Remember, Remember the 5th of Moldvember!

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Today is November 5th. It’s Tom Moldvay‘s birthday. He’d have turned 70. Sadly we lost him when he was only 58. That’s him there, seated in the middle. [I was directed to this pic by my friend James Maliszewski (of Grognardia, Dwimmermount and The Excellent Travelling Volume).] Note the moustache. I’m celebrating mister Moldvay’s birthday… Read more »

Younger Sindbad

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For those of you who like your Giants in the Earth a bit leaner, here’s a younger Sindbad the Seaman. This version’s timed to possibly his second, but probably his third, voyage. Sindbad the Seaman-young01 If you really want to jazz him up you can give him a flying carpet or dancing scimitar or something…. Read more »

Honesty is the best policy

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I recently realized something about the shenanigans of published RPG articles, modules and supplements that throws off my various 3d6-in-order, etc. converters for Mutants and Death Ray Guns and Song of Blades and Heroes. The characters in those RPG books were statted to be the class the writers wanted them to be for the story… Read more »

Levels, levels, levels!

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I’m adapting a Level Advancement campaign system for Otherworld Skirmish from the 7TV Summer Special‘s Ratings War chapter. It’s actually pretty straight forward and the Otherworld rules as they already stand allow for a few ways to approach it. One can start with a traditional adventuring party faction of already-classed 1st Level human and demi-human… Read more »

Sinister Pane

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I wrote this monster for the Lamentations ref book. But, sad face, it was rejected. So here, it’s yours: Sinister Pane Armor 12, Move 0′, 9 Hit Dice, 27hp, see text for attack information, Morale 12. Brought into being by centuries of religious and political bigotry, scheming and murder, this window from Prague causes all… Read more »

The Perfect Party vs Party

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The Con Game I Never Forgot When I was twelve or so I attended Trumpeter‘s annual Salute gaming convention. That year it was held downtown in conference rooms at Robson Square near the Law Courts. And I played in one of the most enjoyable games I’ve ever encountered. It was a PvP (Party vs Party)… Read more »