[Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 07 (B/X Mystara); Turning Point

It was the 8th of the Felmont, and our band awoke in the sunken depths of the Wizard Kavorquian’s dungeon. Groggy from injuries and paralytic poisons, Ioric the Hunter still trapped within a prison of stone, they gathered their lanterns and went west, to explore the Wizard’s library, and opened there the desk that had … More [Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 07 (B/X Mystara); Turning Point

[Autism] Deriving Levels For Fighting Men From Literary Sources

A continuation of our previous entry while I struggle manfully through my homework for a donation. Last time when we spitballed some level requirements for the great heroes of the Illiad we ran into comparatively little disagreement as regards to the relative position of the various heroes but the most coherent disagreement was voiced by … More [Autism] Deriving Levels For Fighting Men From Literary Sources

[Actual Play] Swords against Chaos 06 (Mystara B/X); Disaster!

And so it was, that on the 7th of the Felmont, our heroes did sojourn south, in search of the Wizard Kavorkian and new adventures, to deliver news of dire calamity in the mountains to the west. Afore they left Egil gathered them and said his goodbyes, claiming the sea was calling him home. As … More [Actual Play] Swords against Chaos 06 (Mystara B/X); Disaster!

[Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 05 (B/X Mystara); Terminus Est

The door swept open to reveal the cadaverous face of Petrides, servant of Chaos. With prayers to a nebulous Outer Darkness on his lips and enchanted steel in his hands he met them, fearing them not. Arrows splintered on his impregnable mail as he rose his spike-topped mace to smite at Hummingbird, when the Sleep … More [Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 05 (B/X Mystara); Terminus Est

[Booktalk] Describing Combat & A literary Appendix N; The Illiad

No game this weekend because of scheduling conflicts. Next week! It’s long been my contention that a lot of GMs and settings make their games unnecessarily shitty by having no idea what the various components of the D&D universe are based on or what they are meant to represent. The result is a disjointed mess, … More [Booktalk] Describing Combat & A literary Appendix N; The Illiad