Saturday, April 24, 2010

More Lulu discount codes

Two more discount codes for Lulu are circulating right now. Use coupon code LULUMAIL305 at checkout and receive $3.99 towards your final shipping cost. This amount is the US mail cost for a single book order. The expiration date listed in the email notice is midnight on May 1st.

The second code is SHOWERS (April showers, May flowers?), which gives you 10% off your total purchase. This one may only be good until April 30th.

See my posting here about book and game suggestions from Lulu.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

"So, tell us, Baron..."

"...of the time you crossed the Thames without the assistance of a bridge, ship, boat, or balloon..."

One of the ideas/goals/plans that has been in the back of my mind for a while (in this case, since the first edition of the game was published), has been to get some people together to play The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen.

A group of like-minded, gregarious and lively goobers get together for a grand and hearty meal, then as after-dinner drinks are dispensed, settling in for fun storytelling and challenges in the outrageous tradition of the Baron himself.

To evoke the correct atmosphere, I like to imagine the setting as a fine wood-paneled banquet room, around a heavy wood table, lit by candelabras or oil lamps. Cheers!

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Wizards of the Coast embraces their heritage

Many product announcements came out of last week's GAMA Trade Show. The ones that I'm most excited about were from, surprisingly, Wizards of the Coast. Based on some of their products announced for this year I think they're starting to understand the hook of nostalgia and the surging OSR movement.

September sees the release of another D&D 4th ed. starter set, but this one looks like a clone of the iconic '80s "Red Box" Basic Set. If this turns out the way I imagine, I'm all over it.

Castle Ravenloft, a co-op adventure board game, is out for Gen Con. They should have done this long ago.

Gamma World returns in a series of books using the 4e rules. I didn't think I would see that again.