Lacking Natural Simplicity

Random musings on books, code, and tabletop games.

Recent Reading

  • A Face Turned Backward, by Lauren Haney; copyright 1999 Betty J. Winkelman; Avon Books, January 1999.

  • Dead Until Dark, by Charlaine Harris; Ace Books/The Berkley Publishing Group/Penguin Putnam Inc., May 2001.

  • Living Dead in Dallas, by Charlaine Harris; Ace Books/The Berkley Publishing Group/Penguin Putnam Inc., April 2002.

  • Nightseer, by Laurell K. Hamilton; Roc/New American Library/Penguin Books USA Inc, March 1992. This book seems like a slice out of a much larger saga. Not extruded fantasy product.

  • Black Sun Rising, by C.S. Friedman; DAW, September 1992; DAW Book Collectors Number 864.

Trollstone Caverns

Attending

  • T.K.B — GM

  • D.B. — playing two characters

  • T.A. — playing two characters

Actual Play

Two of the kids, T.A. and D.B., wanted to play an RPG, so I pulled out Tunnels & Trolls (5th edition). They picked from the pre-generated characters in the T&T box (I had photocopied them some time before), choosing a Dwarf Warrior named Bjorn, two Human Warriors named Hrolf (renamed Ralph) and Ragnar, and a Dwarf Rogue named Sturri. They ventured into “Trollstone Caverns”, the example dungeon from the T&T rulebook, traveling through areas 1, 2, 12, and 11, then back out the same way, as they had ended up pretty wounded.

Note

This is a timewarp entry.

Recent Viewing and Reading

Saturday, 30 July 2005

Recent Viewing

  • Porco Russo Lily said:

    I didn't like this one as much, because it didn't have any scary parts; I like the scary parts.

Recent Reading

  • A Storm of Wings, by M. John Harrison, copyright 1980; Timescape/Pocket Books/Simon & Schulster/Gulf & Western Corporation; January 1982. Good, but rather depressing.