Thursday, March 10, 2011

Hot Elf Chick Welcomes You to Vanaheim


Technically, Freya's not an elf, but I figure, given that her brother is lord of the Ljósálfar and Jeff Dee drew her with pointed ears in this illustration from Deities & Demigods, she ought to count as my contribution to James Smith's fiendish plan to grow the OSR. Plus, anything I can do to perpetuate the notion that we old school bloggers operate as a navel-gazing hive mind who don't generate any useful content is good by me.

18 comments:

  1. I remember us looking at that drawing and asking "Who knew Norse goddesses moonlighted as go-go dancers?"

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  2. Take note, Mr. Sheen, now THAT's a goddess! ;)

    Love the Old School Risqué

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  3. Yeah, this movement will do wonders for the "basement dwelling, socially inept, afraid of girls" stereotype of D&D players. Thanks.

    Maybe the OSR can think of ways to get more women interested in the game instead of coming up with strategies to actively repel them?

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  4. @cibet
    I think you might be missing the point.

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  5. Exactly, there are bigger questions here such as do they like pie or cake ;)?

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  6. (sigh) I remember falling in love with her.

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  7. @Johnathan - Yes.

    Word verify - dilderet - the mind just boggles with the possibilities of that one...

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  8. There's worse goddesses to fall in love with than Freya, that's for sure, Bard ;-)

    I wonder if Deities and Demigods mentions that she has a chariot pulled by two cats?

    Incidentally, Alfheim is in the D&D Clyclopedia, in the Known World section... and it does indeed contain elves.

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  9. Underdark Gazette, Beyond the Black Gate, and Grognardia are all in the top 5 google results when you search for "hot elf chick".

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  10. I'm a small OSR blog, but still participating! http://digitalorc.blogspot.com/

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  11. She's absolutely the cutest cartoon this side of Japan.

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  12. @ Thee Lazycat -

    Nuhuh! Morgan no Aleena no Morgan no Aleena...

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  13. To Al, earlier today Gothridge Manor showed up as third on my Google search. Woohoo!

    I agree with Johnathan. Much bigger issues. Pie or cake. Answer the question and nobody gets hurt.

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  14. Ut, just checked again and now Tim (Gothridge Manor), is number four on my search. Hot dog. This has been a fun OSR holiday. Great to see how many participated in James's game.

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  15. Extra points for going to Deities & Demigods!

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  16. @cibet - I'm a woman and I'm not offended.
    I think the mini-project is actually quite amusing and it's nice to see OSR blogs collaborating.

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  17. I thought it was just the way her hair was over her ear, made it look pointy.

    I'll get me coat...

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  18. elves , blah
    I am an accomplished, successful man with a dodge viper, class III license and a large penis . . .

    I like REAL women ; - )

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    "Beast!’ she hissed. ‘After all these years I am at last revenged." (GM IV)

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