OP: “Dungeons and Dragons” skit by the Dead Alewives, from the out of print album Take Down the Grand Master
ED: “Dungeons and Dragons part II” also by the Dead Alewives. Perhaps it was never on an album.
The Ninja Consultants will be appearing at the AnimeNext convention at the Meadowlands Expo Center in New Jersey, on Sunday, June 22nd 2008.
Erin and Noah will present two panels, one at 10 AM (the worst possible time slot) and one at 3 PM, (the second worst possible time slot). These times are subject to change without much notice. Look for signs outside the panel room for updates.
The 10 AM panel is “Japanese Commercial Apocalypse” and the 3:00 PM panel is “Manga Madness”.
I assume we’ll be running these panels again at SITACon at the very least, where we’ll be guests. I applied to do the same manga panel at Otakon but I was *definitely officially* rejected.
– Quote of the week: “Kulshedra! I’ve been spelling it wrong forever!!”
- D&D 4th Edition, To which Noah believes 2nd Edition is superior
- Wizards of The Coast
- No Sword Blog entry on D&D
- JapaneseWikipedia Entry on D&D
- D&D Inspired Anime Titles
- Bastard!! — “DARK SCHNEIDER!!!”
- Record of Lodoss Wars (Ep. 1 & 2 = good)
===4TH EDITION COMMERCIAL===
We’re really sorry about this everybody! It’s all Erin’s fault!
- Tycho’s post on the tabletop RPG business model.
- YouTube 4th Edition demos:
===ENOUGH OF THAT===
- A well-known medieval travelougue: The Letter of Prester John by the (likely fictitious) John Mandeville
- Some things one might find in a medieval travelogue:
- Like Kino’s Journey with cooler monsters
- Ron Edwards and the Forge
- (Warning = read *A* *LOT* of Forge posts before posting if you are going to post. They hate repeating themselves and the site is carefully moderated.)
- GNS and Other Matters of Role-playing Theory (artice outlining the GNS Model)
- Joseph Campbell‘s Hero with a Thousand Faces
- Tolkein’s The Hobbit
- The Song of the Niebelung
- (the stories in which were adapted, of course, into an opera, comic and who knows how many other media. Here is the Radio Lab podcast episode dealing with the opera.)
- What is a lich? Pray you never find out…
- Little known fact: the Classical and Medieval residents of Antioch were sarcastic jerks! <– I can’t find a good link, so you’ll have to take our word for it!
- You want to learn about the lives of saints? Look here!
- Norse Mythology: Here!
- How about Indian Mythology?
- Balkan Mythology? Super-weird!
- Albanian Mythology! Full of disgusting monsters!
- For instance, the Kulshedra!