Tagged: old school

Labor Sale: Microlite74 Ultimate Edition (and others) 25% Off

Labor Sale: Microlite74 Ultimate Edition (and others) 25% Off

It’s Labor Day and that sounds like a great time for a sale. The Microlite74 Ultimate Edition is now 25% off on DrivethruRPG/RPGNow. All our other products (that are not already “pay what you want”) are also on sale at 25% off. Microlite74 Basic Digest/EpubNow $1.49 (Regularly $1.99) Microlite74 Standard Digest/EpubNow $2.24 (Regularly...

BX Advanced: A Draft Barbarian Class

BX Advanced: A Draft Barbarian Class

One of the most requested classes so far for BX Advanced is the Barbarian. It’s not found in either Labyrinth Lord or its Advanced Edition Companion — probably because the original class from Unearth Arcana was a bit over-powered and hard to play in a normal party with spell-casters. I’ve tried to piece...

BX Advanced Playtest Draft 0.1 Available for Donor Download

BX Advanced Playtest Draft 0.1 Available for Donor Download

A very early and very rough playtest version of my new project BX Advanced is available to RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund donors. BX Advanced is a clone the Basic/Expert rules using the First Edition classes, spells, monsters, and treasure. In other words, it is First edition played the way many people who started playing...

Frog God Games Now Has An Official Discord Server

Frog God Games Now Has An Official Discord Server

Someone associated with Frog God Games just posted on following on the Microlite20 message board. As the board doesn’t get much use, I decided to report the info here. I’m personally not that interested in voice chat, but I know many gamers are, so this may be news at least some old school...

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...

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...

Old School Design Idea: 99% of the Population are Zero Level Characters

Old School Design Idea: 99% of the Population are Zero Level Characters

I have been thinking about my next game design and after much thought, I’ve designed I would like to take 0e and “redesign” it with some different assumptions. The first of these different assumptions will actually be more like what the original designers probably expected. The game will be based on the idea...

Playing D&D 3e Without Tears

Playing D&D 3e Without Tears

A week or so ago, I mentioned that I was playing in a D&D 3e game — a long running campaign that started as a 2e game in the early 1990s — and that the campaign avoided most of the many 3e problems discussed on forums because the game was played as if...

Easter Sale: New Microlite74 Ultimate Edition (and others) 25% Off

Easter Sale: New Microlite74 Ultimate Edition (and others) 25% Off

It’s Easter weekend and a great time for a sale. The new Microlite74 Ultimate Edition is now 25% off on DrivethruRPG/RPGNow. All our other products (that are not already “pay what you want”) are also on sale at 25% off. Microlite74 Basic Digest/EpubNow $1.49 (Regularly $1.99) Microlite74 Standard Digest/EpubNow $2.24 (Regularly $2.99) Microlite74...