Dying Earth Bundle of Holding, Octopus City Blues Trailer, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, JEFF The Brotherhood

Dying Earth Bundle of Holding

I’ve never actually read Jack Vance’s seminal Dying Earth series. It’s always been on the list, but I’ve never actually gotten around to doing it. With that said, I’ve also had my eye on Pelgrane Press’s Dying Earth RPG for quite a while, as well. Designed by Robin D. Laws (who makes a lot of games for which I have a great fondness and respect, if not table experience, like Hillfolk and Ashen Stars), Dying Earth is set in, as mentioned before, the post-apocalyptic magic-filled world that has, as I understand it, been the basis for so much modern fantasy. The core bundle includes both the original Dying Earth RPG and the Dying Earth Revivification Portfolio, as well as The Compendium of Universal Knowledge (a setting book) and the Scaum Valley Gazetteer (a travelogue) for $7.95 over on Bundle of Holding, which is going to be enough to get me on board. If you pay over the upgrade price, you get several additional supplements and adventures.

Octopus City Blues Greenlight Trailer Released

 

“Tentacle trimmers are a dime a dozen in today’s economy.” That is one of the many facts we learn in the Octopus City Blues Greenlight trailer. What a weird game it appears to be, by the way, but I love the blues and purples and odd music. How does it play? I have no idea, but it has pizzazz. Also weirdness. So much weirdness. But I can’t say I’m not intrigued. It’s on Greenlight if you care for such things. There is also a demo (and pre-order for $10) available over on itch.io, so you can probably find out what the game is like if you care to. I’m actually going to give it a go right now and will certainly report back over on Twitter once I have some thoughts to share.

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Okay, so this is probably the least geeky thing I’ll write about on here (curiously, the geekiest thing is professional wrestling), but I’m curious if anyone else is watching The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt over on Netflix (I’d link to it, but I’m pretty sure that you people know how to find Netflix). I’m really enamored with the show. With Community Season 6 starting tomorrow, it’s The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt that reminds me that no matter how many shows go off the air that I love (30 Rock and Parks & Recreation), there will always be more. Of course, it helps that Kimmy Schmidt is created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock (show runner for 30 Rock) and features similar direction and music. The show does a really good job of playing up that the main character was in a crazy cult bunker for so many years without pushing the joke so far that it breaks (which would be easy to do with that kind of premise). I’m only three episodes in, but I’m already hopeful that there will be more coming.

JEFF The Brotherhood

I link JEFF The Brotherhood not just because they are a local band for me (although that is true), but also because I like the fact that someone still uses guitars. Also, is that a tin whistle? I’m not sure, but I think it might be. Anyway, some pretty mild swearing in this, but hopefully you’ll enjoy it.

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Michael is an enthusiast about a lot of things, including indie games, roleplaying games, board games, and comic books that wanted to help create a place where he could bring things to the attention of those with similar interests. Futile Position is a true labor of labor, which he hopes continues to grow through the support of the great readers who have come upon this page.

17. March 2015 by Michael
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