Welp, I did it. I finally got a hotel price that I could more than live with so I went and registered for origins. I picked up the hotel at priceline and I'll be paying something like 31 dollars a night including taxes and service charges and whatever. The hotel is only 10 minutes or so from the convention center and seems like it'll be just one of those generic economy rooms. I also ended up registering for quite a few events while I was at it.
Rescue of a lifetime (D&D):
Description: A mysterious wizard sends you on a quest that’s a Rescue of a Lifetime! Advancement Qualifying Round, 2nd round is at 10am on Saturday! Prizes award!
Live Role-Playing Chess:
Description: Life-Sized combo of trad'l Chess and roleplaying! Become a Warrior, Thief, Priest, Mage or Monarch, and take your position on the board. Points awarded for both strategic play and amusement! In Live Chess, you're nobody's Pawn
Sid Meiers Civilization:
Description: Create a civilization to stand the test of time! The game begins in 4000 BC where the players found the first small settlements of a fledgling people.
Keep what you kill (Injurius Games):
Description: Injurius Games Sci-Fi Skirmish Rules. 20-player team event. Body count is all that counts and you get to keep what you kill! No experience necessary. Rules will be taught.
Bang! High Noon:
Description: All the basic fun and subterfuge of the original game, with an added time table moving things along, and adds events and twists to the story. You've got a limited amount of time to figure out who is whom and eliminate the competition. Part of the Mayfair
Once and future queen (d&d):
Description: It’s a classic. Save the princess from the evil dragon. Its gonna get messy and most likey bloody. Heros only should apply.
Description: Illuminati - The late night Illuminati is looking to expand to Origins.
Kobolds ate my after school special (kobolds ate my baby):
Description: Chaos ensues when your kobold gang accidentally eats some mushrooms! Hallucinate, get the baby munchies, build things, and then die horribly! A Kobolds Ate My Baby 3rd Edition After-School Special.
Orcs at the gate:
Description: Based on the Knights of the Dinner Table comic strip. You play a character from the comic strip in an effort to amass treasure and kill orcs.
Knights of the Dinner Table Live Reading:
Description: Hilarious, interactive Knights of the Dinner Table Live Reading in which members of the audience read character lines from past KoDT comic strips! Chance to win prizes!
Tomb of Vile Things With Treasure (Munchkins):
Description: Smash down the door, anihilate the monster, loot the smoldering remains, be scored on your technique, style and flair. Roleplaying for epic munchkins.
Warning: Incoming Universe (Big Eyes Small Mouth):
Description: The multiverse surrounding Advanced Dimensional Green Ninja-Educational Preparatory Super-Elementary Fortress 555 is encroaching on its normal reality. The opening rifts are causing havoc! Anime-themed cross-dimensional gradeschool.
Like always, I registered for way too many things probaly...but I'm always worried that if I don't sign up for everything I'll get there and find it full. The money lost if I decide to skip anything shouldn't be that bad. It's only 1.50 or so for a hour game if I recall.
I was also happy that it seems they caught the columbus sniper. It means that I won't have to worry about being shot in the face while there for the convention. I mean, really, being in ohio is painful enough isn't it? You shouldn't have to add that extra burden of possibily being shot.
(CNN) -- Hamas founder and spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin was killed in an apparent airstrike by Israeli forces Monday morning as he was being driven from a mosque, Hamas and Palestinian security sources told CNN.
Finally! I had always wondered why the israelis didn't whack this guy years ago. He's not exactly hard to find and he's in a wheelchair. How far and how fast could the little bugger run? I guess they never smeared him before because they still believed that reconcilliation and peace was possible. Maybe now their eyes are finally open and they realize there never will be a peace, not one that Hammas will ever honor anyway. The only way is if they dwell apart and that wall will hopefully be the answer. I hope hell has an ecspecially toasty firey pit for this guy.
So I went to see Dawn of the Dead on friday with a few friends and I enjoyed it MUCH more than I thought I would. Many, many, many times more. In fact, I loved the movie and other than return of the kind, it's certainly the most entertaining movie I've seen in half a year at least. I saw the original 1970 flick years ago and while I don't recall many details of how it went, there are some general points that I know have been changed.
1) First of all the zombies got a major upgrade. No more slow stumbling with arms outstretched and eyes vacant. Well, okay, the eyes are still vacant but the zombies in the movie could really haul ass. Instead of shuffling toward the victims, the entire mob would take off at a dead sprint.
2) No gun store in the mall! I can't farging believe this change. The entire reason the mall was a good place to hole up in the original is that it had a giant gun and ammo store inside and the food court. Hell, if you just wanted food you would have been better off barricading yourself in a grocery store somewhere with more dry and canned food. I for fuck sure know if the world was coming to an end due to zombies, aliens, martial law, etc...the first place I would go is the nearest gun store I could find to stock up. Seeing as I'm in the land of daley and only criminals are allowed to have guns in chicago, I'll have to go to Richard's place where I know he at least has a couple of boomsticks hidden under the bed or wherever.
The dialogue was very well written and the movie was an excellent mix of humor, horror and gore. The movie also plainly shows that the liberals lead to the downfall of the human race with their gun laws. In the original movie with the zombies shuffling around it was possible to shoot them one at a time and still generally keep ahead of them by backing away. With these suped up zombies sprinting like marathon runners the problem became that no one could shoot fast enough to keep the fargers down. The simple effort of having to pull the trigger for each round and the reload ended up killing just about everyone. If, however, they had a nice assault rifle or small submachine gun, it would have been a completely different story. They could have just strafed the line of them and taken out dozens of them at a time. The NRA should use this movie as a recruitment video. God knows one of the first things I thought to myself after the movie was that I need to go and buy myself a semi-auto at the least. That is, if I can't find an uzi for sale.