Tagged: musings

Next Old School Project: BX Advanced?

Next Old School Project: BX Advanced?

I’ve been working on Microlite74 and its many variants since 2008 During these nine years, I’ve produced: The original Microlite74 (and two revised editions, the second of which has three separate versions: Basic, Standard, and Extended) Five supplemental volumes for Microlite74 and the original Microlite75 (which became Microlite74 Extended in the third edition...

Creating a “Best of TSR D&D” Rulebook?

Creating a “Best of TSR D&D” Rulebook?

Most old school D&D players realize that it is fairly easy to use an adventure written for one version of TSR D&D with the rules for a different version of TSR D&D. While each version (OD&D, Holmes D&D, 1e, B/X, BECMI, 2e, and RC) are different enough to be separate games, they have...

New Old School Sunday Game Campaign Coming Together

New Old School Sunday Game Campaign Coming Together

Yesterday was the first meeting of what will hopefully soon become my next Sunday Game. Six potential players and myself met over all-you-can-eat pizza to discuss campaign and rules ideas. After several hours (and a lot of pizza and soft drinks) we’ve hashed out some ideas for my next old school campaign. It...

How I Recruit Players for my Old School Games

How I Recruit Players for my Old School Games

I occasionally receive email asking me how I manage to get so many players for my old school games — giving that most potential players aren’t familiar with them — or if they are familiar with them do not have a very positive opinion of old school play. Given that the basement gaming...

Microlite74 Ultimate Edition Arriving Soon

Microlite74 Ultimate Edition Arriving Soon

This last year has been a bit hard with the move to Ohio, but I am finally getting back into the swing of things game-design-wise. The first project on the plate is the Microlite74 Ultimate Edition. It is finally complete and should be available in the next week or so. The Microlite74 Ultimate...

Still Alive But Now in Ohio

Still Alive But Now in Ohio

I suspect (okay, I hope) that at least a few people are wondering where I’ve been the past four and a half months. I’ve been busy selling our house in Garland, TX and moving to Youngstown, OH. My wife’s MS had reached the pointy where the high heat combined with the high humidity...

Dungeon World Hits My Microlite7x Sunday Game Group

Dungeon World Hits My Microlite7x Sunday Game Group

One of my four Sunday game players was going to be out of town for business for the last three Sundays in April. Originally, I was going to run my Sunday game for the remaining three players running some of their henchmen as PCs. However, the week before this was to start, the...

It’s Not About The Mechanics

It’s Not About The Mechanics

I posted about the nearly five year long campaign I ran in Waco (and that is still going under new GMs) recently on a forum. I received an a PM asking how I could run a game that used basically OD&D rules (filtered through Microlite74) for over 150 sessions without being bored by...

OD&D PDFS: What Do You Really Need to Play?

OD&D PDFS: What Do You Really Need to Play?

Original D&D from the mid-1970s has finally been released in PDF form on DrivethruRPG/RPGNow. As most readers of this blog know, I started playing D&D back in 1975. OD&D was my first RPG and is still one of my favorites today. This is a short post with my suggestions for what you need...

Winter Holidays Cancer Fund Drive Drawing Delayed to January 24th

Winter Holidays Cancer Fund Drive Drawing Delayed to January 24th

My wife takes a massive dose of steroids once a month to help her energy levels — extreme fatigue is one of the many issues MS can cause. Unfortunately, she took them last Friday and experienced a steroid crash over the weekend. As house guests were the last thing she could handle, my...