The low level wizard is one of the most challenging character classes to play in Old School Renaissance games. They have limited access to spells and are very weak in combat. How do you play a magic user?
Category: Just For Fun
All the nerdy kids are doing #Dungeon23 and so can you!
Sean McCoy shared a project he is doing for 2023 and it's got some attention. I think it's good idea and I'm going to participate.
New Blog in The Blog Roll
I became aware of Bearded Devil a few days ago. Somehow, I missed it's existence. I came across it because of this post about his city crawl campaign. I agree with many of his ideas about what he calls "baroque DM'ing" and the limitations of procedural generation methods. The setting and characters are delightfully bizarre. …
A cool thing that I've recently became aware of is a proliferation of old school D&D podcasts being produced via the Anchor App. Anchor is an all in one free podcasting app. I have no idea how it works or what their business model is. Several old school D&D enthusiasts have started to use it …
What Am I Running?
1st Edition Advanced Original Basic Dungeons and Dragons for Experts in Swords Without Masters
My Gygax Moment
I remember very clearly, around the age of 13, having the thought, "Who is this Gary Gygax guy and how the hell did he get the job of writing these books?" Turns out, he invented the job of being an RPG designer. I never met Gary but I've gamed with some of his friends and …
A Great Gift
One of the players in my Swords and Wizardry game is the lovely human and skilled sculptor Jason Hite. He makes and sells these bad ass dice towers on his website. I've been fortunate to see some of his sculptures in person and they are amazing in their detail and precision. He brought this tower for …