Friday, May 28, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
The comic book adaptation is scheduled to hit theaters on May 20, 2011 and will be distributed by Paramount. Thor stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Jaimie Alexander, Colm Feore, Samuel L. Jackson and Stellan Skarsgard.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
You took me to the fires and darkness of Cimmeria, you showed me the majesty of fantasy, you shared your wealth of art and beauty, and many have imitated you, but were never able to master the paint as you did…
Frank Frazetta was born February 9, 1928. His early artistic career consisted of years of exquisitely drawn comics work, including contributions to the EC line of comics, assisting Al Capp on L’il Abner and later drawing several years of the strip, and working with Harvey Kurtzman on Little Annie Fanny. In the ’60s, Frazetta turned to cover paintings for the thriving pulp paperback industry and created one of the most recognizable illustration styles of all time. His covers for Conan, Tarzan and other rough-hewn heroes created a visceral, violent, erotic yet somehow still nuanced visual style that has been endlessly imitated but never surpassed — Frazetta’s imagery of brawny, relentless swordsmen, seductive, fleshy sirens and hellfire breathing monsters had a gut level impact because it came from the gut!
May the Gods keep you Frank, there will never be another….
Monday, May 10, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
The middle kingdoms were burning; Turk pulled the last power pack out for his Lasgun and snapped it into place, the squad was almost done with ammo and soon it would be knives and swords. The heretics had taken the ridge and were moving down to the bunker; Weasel was squirming on the floor with the visions and most of the squad was looking out into the darkness for targets. We need to get out of here, thought Turk; it only takes one flamer shot to kill us all in here. Jack was scanning the darkness and sighted some movement on the ridge; a slithering sound came from that direction and he aimed his pistol at the spot. “Damn heretics, why can’t we fight normal foes?” he asked, “Because the Emperor wills it, that’s why, now shut up and keep watch!” belched Turk. “They are moving closer, they don’t fear anything, we need to leave” moaned Weasel, Turk lifted Weasel from the ground and slammed him into the bunker wall, “What do you feel witchboy? Do we have enough time to move?” “Yes, they are holding back, their master holds a tight rein, we can use the time to escape!” “Then it’s settled then, Three Skulls pack it up, we move!” And with that made their way to the bunker door…
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Well after a month I was able to visit with my son this weekend, and low and behold in his hands was the rule book for Dark Heresy! Now my son LOVES RPG games, we have played D&D, G.U.R.P.S., and Rifts, and even our X-Box and PC games are filled with role playing madness. We are also avid Warhammer 40K fans, playing the table top game, PC games, and even reading the novels. So dark heresy is going to be a shoe in, I just have to start reading the 395 pages of the book to start our adventures in that dark universe. Now my buddy Cyborg trucker has been writing about his foray into this universe even posting links and pictures of his party. I’ve posted some of his resources here just remember to jump over to his blog to check out all of his gaming goodness. It’s interesting, but back in the day I did try writing my own version of Warhammer 40K RPG using the G.U.R.P.S. rules. It was an interesting merge of WH40K and Starship Troopers because I thought the power suits should be more along the lines of Heinlein’s vision of human tanks. I had an entire campaign, my own chapter of Space marines, and I had the world called Cidre where all of these adventures happened. Dark heresy is more like the game Inquisitor, which I did try but never really did follow through with it. I’m hoping that the rules are easy to get through and the game mechanics are smooth, we shall see. I think my starting group will be a group of Imperial guard mercenaries, I’m thinking of calling them three skulls…
Dark Heresy Random Character Generator
Lexicanum: The Unofficial 40k Encyclopedia