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Here is the equipment list for searching for the Ogopogo my daughter brainstormed the other night.

  • -Arrows
    -Guns (BB guns), (these 2 for protection, not to injure but to scare away bad guys)
    -Vitamins (the tasty, chewy kind)
    -Drinking cup + water bottle
    -Notebook (for writing, journaling what we find)
    -Night light – ‘cause can’t sleep without it
    -Flashlights (several, for some reason or other)
    -Brushes and shovels for digging up bones
    -Daddy
    -Mommy
    -Cooper (her older brother, but agreed to take him only after some prompting)
    -Binoculars
    -Life Jackets
    -First Aid Kit
    -leopard skin backpack because, well, yeah
  • Intrepid Explorer's Pack

    Intrepid Explorer’s Pack – hopefully Ogopogo won’t be jealous that Nessie is the favored travel companion

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    My 6 year old daughter is on a monster kick (not sure where she *gets* this stuff from). She’s collected dragons for years but has now stepped up to werewolves and trolls and sasquatches and such. More than anything right now she wants to travel to Scotland so we can search for Nessie, who happens to be her current favorite mythological creature.

    Local Monsters support Local Produce

    Local Monsters support Local Produce


    Anyhoo, Scotland is not really in the family budget. Nor is it really a top travel priority for us. Its actually at the very bottom of our current travel priority list, well under such exotic locations as Portland, and Vancouver and that small strawberry festival a few blocks Down the Street from our house. Despite all of her “research” on Nessie (more on that later – did you know they teach research methods in kindergarten these days?) we aren’t funding her current exploration overseas.

    However, there are local myths here in the NorthWest. While perusing her summer reading list (a fairly tall stack of well-illustrated children’s books on monsters collected from our local library) we discovered the stories of Ogopogo in Lake Okanagan, a lake which happens to be fairly close to her Grandfather’s current place of residence.

    Actual apparent photo of the Ogopogo

    Actual apparent photo of the Ogopogo


    Long story short, we aren’t travelling to Scotland this year. But we are planning an expedition, an adventure really, to Lake Okanagan, on a quest to find Ogopogo himself. My 6 year old daughter, her dubious older brother, myself, and my somewhat reluctant wife.

    Anyone ever been?

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    Isle of Dread front cover

    Isle of Dread is up on DnD classics with a great read on the history of the module. Always suspected that the Isle had a bit of a Lost World feel (look, that’s a dinosaur on the cover, not a dragon) and it’s neat to hear that confirmed by Cook. This was the first module I picked up that wasn’t a dungeon proper, (the great outdoors being prominent) and I remember feeling some disorientation at this introduction to hex mapping (instead of the typical dungeon square graph paper style maps).

    Isle_Of_Dread_hex_map

    Also this week Jeff Dee is continuing his quest of recreating his original Dungeons & Dragons artwork that was destroyed (I wrote about this last year) including  the original Isle of Dread module cover. Rewards include a full poster sized print of it (now that would look snazzy in the home office) along with a few other color pieces.

    isle-of-dread-back-cover

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    A short side adventure I wrote found it’s way to Kobold Press. If you like the Midgard setting or viking zombies go check out The Broken Tower.

    The Broken Tower

    The Broken Tower

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