sterling. HIERO’S JOURNEY
Leiber, Fritz. “Fafhrd & Gray Mouser” Series; et al.
Lovecraft, H. P.
Merritt, A. CREEP, SHADOW, CREEP; MOON POOL; DWELLERS IN THE MIRAGE; et al.
Moorcock, Michael. STORMBRINGER; STEALER OF SOULS; “Hawkmoon” Series (esp. the first three books)
Norton, Andre.
Offutt, Andrew J., editor SWORDS AGAINST DARKNESS III.
Pratt, Fletcher, BLUE STAR; et al.
Saberhagen, Fred. CHANGELING EARTH; et al.
St. Clair, Margaret. THE SHADOW PEOPLE; SIGN OF THE LABRYS
Tolkien, J. R. R. THE HOBBIT; “Ring Trilogy”
Vance, Jack. THE EYES OF THE OVERWORLD; THE DYING EARTH; et al.
Weinbaum, Stanley.
Wellman, Manly Wade.
Williamson, Jack.
Zelazny, Roger. JACK OF SHADOWS; “Amber” Series; et al.

Meet Sasha

January 01, 2012 Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Not Exactly Random  0 Comments

First she shoots you. Then you bleed. Then she sucks your blood. Then you die.

Chez Sasha

January 01, 2012 Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Not Exactly Random  0 Comments

This is where Sasha lives.

Sasha is rich.

Sasha is beautiful.

Sasha is powerful.

Sasha is, quite simply, a bad-ass. Below is the ground floor to her pad. Anybody (i.e., the PCs) that wants to crash her party, is going to be in for a slugfest. There will be blood. And stuff blowing up. “Stuff” being your friends.

To give you an idea how decadent Sasha is, the upper floor of her manor home is her bedroom:

And to provide scale, here is a miniature. This is someone who broke into Sasha’s manor home. Right now, her name is Lunch:

Then the Dragon went NOM!

November 02, 2008 Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Not Exactly Random, The Wife Unit  3 Comments

The Players

Thing One: Jacon, the Sorcerer

Wife Unit: Frou Frou Mitty, the Cleric of Pelor (DM supplied, of course)

Anthony: The Illustrious Dungeon Master

The Scene

The kitchen table, with an expertly arranged outdoor setting (using preprinted tiles).

The Game Starts

DM: Place you figures in front of the catacomb doors at the bottom of the short stone steps leading into the ground.

(the players place their figures)

DM: Traveling nearly a half-a-day, the intrepid band of adventures finds themselves at the fabled catacombs, reputedly filled with treasures and fell monsters guarding their dead. The door at the bottom of the steps is closed.

Jacon: You open it. I only have four hit points!

Frou Frou Mitty: (having not played D&D for 28 years): I, uh, try to open the door.

DM: (places a gigantic dragon tile in back of the small party): As you touch the door, a dragon appears. It snatches Frou Frou Mitty in its gigantic maw and flies upwards with a mighty bound. As Jacon watches the dragon recede off into the distance, he hears loud crunches as the dragon gruesomely chews its meal. With a mighty spit, parts of Frou Frou Mitty spew along the countryside as the dragon delivers a satisfied burp and is seen no more.

Jacon: Awesome! (claps)

Thing Two: Yea! (claps)

Frou Frou Mitty: (eyes narrow) Ha ha ha. Not funny!

DM: That was the best D&D session ever!

DM: (Puts away the dragon tile)

DM: Traveling nearly a half-a-day, the intrepid band of adventures finds themselves at the fabled catacombs…