Barbaric Yawps on Comics, Role-Gaming, and Spec-Fic
Monday, April 12, 2010
We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Barbarian-Themed Blog . . .
My Friday night group's Fourth Edition D&D game came back to life yesterday after a year-long hiatus. The heroes (including my dragonborn warlord Sergeant Kesek) finally managed to make their way to the Tower of Mad Mungus, a supposedly long-dead wizard known for his uncanny experiments in hybridization. The most significant aspect of the session involved the monsters we fought, a veritable honor roll of D&D standards: stirges, bulettes, and owl bears. Although I've been gaming for nigh on thirty years (got the Holmes Basic Set for either my tenth birthday in 1979 or for Christmas later that year), I've never previously encountered a single stirge, bulette, or owl bear. So label me honored to have at long last met these lovely animals, brought to loving life by miniatures.