Monday, June 22, 2009

American Animation

There are two shows in particular that I have come to enjoy imensly. They are Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Venture Bros. Both of them are shows that I have been aware of for a very long time and avoided. With Avatar I dismissed it as a newer rippoff of something like Dragonball Z which there seems to be countless knock-offs all riding on the 'ninjas are cool' factor. On the surface Avatar: The Last Airbender looks just like that. Oh, but it isn't.

I can and often do get obsessed with... settings, if you will. It's something that I have always been into since my brother and I started creating our own worlds with our action figures. So I have a subconience litmus test for settings. They could be from shows and movies to games or comics or books. There has to be a level of believability in the setting or I will dismiss it-  a harsh judgement and I never look back. But if the test is sound- I will immerse myself in it sometimes for weeks if not months.

Monday, June 8, 2009

The Savage Worlds

Wednesday was a light pull-list day, meaning that of the comics I regularly get, only one title was on the shelf this week. I wasn't really interested in any back issues so I took a peek at the gaming area of the store. I was looking to see if Savage Worlds Explorer's Edition.
there were any new releases for the Battlestar Galactica RPG. I have the core book and I was enjoying the RPG system, considering it for a home-brewed game with Leesha. What I found instead was

My favorite role playing game has always been Top Secret/S.I. Over the Christmas break I ran a game for my parents and Leesha and Cara using the Top Secret/S.I. system for a pulp/action setting. They really enjoyed it and I had a blast, but the system didn't feel right anymore. Since then I've been hunting for  have no experience with the hobby. Over and over Savage Worlds was suggested. I was trying to move ahead with games I already had (like Top Secret/S.I. or Serenity/Battlestar or even d20). And Savage Worlds was out of print which made it pretty much an eBay purchase if I could get motivated enough to make that happen.
A game system that would fit my gaming better and be easy to use for non-gamers and young people who

So when I found it on the shelf I instantly picked it up. And, its only about 1/3 the cost of most other RPG game books. Well, I haven't put it down since. I think this is the game system for me.

The newest edition (4th) of Dungeons & Dragons came out this weekend. Not that excited.
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