Thursday, February 24, 2011

Robot Holocaust and Hackmaster

I mentioned the Robot Holocaust in an earlier post, so I suppose I should introduce them.  Robot Holocaust - readers, readers - Robot Holocaust.

My son bought a bunch of little animal shaped erasers in those toy machines you find at the front of grocery stores.  I was more interested in the little clear bubbles that held the erasers, than the erasers themselves.  Coming in at an inch wide, they were perfect for my nefarious plan.  A touch of paint later - and I had a myself an army bent on taking over the world.

Regretfully, the campaign that I had intended to use them in fell through and they never got used.  But they are lurking on my craft table - waiting for their chance.

In other news, I picked up the HackMaster GameMaster's Guide at Halfprice Books yesterday.  Why was I not informed of this product?  If D&D is rock and roll, HackMaster is HEAVY METAL.  I did not realize that Gygax's lily could be gilded, but indeed it has.  Quite awesome!

But why, on every page that I turn, and I reminded of Zak of Playing D&D with Porn Stars? Must be Vornheim or something.

- Ark


  1. Never heard of HackMaster? There are a bunch of people that play it. You can hang out some of us and talk about it at the Kenzer&Co Message Boards at

    My HM game has been ongoing for the last 4 1/2 years now.

    Also, you might be interested to know that the book that you picked up is now out of print. K&Co's license to produce that version ran out a couple of years ago and they are releasing a new version.

  2. This is really a good stuff, This sounds good. I like it. Photo Recovery

  3. @Greylord - Well, I had heard of it. I just thought it was kind of a joke rpg from a comic that I've never actually gotten around to reading. I know. Yeah. Affix me on the Tree of Woe so I can contemplate my sins against gaming. I am bad.

    I'll go to the web site and check it out. Thanks. :)

    - ARk

  4. Robot Holocaust looks great! I bet that could be made into a snappy little minis combat game like Ogre. Maybe blend in some Paranoia. That pic triggers a high pitched skreechy robot voice in my mind. "Exterminate! Exterminate!"