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Not D&D, but definitely provocative

January 12, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

This is and will remain a gaming blog. Still, I figured at least some of you would want to see this.

Teahupoo, Tahiti is widely known throughout the world of surfing as having the most powerful break on the planet.  On Aug 27th 2011… is what many are calling the biggest and gnarliest Teahupoo ever ridden.

Chris Bryan was fortunate enough to be there… on a day that will go down in the history of big wave surfing. The French Navy labeled this day a double code red prohibiting and threatening to arrest anyone that entered the water.

So he rode the waves and filmed it and left a document of some mighty stylish law-breaking.* Don’t try this at home, even if your home happens to be at Teahupoo. How can I possibly justify putting this link up here? Some crack about saving throws, maybe? How about by saying: there’s a lot of talk in the OSR about not “balancing” threats or encounters, about the game really testing player skill, sneakiness and grift, about levels not mattering all that much. That’s all true of course, but still, the whole leveling schema puts a heavy emphasis on what a hero can expect when they wade in with their sword, on their box of tricks and their resilience and their luck all increasing with dungeon-delving experience.

Well, here’s what a Normal Man can do.

I confess, I don’t understand where the cameraman is standing At All.

* law? In the end I don’t know, but I’m willing to concede that, provisionally and for all practical purposes, the French Navy on that day functioned as a Leviathan, whether their authority would have been subsequently upheld or not.

Also, need a Cthulhuclava? Brutal knitting provides. Via Toilet World! I feel kinda cheeky posting that, because you probably know her site a whole lot better than you know this one, but I’d never followed that particular link, and now I have, and you’d probably like it too.

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