Revisiting the Past: Insight Checks in OSR

Anybody used to playing older versions of D&D (pre-4e) is probably wondering what the heck an Insight check is. Imagine for a moment that your PC is interacting with a NPC and you want to know whether the NPC’s motives are pure. Are they lying to you? Are they hiding something? Are they being forthright?…

Revisiting the Past: Perception Checks in OSR

As the recent publisher of Mazes & Perils, I’ve been working on getting more experience with playing the system at the game table. I have to admit that a) I don’t GM a ton these days and b) most of my tabletop gaming experience of late has been in playing D&D 3.5e and 4e (and GMing…

RPG Blog Carnival: Life and Death in RPGs… – Pt. 1 – Life

This month’s RPG Blog Carnival topic is Life and Death in RPGs (see here for the kickoff article) and shockingly enough in the insanity of my last few weeks, I have some ideas to share… Let’s start with Life, and then we’ll work on Death in the next post. For me, “life” in RPGs is…

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