Streamlining Thief Skills

Last week we started talking some about how Mazes & Perils Basic aims to streamline one of the crunchiest parts of the rules system — Saving Throws. There were a bunch of Saves, as you might recall from those early versions of D&D. Newer versions decided to smooth that rough edge over a bit and…

Zhilin Campaign Journal #1: It Begins…

Sometimes the stars align properly and opportunities appear. Such is the case with a new campaign we just started last night with a new group. We’ll be playing Mazes & Perils and exploring the unexplored territory of the City-States to the West in the World of the Lost Age. This new series of articles will…

Revisiting the Past: Trap Detection, Part 1

As I’ve gone through the process of revisiting my Old School gaming roots with D&D through Mazes & Perils, I have had to re-examine the art of trap detection. And yes, there is an art to it. Let’s start with the three main methods of trap detection that transcend rules systems entirely: Bull in the…

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