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Sunday, April 15, 2012

AD&D 2nd Edition - Hell yeah!

I had forgotten how much I love 2nd edition AD&D! Today I played my first game in twenty years and it was a blast. We are playing a small adventure that my friend D is running for us and we have the most interesting of traveling companions. I'm playing a half-elf fighter (cavalier kit) and Chris is playing a Gnome mage (Illusionist).

If you get a chance I recommend playing a 2nd ed. game, not only that find any RPG that you have never played and give it a try! There are so many options out there its almost a crime to not break out of your comfort zone. 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Valiant comics - Summer line up!

Well, I missed out on the X-O Manowar pre-order form, but I did pick up the Harbinger one. This nifty little paper allows you to subscribe to and reserve the variant pull box edition cover for issue #1. I for one am very happy that the new Valiant comics are gong back to adding extras to their new books. These are the start of things to come and I guess I wouldn't mind seeing them do the coupons again (gold/ silver editions). They most likely wont go that far but who knows.

I am really looking forward to Archer and Armstrong, hopefully it wont let me down.It's being written by Fred Van Lente so im not too worried. here is the synopsis:

August: Archer & Armstrong #1
From the New York Times bestselling creative team of Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider-Man, Hulk: Season One) and Clayton Henry (Uncanny X-Men)! Born and raised to be the perfect assassin, 18-year-old Obadiah Archer has been chosen by The Sect — a cult of fanatical extremists — to destroy evil incarnate. But when Archer finally lays eyes on his target — a surly, hard-drinking immortal named Armstrong — he finds himself pulled into an unlikely partnership that will take him on globe-trotting quest to stay one step ahead of The Sect’s next nefarious plot!
A decade in the making, the all-new Valiant Universe is on the rise. X-O Manowar in May. Harbinger in June. Bloodshot in July. Archer & Armstrong in August. This summer, the story starts here!

Check your Local Comic Shop for the preorder form!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Original four page story on ebay

I just found this on ebay and wanted to share it with you. Kevin Eastman is auctioning off an original 4 page TMNT story, as of the time of this post there are 4 days left. I love his pencils, just wish I had the money to bid on them!

Keven Eastman- TMNT Auction

Monday, April 9, 2012

Did someone say Novel?

So I may be jumping the gun on the title but I have started a project with my co-author "D". We have created the outline for a quarter of the book and have begun writing the first chapter.  We have been having a lot of fun coming up with the outline and it looks like the story is taking shape nicely.

As you might expect the story will take place in the Kingdom of Cal'Thel (my world) but it will not star anyone from the famed Silverblade family! I felt it would be best if I held on to my main characters until I had a few things written first. Never fear! there will be references to the ruling family to help the reader get a better feel for the realm. Other than that I wont reveal any more details until we get closer to completing the book.

Thats it for now drop me a line if you have any questions about the new project.