I started playing D&D with the 1st edition of AD&D way back in the first half of the 80s. I didn’t read English very well (and neither did my friends), so we ended up doing what pretty much everyone else were doing with the game: use the rules we understood and ignored/made up the rest. […]
Archives for August 2009
I believe it is too late for me now. With each new tome I uncover, the more I find myself drawn away from my usual realm and into a realm of insanity. Are you with me?
Here is our podcast feed but we do not yet have an iTunes link. The first of the GenCon Seminars from the media track has been posted “How the Web Series The Guild Stays Successful” by WSJ Short Muskrat Blog Post: The Summer of 69, and Gygax and Arneson (via @muskrat_john) Nice recap of the […]
I’m a big proponent of change in game design. If something isn’t working, don’t just patch it, teardown and rebuild. This puts me in opposition to what I will respectfully call the “Conservative Gamer” contingent, who prefer that games preserve much of their makeup from edition to edition. But, that’s not for me. I prefer to see innovation in game design.
This post is inspired bu a Twitter discussions I had last week. As my player level up right into paragon level, I noticed that the length of combat in D&D 4e kept increasing. We often break the 90 minutes point for ‘normal’ encounters and massive boss-level fights will easily eat up most of our 3 […]
While at GenCon this year there were many events and seminars which I wanted to attend, but one of the seminars that I really didn’t want to miss was the High Level D&D one hosted by Bruce Cordell and Stephen Schubert from Wizards of the Coast.
Earlier this year, I went to the movie theater with my son and we ended up playing a little of D&D with made up rules. You can see the game here, including the now legendary Troll who can’t build a bridge encounter. When I came back from Gen Con a few days ago, I told […]
The winners of the 2009 Ennies for Best Website, Kobold Quarterly took the silver and Obsidian Portal took the gold. Congratulations to them both: while I would have loved to have won, they both definitely deserve it. I read Kobold Quarterly whenever I get a chance, and I used Obsidian Portal extensively for my last D&D 3.5 campaign (and planning on using it more) and it really is awesome.
See part 1 here. Setting up the Fight This is going to be a weird game report because the fight that I will get into shortly, is pretty much all that happened in the game, with some dream sequence before and a bit of story and scary stuff after. So I’ll spend a few minutes […]
“Do You Want To Date My Avatar”, the incredibly catchy music video by the folks at The Guild.