The Laughing Hyena

Can there be a similar event for RPGs? Halloween ComicFest

So I discovered this recently:

Halloween ComicFest

It’s an event done where you can get Halloween themed comic books and/or order a pack of mini-comics to give out to kids on Halloween. I checked the store locator and found out none of the comic/game shops in my area are listed. So I sent an e-mail off to Hypno Comics, knowing that they are behind a lot of community events in my area (Like the Ventura Comic-Con in Sept.). So now I’m waiting when I’ll get a reply back from them.

There’s a Free Comic Book Day and now a Free RPG day. So I was wondering if there will ever be a similar event to Halloween ComicFest that involves RPGs. That would be really cool and neat if it was done.

usatoday:

A proposal to divide California into six states has received enough signatures to make the November 2016 ballot. Here’s how.

Oh for fucks’ sake: Tim Draper needs to GTFO of my state. Totally voting against this 100%. 
For W:tA fans: See Caerns: Places of Power, this is how Cataclysm should WORK as a minion of the Wyrm. Not as a Bane trying to sink California into the Ocean, cause the writers of that book didn’t understand Geology 101. But as a powerful Wyld corrupted spirit set on splitting the state and people apart from each other. And that would certainly make it a worthy foe for the Children of Gaia.
Also, how eerie is it that the six states is the same number of turtles in this story?

usatoday:

A proposal to divide California into six states has received enough signatures to make the November 2016 ballot. Here’s how.

Oh for fucks’ sake: Tim Draper needs to GTFO of my state. Totally voting against this 100%.

For W:tA fans: See Caerns: Places of Power, this is how Cataclysm should WORK as a minion of the Wyrm. Not as a Bane trying to sink California into the Ocean, cause the writers of that book didn’t understand Geology 101. But as a powerful Wyld corrupted spirit set on splitting the state and people apart from each other. And that would certainly make it a worthy foe for the Children of Gaia.

Also, how eerie is it that the six states is the same number of turtles in this story?

Rage Across Las Vegas: Help in Identification and Proper Artist Credit

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Up-close proof of the error, so you can see:

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Only two cards within the Phase 1 set for Rage Across Las Vegas are credited to “Horley” and no where else. Turns out that this was a major miscredit done by the publishers of RALV at the time: Five Rings Publishing Group.

I found this out thanks to the Monsterpalooza Convention held this year in the Spring. Horley had a booth there this year and while he wasn’t there himself at the con, someone he knows very well was instead. When I showed the cards at the lady at the booth, she had never seen them before.

So, she managed to hold onto the cards for the while to take images of them and called him up on the phone. A few hours later and they were able to give me a answer on the situation. Turns out someone who used to work in his Studio named “Paulo/Paolo” at the time did the pieces, but the company miscredited all work done in-Studio as Horley’s.

After that, I did some work on my own online. Seeing as there was a lot of work from artists from Wizards of the Coasts (They also bought out FRPG as they were making RALV in 1998/99), besides the regular roll-call of artists form White Wolf stuff: I looked up a list of Magic: the Gathering artists. I think I found a match with “Paolo Parente”.

You can see some of Paolo’s work here on Magic to compare.

Now onto my major problem: I cannot find any means of getting into contact with Paolo to confirm that he did these two cards or not. If someone knows how to get in touch with him over this situation, let me know. Thanks.

So during December, Todd (From the Rage CCG Forums) sent me a gift for sending him a Rage Starter Deck. Included was a signed Rage card from RKF and cherry tomato seeds. Looking about conditions and when to plant for my area online (Thanks LA Times), I planted the seeds in late May. By August, they should be fully grown.

A few thoughts/ideas/complaints on Disney’s Lion Guard

Just so you know, Disney is making a show based off the Lion King for Disney Jr. called “Lion Guard”.

* Sadly, Kion is mentioned as Simba’s second son, so yeah: Lion King II: Simba’s Pride characters are going to show up. BLARGH!

* I really, really, want a character like Asante (A hyena cub from the Audio books) to show up on the show. Or at least a hyena character who isn’t portrayed like the Hyena Trio was in the Lion King. Probably as a lesson on fast assumptions or the dangers of it.

* I want a aardwolf character as a friendly rival to Timon. Plus as a creature that only eats termites, he would be a “Hyena” in the Pridelands.

* For Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed to make cameos so Disney can make more merchandise for them. I’m not kidding, I love them and yet I can hardly ever find stuff for them. It’s like Disney and the Disney Store doesn’t want my money. Hopefully with the 20th anniversary, there might be some more stuff out. And not just plush animals, guys: Give me T-shirts!

* Sigh, we have a Cheetah and a Hippo as Kion’s teammates. At least the Honey Badger and Egret are something new.

* I hope that they make characters of African animals kids may not know very well.

HELLS YEAH

toondraw:

Playing my way through the beautifully remastered Jak and Daxter collection and just managed to complete the one mission that plagued me on the ps2, IN ONE RUN

'Destroy ship at drill platforms'

The joy I feel~

Have you tried it on Hero Mode? Ahem, *draws in breath* AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!

I also remember everyone on the old main LiveJournal community for the Jak and Daxter fandom gripping about the Hero Mode version of that mission.

I still laugh at Scottish Duck’s Let’s Play of Jak II when he goes on about how hard and impossible the “Destroy Metal Head Eggs” mission is on Hero Mode. Meanwhile, I’m like, oh, you don’t know what true pain and horror is then…