RetroRoleplaying: the Blog

Technologist Class for 0e Coming in Tarnhelm’s Terrible Tome Revision

Technologist Class for 0e Coming in Tarnhelm’s Terrible Tome Revision

I’ve been asked to officially write up my technologist class for 0e. A techno studies spells to figure out how to recreate them with (steampunk style weird) science. He can then build devices which more or less duplicate the effects of the spell. Most start out as huge, non-portable devices (think: fill a...

RetroRoleplaying Games Community on Google+

RetroRoleplaying Games Community on Google+

I’ve started a Google+ Community to discuss all the games I’ve published or plan to publish. I’m hoping that it will better utilized than the current forum which attracts a lot of potential spammers but not much activity. So I dicided to try going where old school players seem to hang out instead...

Upcoming Game Design Projects: What I’m Working on Next

Upcoming Game Design Projects: What I’m Working on Next

With the Gold Edition of BX Advanced finished, I’m moving on to other design projects: First, I’ll be working on the Admanantine Edition of BX Advanced with all the new material. And by popular request, the first new material added will be mutations. The mutation rules will be “cause of mutations” neutral as...

BX Advanced No Art Version Available for Free

BX Advanced No Art Version Available for Free

The Pay-What-You-Want (aka Free) no-art version the Gold Edition of BX Advanced: First Edition Through a B/X Lens is finally available! The BX Advanced Gold Edition is designed for people who want a classic experience without a lot of the gonzo material that many people added to their 1980s games. The Gold Edition...

BX Advanced Gold Edition Now Available (Paid Version with Art)

BX Advanced Gold Edition Now Available (Paid Version with Art)

The Gold Edition of BX Advanced: First Edition Through a B/X Lens is now available! The BX Advanced Gold Edition is designed for people who want a classic experience without a lot of the gonzo material that many people added to their 1980s games. The Gold Edition is pretty much classic 1e using...

BX Advanced Gold Edition Coming Very Soon

BX Advanced Gold Edition Coming Very Soon

I’m happy to announced that the release version of the BX Advanced Gold Edition will be arriving soon. Soon as in early next week. However, I’m unhappy to report that I screwed up a bit and will not be able to release the free version at the same time. I did the final...

Happy New Year II: Replacing the Forum With G+ and/Or Discord?

Happy New Year II: Replacing the Forum With G+ and/Or Discord?

I have decided that the Microlite20 Forum (which is also the current home of my Microlite20 variant games (Microlite74, Microlite75, Microlite78, Microlite81, etc) is a failure. In its years of existence, it has attracted over 60,000 attempted spammer registrations (according to the count the Stop Forum Spam mod keeps), but few actual members,...

Happy New Year I: BX Advanced Playtest Version 0.75 Released

Happy New Year I: BX Advanced Playtest Version 0.75 Released

I know i said just before Christmas that I had released the last playtest version of BX Advanced Gold Edition. I was wrong (sounds better than “I lied”). I’ve released a new playtest 0.75 version with a new cover (which may or may not be the cover for the release version), a sample...

Play OSR D&D on an Amazon Echo?

Play OSR D&D on an Amazon Echo?

I’ve had an Amazon Echo Dot for over a year now. If fact, we now have three because they are much easier for my wife (with her MS-related hand issues) to use than a normal timer, alarm clock, etc. I’ve never found the games available as skills to be all that much fun...

Stocking Stuffer: New BX Advanced Playtest Edition 0.5 for Donors

Stocking Stuffer: New BX Advanced Playtest Edition 0.5 for Donors

Just in time for Christmas roleplaying! I’ve just released a new new playtest version of the standard (aka “Gold”) edition of BX Advanced. It is available to RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund donors in the usual place with the usual password now. (Link below for those who don’t remember the “usual place). For those who...