Tagged: ADnD 1e

Quick Update on Lords & Wizards Progress

Quick Update on Lords & Wizards Progress

I’m sorry that I’ve been silent for a few weeks. My seasonal allergies turned into a nasty sinus infection which I am just now truly recovering from. It seemed to be immune to the initial drugs I was given. Progress on Lords & Wizards rules writing has been slow. This is a good...

Lords & Wizards Design Plans: Take Two

Lords & Wizards Design Plans: Take Two

After a week of discussion with my Sunday group, I’ve refined my plans/goals for Lords & Wizards (first listed here). The most general description of the game has not changed> Lords & Wizards will be a modern recreation of that “strange combination of 0e and 1e I used in the late 1970s with...

New Random Wizard TSR Interview: David Cook

New Random Wizard TSR Interview: David Cook

Random Wizard has done another great interview with a former TSR employee, David “Zeb” Cook this time. The topics include Basic/Expert D&D, X1 Isle of Dread, Tom Moldvay, Conan RPG, Indiana Jones RPG, player feedback surveys during the design of 2e, Ruins of Adventure, SSI, and more computer games. David Cook Interview The...

Lords & Wizards and Adventurer Conqueror King?

Lords & Wizards and Adventurer Conqueror King?

I have two players in my Sunday game who really like some of the ideas in the Adventurer Conqueror King System (ACKS) from Autarch. They have been trying to talk me into using more ideas and material from it in Lords & Wizards than just the domain and campaigning material I have been...

WOTC Discovers Typical D&D Players Like Short Combats

WOTC Discovers Typical D&D Players Like Short Combats

Amazing Stories has an interview with Mike Mearls talking about D&D Next. From one of Mike’s comments it seems that WOTC has finally learned what many players have know for years: Most players like fast combats. In the interview, Mike says: What we found through the playtest process, though, was that people like...

Early Plans for my Next Free RPG: Lords & Wizards

Early Plans for my Next Free RPG: Lords & Wizards

As I mentioned about six weeks ago, my next free RPG project will be Lords & Wizards: a game combining that “strange combination of 0e and 1e I used in the late 1970s” with some of the ideas from B/X and some of the more interesting ideas from Microlite74. Now that all my...

Another TSR Interview: Skip Williams

Another TSR Interview: Skip Williams

Random Wizard has done another good interview with a former TSR employee. This time its Skip Williams talking about his first adventure, his early days at TSR, his thoughts on 4th edition, his recent work for WotC, and what he has been up to lately. Skip Williams Interview Skip worked on a lot...

Ascending AC is Old School: A Rant

Ascending AC is Old School: A Rant

I’ve never understood the hatred some old school players have for ascending armor class any more than I understood the hatred some non-old school players have for descending armor class and/or THAC0. Ascending AC, descending AC with hit tables or descending AC with THAC0 are mathematically equivalent. That is, they all give exactly...