January 13, 2021 at 04:50PM

Look at this little girl! I don’t generally collect transformers, but one that turns into a dinosaur skeleton, is super poseable and is on a scale with my 3.75″ stuff… well, come on.

Transformer Vertebreak appeared in my sweet stack of Christmas gifts this year after Mrs saw me adoring her on @nistuff ‘s YouTube channel (follow him for cool toys and etc. Seriously. He’s an entertaining, neato dude.)

Very neat head, tail and ankle articulation. Good for attacking that little Ben Grimm heroclix shown earlier, disturbing a glyos goliath, or acting as a statue in a tiny museum diorama.

The transformation is easy and pretty drastic. I would never have thought as a kid that you could turn a robot into a pretty realistic bone dinosaur.

The name Vertebreak is pretty horrific, the more I think about it.

I wouldn’t mind getting other fossil-bots if they are even half as good as this design.

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Trump impeached twice now.

Trump is now the first president in history to be impeached twice.

197 Republicans voted against the impeachment.

Only 10 Republicans voted in favor impeaching the guy who incited a riot of armed idiots to attack our nation’s capitol and got at least five people killed last week.

You know who to vote out of office. There is a list available.

Conviction in the Senate will be trickier: Democrats would need to recruit 17 Republican senators to support the charges, and it may only happen after Trump leaves office – though that would still bar him from running for office again.


Return to White Plume Mountain

The shattered ruins of the “inverted ziggurat” below White Plume Mountain, littered with the moldering bones of creatures once bound within glass enclosures, slain by a party of adventurers many years ago  (Wayne Reynolds, Return to White Plume Mountain, TSR, 1999, after David Sutherland’s drawing of the intact room from the original 1979 AD&D module S2)

The cursed ruins of Castle Mukos — Who knows what lies within?  (it’s meenlocks, lots of meenlocks).  This is one of the locations first mentioned as a little detail on Erol Otus’ 1980 map from the original S2: White Plume Mountain, illustrated years later by Wayne Reynolds in Return to White Plume Mountain, TSR, 1999.

Dead Gnoll’s Eyesocket

“White Plume Mountain is located in the northeastern part of the Shield Lands, near the Bandit Kingdoms and The Great Rift.”  (Erol Otus, AD&D module S2, 1980 and later printings)  Dead Gnoll’s Eyesocket is a small cave, the only shelter available in the wilderness.  The other locations are not described and can serve as homebrew plot hooks, though they did appear in much later publications.