Saturday, February 27, 2021

Thursday, February 25, 2021

We Don't Use the Zed Word

I always laugh when zombie movies and shows refuse to ever use the word zombie. George Romero gets a past because he created the modern zombie genre and referred his as ghouls, but others folks, not so much.



Hell Comes To Frogtown (1988)

Synopsis
Nuclear was left most of America a desolate wasteland. Men are rare and mostly shoot blanks... if you know what I mean. Scavenger and legendary lover, Sam Hell, is kidnapped by the government because of his high sperm count. He's sent on a mission with his handler to a mutant settlement known as Frogtown to retrieve kidnapped fertile women. 

Review
Despite the outlandish premise, cheesy look, and b-movie acting (or maybe because of it) this is a really fun movie. Wrestling star Roddy Piper is great as Sam Hell. He's an asshole, but also more complex than he seems. His attitude and things kind of remind me of Ashley J. Williams. Hell he even uses a Three Stooges bit to take down a major villain. The supporting cast are all decent, except for Rory Calhoun, who's brilliant. The mutant frogs (called greeners) don't look too bad. Some are better than others. The animatronics for the boss frog is really good. If you want to have a trashy good time, check this one out.

The movie is often availble to watch for free on Tubi.

In Your Game


Greener

Init +2, Atk unarmed +3 melee (1d4+2) or slugthrower +2 ranged (1d8);  AC 13; HD 2d10+1; MV 30'. 45' jump; Act 1d20; Fort +2, Ref +1, Will +0

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Pod People from Mars!

Pod People from Mars! is an adventure for The Monsters Are Our Heroes by Fainting Goat Games. I want to start by saying that cover is awesome! An homage to may classic movies with a monstrous spin. The pdf is 12 pages (counting cover and OGL). 

The story is a combination of Invasion of the Body Snatchers and War of the Worlds. The adventure is five scenes that see your monsters go face to face against both pod people and a Martian tripod. It's a prime example of what an adventure for The Monsters Are Our Heroes should be. A group of monsters come together and face off against a different kind of inhuman foe hellbent on taking over the world and preying on humanity.

It's a well written and fun adventure. Jacob Blackmon did a fantastic job with this one and if you play TMAOH, you need to grab it (which you can do here).

Ash Wednesday - Ashley J Williams (5e)

Let's keep the 5e Evil Dead action going. Head over to DMDave's site to check out his Ashley J. Williams 5e stats. Take this, the angry molesting tree, Deadite, and Necronomicon and Goodman Games 5e update of Keep on the Borderlands and you can totally play the game I've dreamed about since Tim Brannan posted about it years ago:

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft

 I am “D&D Beyond” ready for this book.


You can read about the book here.

Update:

I just saw the variant cover and had to add it. 



Monday, February 22, 2021

Music Monday - Leave Her Johnny (Little V)

 Here's another pirate metal shanty cover by Little V.