Building a Campaign, Building a Dungeon, Dungeons & Dragons, Gary Gygax, Gygax 75 Challenge, OD&D, World Building

The Gygax ‘75 Challenge: How to Build the Gygax 75 Dungeon

How do you build a dungeon? For Gary Gygax this represented a fundamental question of Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) in 1975. In the course of play the players might spend their time exploring the world map, or visiting the town where they’ve established a base, but it was in the dungeon where the real adventure… Continue reading The Gygax ‘75 Challenge: How to Build the Gygax 75 Dungeon

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Building a Campaign, Dungeons & Dragons, Gary Gygax, Gygax 75 Challenge, OD&D

The Gygax ’75 Challenge: Introduction

Last night I was doing some research for a project I’m working on when I rediscovered an article Gary Gygax wrote for the fanzine EUROPA: HOW TO SET UP YOUR DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CAMPAIGN – AND BE STUCK REFEREEING IT SEVEN DAYS PER WEEK UNTIL THE WEE HOURS OF THE MORNING! The article illustrates a… Continue reading The Gygax ’75 Challenge: Introduction

Building a Campaign, Fiction, Home Campaign, Professor Gentry, Sisters of Antietam

The Sisters of Antietam

Queen Zenobia Addressing Her Soldiers by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo "We know little about the Sisters of Antietam," Professor Gentry said as he leaned against his desk and addressed the class. "We know that they come from the valley of Antietam, somewhere west of the Allegheny Mountain range. That they wear a red scarf about their… Continue reading The Sisters of Antietam

Building a Campaign, D&D 5e, Dungeons & Dragons, Greyhawk

The World Ended, and Then We Got on With Our Lives

In most role-playing games there are a few core assumptions about the worlds that your groups will be exploring and in Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (D&D 5e) there are five core assumptions: (1) gods oversee the world; (2) much of the world is untamed; (3) the world is ancient; (4) conflict shapes the world’s… Continue reading The World Ended, and Then We Got on With Our Lives