Archive for September 11th, 2011

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NON-Inspirational Viewing – The Mechanic (2011)

11 September, 2011

As I mention in my look at Charles Bronson’s The Mechanic (1972) it was party in preparation for seeing the 2011 remake

Unfortunately, I cannot recommend the 2011 version of the Mechanic to anyone.  For all of the flaws of the original, it is a superior movie on all counts to its modern successor.  As a movie about a professional assassin, it does not work and as an action movie it is still below average.  Surprisingly, I can find nothing worth recommending this movie for.  The action lacks drama, the plot is riddled with holes and the acting is unengaging at best.  Find something else to watch, your 90-minutes will be better spent.

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Interesting Thoughts from Other Gamers (9)

11 September, 2011

Useful and interesting articles and commentary from my fellow gamer from various places on the web:

Most importantly, the upcoming, Speak Out with your Geek Out,  from the 12th to the 16th of September, let your geek flag fly and show people how much you love your hobbies and obsession.  Hopefully we can turn this into a yearly celebration of geekness in all things.  Thank to Flames Rising and Monica Valentinelli for getting this rolling.

The Emergence Campaign Weblog has a very detailed look at Monster Types.  Lots of good information for customizing and adapting creatures here.

Tales from the Flaming Faggot tells us How NOT to Write an Adventure.  Excellent advice on how to write an adventure that is easy for a GM to use.

Judd, of the Githyanki Diaspora, suggestions that we all take in some Githyanki Therapy from time to time.

Gnome Stew has a useful Quick and Dirty Location Template.

Enjoy.

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