OK, well I am back, decided to focus on my new IT job to get into the swing of things and then come back posting like a madman! Anyhow….Passing notes.. This is a great tool a DM can use during their game, this not only can be used to keep a group focused, it can
Distractions and breaks during the game can be a pain, especially those that break up the flow of the game to the point you lose the mood. So what is a DM to do? Well there are a few simple things a DM can do to keep the peace, and the game moving along. As
One question that keeps coming up to me is, how did you get started as a DM/GM? Also what tips can you give me to be a better one in the old school games? How do you handle changing things if a player goes this way and you planned that way? Well, first I would
Check this out, an old add to buy the basic set from TSR for levels 1 to 3…Ah…look at the price… I dont think you can purchase any D&D books for that cheap anymore. Look an enjoy, just don’t print it and send it in, I’d imagine you will get nothing… but who knows 🙂
What the hell.. stumbled across this picture, and could not stop laughing, especially the fact that it was actually on the road, and not a joke. It was used for a promo in Texas for when the movie came out… I think I’d more then likely have to pull over if I saw this, because
Well as it looks the new Conan movie will come out this summer, and here is one of the first teasers out there for it. All I can say is, either this will be so awesome that it blows your mind or really bad. I am leaning towards really bad, what do you think?
Already on issue #5, I just stumbled upon this little gem called Oubliette magazine, and its offered for free as a pdf download. Now the publisher says about his magazine the following: “A magazine for old school fantasy roleplayers. Written for Labyrinth Lord, but also ideal for use with any Basic/Expert/Advanced original or clone, with
Here is another game that I stumbled into like 10 years ago, and it was a fun little system. It was produced by the now defunct Guardians of Order, and is owned by White-Wolf now. Anyhow, great little system that uses 2d6 for everything. Simple stats and simple skills. “Big Eyes, Small Mouth” (typically abbreviated
A little show, about these cartoon turtles who mutated into human like sized ninja fighting machines debuted on CBS, it was called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It started as a 5 part mini-series in 1987, then exploded into a regular Saturday morning cartoon, and finally was on 5 days a week with new episodes. The
Normally on Saturdays, decide to put up a funny picture or some type of chick picture, but not this week. I was on facebook.com and saw the trailer to the “new Thundercats” cartoon. Yeah, you heard me, the new one. The cartoon I grew up with as a young teen and loved, has come back. WHY? Because
I bought this book at Betacon last summer and never looked at it more then once, I actually bought it because, it was in the auction, and the money went to charity for helping kids with cancer. So I tossed it onto my pile of books to read if I was sick. WELL, that time
So this past week I have been sick, with the flu. Yeah, sucks doesn’t it? Well what can one do besides cough, sneeze, and blow one’s nose? Work on your DIY projects. So far I’ve managed to make a travel sized B/X set of books, above is my Marsh/Cook Expert Rules, bound and smaller! Why?
How important is a name for a character? VERY. I think the name of the character, sometimes makes the character. Does a character named “Bob” or “Steve” really sound like a great warrior or a powerful wizard? OF COURSE NOT. So let’s take the time to gather up some ideas for names, shall we? Well
Some newer players looking back onto AD&D 1e or B/X D&D, are unsure how the combat system works. Maybe because they are used to the way the AC system works in 3E and 4E. Their system is ascending for better while old school is descending for better AC. The question I often get is “how
So let’s talk sandbox games.. What is a sandbox game? Well, basically its a game that a DM/GM designs for players to travel around in and do whatever they want. Problem is, most DMs do not know how to handle this type of environment. Why? because its to “on the fly” for them. I know
Yes and no. Overall, yes. Its great to add flavor or details to your tavern, inn or even town. Careful though, as sometimes your minor detail will draw the attention of players to investigate something that has nothing to do with the game at hand. For example in the Book of Sorrows campaign Podcast I put
So I’ve been hooked on this low budgeted TV show from Canada, called Todd and the book of pure evil, thanks to a player in my online group, Terry. The show at first I thought was a bit lame, but after watching the first five episodes, I am really hooked on the show. The show is like
Why why why? Players often question a DM, when they think they are being cheated out of something. I noticed this happens a lot more in the new editions then in the older editions. Why? because the later editions have so many rules, and so much written out of things you can and can’t do.
What the hell is going on here?