Thursday, July 26, 2012

"You must gather your party before venturing forth"

This summer my house has turned into a gaming center. Every computer in the house has some version of Baldur’s Gate or Baldur’s Gate II loaded and my Minions are competing amongst themselves as to who can defeat what monster and who has the best team with the coolest stuff. And I couldn’t be happier. I fell in love with Baldur’s Gate years ago, during many long nights with my newborn Minions. The Baldur’s Gate series has remained one of my all-time favorite computer games, the other being the Close Combat series.
The word on the street is that there will be an updated version of Baldur’s Gate (called the Enhanced Edition) released sometime this summer or fall. It promises many updates including improved resolution, a new player character, new missions and several other tweaks – there is even going to be a version for the IPad.
'You must gather your party before venturing forth"

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hello again, Sgt. Jaeger

The other day as I was cleaning the Lair I ran across a paper bag filled with character sheets, notes, and adventures I had written back in the 80's / 90's. The trove contained a wicked little dungeon I had created for my then gaming group, which I'm gonna convert to Castles & Crusades and throw at my boys. I also found a B&W drawing of a favorite character from my "Living City" days. Sgt. Jaeger my Halfling Warrior, last I remember he made it to 6th level. Back in 1st and 2nd edition Halflings were usually portrayed as chubby cherubs rather than the pint sized bad-asses they became in the later editions. Sgt. Jaeger was the original bad-ass halfling.