If you play D&D, you should be reading OOTS.

Friends, Nerds, Role-players, lend me your pointy ears!

For several years now (since back when D&D switched from 3rd Edition to 3.5) I’ve been reading the Order of the Stick web-comic.  In fact, the very first comic strip was about that very conversion.  You can start there if you haven’t begun reading yet.

Now, being the fan of the strip that I am, I actually have also purchased all the comic strip compilation books that have been put out.  Every one of these books has extra strips included with the regular storyline and also have some commentary (typically by one of the characters) as well.  Plus, if you’re like me, sometimes it’s just nice to be able to pick up a book and read it and laugh instead of having to be online.

Now, if you check the links, you’ll see that not all of these are available right now.  The company is usually pretty good at getting more in stock, though, so don’t fret too much.  You can probably find them on amazon, but I’m betting it’ll be at scalper’s prices.

So anyway, I assure you that if you play D&D, you WILL find humor in these web comics.  At least check out the online strips and see if you like it.  Trust me, though, the art gets better.  Rich even makes fun of himself in one of the books about it.  🙂  So from one gamer to another… Enjoy!

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America Disarmed

I received this email from the NRA today (edited by me for content).  You should read it, too.

Dear Friend in Freedom,

The U.N. is conspiring to destroy your gun rights.

And Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are using the U.N. for their “under the radar” program for gun control in America.

The “Small Arms Treaty” now being negotiated at the U.N. is a TROJAN HORSE disguised as an effort to combat international gun trafficking.

In reality, it’s a sinister ploy by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and foreign bureaucrats to thrust a dagger deep into the heart of our Bill of Rights!

A recent FORBES article confirms that if passed by the U.N. and ratified by the U.S. Senate, the treaty “would almost certainly force the U.S.” to:

  • ENACT DRACONIAN GUN LICENSING, making it next to impossible for you to purchase and own a firearm.
  • CONFISCATE and DESTROY all “unauthorized” firearms as determined by foreign bureaucrats.
  • BAN THE TRADE, SALE AND PRIVATE OWNERSHIP of all semi-automatic firearms.
  • ESTABLISH AN INTERNATIONAL GUN REGISTRY, opening the door to “full-scale gun confiscation” in the U.S.

But because this issue is so IMPORTANT, I want to give you a FREE digital copy of my new upcoming book: America Disarmed: Inside the U.N. and Obama’s Scheme to Destroy the Second Amendment.

My new book will be released on November 1, 2011, retailing for $25.

But I want to give you a FREE copy of America Disarmed for a limited time only.

All you have to do is reserve your e-book today.

I don’t expect the national media to write reviews of my new book, so I’m hoping after you read America Disarmed that you’ll write letters to the editors of your local newspapers and the magazines you read and urge Americans like you to make this a pivotal presidential campaign issue before it’s too late.

When I was growing up, I was taught that the U.S. Constitution guaranteed every American fundamental protections to our liberty, including the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Now this liberty – your liberty and mine – is under attack like never before by a president whose allegiance is to the U.N. and not to our U.S. Constitution.

Reserve your FREE e-book today. But hurry. This is a limited-time offer.

Now, if you read my blog, you know that I’ve mentioned this “working under the radar” by Obama before, so getting this email from the NRA was no surprise to me.  I read e-books on my iPhone, so I went ahead and reserved this one.  I’m sure it’ll be very informative.  Check the links in my blog above.  You might just find the information as interesting as I do.

Keep your powder dry, people.

EDITED: My best friend Keith, Harvard Law graduate, has informed me he is offended by this blatant fear-mongering by the NRA.  I concur that it is fear-mongering.  Doesn’t mean it’s not happening and that the President isn’t trying his best to undermine parts of the Constitution (see my blog link above).

EDITED AGAIN: Since I’m fair and balanced 😉 I’ll go ahead and post this article here, as well.

Arms Trade Treaty will not affect your ability to buy guns

Still not sure I believe what that article writer is saying since a lot of the evidence still points to Obama doing his best to enact gun control.

Last chance to personalize your copy!

Listen everyone!  As per Larry, if you’re pre-ordering a copy of Monster Hunter Alpha and want your copy personalized, not just signed, you need to order it today or tomorrow from Uncle Hugo’s (and list in the notes what you want it to say, if something specific).  Also, might as well buy an extra copy or two since shipping is a flat $6, regardless if you order 1 book or 30.  🙂  After all, you don’t want your friends messing up your nice personalized copy, right?

Let’s put Larry BACK on the NYT Best Seller List!!!

Ok, fans of the Monster Hunter book series!  Larry has given us a call to action, and I plan on answering!  So this is me, doing my part to help out (well… that, and pre-ordering from Uncle Hugo’s)!

I need a favor from the Monster Hunter Nation

READ IT!  Pre-order his book from Uncle Hugo’s (and get it personalized, while you’re at it, FOR FREE!).  We put Monster Hunter Vendetta on the NYT List, so let’s do it again with Monster Hunter Alpha!

Monster Hunter Alpha available for preorder!

You heard it here second (with Larry obviously being the first)!  The third book in the Monster Hunter series is now available for pre-order, and autographed (as usual for Larry)!  Check Larry’s announcement here!  I read the eARC of this book and it was great!  Actually… I think I blogged about it… be right back.

Yep, I did!  Check out my review here!

Army Gets How-To Guide for Zombie Invasion

Ok, so maybe it’s not an official Army field manual…

This publication is not published by, nor endorsed by the United States Army. The Fort Clement address is a false address (other addresses that appear on this publication are real or were real at the time of publication). This publication’s aim is to serve as a parody and entertain soldiers and civilians alike. Please do not take any of the contents seriously. We are not responsible for any injury, harm or mishaps that may occur as a result of following directions included within the text of this publication or elsewhere. We will probably try to claim credit for any successes. We will probably fail.

…but it certainly is entertaining!  These guys went through a lot of effort putting together this look-a-like field manual.

Army Gets How-To Guide for Zombie Invasion

You can download the mock manual through the link above.  There’s actually a few good entertaining links there that fans of zombie survival should check out, if not for any other reason than to get a good laugh.

The Zombie Autopsies

It’s nice to know that we at least have some actual medical doctors on our side for when the zombies come.

The Zombie Autopsies

I’m gonna have to check this out and see if it’s any good.