Dungeons and Discourse

4.15.09 by Ben + 80 comments!

I am going to abuse my position as a contributor and write my second article in one day.

Does anyone remember when I examined the philosophy of Dungeons and Dragons? Well, the internet has one-upped me, and it’s time to get revenge.

What I’m talking about, of course, is the cult hit by Aaron Diaz (in his wonderful comic Dresden Codak) known as Dungeons and Discourse.

The idea is that instead of character classes (such as Fighter, Cleric, Wizard, etc.), characters derive their powers from various Philosophies.

So, in order to properly exact my revenge, I (and if you want to, you) need ideas on how to turn this into a reality and then turn it into a fully-fledged meme.

Here are my Class ideas (each class should have two builds or paths);

And those are the only full ones. Others include;

So, you can help by commenting on which ones you think should be included, which ones shouldn’t, new ideas, or new builds. Wikipedia is your friend!

Second, each class derives powers from their beliefs, and these classes and powers fall into one of four categories; Leaders (who heal friends), Strikers (who do massive damage to one person), Defenders (who are very hard to kill), or Controllers (who do less damage to larger groups of people).

This is also a great place to discuss these different philosophies. I personally am an Existentialist and Atheist, which means that I don’t believe in a power, God, or any form of purpose in the Universe. What do you believe? Leave a comment!


3.11.09 by Tim + 3 comments!

Sometime during the last school year or summer, Hannah KK and I got together to study (and by “study” i mean “bake hardtack and talk about being pirates”) and we put together a rough list of things we might want to keep in mind for any future piracy. Anyways it kind of filtered into the back of my mind until tonight when i ran across the text document hidden deep in the recesses of my computers desktop folder.


A boat (mattresses, wood,tent,rope, etc, Flag)

Rations!  (Hardtack (cooked over an open fire! (also aged) , grog, jerky, oatmeal? butter,cheese, raisins, SPIRITS! animal fat,  Salmagundi?)

A Crew (With rankings)

Somewhere to sail (Perry, Lakeview, Clinton? Edina, Not Kaw)


Outfits (Minimalist)

Cannons (exploding flour?)


Life jackets?  (More legal)

Learn how to perform the hornpipe (What instruments would be required?


1.  Nice boat w/ permit, in daylight, legitly sailed.

2.  Mattress boat, in deserted area, in daylight, well researched regulations, with feigned ignorance if stopped by local officials.

3.  Mattress boat in the cover of darkness, little light, constructed in daylight but not sailed until night (Gives time to learn hornpipe) and pretty much screwed if caught by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers(or any other local officials).  

Bodys of Water Considered

Lakeview Lake

Parts of Clinton Lake

Lone Star?

Perry Lake


Just in case you guys feel the sudden urge to get your piracy on. Also I added the “Piracy” category because this didn’t seem to fit anything else. Y’alls should feel free to delete it if you think its too ridiculous or something.