[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

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[Actual Play] Swords against Chaos 04 (B/X Mystara); Blood & Commerce

Know then that on the 4th of the Felmont our heroes continued their Sojourn in those ancient crypts in the Wulfholde hills, and gained much thereby. In the throne-room of the Orc Jarl, our heroes found much in the way of coin, bauble, jewel, and items of enchantment besides. They encountered there the Jarl’s Wives … More [Actual Play] Swords against Chaos 04 (B/X Mystara); Blood & Commerce

[Review] Return to the Tomb of Horrors Pt. II (AD&D 2e); Touch the Sun

“Me miserable! Which way shall I fly Infinite wrath and infinite despair? Which way I fly is hell; myself am hell; And in the lowest deep a lower deep, Still threat’ning to devour me, opens wide, To which the hell I suffer seems a heaven.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost Pt. III: Moil, the City that Waits. … More [Review] Return to the Tomb of Horrors Pt. II (AD&D 2e); Touch the Sun

[Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 03 (B/X Mystara); Fighting Men

On the third day of the Felmont they girded their blades and stowed their packs, already used to the grim routine. Only two of the original six remained, Mad Hummingbird and crafty Shing. The Maiden Earendil said her prayers and stringed her cousins bow. Once more they set out. Others had joined. Sellswords and wanderers … More [Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 03 (B/X Mystara); Fighting Men

[Review] Return to the Tomb of Horrors (AD&D 2e) Pt. I; Where Eagles Dare…

[Adventure] Return to the Tomb of Horrors (1998) Bruce R. Cordell (TSR) Levels 13 – 16 TSR headquarters, Renton, 1998. Lorraine Williams and Gary Gygax are distant memories. Wizards Executives and men with clipboards and lab coats watch through plate glass as Monte Cook demonstrates yet another high level spell proficiency subsystem, quotes Monty Python … More [Review] Return to the Tomb of Horrors (AD&D 2e) Pt. I; Where Eagles Dare…

[Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 02 (B/X Mystara); An Ancient and Accursed place…

And so it was our heroes continued onward in that ancient cairn in the Wulfholde Hills, searching for the Cleric Alaric, taken by treacherous beastmen. Six had entered and now Five remained. Shing carved open the slain Chameleon and liberated the head of Ilyanka and bathed it in the pool and placed it near her … More [Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 02 (B/X Mystara); An Ancient and Accursed place…

[Review] The Grinding Gear (Lotfp); Something Something Something Complete…

[Adventure] The Grinding Gear (2009) James Raggi IV (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Levels 1 – 4 I’m reading something long so in the meantime I figured I could go back and cover one particular module that I’ve since changed my mind on. The Grinding Gear by James Raggi fascinated me in my rediscovery of … More [Review] The Grinding Gear (Lotfp); Something Something Something Complete…

[Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 01 (B/X Mystara); King’s Festival

This being a chronicle of that band of unlikely heroes that stood for all of Karameikos in the thousandth year of the reign of the Thyatian Emperors, Felmont 1st. The prior day they had made their way into Stallanford from the South along the Duke’s Road, in search of coin and a warm bed and … More [Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 01 (B/X Mystara); King’s Festival