Monthly Archives: August 2012

Kite Shields in the Bayeux Tapestry

Josh & I were talking about an earlier post about a kite shield found in Oxford . That got me thinking so I went looking for early medieval shields in the Bayeux Tapestry. It also helped me understand the difference … Continue reading

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Review: The Adventurer’s Guide to the Imperial City

I’m sure most of you know you can download a lot of free stuff at If not, go to here and you can find a list of all the free stuff they have right now. One of those free … Continue reading

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A Parent’s Guide to Starting Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) or Pathfinder

Gaming has gotten a lot more commercial over the years, and I really don’t enjoy going into stores much any more. A friend of mine and I were chatting about how kids today often have problems starting to game because … Continue reading

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Exploring Nox

Since we didn’t get a chance to rpg this weekend, we did a bunch of Nox. Nox is a game from Electronic Arts in 2000 and allows 2-16 players in the multiplayer game. We did a multiplayer quest, which is … Continue reading

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What a Medieval Shield Might Have Looked Like

I was reading some old fantasy (“Puss Cat Mew,” from 1869) and found a reference to a “Life-preserver” that a character used to cosh a dwarf in the skull. After searching around, I found that these things were baleen (whale … Continue reading

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Prepping for the Aykrian Campaign

Wow. I’m putting a lot of time into the next campaign, but it should be worth it. The system is much stronger now! I scanned in my old worlde map from 1980, blew it up and traced it in, … Continue reading

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