Author: VickieMoore

August 12, 2017 2 comments

Tomb of Horrors, Part 2 Acererak is dead. His tomb vandalized and plundered. We defeated this ultimate dungeon deathtrap using the same method as the first-place team at Origins 1 where the Tomb of Horrors premiered in 1975. Our cleric suggested a way to use the dungeon against itself. Yes, that’s correct. One way to…

August 4, 2017 2 comments

Tomb of Horrors, Part 1 Four adventurers (and a host of backup adventurers) set out on a quest to conquer the most notorious dungeon ever constructed. How did we fare? This is our tale… After a morning of pushing your barges through the stagnant waters of the Vast Swamp, you arrive at the presumed site…

July 28, 2017 No comments exist

An Army of One There is beauty in organized play, tabletop RPGs, like the Pathfinder Society or the Adventurers League. To be sure, it’s a different kind of beauty than is to be found in a ongoing campaign with its engaging story arcs and sense of consistency, both player and plot. In many ways, organized…

July 19, 2017 No comments exist

Musings from GCPWest One of the first bands of pioneers to brave The Oregon Trail from Missouri to Oregon in 1839 took that ominous phrase as their motto. And I adopted it for my weekend in Portland! Certainly, I wanted the opportunity to poke around more national sites featured in my game Roadtrip!. More history…

June 14, 2017 No comments exist

Final Frontier Juneau to San Jose June 11, 2017 Miles Driven: 2 (+1,607 miles in the air) Sunrise (Juneau): 3:52am / Sunset (San Jose): 8:28pm Latitude: 58.30N to 37.33N National Parks Visited: 0 Wacky Roadside Attractions: 0   I’m home now, having taken two 2-hour flights down from Juneau connecting through Seattle. What a marvelous adventure. I…

June 13, 2017 No comments exist

A Hammer and A Whale Haines Junction to Juneau June 10, 2017 Miles Driven: 173 (+80 miles on the Alaska Marine Highway) Sunrise (Haines Junction): 4:40am / Sunset (Juneau): 10:01pm Latitude: 60.75N to 58.30N National Parks Visited: 0 Wacky Roadside Attractions: 1   The road leading over the pass from Haines to Haines Junction was spectacular. No,…

June 10, 2017 1 comment

Bouncing Along Frost Heaves Tok to Haines Junction, Canada June 9, 2017 Miles Driven: 299 Sunrise (Tok): 3:25am / Sunset (Haines Junction): 11:39pm Latitude: 63.34N to 60.75N National Parks Visited: 1 (Canada) Wacky Roadside Attractions: 1   We bounced our way back to Canada. Till now I haven’t spent much time talking about the frost heaves up…

June 9, 2017 1 comment

Black & Blue Wrangell – St. Elias National Park to Tok June 8, 2017 Miles Driven: 374 Sunrise (Copper Center): 3:58am / Sunset (Tok): 11:37pm Latitude: 61.96N to 63.34N National Parks Visited: 0 Wacky Roadside Attractions: 0   After I posted last night, while I was sitting outside on the quaint motel deck enjoying the midnight sun…

June 8, 2017 1 comment

Switzerland. Anchorage to Wrangell – St. Elias National Park June 7, 2017 Miles Driven: 308 Sunrise (Anchorage): 4:27am / Sunset (Copper Center): 11:23pm Latitude: 61.22N to 61.96N National Parks Visited: 1 Wacky Roadside Attractions: 0   Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is larger than the country of Switzerland and higher. Yes, you read that correctly. It’s as large…

June 7, 2017 1 comment

Mush! Denali National Park to Anchorage June 6, 2017 Miles Driven: 261 Sunrise (Denali): 3:20am / Sunset (Anchorage): 11:30pm Latitude: 63.11N to 61.22N National Parks Visited: 1 (same one as yesterday) Wacky Roadside Attractions: 1   We whirled around the track at lightning speed, our 8-dog team pulling the driver and the two of us through the…