Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Custom Munchkin Board






My kids and I cannot play this game often enough. Munchkin gets my highest endorsement, and the Adventure Time set (and its addon) are kid-friendly.

The bottom row is for cards and discards. Level 1 is the room in the middle row on the far right (with the torch and altar); progression goes to the left and into the top row, then to the right. The mountain is level 9 and of course at level 10 the game is over. I design but don't paint a lot, and those rooms are tiny (about 3" across)! Still, it ought to suit us.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Angel of Candy

The Angel of Candy is fond of Christmas. To summon him you must ensure that your treat bag lasts you throughout November.

Your Suffering Will Be Legendary Even at the North Pole


Friday, December 2, 2016

Rare Exports, 2010

Spoilers Below. Mega-spoilery spoilers.

If you haven't seen it yet, Rare Exports is available currently at Shudder.com, along with a few other holiday/horror mashups in their Winter Chill collection.


Rare Exports is about Finnish reindeer herders who find themselves being stalked and terrorized by Santa's helpers, recently unearthed. Take a look at this guy, he can smell naughtiness:



Here's an army of them armed with picks and axes, pursuing captured children.


Santa himself is like a kaiju Krampus, an entity that was trapped by the folk he brutalized centuries ago before he became myth. The story does a great job of presenting the legend as something twisted far from a horror that should have remained buried. This just begs for a prequel.



But it doesn't go so well for him in the end, so don't expect a sequel.