Tag Archives: legacy d&d

Plastic Crack is Wack!

As I’ve said before , miniatures in my games a relatively new addition, only since 2001 when we started playing Dungeons & Dragons 3 rd edition. I was not weaned into gaming through minis; I did not migrate from wargames to RPGs, instead I jumped right into gaming and was pretty much self-taught, so I never used miniatures. In fact I resisted! When D&D 3 rd edition came out I realized the …

How we buy games… A retrospective!

This week I purchased some digital RPG supplements in PDF, pre-ordered a book, and I got home today (Saturday) from the Puerto Rico Comic Con (shameless plug) to find a box from Amazon with the copy of Traveller by Mongoose Publishing . As I sat down with the book to reminisce about that system in particular (and that’s a whole…

How we buy games… A retrospective!

This week I purchased some digital RPG supplements in PDF, pre-ordered a book, and I got home today (Saturday) from the Puerto Rico Comic Con (shameless plug) to find a box from Amazon with the copy of Traveller by Mongoose Publishing . As I sat down with the book to reminisce about that system in particular (and that’s a whole other post, and hopefully…

Campaign Primer Ideas! Part 1

Fellow poster, and all around nice guy, Shinobicow (who also has a really cool nick, but I digress) wrote an excellent series of posts on World Building that he shared here on the blog. They are full of useful advice to get your campaign creation juices flowing.  One in particular caught my attention, Part 8 , on actually getting your campaign started, touched up on a …

Inner Sea World Guide: First impressions …

This past Saturday I went down to my FLGS and got my hands on the new Pathfinder RPG campaign setting, the Inner Sea World Guide . Any casual reader of my posts will know I am a homebrewer at heart and that I rarely run pre-published campaigns, but I am not below getting campaigns settings and mining them for ideas, rules or even …

A font by any other name…

I don’t know about you, but I love collecting them. Ever since I got my first word processor I cherished the possibility of changing the font depending on the purpose of the document I was writing. For a big period in my gaming life one of the things I enjoyed the most was creating character sheets for the games I was playing, (this was in that…

Crypts and Things

When it comes to the Old-School Renaissance I have some mixed feelings. On the one hand I enjoy the simple old-school charm of games like Swords & Wizardry or X-Plorers, but on the other hand I am unhappy with the lack of innovation and creativity in this part of our hobby. Games like the aforementioned X-Plorers , Stars…

Breaking the d20 Paradigm

“Dear d20 System, we’ve had a good run you and me… No, no relax, this is NOT that conversation. I am not breaking up with you! I just think we should see other people. You have your legions of adoring fans, and that shiny new 4 th edition, you can see whoever you want, I have met some new systems, Indies mostly, and I want to explore my options. You …

Wizards of the Coast, please reconsider your PDF policy!

In April 2009 Wizards of the Coast stopped all sales of PDFs . The reasons are still not 100% clear but there was always some talk about piracy. Almost two years later there are still no legal PDF products you can buy from WotC. I doubt I have to point out that piracy is still strong. But I don’t want to talk about piracy today. …

Bachelor Party RPG!

“Rick Gassko is settling down… But before he walks down the aisle with Debbie he’s having on last fling. Accompanied by his friends, some dice, the Necronomicon and his favorite game designer and wild party animal Ed “The Beard” Greenwood, Rick will have an adventure he will never forget. Literally… Bachelor Party RPG!” No, I’m sorry to disappoint, this post is NOT about a role playing …

Alternity memories…

The recent post by HyenaSpotz about the Alternity RPG really struck home! I was a big fan of the game when it came out and his terrific review of the game brought back some great memories. When Alternity was announced I was immediately interested; the fact that it would be a “generic” sci-fi system I could use to create my own …

Ultimate History of Dungeons & Dragons

This might have been around for a while, but I only recently discovered it. The Ultimate History of Dungeons & Dragons! I wish I could buy a poster of this and hang it in my office. Click here to view larger version. Related posts: Free Stuff Friday: Dungeons & Dragons Free Stuff Friday: Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Character Sheets Dead Alewives –

Freebie: Stars Without Number

I’ve known of the existence of this game for quite a while now, but for some reason I just picked it up pretty recently. That’s why I don’t want to call this post a fully review. Stars Without Number is a surprisingly well-made SF roleplaying game “influenced by the Old School Renaissance and partially inspired by the great fantasy role-playing game editions written by Tom…

Kobold adoptions going on right now! Free Kobold Quarterly #11…

Tweet Kobolds ! Some of those little humanoids, that went from being the pesky scaled doglike bane of 1 st level PCs to dragon blooded opponents of the modern adventurer, so renowned that they have a publication named after them, need a home! The wonderful people at Open Game Design are putting up for adoption issue #11 of Kobold Quarterly; will you find a home for it? Ok, enough…

Bridging the Gap part II

Tweet Back again with another tip on using something from a newer game in an older one. One of the biggest problems in most games has to be how the party got together and how they know one another. One solution that I have used many times is actually from an Old-School blogger, It’s a file called 100 Reasons and can be found here: http://bxblackrazor.blogspot….

Bridging the Gap part II

Tweet Back again with another tip on using something from a newer game in an older one. One of the biggest problems in most games has to be how the party got together and how they know one another. One solution that I have used many times is actually from an Old-School blogger, It’s a file called 100 Reasons and can be found here: http://bxblackrazor.blogspot.com/2010/08/give-me…

Bridging the Gap

Tweet There is a lot of animosity between the old-school and new-school gaming groups. A lot of this I think is unnecessary. I mentioned briefly in my introduction that I am more of an old-school gamer. This isn’t entirely true. While I do enjoy the older games much more than the newer ones. There is a…

Bridging the Gap

Tweet There is a lot of animosity between the old-school and new-school gaming groups. A lot of this I think is unnecessary. I mentioned briefly in my introduction that I am more of an old-school gamer. This isn’t entirely true. While I do enjoy the older games much more than the newer ones. There is a lot…

Lamentation of the Flame Princess Sale

Tweet You might have heard of Lamentation of the Flame Princess before. It’s a D&D retro-clone that does a few things differently than most others. Instead of just being a close copy of 1974’s D&D it really is its own game,  presenting a “sinister and horrific twist on traditional fantasy gaming”. James Raggi IV’s has really done a great job with this! Instead of most other retro …

Lamentation of the Flame Princess Sale

Tweet You might have heard of Lamentation of the Flame Princess before. It’s a D&D retro-clone that does a few things differently than most others. Instead of just being a close copy of 1974’s D&D it really is its own game,  presenting a “sinister and horrific twist on traditional fantasy gaming”. James Raggi IV’s has really done a great job with this! Instead…