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Friday, July 29, 2011

Look - I Participated in an Internet Meme!

Mark the date - I usually avoid these things like the plague. But I just had to know how I'd do at The World's Hardest Gary Gygax Quiz. (First, it's a quiz... on the internets. Second, it's a quiz... on the internets... about Gygax. Damn you, blog of holding.) And, surprisingly, I did better than 50%. I guess all of those hours spent reading Grognardia finally proved useful... er, sort of.

Chris took the Hardest Gary Gygax Quiz in the World and got 70%!

You are a Gary Gygax Champion. If knowledge of the minutiae of Gary Gygax's life translated to political power, you would be the satrap of a continent-sized province, owing allegiance to no one (except maybe that Grognardia guy).

Paladin Code: You completed this quiz without using Google.

Average scores for this SUPER HARD QUIZ are 77% for people who used Google and 48% for people who did not, so you did really well.
(How can you get less than 100% when you use Google to cheat?? Sounds like 23% of Google users need to spend more time at the dojo working on their google-fu.)

[My] Answers:
What's Gary Gygax's birthday? (Hint: IT'S TODAY)
Redacted is correct!

What's Gary Gygax's first name?
Redacted is correct!

Which of these words does NOT appear in the AD&D Dungeon Master's Guide?
Redacted is correct! For once, even though Redacted used it, Gygax didn't follow suit.

What does TSR stand for?
Redacted is correct!

What's the name of the planet that contains Greyhawk?
Redacted is correct!

Along with Gary, who was the cofounder of TSR?
Redacted is correct!

Gary Gygax DID NOT write or cowrite rules for which of the following games?
Correct! Redacted was all Redacted.

Gary once worked at what medieval trade?
Redacted is incorrect! Maybe you're thinking of every other nerd ever who Redacted his own Redacted.
(I'm fairly certain I know this - I just can't conjure it right now.)

Which of the following was one of Gary Gygax's D&D PCs?
Incorrect!Redacted is the Redacted in the Redacted.
(I'm kind of ashamed of myself - I really should have gotten this one. But I panicked and my mind went totally blank...)

Gord the Rogue has a barbarian friend. What's his name?
Redacted is incorrect!

Bonus: What's the name of the axe used by Gord the Rogue's barbarian friend?
Redacted is incorrect! But I don't blame you; no one could have gotten this question right.

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Friday, July 15, 2011

My Other Other Project

So, the gaming has finally slowed from a trickle to a dead halt.

Partially, this is because I've become extremely disenchanted with the local gaming scene (see comments in my last couple of posts). I'm just not getting any enjoyment from gaming anymore.

But this is also because I've been focused lately on my latest undertaking: my fiancee and I have been working for some months on getting a niche marketing communications agency off the ground. After much prep and planning, yesterday was the official start of business. So (warning: crass commercialism ahead) if you or anyone you know is in the entertainment/writing industry - specifically the horror/sci-fi/fantasy/paranormal/etc. genres - and needs help with their new media marketing or personal branding efforts or website design, please check us out: