The Book of Vile Darkness through the editions has been many things. At its best, it is a strong source of inspiration for DMs who want to include some frightening elements into their campaigns. It can also be an inspiration to players who want to have their characters be a little darker or who would rather play an evil party and scour the land rather than save it. While the Dungeons & Dragons line rarely achieves the depths of depravity that gaming lines like White Wolf’s Vampire games or Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu, it is every bit as dark as the epic Midnight setting. The various Books of Vile Darkness have been a must-have for anyone hoping to strike terror into the normally cavalier D&D player’s heart. At the same time, the Book of Vile Darkness has historically also been an excuse to run depraved characters without consequence or thought to roleplaying. There are excellent examples of evil campaigns out there but in my experience they easily get out of control.Read More
Daily Archives December 19, 2011
I effing love nerd music. I effing love Christmas music. I effing love the confusion on my friends’ faces when holiday wizard rock comes up on my holiday playlist. There really is not enough nerdy holiday music out there.
Here are a couple of songs to keep you in the spirit of the season while you do your online holiday shopping, participate in a festive WoW raid, or DM your next campaign.
5) Another Christmas Song: Stephen Colbert
4) The Way-too-Early Christmas Song: Paul & Storm
3) The Night Santa Went Crazy: Weird Al Yankovic
2) It’s Snowing: Catchlove
1) Chiron Beta Prime: Jonathon Coulton
There’s loads of nerdy holiday songs I left off this list, let me know your favorites!Read More