Tagged: rpgs

What Single (Non-D&D) Roleplaying Game Would I Choose?

What Single (Non-D&D) Roleplaying Game Would I Choose?

I received an interesting question the other day. If I had to select a single RPG to use for the rest of my life — and I could not select any form of D&D or a “D&D Heartbreaker”, which game would I select — and why would I select it? That’s an interesting...

My RPG Sessions Do Not Generate Fiction

My RPG Sessions Do Not Generate Fiction

My RPG sessions do not generate fiction, at least not in any meaningful sense for the more common meanings of fiction. As I run sandbox campaigns, they don’t even play out pre-written stories as (railroaded) adventures. I mention this because there are a fair number of people in the RPG community who see...

D&D 5e Dream Team

D&D 5e Dream Team

A thread on RPGnet asks who your “dream team” of designers for D&D 5e would be. Here’s mine. Gary GygaxDavid ArnesonDavid HargraveBob BledsawPaul JaquaysFrank MentzerAaron AllstonDavid (Zeb) CookLenard LakofkaMonte CookJohn SapienzaLewis Pulsipher Unfortunately, this team is impossible as the first four people on it are dead. However, I think they could make a...

Notes on Legacy (David Feldt, 1978) – Is it the F.A.T.A.L. of 1978?

Notes on Legacy (David Feldt, 1978) – Is it the F.A.T.A.L. of 1978?

The Legacy RPG by David A. Feldt was self-published in 1978. It is an odd, but weirdly fascinating, duck. It’s unplayable (because it is barely understandable), but when you read it you will be drawn to some of its weird ideas and want to implement something like them in your game. Unfortunately, I...

OD&D Wee Warriors Goodies Available (For Cancer Fund Donors)

OD&D Wee Warriors Goodies Available (For Cancer Fund Donors)

If you’ve been reading my blog this week, you know I discovered a few old D&D items in a box full of old papers from the 1970s. Items like Palace of the Vampire Queen and The Dwarven Glory, the first modules published for D&D in the mid-1970s (from Wee Warriors). My wife has...