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Happy New Year 2019 —

Bright Moons Walker, Every year I try to do a New Years Resolution Resolution for gaming. In addition, this year I have created Core Values by which to focus my attention. For those that have not looked into Core Values, I was influenced by James Clear’s article entitled Let Your Values Drive Your Choices. His [...]

The Trollers Guild —

I introduced the party to the Trollers Guild. A group of specialized adventurers that go “trolling”. Hunting down creatures for parts is big business in my game. Troll livers are required for making potions of healing, but each potion requires special ingredients. I am planning on making a list of special ingredients that characters can [...]

D&D Creature: Splinter Wolf —

Splinter Wolf Large beast, unaligned Splinter wolves are mysterious brasts believed to be created by an eclectic arch-wizard. They appear to be normal wolves that have grown to unusual size, but have strange crystal splinters growing out of their skin. Encountering a splinter wolf is rare, and there are many stories where a splinter wolf [...]

WotC releasing Star Frontiers PDFs on DriveThruRPG —

Last week WotC released a few scans of original Star Frontiers materials on DriveThruRPG.  They released the characters sheets for free and the first two modules, SF1: Volturnus, Planet of Mystery, and SF2: Starspawn of Volturnus for $4.99 each.  Since these modules have been available on-line at starfrontiers.com for years, I thought it would be [...]

The Caves of Chaos – A 5E review —

    I am currently inducting two new recruits in the world of role-playing. They are twelve and ten years old and they are my sons. When they started expressing interested in playing a role-playing game, I had to decide what I wanted to run them through. Playing Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) was the easy [...]

Random Bits —

It’s a new year and it’s time to get back to blogging once more.  I thought I’d start things out with a few bits and pieces of news and information. First, issue 19 of the Frontier Explorer was released last week.  You can grab a copy at DriveThruRPG or on the magazine’s website.  2017 marks [...]

My Introduction to RPGs —

I mentioned in a previous post that I was going to write up how I originally got involved in RPGs.  This is going to be that post so if you’re not interested in biographical information on about me, you can probably just skip this one. As many of us that started gaming back in the [...]

Old School Orginals —

Recently in perusing the many RPG blogs I follow, one of the blogs was giving away some old RPG material in a contest.  To enter, you had to tell the story of how you got into RPGs.  I wasn’t really interested in the giveaways so I didn’t post a comment but thought I’d write that [...]

Why I Dislike Monstrous Characters —

Let us start by determining what a monstrous character is. A monstrous character is character, be it Player Character (PC) or Non-Player Character (NPC), whose race is considered a ‘monster’ by the general populace of the world. In D&D I would consider the races of aarakocra, goliath, tieflings and even drow as monstrous races. I’m [...]