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2-24-03 Seldarine Links: Comanthyr (exhaustive, highly informational site) | Grey Company (brief bios) | Pics - Angarradh, Aerdrie Faenya, Corellon, Fenmarel, Deep Sashelas, Erevan and Hanali, Labelas, Rillifane, Sehanine, Shevarash, Solonor | Exhaustive but thin text listing of the entire pantheon | some links and stuff | fairly lengthy history of the pantheon, mentions zip about the current squabble | more history, but an interesting section on "the Fractioning" | a little something on our new (ahem) friend Kiaransalee | Invoked Devastation Links: Tale of the Twin Cataclysms at Canonfire, a nice resource | a little on the Sea of Dust, interesting... | Also playing: Tribute to Skeleton Warrior, news of his death hit people hard, he is mourned 1 2 3 4 5 plus the official Skeleton Warrior Memorial Tribute Page
1-21-03 Exhaustive myths and legends site, the REAL Deities and Demigods! | Cool survey at Gaming Report: What spell would you like to cast in real life? results here | Bardy tips from Monte Cook | FRODO HAS FAILED!short vid of Honorary BDC Member Ahab117's basement (.5M download, thanks Ahab!) | 
2-24-03 New stuff in the Library! Big ass Map of the Young Kingdoms, goes with the Academician's treatise on the Melniboneans | History, Timeline and map of the Great Kingdom | Photo of the battle flag of the 54th Massachusetts, the first black fighting regiment in the Civil War and portrayed in the movie "Glory", taken in Boston, 1999 | Lineage of Aragorn, son of Arathorn, as well as half of friggin' Gondor and nearly everyone in Rohan to boot | En garde! Gallery of Magical Weapons and Gryphon's Book of Weapons and Armor | ALL of Oerth, according to TSR (Greyhawk is to the east) | The Equipment List to beat all equipment lists, plus details of Elven equipment and some specialty arrows for the Wig | Speaking of elves, some info on the Seldarine, nicked from the web and from the Dragon (note: that last one is a 6 Meg pdf) | Map of the Hommlet region, I got it from Lareth | Skill synergy chart, interesting ideas for picking your skills | There used to be a place, halfway to Canistan and all the way to nowhere, called Keep Barduk... | All you'd ever care to know about actual heraldry, start picking your House sigil today! (note: 5.5 Meg pdf) | Mo' Elven stuff: the Secret Life of Elves (ya right! 3.7 Meg), Faengari Knotwards and Woodsongs (4.8 Meg), and the Darkwood Stalker prestige class (1.2 Meg, all are pdfs) | Musashi's Five Rings, he is wise | Tips and tricks for Rogues, some are pretty good.
1-20-03

1st Annual BDC Banquet A Success! "Not nearly as painful as I thought it would be," declares Ellen. Awards and photos here. Also: caption contest entries! [12-9] Bend over! WotC to issue revised editions of the main rulebooks 
Roleplaying Tips
E-newsletter turn 150 (and their archives are awesome); Lord Of The Rings...RAP?? Word to your hobbit ; Zippy WotC publishing sked, some interesting stuff coming down the pike; Don't try and turn them yourself, call the Federal V&ZA ; Very well done military history timeline site, 300 BC to 1999 AD; Gryphon's book of Weapons and Armor (click link, 1.7M download zip file); Mongoose Publishing releasing several cool looking supplements; [11-10] HUGE Greyhawk map archive on the web; [8-29] BDC2 Party Log is up! (thanks Don)

9-14-02 new | [9-4] The Prussian's Stash ends in an American victory! Sitrep here, with lots of pictures(scroll to bottom). FYI, Battleground games will be held on the second Friday of each month at my house unless otherwise announced. Fresh beer is typically available. [8-29] Lovecraftian horrors abound! Tales of the Plush Cthulu! Also comes dressed for summer fun! Pokemon-thulu! Plush Nyarlathotep! Cthulu kicks Smiley's Butt! *gibber* [8-29] Proposed: Kirk is better than Picard. Discuss amongst yourselves. 
