Luck Deficit Disorder

Once upon a long time ago we were in the midst of a D&D campaign, one of the players was famous for losing characters. To be fair to him, they were all his fault. In this campaign he was going through characters pretty quickly, he'd rolled up six or so and the last one we pillaged a crypt and he'd pulled a necklace off of a remarkably well-preserved corpse. We were a ways down the hall when...

Rocky Mountain Oysters

I've seen people grossed out when I take a big bag of chicken livers, gizzards and hearts for bait when catfishing, and I batter up and fry half of it while I wait for the fish to bite. But, rocky mountain oysters are where I draw the friggin' line. From a conversation I once had on this: Him: "You ever had rocky mountain oysters?" Me: "Nope." Him: "What you reckon they taste like?" Me: "Kinda...

Swirly

Once upon a very long time ago my best friend and I made a road trip to what was either a small convention or a large RPG/Gamer meet. Take your pick. We were pretty early so we watched the Axis & Allies games for a bit. We saw a new game coming out called Star Frontiers. Checked out some Tunnels and Trolls, Boot Hill, Star Trek, Chainmail and who know what else. We also heard some rumors...

Meteor What?!

One upon a long time ago, I was on a deployment and we were playing D&D one night to have a little fun and kill some time while we waited for the aircraft to return. I'm DMing and running an NPC in a wizard duel with a player, I go to throw the spell and brain-locked on the game. Finally I yelled out "Meteor Bukkake!" At least one double-nostril spray of mountain dew and I had a few minutes...

Big Balls in Cowtown

So there I sat at the computer and contemplated how far behind I was in everything, I owe an review of an independent movie made about the youth of Aragorn, son of Arathorn called Born of Hope to my fantasy Guild, I owe two articles about world building to my gamer’s site, and I’m horrendously far behind on my Good News Wednesday articles. Since I can look in the mirror and tell my editor on...

From Tim’s WTF? Files… A Merkin? Really?

There are a great many strange and unusual things that people do that leave me wondering WTF?  If you don't know what that stands for ask your kids, they'll be glad to explain it.  I suppose that I should start by explaining what a Merkin is... "Isn't that how Texans say American?" Um, no. It is a pubic wig. "I beg your pardon?" Yes, you read that right, a pubic wig. I'll pause for...