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Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:16 am
by slimykuotoan
The Hobbit

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:07 pm
by maximus
scp wrote:
Rhuvein wrote:
Jyrdan Fairblade wrote:Started reading Empire of Imagination, the Gygax biography. So far it's a really interesting read. The novel-like tone is a bit off-putting at first, but the author sounds like he really did his research.
I'm reading it now and so far, so good!

:)
Yeah, I really liked this, I burned through it in just a couple of sittings. I recommend it to anyone who wants to know the background of the game and the man behind it. Oddly, it got me eager to re-read some R.E.H. because of the "What would Conan do?" bits.
Just finished this one. It was a nice, easy read. It definitely filled in some blanks on EGG's history.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:08 am
by Rhuvein
maximus wrote:
scp wrote:
Rhuvein wrote:
Jyrdan Fairblade wrote:Started reading Empire of Imagination, the Gygax biography. So far it's a really interesting read. The novel-like tone is a bit off-putting at first, but the author sounds like he really did his research.
I'm reading it now and so far, so good!

:)
Yeah, I really liked this, I burned through it in just a couple of sittings. I recommend it to anyone who wants to know the background of the game and the man behind it. Oddly, it got me eager to re-read some R.E.H. because of the "What would Conan do?" bits.
Just finished this one. It was a nice, easy read. It definitely filled in some blanks on EGG's history.
Good to know and thanks for the reminder that I need to pick up the book again to finish. Been busy lately, but have the day off tomorrow - so relax and read says me to me!

8-)

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:11 am
by slimykuotoan
The Eyes of the Dragon.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:34 pm
by serleran
Foundation Stones Of Scientific Archaeology, by Bernard de Montfaucon, but only the first volume.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:35 am
by slimykuotoan
Cool serleran; I actually read quite a bit o' Anthropology. Love the stuff.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:19 pm
by RunningLaser
I just started getting into the Richard Sharpe novels by Bernard Cornwell. Great stuff!

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:09 am
by slimykuotoan
The Dark Tide by Dennis L. McKiernan.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:21 pm
by maximus
Jyrdan Fairblade wrote:How is it? I've only read Doyle's Holmes tales.
maximus wrote:The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle.
It turned out to be a lot of backstory and not much action. It was ok, but a little slow. There is a historical account out there that I'm going to get. The 100 years War is after the time period I prefer, but the story of this mercenary company is intriguing. It might add something to my current campaign as well.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:09 pm
by Jyrdan Fairblade
Bummer. His Holmes' work was pretty tightly written.

Currently reading The Warded Man. Been meaning to read it for a while. Definitely digging the world building.
maximus wrote: It turned out to be a lot of backstory and not much action. It was ok, but a little slow. There is a historical account out there that I'm going to get. The 100 years War is after the time period I prefer, but the story of this mercenary company is intriguing. It might add something to my current campaign as well.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:10 pm
by Zudrak
I plan on jumping into the HackMaster bundle of books I acquired from the Bundle of Holding. That will further put off my pile of books to read, but gaming reading will almost always trump other reading.

It's my character flaw. :D

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:04 pm
by dachda
RunningLaser wrote:I just started getting into the Richard Sharpe novels by Bernard Cornwell. Great stuff!
I'm a sucker for these too. Classic literature no, but good rousing adventure stories yes! Also the BBC show staring Sean Bean as Sharpe are great fun as well.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:12 pm
by serleran
Random stuff from here.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:29 pm
by Go0gleplex
Tons of Fan Fiction cross-overs.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:39 pm
by RunningLaser
Having finished Sharpe's Fortress, I am now about halfway through Sharpe's Trafalgar. These books are awesome.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:28 am
by RunningLaser
Now finished with Sharpe's Trafalgar. More Sharpe's books are on the way. Slowly moving through a biography of William Tecumseh Sherman- Citizen Sherman, and thanks to Slimy, the Silver Call duology came in today! Brings back memories of summer school.... will start that one very soon.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:01 am
by Rhuvein
Re-reading parts of The Annotated Brothers Grimm edited by Maria Tatar!

Excellente!!!! :P

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:22 am
by Ancalagon
dachda wrote:
RunningLaser wrote:I just started getting into the Richard Sharpe novels by Bernard Cornwell. Great stuff!
I'm a sucker for these too. Classic literature no, but good rousing adventure stories yes! Also the BBC show staring Sean Bean as Sharpe are great fun as well.
I enjoyed Cromwell's Grail Quest Series comprised of The Archer's Tale, Vagabond, and Heretic.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:04 am
by Kayolan
Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:43 pm
by RunningLaser
dachda wrote:
RunningLaser wrote:I just started getting into the Richard Sharpe novels by Bernard Cornwell. Great stuff!
I'm a sucker for these too. Classic literature no, but good rousing adventure stories yes! Also the BBC show staring Sean Bean as Sharpe are great fun as well.
I've seen one of those- Sharpe's Gold, and thought it was great:) Going to see about watching the others.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:45 pm
by Rhuvein
Today I finally read At Moonset Blackcat Comes, a Gord the Rogue short story in Dragon #100 by Gary.

