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An Apology, A Pledge, and Big Colorless Fatties

Hello, readers. It’s Az.

Before I move on with my article today, I just want to say I hope you’ve been enjoying reading Rappy’s and Scotsperson’s reviews in my absence, and I’m sorry to have disappeared for so many months. -.- The truth is, both my writing and drawing muses are fickle, fickle creatures. As an artist, it’s my personal opinion that the vast majority of my work is terrible, even if most people who see it say otherwise. I guess you could blame a combination of my upbringing and my Asperger’s Syndrome for that one. >.>; I’m very much a perfectionist, and that ain’t gonna change anytime soon. So if you ask me why I’ve been gone all this time, then I’m gonna say, “I just didn’t feel like writing.” I’m not gonna lie to you and say I was too busy for it. My schedule’s actually very lax right now. This one’s squarely my fault. -.-

Now, I can’t promise that I’ll post super-often, as I’ve never done so in the first place. As of right now, the only promise I’m breaking is Rappy’s advertisement of me as the resident alien in charge of D&D 4E coverage. So far, the only D&D article I’ve ever posted is a retrospective about the big, big numbers involved in 4E mechanics compared to 3.5 ones, and now that I’ve started playing 3.5 again and gotten reacquainted with the old mechanics, I realize it was a stupid retrospective to make. Even stupider were the two Magic: the Gathering articles that followed, which were curmudgeonly and served more as a reflection with my frustrations about my local Magic metagame. But now that I’ve gotten that idiocy out of my system, there is only one logical course of action to take: Improve the quality of my articles. Having written two short stories and seen the difference in quality between the first and second, I feel that raising the bar is a promise I can keep, to all of you and to myself.

Still reading? Great. ^^ Thank you all again for letting me vent. Let’s move on and talk about Rise of the Eldrazi. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Rappy’s RPG Reviews: d20 Apocalypse Part 2

In the dark future, there is only...Pimp my Ride?

NOTICE: All art on this page is from Wizards of the Coast, and is thus copyright of its appropriate authors. It is shown here via the d20 Apocalypse Art Gallery as reference only.

Last time, we walked out of our bunkers and viewed the wastelands of the world “after the end”. We now return to our review, looking into the three pre-made post-apocalyptic campaigns presented for d20 Apocalypse. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 20, 2010 in RPG Reviews

 

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Rappy’s RPG Reviews: d20 Apocalypse Part 1

The unlikely heroes of d20 Apocalypse.

NOTICE: All art on this page is from Wizards of the Coast, and is thus copyright of its appropriate authors. It is shown here via the d20 Apocalypse Art Gallery as reference only.

Humanity has a long-running obsession with its own uncertain future. From games such as the Fallout series and movies ranging from The Day After Tomorrow to The Prophecies of Nostradamus, all the way to comic books with names like Kamandi and Superman at Earth’s End, media is littered with wildly varying views of planet Earth “after the end”. Wizards of the Coast noticed this, and in 2005, they decided to fill this niche with a 96-page paperback entitled d20 Apocalypse. Did they do well? Did they fail? Well, let’s dive into the depths and see what this book provides. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 19, 2010 in RPG Reviews

 

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