09 April 2011

H is for Highness and Hook Horror



Last night my gaming group (the adult one, not the family one!), Complete Logical Disconnect, took time off from a normal session to paint minis and then catch the movie "Your Highness" at one of the local cinemas. Now this is obviously not Oscar material, but it is, in my opinion, a good gaming movie. There are hints that the author has played D&D or WoW or something similar. Scenes like the minotaur death scene are right out of some 13 or 14 y.o.'s game.

Some people seem to be uptight over the use of word "fuck" throughout the movie. ZOMG, I typed THE word, the dreaded F-bomb. Fuck, yeah, get the Hell over it. Words are just words. Besides, I'm sure I heard it several hundred times a day when I was in basic training. It is a damn R-rated movie, ya know? Anyway, CLD's opinion is that "Your Highness" is "Hackmaster: The Movie." If you're prude or an old granny, ignore it. But if you like adult humor, bring it on.




Hook Horror

AC: 3 [16]                                                  Special: None
HD: 5                                                         Move: 9
Attacks: claws                                            HDE/XP: 6/400


Hook horrors are huge lumbering monstrosities that live deep underground. Their sturdy exoskeleton is the equivalent of plate armor and their hooked arms can strike twice in a round with more power than a polearm (1d6+2 damage). Hook horrors have excellent hearing and are completely in tune with their surroundings. This means that they are surprised only 10% of the time.




Post Scriptum: Did you know that back in the 1980's TSR produced a Hook Horror toy?


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