Frank Frazetta, pioneering fantasy painter, cartoonist and illustrator, has passed away at the age of 82. He was famous for creating the iconic looks of Conan the Barbarian, Tarzan, John Carter of Mars, and other heroic archetypes. His artwork has graced the covers of rock albums and books, movie posters, magazines and so much more.
Ecology of the Dracolisk Taken from the tome Book of the Great Reptiles as written by Martel Dundan Sage of Markainus. One of the most dangerous of reptiles that may be encountered, the dracolisk is a potent foe against any living being. The following is a gathering of knowledge both from personal experience as well
Welcome back for another installment of Shadowy Paths. This time we will be looking at a comparatively darker module then the first. Remember all modules I review are available free from Dragonsfoot. Now let’s dive in to Horror of Spider Point… Time for the fun to begin.
No matter what type of role playing game you referee, there is one thing that you should think about across the board: Do you enjoy what you’re doing?
In this series I will be looking at modules, freely available from Dragonsfoot, and giving my opinion on them. I may also sparkle some new ideas that any body may use freely with.
After we spoke of GaryCon 2010 in our last show and asked our listeners who went, to give us a full report. Well, one of our listeners, named Jason, sent us an email and said the following: Hi, Guys, I was there. It was awesome. I can give you a review from my point of
I want to preface this article by saying I have nothing against pre-written modules, and that the information presented herein is not the “right” or “only” way to go about creating your own adventure. This process is simply the way I do it and is what works best for me. I will attempt to give
Our feature this week is about poison in AD&D. Sparked by this post on Dragonsfoot, we went back to Dragon magazine #81 for a read of Chris Landsea’s article, “Taking the sting out of poison: Another view on how to use toxic cocktails.” Unsurprisingly, Vince & Nick split with Jayson on readings of the article
The creature’s webbed feet slid silently across the cold stone floor. Its attention focused solely on the golden statuette. As it reached for the glittering item, it failed to notice the nearly invisible string attached to the base. With one pull, the heavy net fell from above and engulfed the vile thing. Hissing and shrieking,
According to DM Bill, Jayson sounds like Sheldon from Big Bang Theory, and Nick sounds like Drew Carey. He didn’t give Vince a dopplegänger, but Vince did do a pretty good William Shatner voice in this issue, so now all you listeners have a face to put to the voice for Vince as well. Here
Recently, we got an email from a listener named Tom, who supported using laptops during his AD&D 1e game, here is what he had to say: I am currently running a 1e campaign with a 5 players , 1 of whom ( my nephew) lives over 2000km away from my house. we play using skype
So you finally let your players get a hold on The Robe of Useful Items, now what. Think about it. Do you want to come up with an item each time a player opens a pocket?
We’re not collectors, we’re players – but that means our TSR books end up with wear and tear, and can even lose their binding. If you’re pulling out dusty tomes that saw a lot of action in your teenage years, there’s a fair chance that they’re not in mint condition. While there are plenty of
The interview in show #2 is with Erik Brynjolffson, creator of Dragonfire and Dragonfire II: The Dungeonmaster’s Assistant. These days, Erik is the Schussel Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business. We took him away from raking leaves in his Boston home
One of the seminal influences in fantasy in the twentieth century has left us for Valhalla. Gygax was a giant, a man whose enthusiasm and sense of adult play took a weird cerebral offshoot of board and strategy games and turned it into an accessible, endlessly stimulating, life-changing mythology for the Star Wars/Lancer Conan/”Frodo Lives!” generation of the 1970s and 80s.