When I was a Fighting-man… Part II

So the theme of my last post was “What was Howard’s intention with the characters in his Conan Stories?” Since Howard predates RPGs (and was an influence on them) the only conclusion one can draw is that Howard didn’t have RPG statistics in mind. In storytelling the hero is always strong enough to succeed. She […]

Continue Reading 1

ADCC: Deed-Based Warrior Subclasses

That’s Advanced Dungeon Crawl Classics (ADCC) – credit for the acronym goes to Ryan Colby. A while back I posted my take on the Ranger for DCC, inspired by Crawl! Fanzine #6, which also featured DCC versions of the paladin, bard, and gnome. I’ve actually had someone just start playing a ranger in my game, […]

Continue Reading 4

The Blog-iversary

I missed it when I put up last Wednesday’s art post, but that was the 1-year anniversary for the Age of Ruins blog! Looks like I’ll be celebrating by not really posting this week. But despite the slightly more difficult time I’ve had keeping the schedule regular lately, I must say I’m pretty proud that […]

Continue Reading 0

Hex Crawl Alphabet: D is for Dwarves

OK, we know that next hex over has a dwarven settlement of some sort in it. First off, what’s the general purpose of that settlement? Dwarf Settlement Purpose (d6) 1-3: Mining 4-5: Military 6: Mercantile Assuming “traditional” dwarves, military establishments represent a stronghold or fortress protecting the mountains, hills, or land below the earth from […]

Continue Reading 1

D is for … Diabetes?

No, that’s not the next entry for the Hex Crawl Alphabet. I normally don’t post things that aren’t game-related, but given that it’s been about two weeks since I did anything but art posts, I just wanted to give a little context. Three weeks ago I started a new position at work, which so far […]

Continue Reading 1

A Change of Pace

So I’ve been discussing Robert E. Howard’s Hyborian Age and how it might be successfully translated into a d20 Campaign Setting. I want to switch things up this time. I’m going to do that occasionally because there is only so many times a gal can type the name Conan before she gets sick of seeing […]

Continue Reading 1