8-22-02 new | [7-22] I've joined in a pbem called The Race for Windy Crag - so far no wind nor crag, but check it out. I'm Rhaegar Voon, Cleric of Morhandt, check out the thread "work and ruin" for what's going on.
7-29-02 new | [7-10] Comedy gold: Top 10 things... | [7-11] Greyhawk roundup at the D&D GoogleGroup
7-22-02 new | [7-1] Interesting (if gross) discussion of torture methods used during the Inquisition (so THAT's what they mean when they say "I'm going to get medieval on your ass!") | [7-8] huge list of D&D links at dnd adventures, plus lots of interesting things at Monte Cook's website (he co-authored the PH, fyi) 
7-16-02 BG | 03-08-02 Post Battle Sitrep
7-10-02 new | The Digital Medievalist is a pretty sweet clearinghouse for medieval links and such. Buttloads more sites here. | Demographics of levelled characters within a nation.
7-8-02 rpgnews | Building plausible character histories in high-death campaigns (now, hmm, where can we find one of those high death campaigns...?) | Nice new character art gallery archive
6-25-02 quote | "The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his." -General George S. Patton, Jr. (1885-1945)
new | What's your real-world alignment? Me? "True Neutral"!
6-13-02 new | Way too much about dice | Comedy gold over at dndaventure.
5-29-02 return to the temple of elemental evil final party log
new: Just got a bonus? Don't know how to spend it? How about some dice made from a meteorite? Only $500
Make good pictures of your character with the Hero Machine (software download from site; thanks Tom B)
5-20-02 return to the temple of elemental evil | party log | map of hommlet | excerpt from found diaryhommlet intelligence bulletin | hommlet intelligence chart | hommlet intelligence timeline 
Greyhawk-Codex: more Greyhawkian info than you'll ever need. | D&D tales of woe! Apparently, BDC not the only "death campaign" out there - who knew?
Freaky! Czech church is decorated with human bones - a lot of them
5-1-02 Early alphabetical roots and pictograms (not D&D-related, just odd) | The Cultural Traits of Melniboneans (a treatise by the Academician, commissioned by Prince Stern) | The Castle Guide (a lengthy treatise on medieval castle life, optimized for gaming, part one of nine) | part two | part threepart four
4-15-02 Munchkin's Guide to 3E (power gaming at its finest) | Netbook of Feats, discussion here | Official Party Name: Blood of the Dragon Corps (edging out "Free Dumb Fighters" only by virtue of a better acronym, thanks Don) | Interesting chats on 3-21, 3-25 (thanks Skip, Bob, Doug)
3-12-02 logs | Chats from 1-11-02 (Bob, Skip, Les), 1-12-02 (Steve, Skip, Les), 1-21-02 (Bob, Skip, Les)
thought | From the "This Actually Happened in the French and Indian War" Dept... "If I was the head of a country that lost a war, and I had to sign a peace treaty, just as I was signing I'd glance over the treaty and then suddenly act surprised. 'Wait a minute! I thought WE won!'"  -JH #11
2-18-02 new | The 10 Least Played D&D ClassesThe Top 16 Surprises in the "Lord of the Rings" Movie
thought | Instead of trying to build newer and bigger weapons of destruction, we should be thinking about getting more use out of the ones we already have.  -- Jack Handey [9th in a series]
2-4-02 new| Netbook of Prestige Classes (warning: 2.3 meg pdf download) | Heraldry on the Internet resource page (thanks Tom B)
thought | If any man says he hates war more than I do, he better have a knife, that's all I have to say.  -- Jack Handey
1-11-02 new| Maps of Stonetooth Mountain | Errors in the Lord of the Rings Movie! (courtesy movie-mistakes.com)
thought | If you define cowardice as running away at the first sign of danger, screaming and tripping and begging for mercy, then yes, Mr. Brave Man, I guess I'm a coward. -- Jack Handey [7th in a series]
1-1-02 link | Floor Plans! (thanks Tom Bauman)
12-13-01 links| what's your alignment? what's your Viking name? where can I find the coolest map of Middle Earth?  
