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Jack O
Hello my mirthful monkeys (oo-oo-oo-ah-ah-ah)

Happy Wednesday, also known as comic book day in these parts, these parts being La Casa Colina, plan is to head out the Rogue’s Gallery during lunch, maybe some Pei Wei or other lunch spot too.


Behold Mazes and Minotaurs the worlds first RPG?
OK, so it's not really the first ever RPG, but it could have been, and I have to admit for a couple of seconds there, I was taken in by the joke.
What is Mazes and Minotaurs? Well this French game designer fellow, fear not the game's in English, decided to make a game that felt like the first RPG ever published and yet also make it a very playable game. It's set in the ancient world, Greco/Roman in the sense the original D&D was medieval. Sort of an alternate world scenario were Arnison and Gygax were inspired by Jason and the Argonauts, sword and sandal epics and ancient world war gaming at the time D&D was first published. And best part it’s absolutely free, though I did have the three books bound at Kinko’s.
The game has this in-joke aspect to it, which should especially appeal to those who were around in or have a fondness for, the early days of RPG’s. But it’s also a well designed and very playable and fun looking system, which should appeal to both beginners and gaming veterans looking for something fast and easy to run. Kat and I fiddled around with it a couple weekends ago and it was much fun. Haven’t done anything with the full group yet, busy with the current game, but one of these days, maybe during one of Pam’s yearly visits around Thanksgiving.


The Cerne Abbas Giant’s new neighbor has some pagans upset. Personally I think it’s a wonderfully crass bit of advertising; besides it’ll all wash away with the rain. The video footage might not be work safe, should footage of the Cerne Abbas Giant be considered offensive.

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scottobear
Jul. 18th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
Kat recommended M&M to us a little while ago! I wouldn't mind giving it a try.

Was it very costly to do the books at kinkos? I could dig a little sword and sandals rather than galdalf quest-fantasy.

graypumpkin
Jul. 18th, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
Not really I went with the spiral bound, which is more expensive than the comb and the tape and I had each book bound separately, could have easily done as one, and it came in around 20 bucks.
scottobear
Jul. 18th, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC)
Not too shabby at all! As cheap as any other supplement, I think.
scottobear
Jul. 19th, 2007 07:41 pm (UTC)


Homer scores a ring!
graypumpkin
Jul. 19th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
Cool!
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