Archive for March, 2011

Knights of the Hidden Sun Souls of Our Ancestors Episode 14

Posted in Knights of the Hidden Sun, Radio Show, Roleplaying Games, RPG with tags , , , on March 24, 2011 by Chall

Here it is.

In this episode Rix makes a desperate deal with the Pirate King. This in turn will lead her hot on the trail of Director Smythe.

Four episodes left.

Hope you enjoy.

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Knights of the Hidden Sun Souls of Our Ancestors Episode 13

Posted in Knights of the Hidden Sun, Radio Show, Roleplaying Games, RPG with tags , , , on March 9, 2011 by Chall

Here it is.

In this episode Trove makes a miscalculation and throws himself and Rix into the clutches of the Pirate King of the Black Fleet.

IMO it`s a short but exciting episode.

Next week there will be no show as I will be aiding my significant other in a convention she`s going to. Next next week KoTH Souls of our Ancestors will be back but with only 5 more episodes to go.

After this I may be working on a new Radio Show.

If anyone would like me to tell more stories of the Knights of the Hidden Sun let me know. If not I`ll move onto a new project.

Either way the book will come out so if you`ve enjoyed the setting you can play the game.

The Alignment Game — Neutral Good: Robin of Locksley As Seen In Most Depictions Of Him

Posted in Dungeons and Dragons, Roleplaying Games, RPG, Satire, The Alignment Game with tags on March 2, 2011 by Chall

If Robin of Locksely doesn’t ring a bell his moniker should: Robin Hood. If Robin Hood doesn’t ring a bell then I beg you to come out of the rock you’ve been raised and currently reside under, the world’s not that bad.

It's okay, you don't have to be afraid of his hat.

This man is my definition of Neutral Good.

Wait, I sense a great disturbance on the net, as if millions of gamers suddenly cried foul. I can see where they’re coming from. Heck I remember that Robin Hood was the poster boy of Chaotic Good in good old 2nd Edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons  (that’s AD&D not ADD).; Robin Hood is a thief so obviously he’s chaotic, he also fights tyranny so he’s obviously good. At first glance I agree he would be the prefect example of Chaotic Good but . . .

The Neutral Part

Robin of Locksely only became a thief because King John was being a dick.

So much so that this was in the third row of images when I googled King John.

Since the rule of law had turned into the rule of a greedy, stupid man Locksley did the only sensible thing and fought it. This is a major part of what made him famous. I doubt many would remember Locksely the Lawful who never rocked the boat. However, what we must remember is that as soon as King Richard came back Mr. Hood became Mr. Rogers, a perfect law abiding nobleman who once again took taxes from his people to support the Monarchy.

This is as best a description of Neutral as you can get. Neutral characters will bend to law or chaos in order to strengthen the other part of their alignment. Robin Hood ditched law only as long as necessary. When goodness (lets let charming fable paint over the atrocities of Richard’s Cursades) returned to the land the Bandit of Sherwood turned in his bow to protect the status quo.

The Good Part

The other thing Robin of Locksley was famous for was robbing from the rich to give to the poor. These days this would make him a left wing, pinko, commie, bleeding heart, liberal but in his day this was considered “Thank you sir, my family and I will no longer starve to death.” In fact, as popular legend tells it, he constantly risked his life for the betterment of his people. This is about as good as you get without being a saint.

In Closing

That’s my case for Robin Hood being Neutral Good rather than Chaotic Good. Most will probalby disagree, if so get your own blog. This one’s mine.

I like comments though. 🙂

Knights of the Hidden Sun Souls of Our Ancestors Episode 12

Posted in Knights of the Hidden Sun, Roleplaying Games, RPG with tags , , on March 2, 2011 by Chall

Here it is.

In this story the Knights go on the trail of Space Pirates which leads to a port under tyranny. The wisest course of action would be to wait for reinforcements. Rix follows her heart and battles the pirates head on.

 

Hope you enjoy.