This week, I’m going to try to write the column I thought I was writing last week about roleplaying better characters. Today’s topic, in particular, is how to avoid playing one-dimensional characters and how to breathe a little life into your PCs using simple tools you can find in your own home. Unless, of course, I realize I’m talking about something else.
We have a new player joining our group, and her character debut is going a little differently than I’d seen before. I’ve seen detailed backstories written. I’ve never seen a player bring a list of demands that must be met if her character is ever to see the light of day. Of course, I accepted her terms. You see, she hadn’t played D&D before, and she never knew about the credo of the Evil DM — “be careful what you wish for, you just might get it!”
I know a few people who are getting sick of superhero and comic book movies, and with good reason considering this year’s offering of Thor, X-Men: First Class, Green Lantern, and Captain America to name a few. Back when I was extremely young you could still consider superhero movies to be a new thing, but here in 2011 we have more comic book movies than I could have ever dreamed possible as an adolescent. You’ll notice I use the terms “superhero” and “comic book” interchangeably here, but that is simply for ease of use – rest assured I am well aware of the inherent differences and that there are non-comic book superhero movies and non-superhero comic book movies.
This day was a little less busy, with fewer panels and a little more wandering in the exhibit hall. IDW/Hasbro tie-in comics, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Batman: Under the Red Hood and other DC animated features.
Allow me to take you on a small adventure through my life of the last few months. With more spare time than I’ve had in the last six years and a cornucopia of neglected hobbies crying out for attention, trying to choose what to do next can be rather difficult.
Dark Knight Returns remains one of my favorite comics of all time for a variety of reasons. While it doesn’t tend to stand up in most people’s minds against its contemporary, Watchmen, it ends up tackling some of the same themes but with characters we know inside and out. It’s also, to me, the pinnacle […]
A fan redone version of a segment from Gremlins. Be sure to check out the making of video too.
This Friday is the day many of us have been waiting for since we saw the last 10 minutes of Batman Begins, back in 2005. At that point it had been exactly 10 years since any real effort was put towards bringing the caped crusader to the big screen, and even those results were questionable. […]
Who would have thought that in such a innuendo laden poll that Portable Hole would be the most popular choice? Thankfully the Rod of Splendor and Holy Avenger tied at second place, but I was still very surprised that the ever vigilant Immovable Rod didn’t attract more people. This week we’re all pretty excited after seeing the new […]