Category Archives: Dungeons and Dragons

Some Great Blogs to Visit

In case you haven’t seen them already, here’s two other great sites to visit. A Book of Creatures (https://abookofcreatures.com/ is a wonderful collection of creatures and monsters drawn from a wide variety of folklore. Recent additions come from the Congo, … Continue reading

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36 years ago, in Dragon Magazine

I just discovered the names of myself and other gamers from my childhood in the Dragon Magazine for May 1980.  There were few enough people gaming back then that they had a feature called, “The International DM List for 1980” … Continue reading

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Hedgehobbit on Early Roleplaying Methods

Hedgehobbit has a series of videos on YouTube talking about early games. Good stuff, but I’ve played most of those so I didn’t get much out of most of them. This discussion, however, I found really fascinating. He is very … Continue reading

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11 Ways to be a better Roleplayer

Just found this blog about being a better roleplayer. It is old (June 20, 2013), but really rings true for me. Check it out. 11 Ways to be a better Roleplayer

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More Maps of Old Dungeons by Jason Thompson

Here’s a few I missed somehow along the way: Steading of the Hill Giant Chief Isle of Dread Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl Ravenloft Slave Pits of the Undercity Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth And a map for a … Continue reading

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The Village of Hommlet

Jason Thompson has created another cartoon map of a classic module, this time it’s the Village of Hommlet. Really takes me back! So I did a brief web search for other things related to that module, and found these: The … Continue reading

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Dungeonmastering Again

So I’m running my own campaign again (the Navah campaign) and loving it. But I’m a different referee than I used to be. Back in 2012, I talked about some of the checks I had to put on my ego … Continue reading

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Dyson’s Refrigerator Dice

Dyson made some simple and attractive refrigerator magnets out of dice. Check it out!

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The Black Destroyer (The Coeurl)

The Displacer Beast is a copyrighted property of Wizards of the Coast, but its inspiration, the Coeurl, is not. A.E. Van Vogt wrote about the Coeurl back in “The Black Destroyer” (1939). The Coeurl were intelligent, with two tentacles coming … Continue reading

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Five Destructive Myths

Oren Ashkenai recently decried “The Five Destructive Myths Perpetuated by Roleplaying Games.” He complains about the ways that some people play, but paints with too broad a brush, because obviously he tries not to play that way, and others do … Continue reading

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