Monday, September 7, 2009

Fascinating New Blog

Planet Algol is fascinating new (to me anyway) blog dedicated to, in the words of its subtitle, "old school pulp sword and sorcery on a planet of weird science fantasy." How's that for evocative? The blog's a fun mix of setting information (such as a gazetteer of the planet Algol, new monsters, etc.), actual play reports, and general musings about gaming and the hobby. It's a really fun read and window on a type of fantasy gaming I find ever more fascinating as I get older. Plus, the cast of characters from a recent session struck me as something Jeff Rients would really get a kick out of:
DUDE EARTHMAN - Simple-minded Earth Man Fighting Man
MONSTER MONAGIN - Earth Man Sailor and Fightingest Man in this Company
RICHARD "DICKIE" DEE - Bone Man Sorcerer
RYGARR - Green Man Sorcerer

GAN-RON THE SILVER MAN - Simple-minded Good Hero, possessor of a magic silver sword
JAIAG 11-3XG - Synthetic Prostitute
GRUBB GRIZZLER - Earth Man Thief
NIGEL NIGHTBRINGER - Earth Man Fighting Man
Great stuff.

4 comments:

  1. Yeah. Good call. That blog is pure awesomite.

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  2. That is a pretty slick blog. Thank you for posting it.

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  3. Thanks you so much for your kind words! Ironically enough, reading blogs like Grognardia, Jeff's Gameblog and Ancient Vaults and Eldritch secrets is what provided the impetus for me to: A) Ditch modern systems for houseruled AD&D and B) Start the weird, gonzo Planet Algol campaign.

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  4. Good for you, B! Your Algol campaign sounds great!

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