thought | If you lived in the Dark Ages, and you were a catapult operator, I bet the most common question people would ask is, "Can't you make it shoot farther?" No. I'm sorry. That's as far as it shoots. -- Jack Handey [5th in a series]
12-6-01 new | alterable pdf character sheet, it kicks ass. (warning: 1.3M download)
thought for the weekDuring the Middle Ages, probably one of the biggest mistakes was not putting on your armor because you were "just going down to the corner." -- Jack Handey [4th in a series]
12-2-01 links | Land of Mordor (coolest LOTR site I've yet found) | Full text of all the works of HP Lovecraft  | Books Galore website, these are the guys that bought all of Tom B's gaming library lock stock and barrell (thanks TomB) | 
other people's quotes - it's not just us being wiseasses on game night
11-20-01 thought for the week | "I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it. "
links | Hirst Terrain Arts (terrain - thanks TomB) | Books Galore  (used books - thanks TomB) | The Russian Battlefield (Sov military history) | 
bargain | M-36 Jackson Tank Destroyer, Used: WWII vintage M-36 Jackson heavy tank destroyers. These were recently used in the Bosnian Conflict and have been re-powered with water-cooled 12-cylinders from Russian T-55 tanks. This conversion looks like a factory job but can easily be reversed with the installation of an original Ford or GM gas 8-cylinder. The first vehicle is in overall easily restorable, running, condition. Nothing is rusted in place and all the little sight bases, adjustments, periscopes etc. are in perfect working order. The 90mm main gun has been demilled per BATF specs. New batteries have been installed. Power traverse on the turret works and the fuel system needs a good flushing. Asking price on this one is $74,800 U.S. plus shipping from northern Indiana, USA (thanks TomB)
11-7-01 Clarke's Law, Merlin's Corollary: "Any magic, sufficiently understood, is indistinguishable from technology." 
bdc new | library: Discussion of combat tactics for our party, by Les. 
rpga membership | RPGA Home | RPGA Benefits | Living Greyhawk Home | Verbobonc (Illinois/Indiana region) | RPGA Club Home | RPGA Club List | RPGA Club Benefits | RPGA Membership Handbook (.pdf, 1.6M download) | [note: Club cost: $20 per year, must have at least 4 RPGA "Guild Level" members; RPGA cost: $5 per year per person; $30 with magazine]
10-26-01 bdc new | link: medieval career personality test - what would you have done for a living 600 years ago? I got "Prime Minister - not bad! | library: paladins for all alignments minis: Ral Partha | Brockhurst Hobbies | giant list of manufacturers |
rpga membership | RPGA Home | RPGA Benefits | Living Greyhawk Home | Verbobonc (Illinois/Indiana region) | RPGA Club Home | RPGA Club List | RPGA Club Benefits | RPGA Membership Handbook (.pdf, 1.6M download) | [note: Club cost: $20 per year, must have at least 4 RPGA "Guild Level" members; RPGA cost: $5 per year per person; $30 with magazine]
thought for the week | "Most of the time it was probably real bad being stuck down in a dungeon. But some days, when there was a bad storm outside, you'd look out your little window and think, 'Boy, I'm glad I'm not out in THAT'." --Jack Handey
10-17-01 bdc new | Greyhawk: The Unabridged History of Greyhawk | CY -6500 to -2000 | -1999 to -500 | -499 to 0 | 1 to 300 | 301 to Present Humor: Ten Rejected Lord Of The Rings Plot Twists 
bg new | Shops: Bartertown has lots of stuff at good prices (thanks TomB) | History: The most comprehensive Kursk page I've found | Wishlist: Got $155,000? Buy a Hetzer!
