Saturday, March 5, 2016
GWAR does D&D
It came to my attention though a post by Zak over at http://dndwithpornstars.blogspot.com/ that an adventure called Towers Two has recently been published for Lamentations of the Flame Princess. While this would be interesting news to me under normal circumstances, in this case I was even more intrigued since it was written by none other than the late Dave Brockie, perhaps better known as Oderus Urungus, lead singer of GWAR. It turns out that Brockie was a big D&D fan, which isn't really that surprising I guess. The adventure involves demented twin brothers living in opposite towers with some dungeons underneath. People are disappearing and horrible screams are coming from the towers. Some local merchants hire the players to investigate, and no doubt hilarity and gore ensue. Not necessarily in that order.
I saw GWAR in concert in the spring of 1994, and it was memorable to say the least. They played in a converted roller skating rink, and we left that place drenched in fake blood and other simulated fluids. I can't say that the music was good, but it was a hell of a lot of fun. Good times, those. So I really couldn't pass up an adventure written by Dave Brockie. Of course, written by is perhaps a bit of a loose term since Dave died before he could finish it. The adventure was completed by Jobe Bittman, but Dave's original draft is included as an appendix. I have the PDF but am waiting for the physical copy to actually give it a full read through, so I can't yet comment on the adventure itself. Having skimmed though the PDF though, I will say that the biggest draw for me is the artwork done by Dave Brockie himself. There's a lot of psychedelic goodness there. I plan to write more on this once I've read through the entire thing. Much like that concert way back in 1994, I'm not sure that I expect it to be good, but I do expect it to be entertaining. Long live GWAR!