Friday, October 31, 2008

Free Comic book creator

Off and on for a few years I've played around with a piece of software known as Comic book creator. the software is good for guys like me who just kinda tinker around and post the occasional comic. When it comes to the guys who know what the hell they are doing It seems that the software lags in several areas. Here is one I did a few years back:

A version of their software is know apparently available online for free. The price is right so go check it out.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Too Funny!

See more funny videos at Funny or Die

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Skypes and Wizards

I tried Skype last night for the first time. I was really impressed. I had a good long conversation with a buddy and the quality was as good as a regular phone call When the calls are between Skype users they're free. since I have a few net friends in Australia, Denmark, and the U.K. I decided to give their world-wide unlimited service a try for $9.95 a month, I'll post on the quality of those calls once I make a few.

It looks like Raimi and Tapert (of Xena and Hercules fame) are back with another sword swinging TV series.

Legend of the Seeker is a new series based on the books by Terry Goodkind. Honestly, this is a series I see in the bookstores everywhere I go but I have never picked it up.
I know its wrong, but I do judge books by their covers and the covers didn't appeal to me at all. But now I guess I'll drop the $2.00 to get the first book and see what we have, for two reasons-

1) I like Raimi and Tapert's work and from the trailers it looks like they are having fun.

2) The author of the stories looks like he's on board with this project, which is always a good sign.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Van Damme is back (and not a moment too soon).

This looks Hella fun.
(By the way I'm from California, so I can use the term "Hella")

More here.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Evil DM picks some free movies!

300 plus channels and not a damn thing on TV? Well then mosey on over to the Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB)and check out some free full length movies.

Here are few suggestions from The Evil DM's personal video library. Some are campy, some are classics, and a couple are guilty pleasures. But the price is right.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Free Game- Swords & Wizardry / Cool setting GURPS Godzilla

Swords & Wizardry is a revisit of real "Old School" gaming. And yes my friends, it's free.Taking the original Dungeons and Dragons rule set from the mid 70's the authors goal seems to be to try and re-kindle that feeling many of us had as we perused the game for the first time. You can pick up a PDF copy at Lulu.

GURPS Godzilla
When I first ran across this site I dismissed it. I'm not into fighting monster games. But as the author Jonathon Woodward states in his introduction:

"When most people consider "GURPS Godzilla", they picture playing a very flat, scorched character. I'll admit, that doesn't sound like much fun. However, in the course of nearly three dozen films starring Godzilla and his antagonists, Toho Studios has created an exciting universe, full of things to do that don't involve 300 foot monsters stepping on your character's head. This document is an attempt to explore that universe and suggest ideas to the imaginative GM."

The world of Godzilla, as created by Toho studios, is a complex and rich weird science campaign made to order. I can just see a group made up of tough "Adventuring Scientists" battling all kinds of enemies from Aliens to foreign dictators, as they unlock the secrets of these giant creatures.

Sit down and go over this stuff for a few minutes. If you cant dream up half a dozen pulp science scenarios as your reading through it, then you need a double dose of Geek Mojo.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Evil DM Productions update

Over at the Evil DM Productions Blog I posted some thoughts on how I want to proceed with Legends of Steel. I also threw up the art for the cover. Check it out!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A new home for the old folks is a new group dedicated to out of print games that still have a following: Top Secret:SI, Chill, Tales from the Floating Vagabond, OD&D, Gangbusters,etc. they have forums, chatrooms, files to upload, contests, and more.
It's a brand new effort, just a few months old. I signed on a while back, but I havent really checked it out too thoroughly, until today. I think I may start hanging out there a bit. stop on by and get involved. I'll post more on it later as I get to look around some more over there.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A couple more freebies

The other day I mentioned some free RPG's for your gaming pleasure. I wanted to follow it up with a couple more offerings that have come to my attention.

Star frontiers remastered is an exceptional effort to revisit one of the grand old games of yesteryear. The folks in charge have been doing an exceptional job of cleaning up and re releasing material for this game and also coming up with a regular offering of new material through their PDF fanzine called the Frontiersman. seriously, all gaming products-free or commercial- should look this good. The newest issue (#9)of the Frontiersman has just been released, you can find it here.

I haven't really had a chance to look into this too much, but for those of you who have trouble making time in real life for a game, Screen Monkey might be just what your looking for. And now Screen Monkey is teaming up with the gamer networking site RPGLife and releasing a free version of their platform. So now you have the means to game online and a place to find other like-minded geeks. It may not be the ideal role playing experience, but for some it may be the only game in town.

This last freebie doesnt have anything to do with gaming but it's a cool freebie I ran across last week. it's a web-based image editor from Finland called Sumo paint. Like I said not strictly gaming but it may come in handy.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008