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August 22nd, 2002

Shake Spear

If all the world's a stage, and all of us are merely players ...

What's my motivation?

-The Gneech

More Gaming Geekery

I'm working on an article about multiclassing in D&D Third Edition and I'm interested in folks' opinion on the subject. If you play D&D, do you like multiclassing? Hate it? When do you think it works well, and when does it fall down? How about the "favored class" concept?

Inquiring minds like mine want to know!

-The Gneech

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

Oh! One Other Thing...

I finally figured out who level_head reminds me of: José Ferrer in Woody Allen's A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy. Practically a blueprint of our draconic buddy. :)

-The Gneech

A Neat Quote

I just wish I knew who said it.

Any deity worthy of a graven image can cobble up a working universe complete with fake fossils in under a week - hey, if you're not omnipotent, there's no real point in being a god. But to start with a big ball of elementary particles and end up with the duckbill platypus without constant twiddling requires a degree of subtlety and the ability to Think Things Through: exactly the qualities I'm looking for when I'm shopping for a Supreme Being.

-The Gneech

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