Wednesday, November 25, 2009

My First Adventure

I can still remember, vividly, my first foray into the world of Dungeons and Dragons. It was the summer of 1979 and I was 8 years old. My neighbor's daughter used to work at the local Goodwill and one of her co-worker's, a nice man named Jessie was an avid gamer. You can read a brief history of my introduction to gaming here.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Webcomic Bonanza

I've been following some great web comics for the past couple of years so I thought I would spread the word and maybe generate a little interest for them as payment for my free entertainment.

First up is PvP, a daily comic that centers around a group of nerds working at a gaming magazine.
Secondly is Ctrl+Alt+Del, that follows a gamer, his best friend, his girlfriend and his XBox-turned-robot
Lastly, but not least-ly is Order of the Stick, a really funny D&D based comic that plays on the rules that players have to follow and how ridiculous they would seem if you were "in game". The artwork is strictly stick figures, but it's very funny in low-res sort of way.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Pathfinder: The Next Generation

 So I joined a new group of gamers a few months ago for some good ol' fashioned D&D 3.5, cuz none of are even remotely interested in 4th Ed (more on that another time). We were having a lot of fun with it, but we've all known for a long time that it's a dying system now that 4th Ed is out so we were looking for something new, but similar at the same time when one of the guys suggested Pathfinder RPG. I had seen their products before but assumed that it was just expansion modules and supplements for 3.5. Turns out they picked up the 3.5 ball that Wizards of the Coast dropped and decided to run with it. Well, we all bought the core rule book and turns out that it is an outstanding product. From the cleaned up rulebook, to the expanded (but not overdone) feats and combat system, all the way down to the art work is top notch.

Welcome to the Frothy Friar

Hi and welcome to the Frothy Friar!

This is the sister blog to Adventure Writing and You that will chronicle my foray into writing an RPG module and an attempt to get it published in some way. While that blog will stick to that aspect of my gaming life, this will encompass everything else gaming related including product reviews or older games and systems, discussions of all things gaming, random thoughts and anything else that lands face first on the page.