Pondering What It Means to Be Old School

Last week I had the opportunity to get into a chat with my good friend Mike. I played as part of Mike’s group for a few years in a couple of campaigns. The first one started in Fantasy Hero and shifted to D&D 3.5. The second one was D&D 3.5 with some Pathfinder elements thrown…

Favorite Published Adventure – #RPGaDay, Day 19

I’ve fallen way behind on the #RPGaDay effort, so I’m going to cherry pick today and talk about my “Favorite Published Adventure” because the story is a little odd. My favorite adventure has to be the Temple of Elemental Evil put out by TSR way back when. Mid-1980s I think (looks like 1985). But I didn’t…

Favorite character – #RPGaDay, Day 8

Now on day 8, we’re diving into murky waters for the #RPGaDay effort this month. Favorite character is a tough decision and I’ll narrow it down to three. First, there was my Palladium Fantasy character… a wizard named Rilamus. He was a smartass who once called a god “Squid Face” and that may in fact…

Most Old School RPG owned – #RPGaDAY 2014, Day 5

So now we’re on Day 5 of #RPGaDay. It asks us what the most “Old School” RPG may be in your collection. In my collection, it would have to be my classic Dungeons & Dragons or Palladium Fantasy books. But in my defense, I see “Old School” as being nothing more than a way of describing my…

RPG Blog Carnival: Life and Death in RPGs… – Pt. 2 – Death

So last time I focused on life and using a character’s childhood and key events to shape their skills and backgrounds. This time, I want to focus on death from a few angles. (You can read part 1 here and see the RPG Blog Carnival collection on Life and Death in RPGs here.) First, death…

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