Wednesday, March 05, 2008

So long thanks for all the good times

Gary Gygax, Dungeons & Dragons creator, dies
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (AP) -- Gary Gygax, who co-created the fantasy
Dungeons & Dragons and helped start the role-playing phenomenon, died
Tuesday morning at his home in Lake Geneva. He was 69.
He had been suffering from health problems for several years, including
an abdominal aneurysm, said his wife, Gail Gygax.
Gygax and Dave Arneson developed Dungeons & Dragons in 1974 using
medieval characters and mythical creatures. The game known for its
shaped dice became a hit, particularly among teenage boys, and
eventually was turned into video games, books and movies.
Gygax always enjoyed hearing from the game's legion of devoted fans,
many of whom would stop by the family's home in Lake Geneva, about 55
miles southwest of Milwaukee, his wife said. Despite his declining
health, he hosted weekly games of Dungeons & Dragons as recently as
January, she said.
"It really meant a lot to him to hear from people from over the years
about how he helped them become a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman, what
gave them," Gygax said. "He really enjoyed that."
Dungeons & Dragons players create fictional characters and carry out
their adventures with the help of complicated rules. The quintessential
geek pastime, it spawned a wealth of copycat games and later inspired a
whole genre of computer games that's still growing in popularity.
Funeral arrangements are pending. Besides his wife, Gygax is survived
bysix children.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The new monday night hot spot.

Heya folks,

J.Edwin Bishop is running a show on Monday nights thats alot of fun! The idea here is that since the writers strike is on lets make our own. Starting at 8pm there we be a weekly play put on based on some of televisions worst. Also there will be music to follow and readings or whatever. So if your looking for something to do on Mondays or wanna show off your stuff head down the the 400 bar. Here is a snipet of last weeks show enjoy!

later, dady

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Rearm yourself!!

I thought I was done with consoles. Now look what the bastards have done....'

Monday, January 07, 2008


While at work I have the pleasure of listening intently to music. Minneapolis is also lucky to have several public stations without commercial interruption. However music is very different today. Some would argue it's all commercial anyways, and to some degree I am of the same opinion. Ever heard a great single and bought the album only to hear a whole lot of shite? Seems the complete album is disappearing. Critics often hold that exact sentiment. while I tend to be rather cynical, I choose to remain optimistic for the future of the album and music in general.

Top Ten albums of 2007:
#1 Meaning of 8 - Cloud Cult
#2 Challengers- The New Pornographers
#3 100 days and 100 nights- Sharon Jones and the Dapp kings
#4 The Undisputed Truth- Brother Ali
#5 Writers Block- Peter, Bjorn, and John
#6 Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga- Spoon
#7 Sky Blue Sky- Wilco
#8 We were dead before the ship even sank- Modest Mouse
#9 None Shall Pass- AESOP Rock
#10 Beyond- Dinosaur Jr.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

4th Edition...meh

It's a good time to talk about D&D's alignment. If your not aware, folks around the world are tore up about Will Smith's recent comments about Hitler. I don't know the exact quote but it was something along the lines of, "I don't think Hitler got up each day and said, "I am going to do very evil things today." No I think he got up each day thinking he was doing good." Bam that's Lawful evil; At least the way I think of it. Alignment gets all it's power from the fact that any real life situation can be sumed up by an alignment. However, the changing of the system has me worried. More and more each day folks are putting morale decisions into simple, "Good" and "Evil" categories. Nothing will ever be that simple, no matter how hard they try to force it.

That got me thinking about my own alignment. I guess the young man beneath the crown is neutral good. In fact I think most Americans fit that alignment. I would like to be chaotic. Life would be far more interesting. The thing about America though, is we are an extremely lawful nation. There just is not a lot of room for chaotic individuals. Kind of ironic being that we call ourselves "Home of the Brave, land of the free." Whats worse is neutral alignments change with the wind. A real 50/50 split of Law and chaos. Makes folks primed for manipulation. Simplifying alignment in 4th edition in my mind is a subtle attempt to dumb down a smart game. And thats just too damn bad!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Oh alright already......

I'm gonna give this a go because my D.C. Bro decided to start blogging. Look here

In the news, (well not really but I had one hell of a time spending my night at work looking for the story) Ron Paul's tea party money bomb was a record breaking success. I guess making 6 million dollars in donations in 24 hours doesn't count as news for Rupert's Faux. Of course if Rudy "911 man" did it you couldn't get wallbanger Hannity to take his dick out of his mouth.
Ron Paul did it again!

Ever heard of no knock warrants? Neither has Vang Khang who acted as anyone should in such an ordeal. Full story here.

Thats about it for now. Stay tuned for Dady Warbuxxx top 100 films of all time.

-Later Dady

Saturday, January 20, 2007

A film daddy likes?

Hey I went to the new movie plex out in Roseville by the mall last Monday. They really did not know what they were doing. First of all they should have made two entrances. One would be connected to the mall and another from the back outside. The only boxoffice is outside at a window with no canopy. I understand that it is hard to round everyone inside because of space, but for gods sake put up a cover from the elements. I have no problem with cold temps but many will complain about standing outside waiting. This oversight is going to cost them huge in the future. Then again they will just juice folks for their admission to pay for their grievances with the establishment. Nine bucks for off matinee films you can almost buy it when released on DVD. Otherwise its a beautiful building with all the bells and whistles like imitation butter sludge pumps. Comfy seating too.

The movie I saw was children of Men. The movie had Clive Owen and Juileanne Moore. It also had the guy who played the operative in Serenity and other stuff IM sure. Anyways this film takes place in England twenty years in the future where women across the globe have become infertile and no more children are being born. The governments fight hard to maintain order by creating refugee camps for non complaints and foreigners. In the middle of battles between the establishment and the uprising there is a women who has become pregnant and she is desperately seeking a human rights group to help her bring the baby into the world and find a cure for the infertility. Excellent writing and plot line here based on a book by P. D. James. I really enjoyed the film it went by fast and had incredible action sequences throughout. Great dystopian style story that has become popular over the years. Daddy says see it now or for sure when released to DVD.

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