This week I discovered a new game, well, new to me at any rate. Alone Among the Stars by Takuma Okada is a solo play game that is designed to help you simulate space exploration by using a deck of cards and a d6. The rules for the system are simple to understand and fit… Continue reading We Are Alone Among the Stars with Friend Computer
1.) This book is relatively short. From beginning to end we're looking at 326 pages - and around 30 of those pages are monsters and non-player characters that you can use in your games. 2.) The artwork is very, very good. I've only done a casual sweep through the book but so far every illustration… Continue reading A Few Quick Impressions on the New Eberron Book
1. Tax Season: 12 recipes on cooking for mole-men, the beauty of mollusk monuments, and the etiquette for guests at virgin sacrifices. +2 diplomacy at sacrificial ceremonies. 2. Games for Two Pigeons: A pamphlet on the raising, training, and racing of gigantic pigeons. It details the various breeds and their propensity for fighting the patriarchy… Continue reading d8 Street Pamphlets
I know that I've mentioned several times that there are drastic changes between AD&D 2e and D&D 3e but no where is this more apparent than when we're talking about combat. So please forgive me if this sounds a bit over the top: but the AD&D 2e combat round is 1 minute long. Let that… Continue reading The Combat Round in ADnD 2e
When it came to the Combat chapter of Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Second Edition (AD&D 2e) I found myself struggling to understand the way that THAC0 (To Hit Armor Class 0) worked. In large part this is because D&D 3e, and the subsequent editions, all worked in a significantly different manner. In D&D 3e the… Continue reading THAC0, or How I Learned to Love Descending AC
Learning a new setting, especially one as old as the World of Greyhawk, can be a daunting task even when there’s only a single setting book to read; but when you’re looking at over fifty years of published material and different eras for the setting it can become paralyzing. Where do you start? What counts… Continue reading Where to Start with the World of Greyhawk?
With the end of January we come to the end of my Greyhawk Poster month! In late 2019 I decided that I wanted to start of 2020 with a show of appreciation for all the weird, strange things about the world of Greyhawk that made me fall in love with the setting. So I decided… Continue reading Welcome to Greyhawk, Where You’re Always Welcome to Play