Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Skull's Second Year


Yesterday was the second anniversary of this blog and, as 2011 draws to a close, it seems a doubly good time to look back on my blogging year.  Here's a selection of my favorite posts from the past year that you may have missed or forgotten, broken down by category.

Several good Strange New World/City posts didn't make it into Weird Adventures:
"The Dead Travel Fast" - What's not to like about drag-racing elder gods?  Johnathan Bingham had in itch to draw these guys, so maybe they will show up again some time.
"The Well-Dressed Man from Elsewhere" - Creepy ultraterrestrials should at least be well-dressed!
"Five Sinister Sorcerers" - Some of these guys showed up in Weird Adventures.  Others were just too sinister.
"Meet at the Morgue" - You're about to enter the exciting world of forsenic necromancy...
"Random Queen Encounter Table" - Six queens, not a one of 'em amused.

Monsters:
"Real Dungeon Hazards: Snotties & Slimes" - What? You thought all those various jellies, slimes, and puddings were just made up?
"They Like You for Your Brains" - With a fresh veneer, all your old monsters are new again.
"The Stalker" - "Cause subway stations are scarier than dunes.

Other Stuff:
"Foul Language" - A review of Pontypool turns into a musing on the possible dangers of arcane memorization.
"AD&D Cosmology: A Defense" - what it says.
"Midnight in the House Tenebrous" - A weird place on a weird world.
"An Alternate Spelljammer Setting" - A little more pulp, a little more occult, a little more real world.

Anyway, thanks for reading.

24 comments:

Malakor said...

Congratulations on 2 years Trey.

Porky said...

Good idea, another one to add to all the others in those posts. Do you have a fuller index for the blog? That could really make sense now with the book. It was suggested in one of the reviews that the blog is a supplement, and it really is - I can see us all rummaging through the older posts for matching ideas. You could even put up a link to the index in the blurb at RPGNow to encourage anyone hesitating.

Simon Forster said...

And thank you for posting :) Quite enjoyed this blog, and looking forward to getting the printed version of Weird Adventures when it comes out.

Bard said...

Hey, congrats! You've got an excellent blog, and I'm looking forward to year three!

James Smith said...

Congrats! :)

Brian Murphy said...

Congrats, I always enjoy stopping by to check out the ideas and general Weird-ness :).

Erik Tenkar said...

Very nice Trey!

Trey said...

Thanks guys, and thanks for you support over the past couple of years.

@Porky - Good point. I should at least do a page aggregating the Weird Adventures related stuff, at least.

@Simon - A hope to get that to you soon. Stay tuned.

Alexander Osias said...

Congrats on many milestones!

By the way, I'm trying to figure out if there's an elegant way to handle the mechanical needs for Weird Adventures.

Justin S. Davis said...

Yours is one of my favorite blogs, as it's very Grant Morrison-ian in approach: your random, splashed-about stray ideas are just as compelling as your core points. It's all the little things you "discard" that really trigger my imagination.

Thanks for all you do. Here's to Year 3!

Jason Carney said...

Thanks for making the first month of my blogging fun and thought provoking!

Trey said...

@Alexander - Thanks. That sounds promising. :)

@Justin - Thanks. I'm flattered by any comparison to Morrison (except in the hair department).

@Jason - No problem. Hope you stay in the blogosphere a while, and stop by when you get a chance.

Colonel Shofer said...

Well done !!!

CS

Chris Creel said...

Cograts on your anniversary and Happy New Year!

Sean Robson said...

Congratulations, Trey, and thank you very much for two years of highly entertaining reading! I'll probably end up re-reading a lot of the old posts once I get Weird Adventures.

Trey said...

Thanks, guys!

ancientvaults said...

Keep up the good work, old chap! I am really itching to run Weird Adventures. Congratulations on two years!

Reno said...

Happy Anniversary!

Greg Christopher said...

Speaking of anniversaries, my synapserpg domain is going away at the end of the year.

Here is the new link for Strange Trails

http://www.chubbyfunster.com/StrangeTrails.pdf

Happy new year, bro!

Johnathan Bingham said...

Congrats Trey! And I still want to do a picture of those drag racers so it probably will happen at some point ;).

Trey said...

Thanks, guys.

@Greg - Thanks for hosting that.

@Johnathan - Excellent. :)

JimShelley said...

Congratulations! I can't believe it's already been a year. Where does the time go?

Trey said...

Righting a book for me, layiing it out for you. :D

Greg Christopher said...

No worries Trey. Always happy to help out