Tag Archives: Adventure

The Dragon #2 part 1

With The Dragon #1 completed, I move straight into issue #2. These are the glory days, when D&D supplements weren’t being catapulted out of TSR every day of the week. I will savour it while I can. As usual, I’ll quickly run through the articles that are of no relevance to my campaign. Dragon Rumbles has editor Tim Kask talking about the …

Issue 477 – When Adventures Are Too Easy

This Week’s Tips When Adventures Are Too Easy For Your Game: 100 Street Scenes Strolen’s Feature Article: Cult Generation Campaign Mastery Blog

Issue 476 – Make Your Adventures Feel Adventurous

This Week’s Tips Make Your Adventures Feel Adventurous 100 Subjects For Tavern Chatter Campaign Mastery Blog

The Dragon #9

This is it folks, the last issue of The Dragon in the OD&D era (at least so far as this project goes). There’s not a great deal of stuff to cover. But first, the things I ain’t covering. The Dragon Rumbles editorial covers Origins ’77, and points out all of its flaws while at the same time saying it won’t be pointing them …

The Dragon #8 part 2

The Development of Towns in D&D: This article gives guidelines on designing your campaign’s main town or city, where the PCs go between dungeon expeditions. The advice given is generally quite good, but in my opinion it errs on the side of over-preparation. (Yes, I realise how ridiculous that is coming from the author of this blog.) There are number…

The Dragon #7

Remember last issue when the editorial promised to expand the magazine coverage to different games? This where it begins, leaving me with a pretty small selection of articles to cover. But first, the irrelevent ones. The Dragon Rumbles editorial talks about how far the magazine has come since issue #1, and also makes sure to point out that nothing they publish for D&D is considered…

The Dragon #6 part 1

I return from my holiday feeling somewhat rested but no more enthusiastic than I was beforehand. I did not game that whole time, and D&D was really not on my mind at any point. Oh, 4th Edition, see what horrors thou hast wrought! So here’s the plan. I only have a few more products to cover before I reach the end of the OD&D era for …

The Dragon #5

Before we begin, may I just say how good it is to have an issue of The Dragon with actual D&D content in it? Empire of the Petal Throne may be rad, but it can’t match the love I bear for its progenitor. This issue has a number of articles that I won’t be using in my campaign. The Dragon Rumbles…

Issue 472 – 9 Things Dragon Age Taught Me About Running a Better Game

This Week’s Tips 9 Things Dragon Age Taught Me About Running a Better Game How Players Can Create Their Own Item Cards Game Master Tips & Tricks How To Get New Ideas For Adventures More Hex Mapping Software Naming A Campaign Name Your Adventures And Sessions Too Campaign Mastery Blog

The Dragon #4

Issue #4 of The Dragon is a spotlight on Empire of the Petal Throne (henceforth referred to as EPT). As such, I won’t be going into too much detail here. Yes, I am hoping to use Tekumel as a world that the PCs might stumble into, but given that this world has little bearing on the history of D&D I think it best not to get bogged down…

The Dragon #3 part 2

The Gnome Cache Chapter 3 and 4: Gary’s serialised novel continues. In these two chapters, Dunstan escapes from the ruffians he hooked up with last time, and takes the stableboy Mellerd into his employ. As for tidbits for me to include in the World of Greyhawk, see below. The Inn of the Riven Oak is run by Innkeeper Krell, with the help of Meggin the buxom tavern wench. The soldiers searching for…

The Dragon #3 part 1

My epic trek continues, with a foray into The Dragon #3. As usual, I’ll begin with a brief description of those articles which have no bearing on my mammoth project. Dragon Rumbles starts the issue with an eloquent editorial defense of the use of fiction in the magazine. Does Anyone Remember War of the Empires sees Gary reminiscing about an early play-by-mail sci-fi wargame. The Adventures of …

The Dragon #1 part 2

And now, The Dragon #1, part the second. CREATURE FEATURE – THE BULETTE: This monster is also known as the Landshark, which the internet assures me is a reference to some obscure comedy show that we didn’t get in Australia. Can’t have been very good if we didn’t get it. But anyway, the Bulette was cross-bred from the armadillo and the snapping turtle, …

The Dragon #1 part 1

Today I move on from Supplement III, and tackle the premiere issue of The Dragon. Formerly known as The Strategic Review, this magazine is now twice as big and a whole lot more fancy. The content isn’t particularly different at this stage, but there’s an air of professionalism about the thing that wasn’t their in the previous incarnation. TSR is moving up …

Post-Eldritch Wizardry Campaign Round-Up

The following shows what the campaign will look like once everything up to and including Supplement III: Eldritch Wizardry has been included. It should also be noted that the last time I did this was just before I tackled Supplement II, so the new inclusions here also include material from that product. As usual, any new additions are highlighted in red. RULES: The rules used at the beginning of…