Honor Among Thieves Review

Honor Among Thieves Review
Apr 07, 2023 by HL Bernabe
Guess what I did?

AAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHH! I went to see the movie with my kiddo and I have been fan-girl gushing all day.

Wait, sorry. Let me step back and put on my serious reviewer's face. Ahem. (You can't see it, but I'm still smiling.) Nope. Can't do it.

This movie was fun. Did it stick to DnD RAW? Hell, no. Who cares? Probably some rules-lawyer sort of player who I probably wouldn't want to play with, anyway. For me, DnD is about imagination. It's about making the impossible possible. This movie did just that. It made me believe, just for a moment, that magic was real. Toward the beginning, the choices they made with the cinematography lent it a campaign-like feel, as...

Squee! A DnD Movie!

Jul 29, 2022 by HL Bernabe

This looks like so much fun. I'm sure purists will point out all the things that are wrong that they see in the trailer (it's a reaaaally bad idea to jump into a gelatinous cube), but I really don't give a rat's ass about that. I don't care if a druid isn't supposed to turn into an owlbear. I believe rules are just guidelines in any RPG. For me, the story is the most important aspect. If someone turning into an owlbear makes for an excellent spectacle and adds to the story, then whee! Let's do it. The whole point of roleplaying in fantastical worlds is using one's imagination. Your world can be whatever you make it.

The actors cast...

Rayleon Whipclaw

Jul 22, 2022 by HL Bernabe
A Legend Is Born

Thanks to David Selbert and Pexels for the image.

I hadn't played DnD in years, since my hubby and I usually played the White Wolf system. After he passed away, I missed gaming, and I checked into the local DnD meetup group. I went to a few of those and joined a campaign shortly before the pandemic started.

I played Rayleon Whipclaw, an Aäriadri Tabaxi (a house-cat sized cat-person). She had to be a rogue, of course, and she was a ton of fun to play. Think Puss-n-Boots, with a ginormous cavalier hat, and short cloak. Through my lucky rolls, she constantly dodged death, and saved her teammate's asses repeatedly. Her head got pretty darn big as a...