Saturday, October 22, 2016

October Horror Movie Challenge - Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005)

Synopsis: A group of college kids find a barrel of toxic sludge (Trioxin) and decide to what any intelligent folks would do and turn it into a rave drug. 

The Good: Honestly, as stupid as it is I think the title and concept is kind of funny. The Russian guys are kind of funny. Plus the Tarman from the previous films has a cameo.

The Bad: The acting is horrible, the plot is stupid, and well it's just overall bad. 

Final Thoughts: As bad as it is, it's not the worst zombie flick I've seen. It's not great, but it's watchable.
TIn Your Game: 

Name: The Tarman
Motivation: Brains!!!!
Critter Type: Zombie
Attributes: Str 3, Dex 2, Con 2, Int 2, Per 3, Will 2
Ability Scores: Muscle 12, Combat 11, Brains 10
Life Points: 50 Drama Points: 5
Special Abilities: Increased Life Points, Minor Vulnerability (Head), Resilience (Angel pg 203), Trioxin Carrier*
Name                   Score   Damage               Notes
Bite                       10          6                  Slash/stab; target must be grappled
Sickle                    10         -                   Resisted by dodge

*Anytime a mortal (or animal) is injured by a Trioxin carrier, he must make a Willpower (doubled) roll with a  penalty of -3. If failed (and the victim is still alive), he slowly loses 1 Life Point a minute until he dies. At this point he becomes a Trioxin zombie. You can use my T-Virus zombie stats for standard Trioxin victims.

New To Me Movies Watched: 18
Total Movies Watched: 30

Curse of Strahd: Potions

Curse of Strahd: Potions is a one page pay what you want pdf on the Dungeon Masters Guild. It presents 7 Ravenloft themed potions. The powers provided by these concoctions often come at a price. They are as follows:

Moon Blood - You blood becomes acidic to vampires and undead that decide to bite you.

Wolf Eye's - You gain superior darkvision and sunlight sensitivity while under the effects of this potion.

Gallows Ichor - Weapons coated in this black ichor overcome damage reduction

Vistani Elixir - You gain advantage on all rolls for a few minutes and disadvantage on all rolls for a few days.

 Corpseworm - This potion contains a centipede like creature that allows you to speak with a dead corpse, though after a few days a swarm of centipedes erupts from the corpse's mouth.

Morninglord's Tears - This potion can cure Lycanthrope from one that has not yet transformed, though doing ages the drinker.

Vial of Mist - This potion creates a 20ft sphere of mist.

These are all really cool and add a nice bit of flavor to Curse of Strahd. Pick it up and pass the creator a few silvers.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Six-Gun Gorilla

Six-Gun Gorilla is a public domain superhero. I created his using the the All Flesh and Terra Primate core books and Fistful o' Zombies.

O'Neil the Six-Gun Gorilla

O'Neil the gorilla was kidnapped as an infant and brought to America. He was raised by a kindly prospector named Bart Masters, who taught the ape to cook, clean, and load a gun. When Marsters is killed by a gang, O'Neil seeks revenge on the crew.

Type: Survivor

Strength 8                 Intelligence 2
Dexterity 4                Perception 2
Constitution 4           Willpower 1
Life Points 81            Speed 16

Endurance Points 44  Essence Pool 21

Qualities: Fast as Hell (+1), Fast Reaction Time (+2), Hard to Kill 5 (+5), Natural Gorilla (+1), Number One With A Bullet (+1), Situational Awareness (+3), True Grit (+3)

Drawbacks: Minority (-1)

Skills: Brawling 5, Climbing 5, Dodge 4, Intimidation 5, Notice 5, Gun (Pistols) 5, Survival 2 (Mountains), Survival (Plains) 2, Survival (Desert) 2

Gear: Bandoleer, 2 Colt Peacemakers

Bite 8 Stabbing
Colt Peacemaker  D8 X 3 (12) 3/10/20/40/75, bullets

October Horror Movie Challenge - Dagon (2001)

Synopsis: Stock market tycoon Paul and his friends run into troubles off the coast of Spain. They got to a nearby town for help, but soon discover something is very wrong with residents of Imboca. 

The Good: This is an interesting take on The Shadow Over Innsmouth. I like Macarena Gomez. She's really cute in a creepy way. I enjoy Ezra Godden too. He also appeared in Gordon's Dreams in the Witch House adaptation.

The Bad: This is classic Stuart Gordon Lovecraft. The effects are cheesy and the acting isn't great, but I think that adds to the charm.

Final Thoughts: This isn't a great movie, but I like it.

In Your Game: 

Deep One Hybrid (2 Point Quality)

Someone in your bloodline has had the misfortune of getting down with a deep one and living to tell the tale (or undergoing a transformation ritual). The good news is you're a good swimmer, the bad news is you're probably not going to stay too pretty and and those bad dreams aren't going away). On the plus side you gain a +2 to Sports, the ability to breath underwater, and Natural Toughness (due to the slippery nature of your skin). On the negative side the call of Cthulhu never goes away, giving you the Reoccurring Nightmares drawback. In addition you gain -1 level of Attractiveness (though many Deep One Hybrids have much more than that).

New To Me Movies Watched: 18
Total Movies Watched: 29

Thursday, October 20, 2016

High Plains Invaders Redux

I thought I'd give the High Plains Invaders the classic unisystem treatment.

Strength 10                                    Intelligence 2
Dexterity 4                                    Perception 2
Constitution 6                               Willpower 2

Life Points 72                                Speed 20
Endurance Points 72                      Essence Pool 26

Attacks: Claws D6 (3) X 10   armor piercing, slashing damage
              Uranium Shard D4 (2) X 10   ranged 3/7/10/13/20
Defense: Burrowing, Armor Value 20
Weakness: Uranium addiction (acts like Opium), armor value decreases to 0 while high.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

October Horror Movie Challenge - Stake Land 2 (2016)

This is no poster for Stake Land 2, so here's a shot of a more mature (and bitter) Martin.
 Synopsis: After New Eden and his new family is massacred Martin seeks out the only man that can help him get revenge, Mister.

The Good: Nick Damici and Connor Paolo are an amazing duo. I'd love to see them work together on other projects. This film is a true sequel and references events and characters from the first. It further builds on the lore of the movies and we get a glimpse into Mister's history. Another thing I liked about this movie is that there was an older gay couple (Doc and another gent that Mister used to run with) that are adorable.Their relationship is never made a big deal, but it's sweet and feels genuine.

The Bad: For this movie to happen, the relatively happy ending of the first had to be broken. That does make me sad.

Final Thoughts: I just randomly found out this was going to debut on Syfy this past weekend. There's no promotional materiel for it, which is a bit disappointing. 

In Your Game: Once again if you're playing All Flesh Must Be Eaten, I've got your Stake Land vamps here. If you're playing Cinematic Unisystem the vamp quicksheets in Buffy or Angel will do, though you should decrease the intelligence to 1. Also stats for Mister can be found here.

New To Me Movies Watched: 18
Total Movies Watched: 28