Monday, September 30, 2002

Yet Another RPG-Related Quiz....

Took a re-test of the newer version of the D&D Character Quiz over at Twin Rose Software's site. When I took this test from its original site a few months ago, I got a Lawful Good Gnome Bard/Mage. Now here's the result of my re-take:

You Are A:

Neutral Good Elf Barbarian

Neutral Good characters believe in the power of good above all else. They will work to make the world a better place, and will do whatever is necessary to bring that about, whether it goes for or against whatever is considered 'normal'.

Elves are the eldest of all races, although they are generally a bit smaller than humans. They are generally well-cultured, artistic, easy-going, and because of their long lives, unconcerned with day-to-day activities that other races frequently concern themselves with. Elves are, effectively, immortal, although they can be killed. After a thousand years or so, they simply pass on to the next plane of existance.

Primary Class:
Barbarians live outside the 'civilized' They have tribal goverments, and are often nomads. What they may lack in refinement is balanced by there strength of individual character and ability to survive.

Secondary Class:

Detailed Results:
Law and Chaos:
Law ----- XXXXXXX (7)
Neutral - XXXXXXXXX (9)
Chaos --- XXXXXXX (7)

Good and Evil:
Good ---- XXXXXXXXXXX (11)
Neutral - XXXXXX (6)
Evil ---- XX (2)

Human ---- XXXXXXX (7)
Half-Elf - XXXXXXXXXX (10)
Gnome ---- XXXXXXX (7)
Halfling - XXXXXXXXXX (10)
Dwarf ---- XXXXXXXX (8)
Half-Orc - XXXXXX (6)

Fighter -- XXXXXXX (7)
Barbarian -XXXXXXXXXXXX (12)
Ranger --- XXXXXXXXX (9)
Monk ----- (0)
Paladin -- XXXXX (5)
Cleric --- X (1)
Mage ----- XX (2)
Druid ---- XXXXXXX (7)
Thief ---- (-5)
Bard ----- XXXXXXXXX (9)

LOL. Seems like I'm a Barbarian now; not to mention a freaking, tree-hugging Elf as well.

Sunday, September 29, 2002

Sunday morning

Good day, all.

Tomorrow marks the start of my first sem hell week! I hope I don't flunk or I'm really dead!

This also means that there'll finally be time enough for gaming! Woohoo! Been prepping The Sunless Citadel as well as Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil for my two D&D 3e campaign groups.

The group that's gonna play through The Sunless Citadel would also be playing through the 7 other Adventure Path modules (plus any semblance of campaign continuity and stuff I can manage to squeeze in between the cracks).

On the other hand, the RttToEE group gets to play only through that mega-module, but it'll take 'em from level 4 to 14, I think. I'm still thinking of running the original Temple of Elemental Evil as a "prequel" bit (which seems to be quite a trend with the entertainment industry lately). Then again, I may have to do some conversion to 3e first–I'm expecting this to be a real pain. Good luck trying to line up the Encounter Levels to match some semblance of balance, not to mention headaches converting NPCs to their 3e equivalents. A straight-forward conversion would be a bit easier, kind of like a shot-for-shot movie remake, but it leaves me wanting. I'd prefer to add my own personal vision to the already developed material, as do most other self-respecting DMs, I'd expect...

Anyway... I've got only 4 more days before my project's submission so I guess I should start coding that stupid online messageboard thingy from scratch... wish me luck!

Game on, all.

Thursday, September 26, 2002

Nearing the end of days

Just woke up over an hour ago. Will be having breakfast in a sec. Thought I'd update my little blogspace a little (something I should have done yesterday, but the host was down for maintennance. Anyway, I've just added an EN World news ticker to fill out my right margin a bit more. The scrolling display box syndicates the current D&D/d20 system news from Morrus' great site...

Let me know what you guys (and gals too, of course) think...

Well... I'm off to bike and have some breakfast somewhere...

Game on.

Monday, September 23, 2002

Messages From A Cel Phone

dearest b, we

have been 2gedr
4 mor dan a yr
and we hav bin
thru a lot. wev
bin thru each
ones ups and
downs, tho wer
not lving 2gedr
technicly, we
hav 'lived'

2 b bsidd each

other. we do hav
our dfrences and
i thot den dat
dis dfrences wud
lid 2 our
breakup. but d
more dat we hav
our dfrences,d
mor dat we learn

accept and

apreciate each
oder, and end up
loving each odr
more. i am so
afraid dat thngs
wil not work out
4 us. but i am
more afraid of
losing u each
day dat

pases. i kno i

am quite as
stuborn and as
hard headed as u
(hey we hav
cmilarities pla ΓΌ)
am sori if i may
b 2 much 4 u 2
handle sometimes.
i am in awe of

much u love me..

that u have bin
true 2 ur
promises ( tho
odrs hav yet to
b fulfild) i kno
a day wil come 4
each unfulfild
promise 2 b

i love u! i just

want u 2 know
that and i will
always b ur baby
as u will b mine...
gudnite my love
: ) j

Wednesday, September 18, 2002

On Religion

On Religion...
"With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion."
--Steven Weinberg, quoted in The New York Times, April 20, 1999

Quotes on Religion

On Laziness

"There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it."
--Mary Wilson Little

Quotes on Laziness

Moral Minority

Moral Minority :: You are Joe Scagnetti

Which Moral Minority persona are you?
by phatjoe

Which Side Of My Brain Is Dominant?

