Dungeons & Dragons

I’m proud of you, Kid

I spend a lot of time on this blog talking about pretending and today I'd like to take a moment to say something real. I'm proud of you. I know what it's like to get up at 3 am to go to a job you hate; to get yelled at by people who couldn't give… Continue reading I’m proud of you, Kid

Dungeons & Dragons

Enjoy the Things You Enjoy, without Apologizing for It.

One of the things that I've noticed recently, online, is that there are some people who want you to feel bad about enjoying the game the way you want to play it. They will loudly, and incessantly, berate you about liking D&D 5e. They'll demand that you play other games instead of doing what you… Continue reading Enjoy the Things You Enjoy, without Apologizing for It.

Curious Evolution, Dungeons & Dragons

The Curious Evolution of Morgan Ironwolf

Morgan Ironwolf first appeared as line in the 1980 Dungeon Masters Adventure Log as seen below: Character Log example from Dungeon Master's Log Here Morgan Ironwolf appears, alongside other player characters, as an example for the Dungeon Master in how to accurately record an adventure using the log system that TSR was attempting to get… Continue reading The Curious Evolution of Morgan Ironwolf

Baklunish Empire, Dungeons & Dragons, Gods of Greyhawk, Greyhawk

Let’s Talk about Al’Akbar of the World of Greyhawk

Unless you're really into the world of Greyhawk it's unlikely that you've encountered the demi-god Al'Akbar and the True Faith that surrounds his worship. So let's talk a little bit about that. The Palace Guard by Ludwig Deutsch The first mention of Al'Akbar came in the Strategic Review Volume 2, No. 2 from April 1976… Continue reading Let’s Talk about Al’Akbar of the World of Greyhawk

AD&D 2e, Dungeons & Dragons, LJN

Dungeons, and Walmart, and LJN? Part 3, The Shady Dragon Inn

The world of LJN would have been an interesting footnote in the history of Dungeons and Dragons were it not for TSR attempting to make something more from the line. In 1983 TSR published AC 1: The Shady Dragon Inn. Ostensibly the Shady Dragon Inn was nothing more than a collection of non-player characters (NPCs)… Continue reading Dungeons, and Walmart, and LJN? Part 3, The Shady Dragon Inn