quote | "Ma droite est enfoncée, ma gauche cède, tout va bien, j'attaque!" ("My right gives way, my left yields, everything's fine-I shall attack!"). --Ferdinand Foch (1851-1929)
my new motto: "Soylens Viridis Homines Est"
Edgar Allen Poe thought for the week (though October): Fill with mingled cream and amber, I will drain that glass again. Such hilarious visions clamber Through the chambers of my brain. Quaintest thoughts, queerest fancies, Come to life and fade away: I am drinking ale today.
smells like "chaotic neutral" to me: I've got Sword & Fist, Defenders of the Faith, and Tome & Blood (the fighter, cleric and wizard books, respectively) scanned and prepped for CD - who wants one? Just let me know. Battleground WWII Rules CDs are available too.
10-6-01 bdc new | Greyhawk: Coins of the Flanaess | Greyhawk: Languages of the Flanaess | Greyhawk: The Official History of the Greyhawk Wars | Library: From Land to Subsistence (fantasy population and agriculture) | Library: New Weapons | Misc: The Adventuring Journal of Teledesic of Haven | Links: new Character Sheets 1 2, Adventure Record, and Spell Sheet (alterable pdf format, very nice - just type in your specs and print) |
bg new |
 BDC Main Menu is UP and RUNNING with lots of downloads - it ain't perfect yet, but it's there | Rules CDs are available - who wants one? Just let me know.
fixed |
Easy 8's website is back up, check it out, tons of stuff to see and download. (thanks Tom)
best military quote ever |
"Charlie don't surf!" --Lt. Colonel Bill Kilgore 
thought for the week: "Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future." --Yoda
9-26-01 new: I've got Sword & Fist, Defenders of the Faith, and Tome & Blood (the fighter, cleric and wizard books, respectively) scanned and prepped for CD - who wants one? Just let me know. | Those persons without rulebooks can check out the Open Gaming Foundation, extra handy
fun investment fact:
"If you bought $1000 worth of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now be worth $49. If you bought $1000 worth of Budweiser (the beer, not the stock) one year ago, drank all the beer, and traded in the cans for the nickel  deposit, you would have $79. My advice to you is to start drinking heavily and recycle." --Financial Advisor Carla Gazall of The Todd Organization
thought of the week: "Space Corps Directive #346-85: No member of the crew shall call the ship's computer a 'dingleberry breath'." --Red Dwarf
interesting military history quote | "However, it is important not to stare at the enemy because he may sense the stalker's presence through a sixth sense." -- US Army Field Manual 21-150, Chapter 7, "Sentry Removal."
09-11-01 new: fresh links... dnd newsgroup: now at Google, searchable, too | prestige class links 1, 2, 3 | Gaming League: some interesting stuff here | dnd files: lots of interesting info, downloads | Community3E: an assload of stuff
thought of the week: "The Earth is degenerating today. Bribery and corruption abound. Children no longer obey their parents, every man wants to write a book, and it is evident that the end of the world is fast approaching." - Assyrian Tablet,c.2800 BC
removed:
the traveller section - too much resource hogging, and we aren't even playing it yet. I'll repost it when we get around to firing up a game...
interesting military history factoid | At the Alamo, 188 Americans stood against 3000 Mexicans, a ratio of 16-to-1; at Custer's Last Stand, 211 cavalrymen succumbed to 3,500 Sioux warriors, or 16.5-to-1; at the 1877 Battle of Rorke's Drift, the most heralded action in British military history -- resulting in 11 Victoria Crosses -- 140 British troops withstood assaults by 4000 Zulus, or 28-to-1.
09-04-01

thought of the week: At low level; Fighters fight, Thieves backstab,  Clerics heal, and Mages hold lanterns. At high level; Fighters fight, Thieves backstab, Clerics heal, and Mages do whatever the f**k they want. -from the rec.games.frp.dnd newsgroup 
fixed: the links on the main menu page work now - it only took me a month or so.  
news:
the secret of damascus steel - solved! click here
recent: discussion web: let's hope these buttholes don't go out of business, too.


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