The Left or Right Brain Quiz
Whole Brain Dominant
leaning to the left

You enjoy structure and work best when you can devote your attention to one task at a time. You also work well with abstract ideas and can visualize theoretical situations.

test yourself at

I wasn't a gifted kid....

Were you a gifted child?
You were probably an average child. Nothing less, nothing more.

test yourself at

Tuesday Night

Well, I've been websurfing for two hours now, reading some stuff over at the EN World message boards, doing searches on whatever comes to mind... Don't you just love doing a thousand inconsequential things just before a great big storm hits?

Anyway, I've found a site that offers various quizzes and spent some bandwidth answering the ones that caught my fancy... I've already posted the hilarious results...

Game on, all of you.

Tuesday, September 17, 2002

My Anime Power

The Ultimate Power
Wow, your anime power is God-like!
You can do basically anything you want whenever you want.
No one should mess with you...
and no one really does.

What's Your Anime Power?

If I was an anime character cliche, I'd be...

Pretty Boy
Popular with the ladies, and sometimes even the guys.
You don't put a lot of effort in your appearance,
but you always end up looking quite attractive.
You could have any sexual preference.

Find out what anime character cliche you are.

If I was a videogame cliche...

You're the thorn in the Hero's side...
or is it the other way around?
You have a strong attraction to pretty people,
and you can come up with magnificent plans!
If only that meddling moron would stay out of it...

Find out which video game cliche you are.

Saturday, September 14, 2002

Save Points

In console role-playing games, save points are scattered all over the game world, where you can record the current game state. This is done so that you don't have to restart when your party of adventurers gets wiped out in combat or even when you want to know what would happen if you choose the other path in the story. Save points make it possible to reload from a certain point in the game. They are quite handy. I wish we had one of those back in high school...

I look back on my high school years with the fondest of memories. Sure, everything seemed like a raging whirlwind sometimes, but it was fun, even the part where melodramatic teenage angst gets in the way. It was fun, but there were some things I wish I'd done differently. I was young and brash then. Heck, I consider myself young and brash still, but if I only knew back then half of what I know now, I'd have changed a thing or two. Especially that one night...

The events of that fateful night keep playing over and over again in my memories. I'd give anything to have a save point there, so I could reload my game, take the path not taken, and erase my regrets. It is spilt milk, I realize that, but a part of me yearns for a different kind closure. Maybe someday when we all meet again at some distant future crossroad, I will finally come to terms with the shadow of my past. Until then, I guess we'll just have to carry on, and hope...

She was the brightest star in my life back then, but I was too stupid and young to see. She was my brightest star back then, and she will always be...

Friday, September 13, 2002


This seems like a nice quote to greet a nice day...

"I think I fell in love with her, a little bit. Isn't that dumb? But it was like I knew her. Like she was my oldest, dearest friend. The kind of person you can tell anything to, no matter how bad, and they'll still love you, because they know you. I wanted to go with her. I wanted her to notice me. And then she stopped walking. Under the moon, she stopped. And she looked at us. She looked at me. Maybe she was trying to tell me something; I don't know. She probably didn't even know I was there. But I'll always love her. All my life."
--Neil Gaiman, Sandman: The World's End

More Preparations for 1984

In Greece, use a Game Boy, go to jail

Recently, Greek Law Number 3037 has been passed in Greece banning all forms of electronic games in all platforms, including one's cel phone. Apparently, this was done in order to prevent illegal gambling.

It seems politicians are the same everywhere: ignorant, in-bred, lazy bastards... (Heh, I didn't know the ones we have here in the Philippines are of Greek descent.)

Luckily, last Sept. 10, the law was declared as un-Constitutional, after the "test" cases were held in court involving two Internet cafe owners who were charged with letting customers play the illegal gambling game, Counterstike, in their shops. Both were judged innocent.

The law is set to be re-constructed and re-proposed. One only hopes that the Greek law-makers does their job this time around.

Game on, especially those poor Greek gamers fighting on the front line...

Wednesday, September 11, 2002


Today marks one year after that terrible event occured in New York City and shocked the world. I wasn't there, but it felt not only as an attack on the U.S. but also an attack on the freedom of each of us. It doesn't matter whether the terrorists did it all for some glorious cause or another, it is terrorism and that invalidates whatever protest statement they are trying to make. Those terrorists are a sign that the human gene pool is somehow deteriorating. Clearly, they are inbred and most likely, have impregnated their own mothers so that the next generation of even more retarded terrorists will be ensured.

I am not American and I have never been to the States anytime in my life, but my heart goes out to the people affected by 9/11–to all the victims and the heroes that saved them. May we never forget this horrible event. May the people of the world always be united against those who would attack our freedom...

Friday, September 6, 2002

Exams Week Blues

Hi, all. Just when I thought keeping an online journal was a great way to while away my free time, exams week (and all the general "hectic-ness" of things that go with it) rears its ugly head and bites me on my sweet rump. Haven't studied yet for my Enterprise Information Systems exam... still having fun surfing around to review my notes. Funny how you suddenly find lots of other interesting stuff to fiddle around with when work is calling you. Ahh, the doomed life of the gentle procrastinator.


Anyway, I'm also due in a weeks time for my submission to the Wrestle d20 RPG...

The Team Bocoboz -- my gaming group -- hasn't had a session in ages (well, okay, three weeks, I think)...

The start-up I'm in is still trying to get the legalities done as well as set-up the Calamba office...

There's also a whole bunch of other stuff cluttering my head for PDF role-playing supplements I want to write (and make some $$$ with online)...

But first things first, I guess. So I'm logging off now. Wish me luck with my exam.

Game on all of you.