Vaal has entirely too many words to say about a show about ponies, and the pilot for its 4th or 5th iteration. Just go with it: Scarred Forever Month starts now… kinda. Continue reading
The second half of Vaal’s belated favorites list. Continue reading
Vaal finally gets back to blogging by sharing some of his favorite moments from those other stories he writes. Continue reading
Vaal unveils a new mechanic for World of Ere d20: Limitations Continue reading
A day late, but Vaal has come to pick the fight we all knew was coming. Welcome to the D&D Alignment System. Continue reading
If they were meant to be funny, why are so many of them NOT? Continue reading
Another Let’s Watch! This one involving one of Vaal’s favorites. Continue reading
One of the reasons I loved playing rogues in my early days of D&D was the fact that the rogue and ONLY the rogue actually had enough skill points to be good at things that weren’t stabbing or magic. (bards didn’t get an increase until later).
In 3rd Edition D&D, skills were determined by a number of points you got to spend each level based on your class, intelligence or whether you were a human or not. For reference, there were something like 30 skills to choose from and most classes got four—FOUR–points per level and some classes had to spend double points to get so-called ‘cross-class skills (a rant on them later).
Rogues got 8 points, and even then that wasn’t enough because Spot, Listen, Hide and Move Silent were all separate skills you had to buy. So just to be a half-way competent scout, you were already down four skills and you could not skim, because an enemy could spot you but not hear you, meaning you had to ace two skill rolls.
Add to that the fact that by the rules, you needed points in perform, craft or profession to be able to not suck and fail … Continue reading
Vaals discusses some of the unsung hero tropes of Superhero fiction.
Also, a baby turtle. Continue reading
In this edition of This Old Monster, Vaal finally brings the gnome into the garage for a tune-up. Continue reading