- Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Playtest overview.Posted 224 days ago
On Alignment Changes From OD&D to Holmes Basic
Alignment undergoes a big shift from OD&D into the Holmes Basic Set and AD&D. Originally it was a simple three-way system of Law-Neutrality-Chaos, but by Holmes the concepts of Good and Evil have entered into the mix,...
- Posted 992 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
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...
- Posted 1204 days ago
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...
- Posted 1209 days ago
The Dragon #8 part 1
After last issue's dearth of usable articles, it's back to business as usual. The Dragon #8 has a bunch of useful ones, including one on the Outer Planes that introduces a lot of D&D lore. But first,...
- Posted 1211 days ago
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...
- Posted 1216 days ago
The Dragon #6 part 2
Further Rules, Modifications and Clarifications for Metamorphosis Alpha: The glut of articles about this game continues. This time we get some clarification to a few mutations that were vague in their implementation. For example, for the...
- Posted 1219 days ago
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,...
- Posted 1226 days ago
The Dragon #5 part 2
Witchcraft Supplement for D&D: I love how the guys at TSR just published this thing even though they have no idea who wrote it. Truly, it was a different time, and there's absolutely no way Wizards...
- Posted 1254 days ago