Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Light City - Book Worm

Book Worm is a silly villain that would be at home in the Kingdom of Crime.

Book Worm

A. Bookworm is a rare-book thief who lives in Light City. His first true caper involved stealing first editions of Treasure Island in hopes of finding Long John Silver's booty. He was successful in finding it though in the end he got into a shoot out with a pirate named "Long John." Though initially thought dead, he survived and moved back to Light City. He's kept a low profile though recently Veda of the Kingdom of Crime has made inroads of recruiting him into the kingdom.

Real Name: Alfred Bookworm
First Appearance: Top-Notch Laugh Comics (October 1940)
AC 9 [10]      HD: 3    Attacks: Iron Book (1d6) or Pistol (1d6+1, range 50') Move: 12

Book Worm has many booby-trapped books including:

Poisoned Pages (consumable): Anyone handling the pages of this book without gloves must make saving throw or die.

Exploding Book (consumable): When the timer of this book goes off or the detonator is pressed, it explodes doing 3d6 damage to everyone without 10'.

Ash Wednesday - CarnEvil

CarnEvil is a rail shooter arcade game that was released back in 1998. The gameplay was very similar to House of the Dead, but the game was much cooler stylistically. First of all the guns were shotguns that you could cock to reload and second instead of a mansion and zombies, you shot your way through a haunted amusement park. This game introduced me to Krampus and the main villain had the perfect pun name: Ludwig von Tökkentäkker. One summer in high school my friends, Wirty, Chad, and Josh, spent many quarters playing this game from beginning to end at the county fair. 

Check out the intro:

I'm talking about this for Ash Wednesday because I think CarnEvil makes a great premise for an Army of Darkness episode or two. The characters or someone around them drop a token into Ludwig's grave and the carnival rises. I mean it's obvious that Ludwig dabbled in black magic, why can't that black magic be from the Necronomicon? Also, his disembodied head sidekick, Umlaut, basically already has stats in Army of Darkness (via Evil Ash's head in the Once More Unto the Breach adventure).

Monday, September 18, 2017

Light City Goes West?

I love supers and and love westerns. I can't be alone in this right? Chuck Dixon's Justice Riders is one of my favourite Elseworlds stories. While working on Light City content I've discovered something. There are a plethora of western comic book characters in the public domain. Some of these characters just random lawmen and outlaws, but there's some really cool stuff out there too. I think Dr. Chuda, Iron Mask, Six-Gun Gorilla, and Lobo all need some love on at the gaming table.

Would there be any interest in some supers based weird west Swords & Wizardry Light stuff? I'll probably keep it in the Light City Multiverse. Also if that's the case, should their be a gunslinger/western hero class to join the ranks of the brawler, elemental, amazon, super-pet (perfect for all of the wonder horses), and sidekick? If this sounds cool to you any and all feedback would be appreciated.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Tomb of Annihilation Character Sheet

If you've planning on paying Tomb of Annihilation you should really considering using this great character sheet created by Adam Thaxton for the Dungeon Masters Guild.

This sheet has the same layout as a typical 5e sheet, but has a tribal look. For me that makes it much easier to use than some custom sheets (though don't get me wrong I love custom character sheets). You can download the full-size pay what you want version here.

Another Destiny 2 Trailer

I've shared a few Destiny 2 trailers here and here because I thought they were funny and/or badass and are great inspiration for Starfinder, Alpha Blue, and White Star

I'm sharing this one just because it's weird as Hell.

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Tortle Package

Today, Wizard's dropped the Tortle Package. It's a special pdf supplement for Tomb of Annihilation. All money that WotC earn from its sales go to their Extra Life charity.
The pdf clocks in at 28 pages. It includes information about tortles, pc stats for them, as well as more information about the Snout of Omgar, an island (formerly a peninsula) of Chult that the tortles reside on. We're presented with information about a tortle fort, Ahoyhoy, as well as an old temple to Umberlee, the Bitch Queen. The last of the new content is monster stats for the decapus, geonid, topi, tortle, and tortle druid. The pdf ends with handouts about three tortle guides mentioned in the pdf, a picture of a holy symbol of Umberlee, and unmarked maps of the islands and locations.

Is this a must have? Absolutely not. However, the money goes to a good cause and it's still a really cool pdf. If/when I run Tomb of Annihilation, I'm definitely using this supplement. You can grab the Tortle Package here for 9.99.