Monday, August 31, 2009

Manly Monday


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Lazy Sunday Photodump

















Friday, August 28, 2009

Eddie Izzard - Death by tray!

Ok let's end the work week on a funny note.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Pay attention on the road (graphic video)

Two years ago was in a serious car accident. Two weeks ago I was involved in another accident. In both instances I was at a stop sign and struck by a moving vehicle.
Now I'm getting jokes like "you must be like an idiot magnet" or "Wow man, you should stay off the road". Well my answer to that is BULLSHIT-people need to pay attention on the road. I just thank God that in both cases I was alone in the car. People need to take driving seriously, stop drinking and driving, stop texting and driving. And stay off the fucking phone while you are driving!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Labyrinth Lord

Labyrinth Lord is the new favorite in the Lair (at least amongst the minions). I can really get behind it as it's all about Basic D&D cleaned up and totally free. I bought the Minions copies of the basic D&D books of my youth which I found on EBay. I then sat back in shock as they proceeded to trash them in the same way 10 year olds all over the world trash their books. No disrespect intended on their part.
Hell, they love playing D&D, but they are just hard on books. This is where Labyrinth Lords comes in- everything you love about Basic D&D but free and downloadable-over and over. Labyrinth Lords is available at Goblinoid Games. They also have a lively forum. Give it a look.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Nothing says Saturday Morning to me quite like his drawings.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Chris Schieffer- Artist and Friend of the Lair

One of the biggest challenges next to writing gaming stuff is finding good, affordable art from a reliable artist. I haven't had a real bad time of it as opposed to some of the horror stories Ive heard from others, but I have had my share of dealing with artists and their flakiness, angst and drama. However I'm really happy to report that I haven't suffered any of that while working with Chris Schieffer. Chris is new on the "Professional" RPG art scene but not at all new to gaming. Our relationship started on the net and progressed into conversations on the phone and skype and have resulted in him doing several pieces for Evil DM Productions. He's just getting started as a "Pro" and is in the midst of getting a gallery and website up. In the meantime if you are in need of some affordable artwork for you RPG or other products drop Chris a line.

Here is a look at what he can do.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Bible Battles on History International this Saturday

In light of our usual Friday night festivities, Saturdays here at the Lair are pretty relaxed. This Saturday night we'll most likely be curled in our furs watching a little History channel (International).

This looks particularly cool.

Bible Battles
In one of the most hostile lands on the planet, an ancient people called the Israelites forged an army and carved out an empire. Their ancient military exploits are described in one of history's most famous religious texts--the Old Testament of the Bible. But by reading between the religious lines, military historians unlock the soldiers' secrets of the Bible by examining the weapons, strategies, and the commanders, some of whom are not always thought of as warriors, like Abraham, Moses, and Deborah. In this 2-hour special, we explore the biblical world from a military perspective from the time of Abraham until David's ascension to the throne. Blood often flows more freely than holy water in the days of the Old Testament, and the military secrets of the Bible have yet to be revealed...until now

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009


I've been working quite a bit lately with Simon of Beyond Belief games as we get Legends of Steel-BoL edition ready for release and he started talking to me about "Guns of Laredo" this is a Western RPG he's been working on using the BoL rules. Guns of Laredo (GoL) will be set in a fictional west more akin to the spaghetti westerns of the 60's and 7
0's than to the usual "John Ford western" or even the historical west. Simon's approach appealed to me as i have always been a fan of the adult western series paperbacks that flooded bookstores in the 80's ( Edge, Ruff Justice, Adam Steele, Lonestar, the Gunsmith, the Renegade,etc.).
I then started talking to Simon about my ideas for a pulp rpg set in the post war era rather than the typical pre-war 1930's.

As the discussion evolved it became more and more apparent that the early post WWII years would be an awesome time to run a pulp game in. In fact
many of the same tropes you find in your standard 1930's pulp era still apply, with the added bonuses of the dawn of the atomic age and a whole rewrite of the world map taking place.

The world at that particular time was a great big jumble of chaos, and a group of "Adventurers" with a set of balls could set themselves up for life by running guns, smuggling refugees, hunting Nazis, thwarting Commies and maybe even uncovering the seeds of a possible alien invasion.

And so was born my next foray into the BoL system which I am naming 1946.
I figure between Louis L'Amour adventure stories, the Republic serials, and all the Manly men mags of the period I'll have plenty of fodder for thought.