Meeeeery (Mad) Christmas! 2018 edition.

Merry Christmas Mad Minions!
As some of you might remember,  I have come to China to begin my plans for Global Domination. Each year that I have been here, I have helped out with an organization called ‘Alenah’s Hope (www.childrenshope.net) introduced to me by a great friend named Jacken, who take care of children who have been abandoned because they have some kind of disability. That said, please do no share any of these pictures, showing pictures of kids with disabilities is frowned upon in China and i am not even supposed to be sharing these without Photoshopping the eyes… but I don’t think anyone in China actually searches my evil Mad Webpage… so I am going to chance it.

Most of these kids have never been held and most certainly have never had a Christmas present. You are supposed to come and just play with the kids, but I made it my mad mission to make sure these kids know the joy of opening a Christmas present at least once (Once they are filled with joy they wont mind as much when my robot army stomps across the earth, bending all to my mad will).

Because Mad Overlords are not that great at wrapping presents (we are exception at wrapping the bodies of our enemies and sinking them in the marsh to hide them from pesky authorities), I ask some of the great volunteers to help me wrap things.

Once wrapped, we cart them to Alenah’s where we play with the kids and hand out presents.  This year there was a little girl in blue who as soon as I showed she screamed, “Santa!” and came over to dance with me.

Like any good evil Mad Overlord, I rewarded her by tossing her around like a sack of potatoes. You can almost hear her spine crack from here. Does my heart good.

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After torturing this small child, I started hanging out the presents. Sadly, I mixed up the packages and none of them contained knives, grenades or flame throwers. Instead all they contained were crayons and cuddly toys.

How sad.

 

Before you think this holiday is all about your favorite Mad Overlord, lots of other people came to help out and this is just a small fraction of all the wonderful people who helped. Its a shame my robot army will have to crush them all because they are really good people.. but ah well.

 

And there you go. December was a hectic month with the move and the building catching on fire and all… But I am glad 2018 is going  out where I got to harass some children. Makes me smile.. and maybe not just because I am mad as a hatter.

Stay Mad.

Be Good.

 

We didn’t start the fire, it was always burning since… OH MY GOD THE BUILDING IS ON FIRE!!!

Hey hey hey fun folks. This is a late post since things have been super hectic here.. I just moved into a new place and EVERYTHING that could possible go wrong with this move, has.

I still do not even have internet at my place. The guy came to hook it up… couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t working and then just left. They still charged me though…

*sigh*

Anyway, within 24 hours of Google saying they are going to delay.. even pause the Dragonfly browser deal… there was a fire on the roof of our building. We are on the 9th floor. Google is on the 5th.

Here are some pics. Thank goodness it wasn’t too cold out that day… about 34 degrees F.

No one was hurt. But it does make me wonder.

More stuff coming soon.

Stay Mad.

Be Good.

There is magic.

More words from Jim Ward.

Magic is real
Never doubt there is magic in the world. A simple shoe repair dude puts together an entire new game and 40+ years later millions of people are playing it and having great fun. That same man makes a truly challenging adventure and 40 years later Tomb of Horrors is still a famous world class adventure. A dude (me) is a terrible speller and has no writing experience and is challenged to make a science fiction role-playing game before such a game was even thought of. Now 40+ years later that game is still played and sold. Gary Gygax spun magic my facebook friends. I’m proud to say I’ve spun that same magic. Long after I’m dead and gone people will be playing my games. That makes me extremely happy. Chris Clark and I are about to publish through Troll Lord games a detailed map of the starship Warden. It’s over 500 pages long with terrific maps and illustrations. I have no doubt it will be played in some form on the first colonization starship man sends to the stars. Wouldn’t it be cool if they named that ship the Warden. Happy holidays.

 

Couldn’t have said it better Mr. Ward.

Happy Holidays.

Stay Mad.

Why am I mad? China.

Hey hey Mad Minions,

Some days I really like living in China. But Damn, one thing about about Chinese people (mostly Chinese men for some reason) that drives me crazy is they always think they know what is better for you than yourself… without even knowing what is going on in your life.

Many things are happening this upcoming weekend.
ONE: A game jam. This was originally going to happen on the 9th.

TWO: I just got a new apartment.  The original plan was to have the internet people for my new apartment come on Saturday the 8th.

Sound good so far? Well, after I made these plans, my buddy from the game jam contacted me via wechat (the chat program every one uses here) to say his wife had something to do on Sunday… .. so I had to switch the game jam to Saturday and the landlord stuff to Sunday.

No problem correct?

Well, just wait.

I am also assembling Christmas presents for Alenahs Kids https://childrenshope.net/ I did this last year  https://madoverlordstudios.com/category/christmas/

Here is where I messed up.

This year I thought I should get help. Why should I shoulder the entire load? This is why.

So I was planning on getting all the presents wrapped on December 15th, but since I told people… they said they could help and store the presents at their place (near Alenahs) so I said okay.

But then the people said they will be leaving on the 15th, so the only way we can wrap presents at their place (and store them) is if we do it this up coming weekend (either the 8th or 9th). This was also backed up by the fact the company where I work (FunPlus), told me I had to move all the presents out of the office this weekend.

But what about the landlord?

Well, I tried to choose the activity where I could be the most responsible and serve the majority of the people: which was wrapping christmas presents.

Unfortunately, the Chinese person representing my landlord and the internet guy was mad and called me irresponsible because I wanted to change the date again.

Maybe it is all my fault. But I made the choice to serve the greatest good I could while everything kept shifting under my feet.

I tried my best. I am only one Mad Overlord. Getting more insane by the day and getting *so* tired of Chinese people.  They’re talking like they know what is going on in your life more than you do.

Piss off world. This is why I am going to crush this ball of mud in my evil grip.

Stay Mad.

Be Good.