Friday, September 12, 2014


Found a new way to take pictures with my phone that is easier than before... Shame they look like crap... The sweater is dark green, the tie is gold, and the shirt is blue in reality.

Yeah, the hits just keep on coming this year. Had a good friend pass a couple of weeks ago. The funeral and memorial services have all passed, and everyone is getting on with their lives. Me? I haven't grieved yet. I expect it to come at the most inopportune time. That's the way the year has gone.

Game-wise, things are decent. Most of my recent issues stem from the morass of depression that I cannot seem to get myself out of...

Side note... I've seen Guardians of the Galaxy seven times now... I have a problem... Also, if you haven't seen it, do so... NOW!

Back to games... Tai'eres is in a good place story-wise, though I am about ready to "publish" another revision. I need to figure out where that will fall, as I don't like to change rules on players too much in mid-campaign, and this is looking like a significant update/change.

The Champions game has gone through yet another reboot. This time around, I've given it more structure from my end. There is still one more character to introduce (his player has been out of town on business for a bit), but things are looking better than they were. I am also looking at taking my villain write-ups and collecting them up in a "Enemies"-style sourcebook. That would take me a lot of work on my end, as many of the backgrounds are lost to old file formats and the physical copies were most likely tossed in one of our many moves over the years. I started on this a bit, and created a nice "government file" format that looks good on the screen. Unfortunately, it looks like crap printed out, so I may just chuck the whole government aesthetic of what I am doing and put it together in something that is basic, readable, and appealing. The basic idea is to do booklets that cover a villain team of four to seven bad guys, and perhaps compilations of solo villains with five to ten in each. This is still in the working stages...

Tootles for now...

-- GopherDave


  1. Nice to see a new post from you Gopher Dave. The death of someone who has touched your life can be extremely hard to get over. I know from experience. Good to see that your games are doing better. Do you happen to know what the record is for watching GOTG?

  2. Good Luck out there! Champions/Hero stuff, good to see it still going on... Remembering my last character being turned over to the GM because I was leaving for my banishment... Wrote him TOO well with the min/maxes and so the GM decided he would make a great enemy "boss" type...

  3. I'd love to see an Enemies sourcebook from you Dave. I mean, who couldn't use more Enemies?

    Hmmm. Wait...You know what I mean.

  4. @Tom: I'm hoping to be back on a more regular basis. I do not know the record for GotG viewings currently, but depending on how long it takes to leave theaters and how soon it takes to be released on Blu-Ray, I may actually approach it.

    @Paul: The current edition still has min/MAX issues, but they have been toned down a great deal from earlier editions.

    @BarkingAlien: Not certain if I'll be doing "books"... more like "pamphlets"... =P