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.
Alrighty folks! Here’s the list I promised back in Issue 22, when talking about the Ring of Animal Friendship. Enjoy! Animals affected by Ring of Animal Friendship Monster Manual Ant, Giant Axe Beak Beetle, Giant (boring) Boar, Giant Warthog Camel, Wild Crocodile, normal Giant Eagle, Giant Herd Animal Horse (all) Hippopotamus Hyena, Common Giant Irish
Primed and Ready Once many moons ago, in a campaign I was running the players found a cubic gate. Now this curious little device has 6 sides and each side is a gate to another plane, with the stipulation one of those sides will be the prime material plane. I made myself a little chart
Do dragons need a fighting chance? Some of you may scoff at the very idea. Dragons are supposed to be the biggest and baddest monster one would come across in AD&D. But let’s take a look at what we have for dragons in the Monster Manual. -Dragons do have good hit dice, or so it
Ecology of the Frost Giant Varstel leaned his shoulder against the tavern door and used his thin frame to push it closed as the howling wind blew against him and the cold snow hit his face. Pulling his hood down and knocking the snow from his robes he looked around the small room. The fire
Not Another Long Sword Hello again dear reader, one thing that has always bothered me about AD&D is the overwhelming choice of long sword for most characters as their primary weapon. Now part of this is of course because of the excellent damage it does as a one handed weapon, but that can be somewhat
“Is outta sight… she’s all right” Dear Readers, Some of you may wonder why I bother writing these articles. Well truthfully it’s because I love AD&D, I always have, however I don’t get to play very often and I miss it. I also consider myself a creative person, I have lots of ideas and theories
Ecology of the Hill Giant “Here he comes” I said as I handed the spying glass to captain Vance. The captain took the instrument from my hand and held it up to his eye “The reports were right, the thing is as tall as two men put together”1 he said as the creature moved from
Playing the Hunter Class There are many classes in the player’s handbook that represents a good majority of different adventuring stereotypes, however there are others not presented. Normally for these other ways of life we just take the pre-existing classes and bend them or accommodate them to fit that particular niche, which is fine in
Recently, while bouncing around on various rpg message boards, I’ve noticed that there is a lot of attention and time spent on minute details of games. For instance, someone wanted to know the size of a goblins middle finger in order for the GM to make a difficulty check for the ranger of this player, to see if he saw the gesture from across the bar.
Having heard all the jokes and continuous needling of the Fiend Folio (I’m looking at you DM Nick), I thought it was time to finally step up and defend one of the books that I use on a regular basis when creating adventures and why I love it. I will begin this week with a
As we all know, it was once assumed the world was flat. Yes eventually some ancient scientist figured otherwise, but just imagine if the world really was as flat as a scroll. Now imagine a world as such in your game, where the pesky laws of gravity and physics need not apply.
We finally got our t-shirts designed, with our great characters illustrated by Hanae Ko on the front, and a little 1st Edition braggadocio going on at the back. Between now and Sunday May 23rd at noon, anyone who comments on the Facebook wall (original comments only, not the replies) will be in the drawing to
Character Backgrounds Hello dear reader, this week instead of spending time telling you simply what I think, I want to present to you something I use in my own games. While some players show up at the gaming table with a 10 page back story, to some players coming up with a background for a
Playing as the half-ogre race Intro The core races within the 1st edition handbook are definitely interesting to say the least, one race stands out however and that is the race of the half-orc, why is that? …It’s not completely human or demi-human is the reason! And that is something that makes it unique, delving into