Alright, I have some drinking to do but I would be remiss in my bloggerly duties if I didn’t also Kickstart the weekend with something under 120 proof. Behold, three things that are worthy of your attention and perhaps even some of your money! (Of course, I’m assuming you still have money after propelling the Ogre Designer’s Edition beyond a half-million dollars!)
Quicksilver Worldbook for Pathfinder—
Classic artwork and a fresh setting adapted to Pathfinder, what’s not to love? And you may recognize the names of the folks involved if you were playing “back in the day,” as the kids say. Last week I was extolling the virtues of the big guys and telling you why they are necessary. Now it’s time to look at the folks who are out to do something genuinely different.
Prismatic Art Collection—
I don’t want to get in the middle of the Other Controversy as we chart a course for a new edition of Dungeons & Dragons. Apparently, as a community, we have a hard enough time agreeing on what kind of fun is right or wrong (despite the fact that our fun takes place inside of our own imaginations miles away from tables where someone else’s fun is occurring in a different fashion). If we can’t even agree to disagree about fun, what hope is there for addressing real issues? I’m not agreeing with either Sarah Darkmagic or Jon Schindehette 100% but I will say that they both make valid, worthwhile, and important points. And I don’t need to agree or disagree with them to think variety in art is a good thing… it’s certainly not a “political” decision, it’s just personal taste.
And, now that you’re all fired up, go kill something. But don’t kill something living. That would be wrong. Instead you should vent your righteous wrath on zombies. And a quick look at the numbers reveals you are not alone in that desire. (As a friend in the video game industry put it a while ago, “Zombies are the new World War II.”) You have approximately 2 days to decide not whether you will back this project, but how deeply you intend to immerse yourself in it.
Finally, hearty congratulations to Douglas Parker Gray for his successful Popable Dice Kickstarter. I was beating this drum a bit hard here and elsewhere but I’d like this idea to succeed and to take hold in places where these dice are not so much a novelty but a necessity.