Swords and Sorcery — In Wargaming

Grendelwulf’s Axe & Hammer blog reprinted an article by Gary Gygax from the May 1974 issue of Wargamer’s Digest recounting a D&D adventure with Mordenkainen at 13th level and Bigby at 11th level. They are later joined (after things go wrong) by two fighters (Lords Yrag and Felnorith) and a cleric (Bishop Raunalf). In this adventure, Mordenkainen is turned to stone, Yrag dies, and Bigby is also turned to stone. Old school adventuring is dangerous. The article is a great read, you can find it here: Gygax Legendarium: Swords & Sorcery – In Wargaming(May 1974).

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3 Responses

  1. Scott says:

    Man, that was one nasty Iron Golem.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks, Randall.

    @Scott: Yeah, you have to respect an Iron Golem that can levitate and fry efreets with fiery blasts! He must have been an Iron Man fan!


  3. Randall says:

    @Grendelwulf: You're not the only person to think "Iron Man." I almost titled this post "Gygax Has Iron Man Visit Castle Greyhawk".