Hello again dear readers, Every game I have ever played in has used house rules of some kind. Some have had a lot of rules and some not so much but invariably every GM has some tweaks. I know some people dislike the idea of adjusting the written rules, but I personally feel it is
Author Archives: Todd Hughes
It has been a long time; in fact I can’t even remember the last time I wrote an article. Recently DM Vince contacted me and asked if I would be interested in starting my column back up. I thought about it a bit and agreed I could do something, perhaps not as frequent as before as real life has kept me busy but at least once or twice a month I will attempt to provide some content.
I’ve Got a Crush on You Hello again Dear Readers, I have something I would like to talk about before we get into the latest column. As I mentioned last time I have been busy writing short stories in my spare time, well I have finally published the first two as an E-book. The book
Death Became Them Hello Dear Readers, It’s certainly been a while. Of late I have been writing a series of short stories I plan on publishing and that has taken up what little free time I have had during this time of year. For this article I present to you a short little adventure that
Bad to the Bone Hello again dear readers, Recently I was flipping through some of my old 1st edition supplements and came across the Book of Lairs. I used to love these books and often used them as small encounters in between adventures, or sometimes even as random encounters during an adventure. Seeing these again
Somebody Save Me As you walk down the darkened tunnel your nostrils are assaulted by an inescapable noxious odor that evokes your mind to visions of death and decay. The incessant droning you heard earlier starts and stops, starts and stops, in a maddeningly unpredictable cycle that causes you to grind your teeth and squint
I’m Your Zero Recently I have begun a new play by post campaign. I did thinks differently than I have ever done in a face to face campaign and decided to start all the PC’s as 0 level. I know there are some references for 0 level characters in Greyhawk Adventures, the Treasure Hunt module, and
Brains For Dinner, Brains For Lunch Hello again dear readers, It is getting close to one of my favorite times of the year, so Halloween has come to +2 to save. We are all familiar with zombies. We are also familiar with the modern zombie movie. However those two things don’t coincide with typical AD&D
Let Me Hear the Money Talk Hello everyone, this week I want to discuss a portion of the game that frankly doesn’t get a lot of attention Banks and Loans. Now this isn’t for everyone’s campaign, I know there are many people out there who simply hand wave this and will continue to do so
More Human than Human I will be the first to admit I am no fan of demi-humans (except perhaps the much maligned half-orc). I think it is unfair the bonus abilities demi-humans receive on top of the option to multi-class. The major restriction placed on demi’s to counter these abilities is level limits. And while
A Book by its Cover “…finally the doors were thrust open and with a great howl the spectre faded to nothingness. There, under glass, on a table of marble sat the book. Our priest Narnock cast a spell and determined the book was not trapped. Gently Rafain removed the glass lid and, fingers trembling, reached
Ecology of the Mantari “Are you sure this thing is down here old man.” Leanore asked as she stepped over the large rock on the tunnel floor. “Yes, Yes, I’m sure. My student saw it with his own eyes, when it killed his torch bearer.” Rezamat replied. “Then where is it? We’ve been in these
Damn it DM I’m a Cleric not a First Aid Kit (or spicing up your priests) Player 1: “I’m going to be a fighter.” Player 2: “Me too” Player 3: “Well, I’ll be the mage” Everyone looks at Player 4 All: “You need to be the cleric” Player 4: “No way, I hate clerics” Ever
Death Becomes Them Resferlin was murdered in his sleep Julian ran into vampires and he got beat Trek fought a red dragon and was burnt by its flame. Saldin was paralyzed by ghouls and they ripped out his juggler vein Saldin was the one I really missed, he had two eighteens, man was I pissed.