Dave Played Blackmoor. Gary Played Greyhawk. Neither Played Dungeons & Dragons.

Dave and I disagree on how to handle any number of things, and both of our campaigns differ from the "rules" found in D&D. If the time ever comes when all aspects of fantasy are covered and the vast majority of its players agree on how the game should be played, D&D will have become …

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Where the Shift from Old School Play Came From, As I See It

Brian from Death Trap Games put up a good post the other day about how D&D shifted away from old school play. I'm in broad agreement with his thesis and recommend that you go check out what he has to say. There was another shift that I find most relevant to my personal tastes in …

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Blog Post of Note: Description on Demand

I want to bring your attention to this excellent post by Justin at The Alexandrian. Justin brilliantly describes something he calls "Description on Demand." This practice is when a player is given control over parts of the game world other than their character. In a conventional RPG, this is a game master technique where instead …

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