- Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Playtest overview.Posted 224 days ago
D&D Basic Set part 5
Reactions: Since monsters don't always attack, we need a way to figure out just how they react to adventurers. This is done by rolling 2d6 and finding the result on a table. This table has been...
- Posted 1052 days ago
D&D Basic Set part 4
Today I get into the portion of the book that deals with adventuring. Time and Movement in the Dungeons: No changes from OD&D here. We get a turn defined as ten minutes in the game, and unencumbered...
- Posted 1056 days ago
D&D Basic Set part 3
Today I'm looking at a number of different topics, from equipment to alignment to languages. There's not a lot here that is different from OD&D, but I'm going to go through and point out the minor differences...
- Posted 1058 days ago
On Castle Greyhawk and My Campaign
The initial plan for my Ultimate Sandbox campaign was to centre the whole thing around Castle Greyhawk, the original megadungeon from Gary Gygax’s campaign. I was going to use the Castle Zagyg supplements from Troll Lord Games...
- Posted 1064 days ago
D&D Basic Set part 2
Today I'm going to take a look at the races and classes in the Basic Set, and how they differ from their presentation in OD&D. The classes included here are Fighting Men, Magic-Users, Clerics and Thieves. The...
- Posted 1066 days ago
An Incomplete History of Oerth – Part 1
Now that I've read through every OD&D product, and taken copious notes, a basic outline of the history of my campaign world-to-be is emerging. Certainly none of this stuff was ever intended to fit together, and a...
- Posted 1069 days ago
D&D Basic Set part 1
Yes, it's been a long time. And yes, I know that I promised to do some consolidation and campaign-building in the meantime. That stuff is still going to happen. But in the interests of keeping this blog...
- Posted 1076 days ago
Crafting Castle Black Star, part 1
In his article on town design in The Strategic Review #7, author Joe Fischer mentioned his home dungeon, Castle Black Star. In my ongoing mission to construct a sandbox campaign out of D&D's many disparate elements,...
- Posted 1167 days ago
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....
- Posted 1189 days ago
Monster & Treasure Assortments Sets 1 to 3
I'm not certain exactly when these products were released, but given that the first one was included with the original Basic Set it has to be before this point. I've lumped all three together at the end...
- Posted 1197 days ago