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The King's pick is golden (in color, but not actually made of gold since gold is far too soft to do any serious mining with) with an aqua haft. He uses it to obliterate stone and enemies alike, stirring up some earth magics along the way.
at 12:22 AM
Dec 5, 2011
This week, we moved on to broccoli. Maybe he doesn't like it, or maybe it's just harder to eat, but for whatever reason, he always spits it out all over the place. The rice porridge, on the other hand, he gobbles up quite neatly.
at 10:23 PM
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Jimi really liked this. The first time Utako took him in for his regular bath, he went bonkers. Arms and legs flying everywhere, I think he was ready to start swimming. Maybe once he gets older we'll put him swim class.
at 10:08 PM
Nov 28, 2011
The cats are pretty awesome, but if you are gonna tear shit up face to face, I think it's better to be a nasty ol' orc. Then you can get up nice and close with the funky ol' orc breath. Instant KO.
at 10:38 PM
So this is what I imagine the game will look like, more or less. Isometric angle, blocky shapes, bright colors with an emphasis on teal and a round, bearded guy running around stirring shit up. It's rough, of course, color study/ framework kind of thing. Needs more texture and depth and characters.
at 1:25 AM
Nov 27, 2011
Now, Japan is full of delicious foods, and we enjoyed most all of them: pork tempura, pork nabe, pork ramen (a lot of delicious greasy meat. So good!). After a week, Momma's milk had carried enough of it to little Jimi that he began to resemble a sumo himself.
We had a fantastic trip. My deepest thanks to my in-laws for their warm hospitality.
Nov 10, 2011
I hope it's also another hint that he's a dancer.
at 10:21 PM
Now me, I hate water levels in games. Something about the tension of having to find the next breath. I'm gonna think on it and find a good excuse why he can breath underwater.
(It'll probably be some cheap excuse like a magic amulet or something.)
at 1:07 AM
Nov 9, 2011
So our new campaign is set on Athas, the most hard core extreme setting yet. It's like Mad Max and Gladiator and The Road had a baby. It is not pretty. The best part, though, is that when the entire party is so close to death, it tends to bring out the teamwork in players. I just have to remember not to hold back with the punishment.
But I promise to only use this guy as a last resort.
at 12:14 AM
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at 10:37 PM
One day, the entire kingdom might turn to stone, save the King, who would then be sure to rush out into the caverns beyond, searching for a reason and a cure for his people.
This is my idea for a video game. I've done a lot of D&D posts here recently, but I want a new subject matter to throw into the mix, so I'll be designing characters and locations and levels and such here on the blog.
Hope you like it!
at 8:26 AM
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Nov 1, 2011
"What number is Jimi?"
He smiles and puts his hands together.
"What number is Mommy?"
Looks at Mom lovingly and wiggles his fingers.
"What number is Daddy?"
Jimi holds up his fingers as illustrated.
He did this over and over again.
We'll see where Daddy places once he discovers Daddy is his Lego connection.
at 12:09 AM
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It was a pretty impressive round, he downed one and immobilized another. I had to draw the showdown.
So here's the sketch at the table on the post-it note and the photoshopped version. Hope you like it!
at 12:06 AM
Oct 28, 2011
But lets just say that around 10 hours into his curiosity and entertainment needs, mom is in need of some help. Hopefully dad gets home in time before the last of her energy is spent, but not every day.
Oct 27, 2011
This is the character I play in my friend's campaign.
Walden is a humanoid bush. He's quick as can be, dumb as rocks and incredibly obnoxious. He uses a big live-wood hoop as his kung-fu weapon of choice. Here's a scene of what that looks like:
Starting at 4:20, totally nuts!
I did this illustration in the upper corner of my character sheet, then did a colored version in photoshop. It looks like he's bursting out of a hedge.
at 12:39 AM
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Oct 24, 2011
Today, my wife and son were trapped in a department store elevator. All told, they were there for about a half an hour.
At first, he cried and cried from being trapped in such a hot, small, boring space. In any other situation he would need to be walked around in his stroller to keep from crying. But, as the fear of being trapped began to set in for my wife, his demeanor changed. As she nursed him to keep him hydrated, he reached out his little hand and held hers. He never let go until help arrived and they were safe.
Only 4 months old and he was so strong for his mama. I'm so proud of our big little boy.
at 10:02 PM
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at 10:27 PM