Still playing with the concept here. This header fits better, I think. But, I'm worrying that I'm cramming too many topics under one header, although I'm kinda looking at it as my take on a weekly zine of sorts. Again, please let me know if you have thoughts on the matter.
The last week has brought me up to 28 followers, and precariously close to 10,000 hits on my piece of the intertubes. If this keeps up, I will have reached 30 and 10k by next Saturday. The fact that so many people are reading the products of my maniacal brain is both humbling and elating. Thank you so much to all of you who have honoured me with your attention.
I've also broken my own record of 22 posts in a month. I seem to go in fits and starts, but it is also very dependent on the frequency of play - once a week means my imagination keeps hammering away on the specifics of the setting. Here I owe thanks to my players. I keep reading about other GMs having all sorts of issues with their groups. I could not wish for better partners to tell a tall tale than my guys.
In other news, according to the latest episode of the The Hobbit production-soap, it looks like they're back to shooting in New Zealand again... I'm leaning towards a "whatever" on this one by now. I'm sure it'll be grand when, and if, it hits the silver screen, but holy ringwraith, Batman! Enough with the drama allready. Shit, or get out of the citchen. Now I'm just waiting to hear that it'll be done in 3D.
On gaming, apart from Thursday's news about Airship Pirates, the new project of Cakebread & Walton: Purveyors of Fine Imaginings - probably the coolest company-name in the entire industry - I read this post on the Cyclopeatron blog. It discusses the sales numbers of the leading games in the RPG-industry. Two things jumped out at me, first the fact that Pathfinder is tied with D&D 4E as market-leaders. Secondly, that the fifth largest game, by sales-numbers, sold less than 3000 copies. Food for thought, that.
Round-up for week 43
These are the three post I've enjoyed the most over the last week, in no particular order.
- Pictures that lure me to a game: Iron Kingdoms on ..LAPSUS CALUMNI.. Why? Frankly because of the pictures ;) And I enjoy reading about games other than the market-leading brands and the OSR. Also, I'm a sucker for clockwork-goodness.
- Nerd Sunday On A Gray Day on Destination Unknown. Why? Because I always like Christian's easy-going posts, and Spelljammer + zombies = pure, weapons-grade win.
- A Message on Dungeonmum. Why? Because Dungeonmum's short, well written play-based vignettes are always good reads, and this one was pretty spooky.
Find of the Week
Before we get to tonight's main feature, I would like to point you towards a site that brightened one of the cold and rainy days of last week. Tales of Future Past is devoted to 20th century visions for the future, and covers everything from future wars to future fashion. Looking at how we imagined tomorrow can certainly tell us something about yesterday.
I'm not quite done yet. Before the film, I would like to share a band I've recently discovered. Alestorm plays Scottish pirate-metal. Now tell me you're not intrigued. The song in question is Keelhauled, and the video is, for lack of a better word, flippin' awesome!
And now: tonight's film is Alma, a multi-award-winning, cute and disturbing short from the Spanish director Rodrigo Blaas. Enjoy.
Fortsatt god helg.
[Picture source: 1 unknown; 2 Tales of Future Past]