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
AD&D is a human-sized world, where players are often rewarded by the rules for playing humans. In issue 22, we talk about playing the most dangerous animal of all – MAN. Table Manners – Making humans enticing to play The Dragon’s Hoard – Ring of Animal Friendship Creature Feature Theater – DM Vince leads us
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
From the Chronicles of Lord Blackstone: CY 581, day 23, The Hool Marshes Now I understand why men fear these swamps. Even though our guide, a half-olve ranger who goes by the name of Hunter, who was quite adapt in navigating through such places, was caught off guard. Two logs came crashing through the weeds
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
This week’s show includes: Sage Advice – Magic items and props Table Manners – Playing with Evil PCs Sticklers Spotlight – The dreaded LEVEL LIMITS discussion Creature Feature Theater – What will we encounter this time? media.blubrry.com/rfipodcast/p/archive.org/download/RollForInitiativeVol1/RFI021.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS
That’s right folks, some of you have asked is there a place I can grab a Greyhawk world map? Well yes you can! The fine folks over at Paizo publishing are selling the poster map for only $10!
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
We’re finally here at issue 20 – after this one, you’ll no longer be able to roll a d20 to figure out which back issue to listen to… As befits a natural twenty, we’re talking about dice this week. Show notes for this week: Sage Advice: Collectors’ guides, cutout minis, and finding a gaming group
In Sage Advice, we tread on the touchy ground of 1st Edition vs. – well, you know. Table Manners is about NPC dialogue – do you write it beforehand? Do you act it out, or speak in the third person? The Creature Feature Theater is a little different in this issue – join us as
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.