Google+ The Geeks Menagerie: March 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Fighting Cystic Fibrosis Sketches website

I wanted to take a moment to send a shout out to my friend over at the Valiant fans site. Elveen has been spending a lot of time the last couple years at conventions collecting sketches from various creators and putting them up for auction. All of the proceeds going to CF Foundation in honor of his friends little girl Alyssa. If you would like to find out more about the project and see the sketches coming up for auction, please head over to his site.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Encyclopedia Magica

I just found Volumes 2-4 of the Encyclopedia Magica! I dont believe i've ever seen these books before, but I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw them on the shelf, I had to buy them! A while back I heard the guys over at the Roll for Initiative Podcast talking about them. There are so many magic items it almost makes your head spin! Now I need to find volume 1 to finish the set.

 Volume 2 Collects all the printed magic items D - P;  Volume 3 Collects items P - S
Volume 4 Collects items T - Z and a full index

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

AD&D 2nd Edition - Fighter's Challenge II

Another great find from half price books was a copy of the Fighter's Challenge II, a AD&D 2nd Edition module built for the warrior class(specifically the Cavalier Kit from the Fighters Hand book). This One-on-One  adventure is based around the PC coming across a princes imprisoned in a ruined tower. After rescuing her the PC has to safely escort her back to her families castle. The Challenge series of modules looks very cool, there are 9 totals:

Fighter's Challenge I & II
Cleric's Challenge I & II
Wizard's Challenge I & II
Thief's Challenge I & II

I plan on running these adventures at some point, if I can find them all. It has also reinvigorated my interest in 2nd edition AD&D. As of this morning I am working on creating a couple new characters, I'll be making a Cavalier, Cleric, Wizard, Thief and a Samurai. I look forward to playing and running these modules, i'll be posting updates on these as I get time to do them. 

If anyone has played or ran these modules drop me a comment, let me know what you thought of them.

Half Price books... I love you!

A couple days ago I stopped my two of my local half price book stores and I picked up nearly a complete run of Walt Simonsons THOR. All bagged and boarded and in really nice shape, cost only $1 - $2 each. It is really cool being able to go through the Simonson Artist's Edition and looking at the original comics side by side.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

DC ADVENTURES Heroes & Villains, Vol. 2

The pre-order for DC Adventures Heroes and Villains Vol. 2 is now available over at Green Ronin's web store. Go pre order it and get the PDF for $5!!


Friday, March 9, 2012

Valiant comics summer line up!

Valiant Comics new line up expands with blood shot and Archer and Armstrong releasing in July and August 2012. Check out the full article at cgbxtra : here are the covers for the first for books from Valiant;

Thursday, March 8, 2012

RPG news and updates

Been a little busy working on a few projects, not the least of which includes additional information on the Cal'thel site. I have scanned the world map, but because of its size im trying to determine the best way to post it on the site. More to come on that problem as I get it figured out. I've also been building a detailed list of royal houses from around the continent, including their shields.

 In new game news I started going through an old game called BUSHIDO (1981), it looks pretty fun. I'm just trying to navigate through the poorly laid out players book but the over all system looks like it could be good.

 Looks like we might be continuing the Cal'thel 4th edition D&D game this weekend, so I will post what happens over on the Silverblade site.