John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey

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Unexpected Gaming

I bought the d20 Everquest Player's Handbook this evening, to check out the magic system. I've always thought D&D had cruddy magic, and have been looking at alternates. I haven't gotten to the magic system yet, but I've skimmed through the character creation chapter and I'll tell you right now, if you've got the D&D Player's Handbook, don't bother with the Everquest one. Most of the EQ one is lifted straight out of its predecessor; the few classes and races in EQ that aren't in D&D aren't worth it.

I'm still interested in the monster book, tho, but that's not due out until October.

Laurie surprised me when we got home by pouncing with Star Wars: The Adventure Game, Invasion of Theed, the "introductory" set for WotC's take on the Star Wars Roleplaying Game. We played the first piece, basically a combat encounter with battle droids ... my Jedi Guardian turned on his lightsaber, and got blasted into oblivion (well, almost oblivion ... he was technically still standing) while everybody else took out the droids. It was sad. :)

I also got a little bit of drawing done for when I take up SJ again. Given how much RL has been up in my face this month, I'm hoping to still be at least two weeks ahead before I leave for Dragon*Con -- which means my current online absence is likely to become even more acute as I spend my evenings chained to the drawing table.

Doing the courier job is wearing me out ... between the weather and moving 2000 lbs of mail every morning, it's quite exhausting. I'm amazed I'm able to get anything done at all.

That's about all the news that's fit to print at the moment, I think. So, g'nite everyody. Sleep well!

-The Gneech
Tags: dungeons & dragons, gaming, star wars

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