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Help a Former TSR Editor Keep Her House! Update and Part 2

Help a Former TSR Editor Keep Her House! Update and Part 2

As readers of this blog probably remember, we had a short but effective fund-raiser for former TSR staffer Karen Boomgarden about six weeks ago. Karen and family were going to have their house foreclosed on them due to long term unemployment. They had a chance to qualify for unemployment foreberance but had to...

Microlite75: The Adventurer Class

Microlite75: The Adventurer Class

I’ve had a request for an optional Adventurer class for Microlite75. The Adventurer class meant to be the only class used (at least by Player Characters) in the game. It is intended to be used in more swords-and-sorcery style campaigns where magic is fairly rare and actual wizards and other magic using specialists...

Traveller Starter Set Examined

Traveller Starter Set Examined

As I noted last night, the Classic Traveller Starter Set is available for free in PDF form from RPGNow.. As I had owned the original Traveller boxed set, the Traveller Book, etc. for years by the time the Traveller Starter Set arrived on the scene, I never really looked at this set back...

The Devil Rides Out (and into my Horror Campaigns)

The Devil Rides Out (and into my Horror Campaigns)

A friend of mine send me a link to this long article on Dennis Wheatley’s occult fiction novels. I haven’t read these in ages, but the ones I read had quite a bit of influence on every horror campaign I’ve ran — probably equal in influence to the Cthulthu Mythos stories. The Devil...

Trick or Treat: October Cancer Fund Update

Trick or Treat: October Cancer Fund Update

Just a quick update to remind readers that our October Cancer Fund drive is still going. Any donations sent before November 2nd will be eligible for our donation giveaway: * Traveller Items: Working Passage Fanzines, The Imperium Staple Fanzines, and Classic Traveller items * D&D Modules: RPGA Modules R1 and R2 from 1982...

Old School D&D vs New School D&D: The Combat Divide

Old School D&D vs New School D&D: The Combat Divide

From talking to players in my old school campaign and players at the local game shop, I’ve decided that, locally at least, the main divide between liking old school D&D and new school D&D seems to be the player’s opinion of combat. Players who like fast, narrative combat are interested in older version...

Armor for All Classes in OD&D

Armor for All Classes in OD&D

One thing that really seems to sit wrong with some players in older versions of D&D are the armor and weapons limitations on classes. Some players really want their magic-users to wield swords and wear armor. While I’ve never felt this way, I did come up with a system back in the late...