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July 13, 2009: They Messed with the Wrong Man . . . and Dog . . . and AIs

"When the Evilbad Cartel fired a missile into the home of Anton Hollick, there was one thing they didn't count on. Joe Kuzenza. Now the Evilbad Cartel face a man that missiles couldn't kill. With him is his companion Rolphie, a talking dog uplifted by Hollick. Together, they and their AI sidekicks are looking for some Wild Justice."

Well, maybe that's not quite what Transhuman Space: Personnel Files 3 - Wild Justice is about. I dare you, though, to read the synopsis and the title and not have that sort of movie trailer pop into your head. The book does contain writeups for Joe, his dog, and the AIs they share wacky adventures with, and it does explain their backstories, but where you take it from there is strictly up to you.

I, for example, decided that "Evilbad Cartel" was a suitable name for my game. I suspect (or, at least, hope) you can do a fair sight better.

Also, Munchkin Level Counter!

Sure, it's not an e23 thing, but it is a computer-related thingie. And if that's not good enough for me to shill it, then I ain't a duly-elected ad writer for SJ Games! So, what's the Munchkin Level Counter? It's an "app," as the kids say, for that iPhone doohickey. At its most basic, it keeps track of your levels during a game of Munchkin. Certainly handy, but there's more to it than that.

See, it also offers up Boons! What's a Boon? Well, once per game, you can ask your all-powerful Munchkin Level Counter to bestow upon you the power to smite your foes, crush your opponents, and generally make a mess of anyone daring to cross your path. And that's for both Munchkin and Munchkin Quest. And if that's not enough, the Boons go up to level 20, if you're feeling Epic.

But wait! There's more! You also get a counter for Chez Geek and SPANC, too! And if that's not enough, we also included a generic counter for . . . whatever! So exciting! Exclamation points!

-- Fox Barrett

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