Misread Magic Item: Ring of Thumping

The ring of jumping is a classic magic item. It’s only a bonus action to cast the jump spell, it’s self only, and it’s without any limits other than that. You put it on, you leap small buildings in a single bound, that kind of thing. As far as utility goes, it’s pretty amazing. However, I would love to…

Rise of the Rulelords: Squamous

Last time on the Good, the Bad, and the Aquatic, we found ourselves squaring off against the aquatic nightmare demon horse granted to the Oathbreaker Paladin by his dark god Dagon. None of us knew that, of course. When the horse came around the corner, we naturally assumed it was more devils due to the…

Spoiler: The Raid 2 is so good it’s crazy

If you had asked me Sunday afternoon what was the best film I had seen this year, I would have told you that it was Captain America: The Winter Soldier. By the time evening rolled around, I would have given you a different answer, The Raid 2. I walked out of the movie theater feeling…

Captain America: Winner Soldier

I watch a lot of movies. I love all kinds of movies, and I don’t discriminate based on genre. One of the genres that is oft maligned is Romantic Comedy. This is generally because it’s been reduced down to a formula of laziness and contempt. This is true of just about every single genre out…

Here today, gone tomorrow

It’s the economy, stupid. Politicians since the beginning of time have known it. The secret to success lies in a healthy economy. When the economy is flourishing it’s damn near impossible to make an unpopular decision. You could have an illicit affair with an intern, and no one would give a shit. The moment that…

Half Measures

I won’t ever say that I’m a fast writer or a good writer. Be that as it may, I now at least have some experience creating official looking content for a few different table top games. Honestly, it wasn’t generating the content that took me the most amount of time. No, it was getting my…

Books I Have Read: Pines by Blake Crouch

One of the things I love most about having a Kindle is the Amazon Lending Library. I’ve read all sorts of shit that I would never had read otherwise I’m a big believer in randomly selecting media to consume. I do it with music all the time, and I’ve discovered a lot of movies and…

Movies I Have Seen: Silver Linings Playbook

This will contain some spoilers and such, including a detailed discussion of the ending. David O. Russell is one of my favorite directors. Three Kings is an underrated masterpiece, I Heart Huckabees is one of my favorite strange films, and Spanking the Monkey ranks up there with any of the all-time great dark comedies. I…

Looper is an amazing film

I’m a few weeks behind, but I finally got to see latest effort from the incredibly talented Rian Johnson. It’s safe to say that I am downright gayballs for his collected works. Brick is a masterpiece, the episode The Fly from Breaking Bad is one of my favorite episodes and a shining example of bottle…

Movies I Have Seen: The Raid: Redemption

The Raid: Redemption, also known as Serbuan maut, is an Indonesian action film written and directed by Welshman Gareth Evans, and starring Indonesian actor Iko Uwais. It is the pair’s second collaboration, the first being Merantau, which I have not yet seen but now desperately want to watch. It features the Indonesian martial art Pencak…

Movies I Have Seen: Cloverfield – Holiday Special!

As a holiday gift, I feel like reviewing something, and really what’s more American than the disaster movie? It started to really pop up in the 1970’s with such hits as Airport, and saw a revival in the 90’s beginning with Independence Day. These days, it’s still plugging along and luckily for me, the invasion…

Movies I Have Seen – Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

If there is a phrase to sum up the works of director Timur Bekmambetov, it’s “bat-shit insane”. Unfortunately, if there is a phrase to sum up the works of writer Seth Grahame-Smith, it’s “barely coherent boring shit”. As you might expect, this creates a movie going experience that doesn’t quite know what to do with…