Roget’s House of Mystery

The Big Long Paragraph In This Blog Is Full Of Nerdy Content

Posted by Wes Decker on June 15, 2008

So, Artista needs to be less good at art. I felt actual pain as I tried to squeeze the words in as to minimize the covering up of her fantastic work this week. I’m afraid the words take too much away from the art. Sad.

Although maybe it’s just because of the subject matter that I feel this way. This is actually a ‘poem’ that Whaleweigh and I wrote back in 2006, upon deciding that neo-emo was the new emo and that it was a movement that was more annoying than painful.

“more annoying than painful – the story of my life”
A Neo-Emo Poem by Phoenix and Whaleweigh

drip, drip, drip
the chinese water torture of my life goes by
fingernails scrape across a chalkboard
we’re out of milk again.

For the full effect, you’d have to see Whaleweigh read this live. Fantastic.

Reminder! This is your last week to enter our contest! All entries due at midnight, Saturday, June 21st! Full details found here! Exclamation mark!

This Friday I’m DMing a campaign of D&D using the new 4th edition rules. It’s been so long since I’ve actually DM’d, and with the new rules, it might as well be like my first time. Regardless, I’m excited in degrees that can only be categorized as ‘stoked’. My experience with 4th edition so far has been limited to perusing of the new rulebooks and the sample campaign I picked up, but so far I’m happy with most of the changes. The books are considerably more streamlined, which goes with what I think was their main goal in mind when revising the 3rd edition. Combat, skills, feats are all simplified for ease of play. Some might consider this a ‘dumbing down’, but I’ll reserve judgement until I see it in action for a few sessions at least. One of the changes that I’m not so happy to see is the removal of the bard class, which has always been my favorite by far. It seems like it was cut under the same streamlining rule, as the classes have been hammered out into the functions they perform in a group, as has been stressed more and more in RPGs as of late. Fighters and paladins are your tanks, clerics and warlords are your healers/support, rogues, rangers and warlocks are your DPS, and wizard is your AoE nuker. Classes such as the bard, druid, and monk were dropped, sadly. Just not enough room. Anyway, I am looking forward to the new rules. We’ll see how things go.

Sorry for that brief interlude into far nerdier lands than many of you are used to. And if you just skipped that big, long, scary paragraph, welcome back. Did you have a nice break? Good. This is what you missed, according to Artista: “its like, blah blah blah, tanks, warlocks, blah blah…” Fantastic.

That’s it for this week. Hope everyone’s summers are going well so far. Remember to drink lots of water; it’s getting hot out there. Dehydration can kill you, you know. Clear and copious! Now you know. And knowing is half the battle!

Such ingratitude after all the times I’ve saved your life,


PS I just had the most delicious chocolate cake. Oh my gods.


2 Responses to “The Big Long Paragraph In This Blog Is Full Of Nerdy Content”

  1. Wednesday said

    The other half is VIOLENCE

  2. Wednesday said

    I still think DnD has gone down hill since ADnD, but in defence of the removal of classes, the DM has always been able to create new classes or modify existing ones. Even if it doesn’t say anywhere in the DM guide for 4th edition who’s gonna stop you>?

    It does make me sad that they stripped the classes down to what MMORPGs have made them, it seems like a lot of the ‘role playing’ has been taken out of the game. Which I guess just leaves with you with ‘DnD 4th Edition. The table top __G’

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: