Wednesday, February 13, 2019

I believe women. I believe Mandy Morbid. Her abuser cannot debate, intimidate, or manipulate me into silence. There is no place for abusers among us. #AbuseIsNotAGame #OSR

I believe women. I believe Mandy Morbid. Her abuser cannot debate, intimidate, or manipulate me into silence. There is no place for abusers among us. #AbuseIsNotAGame #OSR

Testing the Generators from a Mothership thing I'm working on

Over-their-head schlub. Cheap ugly suit; brown, stained loafers Bumbling; sweaty; incompetent. Has a bottle of whiskey in their slovenly over-the-shoulder attache. INSTINCT 15//Will just take off at the first sign of serious trouble. SKILLS Driving, Piloting

Almost retired. Sloppily dressed; sighs a lot; has a bad knee; easy-going. INSTINCT 40//Nothing out of the ordinary going on here.

"Loss Prevention Security", Visored Motorcycle Helmets and Leather, SMGs and Disposable Restraints

"The Dead Team", S&M attire, Thrown Sharp Things and Martial Arts; driving Tanks and APCs; Led by a Sexy, Oiled-Up Saxophonist; Protectors from Alien Shit

Regarding Zak II

In light of these recent developments, and subsequent introspection, I feel like I really owe an apology to Johnstone Metzger

Coming from a background in the punk scene, I have become used to the idea of having two friends that don't get along, or hate each other, and having to not get involved.

Sometimes, letting that be seems to be part of existing in a community.

And I let that be my guide for dealing with the horrible way that Zak treated Johnstone.

Johnstone is someone that introduced me to Red Box Vancouver and playing pick-up games in public with an open table, and it was a very enriching experience.

Johnstone is also a very creative, intelligent and all-around wonderful person.

I should have stood up for him more, instead of letting "politics be politics". He was someone, that I knew in real life, that was kind and generous, and Zak used him as one of his punching bags. And I didn't do more about it that some comments in his defense.

I failed Johnstone, I felt bad about it when it was happening in the past, and I feel awful about it now.

To some degree I was afraid of Zak turning on me if I did more.

I should have done more re Paolo Greco, and Patrick Stuart, and Evlyn Moreau as well.

But Johnstone was a real-life friend of mine, and I failed at our friendship in not vigorously standing up and pushing back against Zak's persecutive horseshit.

I'm sorry.

[Disclosure: This post was previously posted on my Google Plus account yesterday. For the purpose of taking full responsibility for my inaction, I've decided to share it here as well. Commenting will be turned off for this post.]

Tuesday, February 12, 2019



1. "Venus is For Lovers".
2. A Hawaiian shirt, but with cartoon asteroids and rocketships on it.
3. Schematic of a a pulse rifle.
4. "I don't have time to breath" with a graphic of a depleted 02 meter.
5. "Don't ask me how the Jump Drive works... ...even the inventors don't know"
6. Mock-distressed Rolling Stones Tongue logo.
7. "WHO FARTED?!?!"
8. "I'M WITH STUPID" with a graphic of an arrow pointing upwards.
9. Like a tuxedo-graphic shirt but the graphic of the chest panel of a Vaccsuit.
10. "I'M WITH STUPID" with a cheap transfer graphic of the ship's Captain.
11. "In Space Everyone Can Hear You Jack-Off"
12. Playboy Bunny in a Bubble Helmet.
13. "ACAB", "All Captains Are Beautiful".
14. "Enjoy Crack" in the Coca-Cola logo.
15. "Alpha Bullshit".
16. Picture of a revolver pointing at the viewer, "We Don't Call Shipboard Security"; backprint "I Shot First"
17. Picture of the Milky Way Galaxy, "I Have No Fucking Idea Where You Are".
18. Tom of Finland style artywork of muscular, well endowed men wearing assorted Vaccsuit components.
19. All-over Pot-Leaf Print polyester button-up shirt.
20. Trojan Records Helmet logo with "Skinhead Moonstomp" caption in Rasta-colours

Monday, February 11, 2019

Regarding Zak

I hope that Zak engages with some sort of accountability process, takes responsibility for his actions, and does whatever is necessary to allow some sort of healing for the women he hurt.

But that's not what is really important. What's important is that we listen to Mandy, Jennifer, and Hannah, [EDIT:] and Vivka; that we believe them; and we do whatever we can so that they can heal and recover from this abuse.

I hope that Zak takes responsibility and gets the help that he needs, but going forward from this...

Monday, January 12, 2015


# Appearing: 1-8(1-20)
Armor Class: 7
Movement: 120(40)
Hit Dice: 1+1
Attacks: 2 fists 1-4/1-4 or improvised missile 1-4
Special: +4 on saves versus Fear; regenerate 1 hp/turn; wrestling. 
Intelligence: Low-Average
Alignment: Neutral
Size: M
Morale: 11
Treat as: Fighter 1

The male counterpart to the Amazons, Fighting Men are a human subspecies with a single masculine gender (they reproduce exactly as you would imagine). 
Fighting men are burly, generally hairy, and usually wear sandals or fur boots with a leather loincloth and some sort of leather and metal harness. 
They love fighting, and are quick to start swinging their fists. They have a tough, leathery hide and are capable of crushing blows with their massive calloused fists. When (and only when) they are unable to reach an opparent they can improvise a missile weapon from any reasonable object with the range of a thrown spear. 
They get +2/+10% on any rolls involving wrestling, grappling, unarmed tripping, breaking objects, etc. 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Oldschool Conversion of 4e D&D - The Nemesis

I whipped up an oldschool D&D conversion of the 4e Avenger. No flavour text, but Google and all.

THE NEMESIS (Fighter Subclass)
Requirements: Lawful Alignment; Intelligence and Wisdom of 13, Dexterity of 15
Prime Requisite: Intelligence and Wisdom 15 or greater, +10% experience points
Weapons: All melee, crossbow, javelin and sling.
Armor: No armor or shield
Experience Points: As Paladin
Hit Points: As Fighter
Effective Armor Class as a Monk of the same level.
+1 on all saving throws.
At 3rd level gain the ability to turn and affect undead etc. as a Cleric two levels lower.
Find Traps, Move Silently, Hide in Shadows, Hear Noise and Climb Walls as a Thief of the same level.
Nemesis Oath:
-Once per combat you may select one enemy within 50' to be subject to your Nemesis Oath.
-If the enemy is slain or reduced to 0 hit points you may select another enemy to apply Nemesis Oath upon.
-If you are in melee range of the subject of your Nemesis Oath, and they are the only enemy adjacent to you, you gain a +4 to all melee attack rolls against them.
-If the subject of your Nemesis Oath willingly moves away from you, you gain +2 damage on all attacks against them until the end of your next turn.
-Once per combat you may allow one ally who is within 50' of you to make an attack with +4 on the to hit roll against the subject of your Nemesis Oath. This ability does not refresh if the subject of your Nemesis Oath is killed or reduced to 0 hit points.