The lowly first level thief can be challenging to play in an old school renaissance game. They have some special skills but are weak in a fight. Here are some tips for playing a low level thief character.
Why Do Gaming Grognards Love History?
Old school RPG gamers tend to have a deep interest in history. In this essay, I explain why that is and what effect it has on the style of game we run and play.
What’s your “Appendix LP?”
You've heard of Appendix N. What about Appendix LP?
Grumpy Wizard’s Swords & Wizardry House Rules: Silver Standard
One of my favorite house rules is the Silver Standard. The concept is simple; silver pieces become the primary unit of exchange and treasure in lieu of the gold piece. There are a few other modifications required to make it work. Making a few extra tweaks to the system had some interesting and desirable effects …
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Old School D&D was Built For Sandbox Campaigns
The original fantasy adventure game was built on the sandbox campaign structure. Sandbox campaigns can take many forms but remain the best structure for OSR gaming.
A Message to 5E DMs: You Only Have One Ass.
Are you going to ride the Story Horse or the Game Horse?