Monday Pointers: July 19, 2010

D4:DC, the Line of Stars
Zak explains why DC comics are like pre-89 RPGs and thus why both are better than Marvel comics and Vampire. Okay, maybe that last part is just me and he only draws some great parallels between the two big US comic companies and the two “eras” of D&D among other games. Still, a great read.

D6:Forget BP, get Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser
Over at Scrolls of Lankhmar, Srith has an interesting post about Fritz Leiber being discussed in the Wall Street Journal in the context of the Deepwater Horizon spill.

D8:Why Gamma World Wizards Love Radioactive Cocaine
And the heavy metal-gaming connection continues. Cyclopeatron suggest a campaign idea centered around a post holocaust band. This reminds me a lot of the “Grunge Warriors” strips from KoDT but still rocks. You have to give him major props for the title too.

D10:Encounters for the Rest of Us
Newbie DM brings up the idea of a community group that creates a parallel to D&D Encounters. I wonder if some of us devoted to older games could get such a thing going, but with bi-weekly instead of weekly installments.

D12:So, You Sure You Want to Go into that Giant Ant Hill
Matt at Land of Nod posts a video showing just what goes into an ant hill of the Savannah really looks like inside.

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