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?
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Looks like I will be adding another podcast to my line up of old school D&D podcasts, this one is called Save or Die Podcast and it will focus on Classic Dungeons and Dragons. I will be hosting along with Mike and Elizabeth Stewart! You can find us here: http://Saveordie.info Email us at: Saveordiestaff@gmail.com
So how long have you had a character? Do you remember back in the days of playing AD&D, or even Basic D&D, you had a character this character that you loved. You loved him or her so much, that everytime you played a new game, you tried a way to bring that character into the
“You missed” a common phrased used by DMs to their player, as the face of the player drops in sadness. This is especially the case after the player spent a minute or devising a super plan to kill your baddie, and they think, ‘HA! Got you now, this will work’. So, why not, make things
So I was flipping through the Players Guide and Dungeon Masters Guide for First Edition AD&D, noticing that to gain a level, wasn’t easy. This made leveling a major event, not just another, “ok I leveled…”, instead, you feel accomplished, and it character meant something to you. I would like to point everyone to a
The Roll for Initiative Podcast is live and on the air! Wait, what is it? Oh its a show that focus on Advanced Dungeons and Dragons First edition! Its hosted by myself and Jayson Elliot! Our goal is to focus on Gary’s vision for First Edition and staying true to the TSR books. Sure there
So I got home from gaming tonight, where I am playing in a D&D 3E game. In this game I am playing a Paladin who started out along the path of being a proper Paladin, but now has slowly fallen towards the “Dark side” of gaming. Its safe to say that he lost almost of
Testing the new settings of this blog and this blog will be about all things a GM can run in games. Most games will focus on AD&D or D&D in general, with some World of Darkness, maybe some Army of Darkness RPG as well.