July 27 is Gary Gygax Day

Today, July 27th is the birthday of Gary Gygax. He would have been 77 years old today. Lately this day has become known as Gary Gygax Day, and I think among gamers of all kinds this is a proper trib...

My Top 5 Favorite BECMI Adventure Modules

I thought it would be fun to post a series of topics detailing my Top 5 Favorite Adventure Modules for each edition of D&D or AD&D. We start today with BECMI.  Keep in mind that my experience...

Follow-Up: Adversity in Role Playing

There has been a lot of discussion about this topic on Dragonsfoot, and I found that I need to add a bit more exposition about the situation in order for the members there to truly understand the situ...

Adversity in Role Playing

  Phoebus is presently a lizard man but certainly has not been this all of his career. Originally a fighter, Phoebus rose to 10th level before he was slain. A cleric being unavailable, a druid w...

Review: B2 The Keep on the Borderlands

Someone recently asked me my opinion about an old TSR adventure module, and in answering it occured to me that it would be fun to actually write a review and post it here.  I’m not sure if this...

My Tactical Combat House Rules

So I thought it would be interesting to post my Tactical Combat House Rules for 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons and see if they illicit any comments or feedback. I should point out that we...

Role Playing Is Not An Equation (Why Math Sucks)

I was talking to my business partner the other day.  We were discussing the release of the new 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master’s Guide and I began to notice something about my...

What is the OSR?

Okay I’ve been seeing a lot of hubbub about this around the Interwebz for a while now, and since I’ve recently started my own humble blog, I thought I’d weigh in on this grave subjec...