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Tabletop Haiku

So, I’ve always enjoyed poety. In my angst-ridden, teenage past, it was pretty much all I did before I was introduced to role playing. There was even a writing contest when I was in college; I tried to write a lengthy poem about a clumsy adventuring group told from the point of view of their harried Bard healer. I didn’t finish it, unfortunately, but there have been a few (horrible and possibly a little tipsy) instances where I’ve scribbled out a rhyme at the gaming table. And why not? Role playing is incredibly inspiring!

So, just for fun, here are a few absolutely gods-awful haiku, inspired by many different role playing games. For those who don’t remember 7th grade English, haiku are composed of 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, and 5 in the third.

EXP Bonus
Natural twenty
My battleaxe roars through flesh
I’ll loot you later

Well, You Said Anything…
Character write ups
So many dice to choose from
Yup, another Bard

Ode to My DM
Flipping through pages
Now where was that new rail gun?
My players hate me

Another Fine Day in the Multiverse
Dog-Boys on my left
Spiderwalkers on my right
Lets roast some casters

Bring This Poster and Waive the Application Fee
Want a bright future?
Do change and monsters scare you?
CS sign ups now!

Another One Bites the Dust
What, are you kidding?
My dice roll hit my notebook
I worked hard on that

How Do You Spell “Diabolical”?
Assassin again?
That’s five different characters
Try a Paladin

Your Name is Not Seymore Butts
It’s really not hard
Just pick a damn backstory
That’s it, you’re a slave

Poor, Deluded PCs
Who needs a healer?
We’ve all got the first aid skill
What do you mean, “crit”?

Power Attacks Cost 2 Melee Actions
I load my pistol
“Cool, but you’re out of ammo”
I throw my pistol

My Plea to Kevin
Spending all damn night
Doing math and rolling dice
No generators

Happy Haiku-ing,
TheDungeonRat

I do not own any referenced or inspiring materials. The haiku in this post are my own, however.

(ENDED/UPDATED) Giveaway: AGFPRO+Battlemat DLC (Digital, Minature RPG Creation)

EDIT 12/16/2014: I have sent out all of the notification emails to the winners! Watch out for the subject “You won in my AGFPRO+Battlemat giveaway!” Be sure to check your spam box just in case! AGF has surprised me with a surplus of keys, so everyone will recieve one key! If you still have not received an email notification, contact me at acdittmar@gmail.com and we’ll get it sorted out! Congratulations to those everyone, thank you to all who participated, and keep an eye out for future giveaways on my blog! :)

I have teamed up with the amazing Axis Game Factory to help celebrate their newly released Zombie FPS and Fantasy Side Scroller DLC products with a fantastic chance to win the AGFPRO program and their Battlemat minatures battle system DLC!

I’m always happy to see more opportunities for online tabletop gaming, and this one really catches my attention as a Dungeon Master. Please note that this is not a review of the program or DLC, just a quick rundown and a free giveaway for you to enioy!

What is AGFPRO?
AGFPRO is a comprehensive toolset program specifically designed to provide even casual users with a program that can create games with unique environments and multiple level support and options for game development. Though originally designed to run in concert with the free or professional versions of Unity 4, it does not require the Unity 4 program to play and is fully functional as a stand alone creation system.

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AGFPRO also has two available versions: Basic and Premium. Both packages include the world editing, construction, and gameplay tools necessary to make and play a basic game model and both versions offer full support for any of the downloadable content packages; the Premium also includes Unity 4 conversion and support, use of hundreds of AGF sourced artwork, and the new ability to import/export hieghtmaps (any .png file can become a terrain!) Both packages (and the downloadable content) also run efficiently on Windows, Mac, or Linux.
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Unboxing Day: “Lagoon: Land of Druids” by David Chott (Board Game)

I had the joy of participating in the Lagoon Kickstarter back in March 2014 – and it was a joy, the coments section was lively and friendly, the creator (David Chott of 3 Hares Games) was quick to answer any questions and take suggestions, and we found ways to bond over this game with things like “backer introductions” and polls for the next druid faction token – and it finally, gloriously arrived at my door the other morning!

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I set about photographing my unboxing immediately, with some help from Bear, the loveable and just a little bit silly feline. My toddler (not pictured) was also “helping” each step of the way, so it’s a rather good thing that the box and contents were of a superb quality. Now, as I have not had the chance to play Lagoon myself (and it does have solo-play rules, something that all too many games are lacking in), this is strictly a product quality review, not a game play review. If you’d like a look at the game play itself check out Joel Eddy’s video review or Daniel DeMars’ written review, the latter of whom had the opportunity to demo Lagoon multiple times at Gen Con.

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