Thursday, July 27, 2017
Happy Gygax Day!
July 27th was Gary Gygax's birthday, and now it's Gary Gygax Day. I think that's a worthy thing for the RPG community; Gary d...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Dalluhn: Wizards' Guilds and Fellowships
If you don't know the history of the document called, alternately, Beyond This Point Be Dragons and the Dalluhn Manuscript, the best ...
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Basic D&D at 40
The 1977 Origins Game Fair was in Staten Island, New York, on July 22-24 of that year. It was the event where TSR debuted the D&D Bas...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Paying for Safe Passage; or, Banditry and Barons.
A recent AskHistorians question about bandits got an answer that is simply overflowing with game-worthy material. The whole thread is fa...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
A Thief in the Dying Earth
The description of Matthew Hughes's latest short story collection, 9 Tales of Raffalon , is simply: "A Thief in the Dying Earth.&...
Thursday, June 1, 2017
On the Living Dungeon / Vision and Re-Vision
I said in my last post that there was more to be said about the living dungeon concept. I want to dig a bit further into that. Periodica...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Megadungeons, Bosses, and Goals
In my last post, I mentioned that I dislike how Rappan Athuk used an "end boss" in the deep levels of the dungeon. The late leve...
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