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...

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...

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...

My AD&D Bucket List

A long time ago, in a place not too far from where I am sitting now, a group of teenage boys sat around my parents’ dinning room table playing out the roles of powerful and intrepid fantasy char...