Sunday, April 30, 2006

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Go to Jail. Go Directly to Jail. Do not pass Go.

From rec.humor.funny:

I finally figured out why, after invading both Afghanistan and Iraq, Bush now wants to invade Iran. It's got nothing to do with terrorism, oil, 9/11,Osama, WMDs or nukes.

If he gets all three in a row, he can start building houses and hotels.

David Copperfield Robbed at Gunpoint

I think this is one for the "Bad Idea, Worse Idea" file.

David Copperfield Robbed at Gunpoint

For some reason I find this terrifically funny. FTA, "Copperfield turned his pockets inside out to show he had nothing on him - a sleight of hand by the illusionist, who later showed police he was carrying a passport, wallet and cell phone."

"Well, there's nothing in my pockets, and nothing up my sleeves, but look what's behind your ear! A shiny new quarter! And what's this in the barrel of your gun? Ribbons!! Now, watch, while with just a press of a few buttons, I can make carloads of cops appear!!"

Monday, April 24, 2006

40K RPG Low Down

Black Industries put up a 40K rpg FAQ of sorts to answer some early questions about the game. Bleeding and dying. In the mud. In space. This is gonna kick all kinds of ass. Too bad we have to wait till March '07.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

You can't HANDLE the games!!

From a pretty funny thread over at

"Son, we work in an industry that sells games, and those games have to be written by men with pencils. Whose gonna do it? You? You, Matthew? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Rokugan, and you curse d20. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. AEG's death, while tragic, probably sold games. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, sells games. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at game sessions, you want d20 on that book, you need d20 on that book. We use words like market, network, externalities. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent taking over the industry. You use them as a cuss words on RPGnet. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who reads and games under the blanket of the very industry that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a pencil, and write a game. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to.

- Col. Ryan Dancey, A FEW GOOD MEN, 1992"

Little Dog Soldiers

We have to try this! :)

Saturday, April 22, 2006


Sometimes things just strike you funny for no good reason. This is one of those things.

Friday, April 21, 2006

So why "Organized Chaos" anyway?

Post #1 in the History of "Us" section:

So where did the name "Organized Chaos" come from, anyway? Well, it all started in about 1992, I believe. Me, Tom, and Dan had known each other for a while, and I had met Chris at R.I.T., and we were trying to get our respective groups together for gaming and related activities. It was ... problematic at best. Scheduling was a bitch, what with school and work and family stuff and so on.

Somebody (I don't remember who) decided that we needed to get more organized and set the group up with a "club" structure, with game scheduling, a library, dues, that sort of shit. (Hey, it sounded like a good idea at the time!) And, of course, any good game club needs a good game club name.

So there's us, The Three Caballeros, trying to figure out a good name for the group. I think Dan quipped at the time, "You know this is all going to devolve into chaos." I responded, "Well, there's nothing wrong with a little chaos ... so long as it's organized."

And there, like a bolt from the blue, it hit me: Organized Chaos. The perfect name for the perfect game club. It would be glorious!

It wasn't. But that's ancient history now, and the only thing that remains is the name. It's not a bad little name; in my gaming career, I've been a member of:

  • Damage, Inc.
  • Rochester Wargamers Association and Guild
  • Role-Playing Gamers Guild
  • and Gamer Scum
I'll take Organized Chaos any day.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Hey, listen up you guys, Kang is talking!

Secret Wars Re-enactment Society

Oh. My. God.

My life now has meaning.

Shadenfreude, thy name is Siembieda!

Palladium books in danger of closing its doors.

"betrayal of trust, theft, and embezzlement has inflicted what we estimate to be $850,000 to 1.3 million dollars in damages to Palladium."
Where the hell did Palladium get $1.3 mil to be damaged?? Does anybody still buy their crap? (Besides Harrington of course ...)
"The truly wonderful Rifts® videogame – Rifts® Promise of Power – was stillborn. The N-Gage platform never took off in North America. That meant the N-Gage and Rifts® Promise of Power would NOT be available on the mass market in the USA and Canada. Finding it anywhere in North America required an act of God. "
Yeah, because nobody could have predicted the N-Gage dying early ...
"The Rifts movie? Stalled. Until Jerry Bruckheimer has a script he loves, the movie can’t get the green light. "
How hard is it to get Bruckheimer to "love" a script?? Just put an explosion on every other page, and you're done!
"There were discussions with a company interested in doing a Rifts® MMOG but it didn’t pan out."
Yeah, the design doc was a nightmare. I mean, the Glitter Boy and Juicer classes started at level 48, while everyone else started as level 2 .... I can't imagine why it was a tough sell.
"Going public with this appeal may very well cost us getting the Robotech® license renewal."

I mean, I do feel for the guy. I know he's put a ton of time and energy into keeping that company running, and the game industry's unstable enough as it is, but man, qwitcherbellyachin'! You could cut that press release by half and probably get more sales out of it. As it is, I'm going to go buy something from another company that I actually think deserves to survive.

Forgive the high snark factor, it's been a rough day.

More Bunnies!

Angry Alien does Reservoir Dogs.


Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Some of these had me lauging.

Go back to the beginning and read through some of them.

More cthulhu goodies

unfortunately, it wouldnt allow me to post the animated gif of a bouncing cthulhu.

The Great Cthulhu... And Some Kittens....

All hail the mighty cthulhu... wait... are those ribbons?

Oh, and Gordon ..... fuuuuuuuck you!

See, this is why I wanted this...

'World's Scariest Building' goes condo.

Oh, if I had the money ...

BTW, Danvers State Hospital wasn't only the filming location for Session 9, it was also H.P. Lovecraft's inspiration for Arkham Asylum.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Greetings and salutations

First post!!!

Ok, now that I got that out of the way ... :)

Welcome to the new home for Organized Chaos. I hope to develop this resource to store all the silly crap, interesting news, and game updates for our motley crew. Feel free to post any information or news that you feel would help out the group. I'll be following this up tonight with a "link dump" of some fun stuff you might find useful.