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Hither came Conan… Part 3

So it’s already been a longer post than I intended it to be. In fact with all the suggestions for systems it has become very obvious that I lack the resources to purchase every game that might work for my ultimate goal. I want to thank all of you for your suggestions. Your interest in this project is […]

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OSR Cleric, Age of Ruins Style (Redone)

In keeping with the rest of this week, I’m already posting a revision on my OSR post from the other day. I realized that the version I posted before is probably overpowered by the standards of most old-school games, so I boiled it down to its essence and tried to adopt some Flailsnails-style compatibility. In […]

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The Worlds of 2nd Ed: Planescape

My first encounter with a setting that wasn’t featured on the inside front cover of my PHB came in May 1995, a few days after my birthday. I had money to spend, so of course I headed to the mall to grab some CDs at Sam Goody and browse the FLGS. Sitting there on a […]

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PDF Downloads Now Available for Reaper KS Backers

No real blog tonight, as I’m doing the election-watching thing, but if you backed Reaper’s Bones Kickstarter and you only glanced at today’s email update, you may not have noticed that your free PDFs are now available for download on the Pledge Manager page. Personally don’t care much about the novel, but I am definitely […]

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The Worlds of 2nd Ed: Al-Qadim

My office is still closed due to Hurricane Sandy, hence the relatively early hour of this post. Since the spirit of D&D is one of escapism, let’s leave behind the waterlogged northeast U.S. for the sun-drenched oases of Zakhara, the Land of Fate … I picked up the Al-Qadim box set and Monstrous Compendium Appendix […]

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The Worlds of 2nd Ed: Ravenloft

Unlike most of the other settings of the era, the first image of Ravenloft to stick in my head did not come from the inside cover of my PHB. As a kid who both liked horror and also tended to be pretty easily scared (or at least creeped out), the Ravenloft ads in Marvel Comics […]

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The Worlds of 2nd Ed: Dark Sun

Around the same time I began DMing for my peers, one of the “older kids” I also gamed with told me about a fun pre-published adventure he had recently played, which he wanted to run for a couple of us who hadn’t been there. In my experience, adventure modules were not commonly used during that […]

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