Brain Eno's Games for Musicians

Science fiction role-playing scenarios, used to structure a recording session with David Bowie. Obviously.

deantrippe:

paulftompkins @pftompkins
pulpatoon:

HEAR! A crime go!
SEE! A gator do a double-take!
VOTE! If you got no felonies!

Joel, you beat me to it.
http://www.earwolf.com/episode/live-from-riot-la-2/

DEAN! You gotta hop on your fan-boat and be off in a flash!

deantrippe:

paulftompkins @pftompkins

pulpatoon:

HEAR! A crime go!

SEE! A gator do a double-take!

VOTE! If you got no felonies!

Joel, you beat me to it.

http://www.earwolf.com/episode/live-from-riot-la-2/

DEAN! You gotta hop on your fan-boat and be off in a flash!

HEAR! A crime go!
SEE! A gator do a double-take!
VOTE! If you got no felonies!

HEAR! A crime go!

SEE! A gator do a double-take!

VOTE! If you got no felonies!

I gotta step up my syllabus game.

thenearsightedmonkey:

First letter to Lynda Barry’s Spring Semester students.

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dear Students,

I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday. Don’t forget your crayons, your scotch tape and your black Flair pen.

Sincerely,

Professor Chewbacca

nevver:

Martin Luther King Jr. was added in July 1998 to Westminster Abbey

(via nevver)

calamityjonsaveus:

I’m absolutely mortified that I hadn’t posted my Bat-Man comics here, for posterity.

Is it okay that these are my favorite Batman stories of all time?

(via chrisroberson)

My nerd-version of a mid-life crisis has taken the form of wanting to play some old-school, roll-all-the-funny-looking-dice tabletop role-playing games.

Last night, I DM’d a session using a ruleset based on 1981 Basic D&D, Microlite20, and home-rules gleaned from all over the internet (but mostly goblin punch). The session began with a bunch of 0-level peasants stranded in the middle of an endless army of monsters, trying to get home. It ended with them beaten into submission in the back of a goblin meat wagon.

It was clunky, but fun. Lots of room for improvement. Flavorwise, I need to get better at dropping just the right juicy details to evoke the world and mood. Narratively, I need a better mix of challenges, and to figure out the middle ground between easy and impossible. Mechanically, I need to dig into the math behind the rules. Right now, character abilities increase linearly, and while most characters are generally incompetent, a few would suddenly skyrocket to unstoppable. I need some diminishing returns in there. Lastly, I need to perfect haiku-like mini-events that can fit into a two-hour session, because we’re old and busy and can’t stay up all night, anymore.

As a kid, I loved getting creeped out by Erol Otis’ D&D art.

As a kid, I loved getting creeped out by Erol Otis’ D&D art.

(Source: crisisaftercrisis)

Automatic Buster Keaton Reblog Policy
Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg, Soviet poster for Buster Keaton’s The General. Film from 1926, poster from 1929.
via Fred Burton

Automatic Buster Keaton Reblog Policy

Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg, Soviet poster for Buster Keaton’s The General. Film from 1926, poster from 1929.

via Fred Burton

deantrippe:

For those of you who have been watching for my signal…

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