Very excellent story and interesting how he tied it in to his article on Dragonchess. Makes me wanna try and build the 3 level chess board.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragonchess

Anyway, the story is set after Saga of Old City which I enjoyed immensely and now I'm going to start reading Artifact of Evil.

:)

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:00 pm
by Zudrak
Rhuvein wrote:Today I finally read At Moonset Blackcat Comes, a Gord the Rogue short story in Dragon #100 by Gary.

Very excellent story and interesting how he tied it in to his article on Dragonchess. Makes me wanna try and build the 3 level chess board.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragonchess

Anyway, the story is set after Saga of Old City which I enjoyed immensely and now I'm going to start reading Artifact of Evil.

:)
Gord fast became one of my favorite "heroes" of fantasy. I read Books 1 & 2 back in the 1980s when they were printed. I acquired the rest of the series several years ago, as well as the TLG-(Chenault-Gray, actually)-produced version of Saga of Old City. I know I have a mountain of books in my "to-read" pile, but the Gord books always hit my "D&D-in-a-book" sweet spot.

(grumbling about how Gary's IP is vaporware deleted)

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:34 am
by alcyone
Brak the Barbarian again! (John Jakes)

But also, starting to read Song of Ice and Fire. This Eddard Stark is a strong hero, and I see good things in his future.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:41 am
by maximus
Just started Thieves World: First Blood

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:10 pm
by Kayolan
Zudrak wrote:
Rhuvein wrote:Today I finally read At Moonset Blackcat Comes, a Gord the Rogue short story in Dragon #100 by Gary.

Very excellent story and interesting how he tied it in to his article on Dragonchess. Makes me wanna try and build the 3 level chess board.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragonchess

Anyway, the story is set after Saga of Old City which I enjoyed immensely and now I'm going to start reading Artifact of Evil.

:)
Gord fast became one of my favorite "heroes" of fantasy. I read Books 1 & 2 back in the 1980s when they were printed. I acquired the rest of the series several years ago, as well as the TLG-(Chenault-Gray, actually)-produced version of Saga of Old City. I know I have a mountain of books in my "to-read" pile, but the Gord books always hit my "D&D-in-a-book" sweet spot.

(grumbling about how Gary's IP is vaporware deleted)
Rhu, I too have just started Artifact of Evil. Saga of Old City is a great read, especially for us Greyhawk enthusiasts, it really brings out the setting like nothing else.

Zudrak, I wasn't aware that the Trolls printed the Gord books :!:

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:48 pm
by Rhuvein
Kayolan wrote:
Rhu, I too have just started Artifact of Evil. Saga of Old City is a great read, especially for us Greyhawk enthusiasts, it really brings out the setting like nothing else.
For sure! :)

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:53 pm
by Rhuvein
Kayolan wrote:
Zudrak, I wasn't aware that the Trolls printed the Gord books :!:
Just the first book. It was a special print hardback and Gary signed it at the LGGC IV. I was sitting with him as he was doing this - chatting about various things. I thought to buy the book, but had already spent all my cash, so I thought I would buy online when I had some free money.

Never happened 'cause a load of the books sold at the CON and then online before I could get a copy. I think they were priced at $30.

Anyway, Zu has a great collector's item!!

:P

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:24 pm
by serleran
Random stuff from here.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:11 am
by Zudrak
Kayolan wrote:
Zudrak wrote:
Rhuvein wrote:Today I finally read At Moonset Blackcat Comes, a Gord the Rogue short story in Dragon #100 by Gary.

Very excellent story and interesting how he tied it in to his article on Dragonchess. Makes me wanna try and build the 3 level chess board.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragonchess

Anyway, the story is set after Saga of Old City which I enjoyed immensely and now I'm going to start reading Artifact of Evil.

:)
Gord fast became one of my favorite "heroes" of fantasy. I read Books 1 & 2 back in the 1980s when they were printed. I acquired the rest of the series several years ago, as well as the TLG-(Chenault-Gray, actually)-produced version of Saga of Old City. I know I have a mountain of books in my "to-read" pile, but the Gord books always hit my "D&D-in-a-book" sweet spot.

(grumbling about how Gary's IP is vaporware deleted)
Rhu, I too have just started Artifact of Evil. Saga of Old City is a great read, especially for us Greyhawk enthusiasts, it really brings out the setting like nothing else.

Zudrak, I wasn't aware that the Trolls printed the Gord books :!:
It wasn't long before the rights to Gary Gygax's works were taken away from Troll Lord Games. IIRC, I received one of the test/advance prints, as Steve C. & Peter B. were talking about the book here -- so I asked if I could get a couple for Christmas presents. I got a copy for myself, as well. It's a real shame because it's neat seeing it in mini-hardback form.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:25 am
by Treebore
In preparation for my Aces and Eights game I have been reading through a number of books, such as the Time Life series, Mystic Warriors of the Western Plains and Encyclopedia of the American West. I'm obviously not reading every word, just the parts that look like they may be relevant to a game set in the Montana territory in 1880. I've also been looking up a number of things on line, mostly maps.