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The Brain Collector

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The Brain Collector

“Hey guys, sorry I'm late,” said Duane, chunking himself down in a chair at the table, “I just picked this up at Woolworths. It's so cool you're gonna flip!” Out of a bright safety-orange book bag he produced a small plastic coffin surrounded by a smatter of plastic grass and three fake headstones. He clicked the middle stone and inside the device tightly wound springs began to unwind. Slowly the coffin lid crept open so a small skeletal hand holding a twenty-sided die could slide out. A sharp click and the hand recoiled, slamming the lid shut and rolling a 14. “Is that cool or what?” exclaimed Duane, &

Death, Devil, Magician and Fool

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Death, Devil, Magician and Fool

Late Autumn. 1918. I remember the day with perfect clarity. The sailors had revolted in Germany but we did not know that yet. The telegraph lines had gone down again. They were always going down, so out in our tiny garrison we simply assumed that the war was grinding on as it had for years. Woodrow Wilson had sent us the doughboys, but these men seemed far more intent on getting their hands on some lusty French lasses than battling the Hun. We called them doughboys because they seemed soft and puffy, like little bundles of dough awaiting the oven. Once they met the relentless pounding of artillery at the front we were sure they would be cryin

D-N-D

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D-N-D

Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! See me ride out of the castle On your Dungeon Master screen Out for all that I can get If you know what I mean Half-elves to the left of me Half-orcs to the right Got a monkey grip And a mercurial great sword Gonna role play tonight. 'Cause I play D-N-D I'm a mystic knight. D-N-D and I'll win the fight D-N-D I kill giant trolls D-N-D. Watch my Die Roll!!! I'm dirty, mean and mighty unclean Ain't no pala-dan. Gencon registrant number one Don'tchu understand? A symphony of slaughter A twilight knife Cast dimension door And run for you life The elf is back in town Th

Yokaimon-Go

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Yokaimon-Go

From a distance it seemed like a nice place. A small burg nestled deep in the Catskills, trees ablaze with autumn fire, crystal blue skies hanging high above them. From the highway Jason and Eric spied the tall white steeple of a Presbyterian Church, looking like some cottage industry attempt at a rocket quietly awaiting lift-off. Up close? Boarded up businesses. Abandoned cars. Gas stations touting prices many years out of date. Jason pulls his Ford Fiesta up to the main stoplight and sits there, checking his twitter feed, oblivious to an absence of power running to the light itself. Eric only notices this inbetween Instagram uploads. He s
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The Brain Collector

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The Brain Collector

“Hey guys, sorry I'm late,” said Duane, chunking himself down in a chair at the table, “I just picked this up at Woolworths. It's so cool you're gonna flip!” Out of a bright safety-orange book bag he produced a small plastic coffin surrounded by a smatter of plastic grass and three fake headstones. He clicked the middle stone and inside the device tightly wound springs began to unwind. Slowly the coffin lid crept open so a small skeletal hand holding a twenty-sided die could slide out. A sharp click and the hand recoiled, slamming the lid shut and rolling a 14. “Is that cool or what?” exclaimed Duane, &

Death, Devil, Magician and Fool

D

Death, Devil, Magician and Fool

Late Autumn. 1918. I remember the day with perfect clarity. The sailors had revolted in Germany but we did not know that yet. The telegraph lines had gone down again. They were always going down, so out in our tiny garrison we simply assumed that the war was grinding on as it had for years. Woodrow Wilson had sent us the doughboys, but these men seemed far more intent on getting their hands on some lusty French lasses than battling the Hun. We called them doughboys because they seemed soft and puffy, like little bundles of dough awaiting the oven. Once they met the relentless pounding of artillery at the front we were sure they would be cryin

D-N-D

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D-N-D

Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! See me ride out of the castle On your Dungeon Master screen Out for all that I can get If you know what I mean Half-elves to the left of me Half-orcs to the right Got a monkey grip And a mercurial great sword Gonna role play tonight. 'Cause I play D-N-D I'm a mystic knight. D-N-D and I'll win the fight D-N-D I kill giant trolls D-N-D. Watch my Die Roll!!! I'm dirty, mean and mighty unclean Ain't no pala-dan. Gencon registrant number one Don'tchu understand? A symphony of slaughter A twilight knife Cast dimension door And run for you life The elf is back in town Th

Yokaimon-Go

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Yokaimon-Go

From a distance it seemed like a nice place. A small burg nestled deep in the Catskills, trees ablaze with autumn fire, crystal blue skies hanging high above them. From the highway Jason and Eric spied the tall white steeple of a Presbyterian Church, looking like some cottage industry attempt at a rocket quietly awaiting lift-off. Up close? Boarded up businesses. Abandoned cars. Gas stations touting prices many years out of date. Jason pulls his Ford Fiesta up to the main stoplight and sits there, checking his twitter feed, oblivious to an absence of power running to the light itself. Eric only notices this inbetween Instagram uploads. He s
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Everyone's got an opinion on it. Mine can be found over at my blog. http://jdmcdonnell.blogspot.com/2018/10/when-is-best-time-to-write.html
Just updated my roll of the dice blog over at http://abraxarba.blogspot.com/2017/11/risk-rolling-d.html
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MemnalarHobbyist Writer

You are the raddest laser in the arcade. Thanks, sir.

xlntwtch Writer

Thanks for the fave on '#1 - Planter Box Garden' - :love:

xlntwtch Writer
Thanks for the fave you put on "The Opener" - very nice of you! :iconredsparklesplz:
Wow. I just spent ten or so minutes in DA Eclipse.
What a crapfest!
That just sucks to no end. 
Whatever were they thinking?
xlntwtch Writer
YES! What the fuck do they think they're doing - "fixing" something that isn't broken and trying to replace it with dark deeds? I can't find things I want in that ...thingy.
I suspect somebody back there is thinking that if they don't create an app that works on a smartphone that they'll be left dead in the water.
Maybe they should look at the site through the lens of a laptop, and cringe.
xlntwtch Writer
Maybe they should. I guess, like most things, it all comes down to money. But, for example, I'd probably leave if Eclipse is the only choice, and I pay a 'dues' here.
I even used to buy a lot of art here, but now my walls are full. :lol: