Monday, September 21, 2015

D&D Update #3: Time Changes and Other Stuff

Hey yo,

It's your friendly neighborhood Dungeon Master, giving a bit of an update on what's going on.

First, regarding the Friday and Saturday groups. I think at this point with the way things are going, I'm going to split up the Friday and Saturday groups. This is largely because the Friday group has grown out in such a way that trying to allow the groups to mix is ultimately not going to work in the long run, and is more of an active hindrance to doing larger adventures. So at this point, I'd rather call a clean cut between the two rather than tying both groups down to each other. For the most part, this is a message to the Saturday group (since you are the ones who actually follow the blog), though I'm sure you'll meet up the Friday group sometime in the future.

After their inevitable descent into super-villainy, of course.

Secondly, I've had a few people come to me with scheduling problems for this upcoming week, so I'm going to tentatively move it back to Friday, October 2nd, 2015. I find this to be an added bonus, since I recently got a rather decent-sized order of new miniatures because of actions taken by the Saturday group, and this gives me a bit more time to finish painting them up. With an extra week, we might well have a game that has only painted minis!

Mmm... Painted Minis...
Thirdly, something that I've been working on but haven't fully gotten around to completing is a "Skills Guide" that gives everyone some ideas as to what you can do, rather than me just telling you. The guide isn't meant to be completely comprehensive, so if something isn't necessarily on there, it doesn't mean you can't do it. I'll try to send that out by Wednesday (I'm doing some editing, but it's close to finished) by email, so you guys can give me some feedback as to anything you'd want to include on there.
This could be you!
If you have any comments, questions, or criticisms, please leave them in the comments below!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Another interesting resource

Scientific American has compiled their Great War articles into an anthology. A good many of the articles are available on line here.  This article particularly caught my eye. They provide an interestingly contemporary view of the conflict. A good way to waste some time!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Better than Google earth?

Take a look at this site, it is released spy satellite photos of historic places in the middle east, TONS of detail when you zoom in, great for setting up realistic terrain for games!
 CORONA Atlas of the Middle East

Yeah, I lost some time on this.........