Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Seems like everytime I go to a Con I wind up sick for a few days. I'm thinking that the world out there is just brimming with alergens and bugs. *sigh*

I put up places in the DS Beta blog for people to add cards. Lets see what we get. In the meantime, I'm going back to bed.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

What I meant

Here at BashCon I was asked what I meant by "leave DS". A poor choice of words made too quickly. What I meant was that we need to make some serious changes in the DS rules too make a different world background work, especially when adding tech weapons, demons and more to the game on a different world. We need some different characteristics, a simpler CP build system and a few other details. The fundamental 2d6 rules will stand, but the game will not be easily matched to DS. With some effort it would still be compatible, but not directly. At least that is what I think I meant......

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Baby is back.

I got my computer back. New DVD drive and New battery. Gotta love a working warranty.

I spent a good amount of my off time sketching podcast outlines and work on the new three worlds game. We have come to the conclusion that we will leave DS and cover a unique venue. It is the same system, but modified to cover tech too. The first "Alpha" version worked and it will be in second "alpha" in a couple of weeks.

Got the cards done for BashCon. I also got the new cards up to order on the DS page. I won't "officially" announce that till after the con.

Well, off for now.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

well then

It looks like I'm going to take a couple of days off. I'm getting my back-up files down from the internet even now. I finally took my main machine (portable) in to be checked. The DVD write function had gone bye-bye and the battery power was starting to cut out. Sooo, I get in and they are talking boards etc. that may be going.  It is all going to be covered by the warranty, but my machine is not at home.

My first complaint is that first Sue and now my computer are taking trips to california, and I'm stuck in Flint. Now that just irks me. Even the computer gets a trip, but no, not me. 

Back in the early days of DS I got a computer to work on the DS original files. I have kept it running and it has usb-2, esata hard drives etc. And it's running the Tiger software. Well, here I am all these years later, firing the old devil up. Other than being a bit slow it can still do the job. So, I'm back at much of my work immediatley. For the Quark DS and web work I'll have to wait until the files download, and I'll be working. It looks like 36 to 40 hours to get a copy of everything back. If I had real high speed it would be just a few hours at most, but I'm in Flint.... In Flint we have fake high speed.

I suppose that tonight I should start working on podcasting on the Beast. Thats what I call the old devil here. Mike actually named it several years ago when he was working on it and the name stuck.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Daily Life continues

It is colder than a *****'s *** up here. Poor Trouble is getting cold feet outside and having a tough time going to the bathroom. He just wants to get back inside or lay down in the snow. He will be 17 in May. Old, short hair dogs, just do not like this weather.

We had gamers over again last night. We played a bit, worked on the podcasts and had a good time. We spent the game time working out some details on character creation in the new game. It is slowly forming up. I'm hoping I can run it at StormCon. We will see.

I am getting some older DS cards printed, laminated and cut for BashCon and getting the layouts done for the new cards. I have two computers running to get it all done. In fact I'm printing as I do this. I'm doing that on the old Beast computer. It is a 10 year old tower that can run the up to date software still.

Sue is at her workstation doing art right this moment. 

I'm still looking for my download birthday gift. I'm thinking about picking up an Asimov Audio book. I got the Renaisance movie from itunes, love it, but it can be hard on the eyes until you get adjusted.

Now I need to head out and laminate etc. cards. So thats it for now.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Strange Week Here.

Well, I had a good birthday and on Monday woke up dizzy. It started as dangerous and has been declining every since. I'm thinking that the birthday sugar set me off. One of the worst activities for me to do was use the computer. The screen refresh (i'm guessing) caused me to get dizzy. Ah well. serves me right for partying too much. I think I'll wait a year and see if it happens again. I am now getting some work done, but I'm still taking friday and saturday off.

I'll be back at it sunday. 

Saturday, February 2, 2008


Sunday, February third. Another birthday. It always me wonder what I want to do when I grow up. It also brings up the question of why I would want to grow up. I see so many so-called adults that stop questioning their enviroment and believe so many lies. Youngsters are constantly asking irritating questions and "why".  I would like to believe things like our leaders, but I can't. So I'll keep my childish ways and keep questioning unproven statements and keep asking why.

Truth is boring and mundane. Lies are exciting and scary. Lies are easier to believe, using ones brain and studying takes time and energy. Accepting the lie makes them responsible, learning the truth makes it your responsibility.

I had better shut up. "They" may be reading. I am not paranoid, they are out to get us. The question is which "they" are the most frightening and dangerous.

Definition: Deficit Spending is a deferred Tax increase. Someday the bill will come due, and we will have to pony up the money through our taxes.