Interview with Dragonfire creator Erik Brynjolfsson

The interview in show #2 is with Erik Brynjolffson, creator of Dragonfire and Dragonfire II: The Dungeonmaster’s Assistant. These days, Erik is

Stickler’s Spotlight – Weaponless Combat

Our Stickler’s Spotlight this week focuses on unarmed combat by the book (the DMG, that is) and by other means. For more

GreyHawk History Lesson 101: Mordenkainen

Mordenkainen’s AD&D statistics were first published in The Rogues Gallery (1980). His statistics were updated in Mordenkainen’s Fantastic Adventure (1984), The City of Greyhawk (1989), and Epic Level Handbook (2002).

The Dragon’s Horde – Robe of Useful Items

The Robe of Useful Items is an original DMG magic item, sure to be familiar to old-school players, but one which provides

V,S,M – All About Magic User Spells

Aside from the Players Handbook and Dungeon Masters Guide (put down that Unearthed Arcana!), look for some of the following Dragon articles

Creature Feature – The Automaton

The Automaton comes from Dragon magazine #101. It’s one of my favorite monsters, just because of the limitless options for what it

Article – The Dungeonmaster Has Died

One of the seminal influences in fantasy in the twentieth century has left us for Valhalla. Gygax was a giant, a man whose enthusiasm and sense of adult play took a weird cerebral offshoot of board and strategy games and turned it into an accessible, endlessly stimulating, life-changing mythology for the Star Wars/Lancer Conan/”Frodo Lives!” generation of the 1970s and 80s.

Feature – Where to Find 1st Edition AD&D Books

In our main feature for show number 2, we talked about where to find the books and other resources for 1st edition.

Article – 1972 Gary Gygax Wargamer’s Newsletter

Reader Jervis Johnson kindly sent along the following short article by Gary Gygax, published in the October 1972 (No. 127) issue of Wargamer’s Newsletter. There’s no copyright statement on the issue from which this is taken, but it’s assumed to be copyrighted to Donald Featherstone, who began this venerable periodical in 1962.

The Dragon’s Horde – Deck of Many Things

The Deck of Many Things is a classic magic item from the first Dungeon Masters Guide which has found incarnations in many

Game Mechanics – Combat

In the Game Mechanics segment, we talked about running combat in 1st edition. Everyone has their own approach within the rules that

Creature Feature – The Creeping Pit

The Creature Feature for show #1 comes from Dragon magazine #101, the Creeping Pit. FREQUENCY: Very rare NO. APPEARING: 1 ARMOR CLASS:

Feature – A primer on old-school gaming

Our main feature for show number one was based on an essay written by Matthew Finch, A Quick Primer for Old School

GreyHawk History: Map of the Land

Well, not much to say here, except, here is a map of the land. Check it out, use it for your adventures and let us know what happened!

The Roll For Initiative Podcast is on the air!

The Roll for Initiative Podcast is live and on the air! Wait, what is it? Oh its a show that focus on

Volume 1 Issue 1 – A Primer on Old-School Gaming

Thanks for listening to our first show! Please drop by the Dragonsfoot forums or the D20 Radio Network forums and let us know what you think.