My previous island put the settlement of New Berk at about 5 kilometers above the sea. This is obviously ridiculous, so I decided to revisit my calculations … Continue Reading... "How tall is New Berk, really? (Revisited)"
Author: Tamius Han
Note to my players: Alz and Xur. If you’re stalking my blog, skip this article because there be spoilers ahead. This works on an honor system. Keeping track of plans and notes is probably one of the toughest parts of being a DM (right after ‘finding a group to DM’ and, even more challenging, ‘finding a group to play’). For very long time, I’ve… Continue Reading... "Spreadsheets: the best way of keeping DM notes, ever?"
By now, everyone is familiar with the events that happened in Christchurch, New Zealand. Long story short: someone went on a shooting spree in a mosque and streamed the entire thing on-line. There’s been responses all around, ranging from shitty ones (blaming the muslims) to more wholesome ones, where people showed great amount of supports for the victims. This post is not about the… Continue Reading... "Christchurch and boiling the ocean"
Author’s note: yes, I accidentally spilled my homebrew all over my 5e Monster Manual. What you gonna do about it? Chapter 1: Creation Myth There was a time before orcs. In that time, only men, elves and dwarves walked the world. Their gods felt a sense of pride and accomplishment turning the world, their prized sandbox, into a landscape filled with those who worshiped… Continue Reading... "Orc Histories: Volume I"
Every now and then, Youtube messes up. Every now and then, someone will go and complain that youtube allowed someone to steal monetization off their videos and did nothing to fix the issue — and when people aren’t complaining about bogus copyright claims by copyright trolls or unjust demonetization, video (and even channel) removals, there’s some twats running around slapping illegitimate DMCA takedowns. Major… Continue Reading... "Youtube’s copyright shortcomings: [intensifying]"
So here’s a fun thing that happened today in the Spanish-Catalonian dispute. Catalonian leaders stated they want to follow the ‘Slovenian way’ to independence. Spain was quick to reply with: “ye you mean that violent conflict that ended dozens of lives?” Meanwhile in Slovenia, Slovenian foreign ministry invites Spanish ambassador to have a much-needed history lesson. The abstract of the history lesson goes somewhere… Continue Reading... "Spain forget to check themselves, wreck themselves"
In the part two of this saga, we’ve discovered that not using brute force is not gonna be an option. After our first attempt at brute force failed miserably, we’ll have to find another way. Me orc, me smash: Brute force revisited Upon review, it turns out that our first solution was actually kinda close to working. Our algorithm kinda looked like this: Find… Continue Reading... "How to make speech bubbles draw themselves: a story of pain (part 3)"
When we left off last time, I still thought this wasn’t going to be that bad. I was wrong. Matrix: reloaded So we’re back to square one and I’m looking at the first answer about my problem that I’ve found over at math stackexchange. When I first saw it, I thought I haven’t watched enough Rick&Morty to understand it, but after playing around with… Continue Reading... "How to make speech bubbles draw themselves: a story of pain (part 2)"
Every now and then, I sit down in front of my computer and start making a comic. It follows a very similar premise to DM of the Rings and Darths&Droids — that is, take a movie (in my case, How To Train Your Dragon) and pretend it’s a D&D session — except my work is much less original and not that good, probably. Oh… Continue Reading... "How to make speech bubbles draw themselves: a story of pain (part 1)"
So I’ve recently stumbled over this meme. Of course, this was captioned with ‘TTRPGs > Video games’ It’s very hard to resist rising up to the challenge in hopes of earning that delta — especially given how everything about that meme is wrong. The long story short is that this meme incorrectly assumes two things: video games railroad players this isn’t an assumption per… Continue Reading... "Of Tabletop RPGs, Railroading, and Video Games"