Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Spelljammer post I don't have to write

Noisms gets it.
Trad Spelljammer. The background music is Hawkwind, The Mars Volta, Pink Floyd, Monster Magnet, Klaatu, Ziggy Stardust, and weird Daft-Punk-esque French synth pop; the flavour art is stills from Ulysses 31 and Thundercats, the illithids are dressed like Marc Bolan. It's so naff that it has gone beyond naff into cool again. It's Spelljammer how God intended it, and it is really, really great.
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  1. strange, seems my comment was deleted. ... hmmm ... well, as previously stated, I like what Noisms has to say. I remember really enjoying playing Spelljammer! In fact aside from our Dragonlance in the Forgotten Realms campaign ... I remember it as being my favorite! With the new "ARTISTIC OVERHAUL" presented by Noisms ... Spelljammer is even that much cooler!

  2. Yeah, it was easily one of my favorites as well. I think I still have the character sheets from our crew in my old notes in the back room. I'll have to go dig them up and dust them off. I remember we had a pretty big crew of NPCs on the ship, picked up from various and sundry adventures. I think the PCs were a pretty mixed bunch, too. Was Spelljammer mostly you and me? I don't entirely remember. I'm sure Joe was in on it too, but I'm not sure if he was in on most of it or just some of it.

  3. Mostly just You and I, I believe. I do remember Joe playing occassionally ... but we def. played it a lot in between his visits!