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Boccob’s Blog is coming back after a brief hiatus

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 26, 2011 by boccobsblog

Aug 26th, 2010 started like any other day. I arrived at work and started to write the next blog post when Boccob asked me to meet him for a staff meeting. I grabbed a pen and paper and hurried into the mage god’s office. Upon entering I was struck in the head from behind with a long wooden Staff of the Magi. I turned, rubbing the lump growing on my head to see Boccob standing there laughing, his well-worn staff in his hands.

“Staff meeting” he says between fits of laughter. “Get it?”

Well, long story short, I didn’t see the humor in his joke and he broke the staff over my head and blast sent me to an alternate dimension from which I am just now returning.

More 3.5 content coming soon! Please feel free to post any topics or issues you’d like to see us cover.

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Highlights of Gen Con Indy 2010

Posted in D&D 3.5 e Content, D&D 4e Content, Gaming News, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2010 by boccobsblog

Well, Gen Con Indy is over. As always, it was an amazing experience. Where else in the world can you see 28,000 gamers in one place? Where else can you have a deep conversation about kobold battle tactics with a 45-year-old man in a homemade Pikachu costume and have no one judge you? The rest of the world could learn a lot about diversity and tolerance at Gen Con. 

Here are some of the highlights: 

  

  

Costumes 

The attendants of this year’s Gen Con did not disappoint. There were some amazing costumes and everyone I saw was very patient, allowing themselves to be photographed again and again. 

Free Demos 

There were more games at GC than you could ever hope to try in four days. We tried some great new games and we will be sure to give each of them a full review in the weeks to come. 

The Vendors 

You have to admire people who are willing to spend four days dressed as a luchador, or a pirate, or wear a chicken on their head in hopes of moving their product. 

Felicia Day and Wil Wheaton 

This was the only part of the con that was a bit sour for me. I had hoped to meet the cast of The Guild, but the line was very long, so I walked up to the rope and took a few pictures. Shortly after I started snapping shots, security approached me and asked that I, “please put my pants back on and step away from the crew”. Well as you can imagine I was outraged, so I pulled my boffer sword and started to kick ass all the while screaming that Wil Wheaton had stolen my prized Degu. Any who…things got a bit intense and I was tazed several times and asked to leave. I didn’t let it ruin my day.

 Wizards of the Coast Displays

WotC had some amazing displays outside the Sagamon Ballroom, where they unveiled both the 4th edition incarnation of Darksun and the Castle Ravenloft Board game. There was a huge 3D red dragon representation of the Essential D&D Starter set that drop on September 7th. Also, there was a life-sized (can there be a life-sized version of a make-believe creature?) Beholder. It stood well over 12 feet tall. It was awesome. 

 The World of Darkness Lounge 

White Wolf had an excellent longue set up in the center of the con. The lounge, fully staffed by vampires, offered a bar, live music and an opulent seating area decorated with gothic-style furniture. 

All in all it was a great con. There is much more to say and I could go on forever posting pictures, but then I’d wouldn’t get any gaming done. If you attended the con I hope you had as good a time as I did, and if you didn’t get a chance to go, I hope to see you there next year. Enjoy these pictures. 

-Andy 

This beholder was life-sized and ate four of my group

 

 

Wil Wheaton

 

His breath smelled like dead gnomes and broken dreams

 

"I wish I had taken that civil service test..."

 

Felicia Day.

Buy my game or I'll body slam you!

Two web shows every gamer should watch

Posted in D&D 3.5 e Content, D&D 4e Content, Gaming News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2010 by boccobsblog

The Guild

The Guild, follows the exploits of a group of online gamers deeply entrenched in WoW-parody MMO. The show’s spot-on depictions of online gamers and hilarious scripts have made the Knights of Good an overnight web sensation. Fans of Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog, will recognize the show’s star and head writer, Felicia Day, along with Effinfunny.com creator, Sandeep Parikh. The Guild has just started its fourth season (and can be seen here).

The Knights of Good

Legends of Neil

If you’re like me, then you have often wondered what would happen if you got drunk, and auto-erotically asphyxiated yourself with a Nintendo controller all while playing the original Legend of Zelda. Well, my hung over, sticky palmed friends wait no more, because Legends of Neil takes on such deep philosophical issues in the funniest, adult-themed Zelda parody show about an alcoholic gas station attendant on the web. The Legends of Neil can be found (for free) in its entirety on Effinfunny.com, or by pressing this link.

Both The Guild, and Legends of Neil are completely hilarious, completely free and a great way to spend an hour of your boring workday.

Magic 2011 released this Friday

Posted in Gaming News, Magic the Gathering, Product Review with tags , , , , on July 14, 2010 by boccobsblog

Magic the Gathering’s latest core set is will be released this Friday, July 16th. This 249 card set will feature creatures, spells, and artifacts from Magic’s 17 year history. This black-bordered set is visually stunning, and M11’s lands are some of the most beautiful to date. Visit Wizards.com/magic for more details. And for those of you that have been away from the game for a few sets and need to reacquaint yourselves with the rules, detailed rulebooks can be downloaded for free here.

Image found at Wizards.com/magic

Boccob on Twitter

Posted in D&D 3.5e DM Content, Gaming News, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 3, 2010 by boccobsblog

Boccob is now on Twitter. That’s right, the god of magic has asked me to tell you that you can now follow him on Twitter. While he did not say so in words, Boccob hinted that if you didn’t follow him, he would gate in a Balor to your Fourth of July picnic and order the demon to devour your granny.  

-Andy

Greetings from Boccob!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2010 by boccobsblog

I have wanted to sit down and write a blog for some time now, but my duties as the supreme deity of magic were not especially conducive to such frivolities. Recent changes in the cosmological plan, namely Ioun being chosen as the goddess of magic, have freed me up a bit. (For those of you a bit tardy to the party: I was the chief god of magic in the Greyhawk game setting from 1983 until 2008. I was asked to retire prior to the release of 4th edition. You would think with limitless access to every divination spell, and an intelligence score over 50, that I would have seen that coming.)

Though I do miss my old job, retirement suits me. I have plenty of time to practice the arts, take long walks (though I do tire of people on the streets confusing me with Elminster and asking me for my autograph), and this Wednesday I am going to try something called Zumba, it should be interesting.

Boccob’s Blessed Blog is dedicated to all things related to gaming and gamer culture. While this site will emphasize Dungeons & Dragons (especially 3.5e), gamers of all systems will find useful, and sometimes entertaining information. There will be content for World of Darkness, Star Wars, GURPS, Shadowrun, Pathfinder, and Savage Worlds, just to name a few. For the most part, I will leave the articles and daily maintenance of the blog to my minions, but I will drop in from time to time.

Therefore, I hope you will subscribe, and if you like what you see, tell a friend.

– Boccob