Join the DMs this week as they bring a small updated, and go into the letters in Sage Advice and then Stickler’s spot light talking about, Encumbrance rules. Blackstone’s second segment is included as well! Sit back and enjoy media.blubrry.com/rfipodcast/p/archive.org/download/RollForInitiativeVol1/RFI007.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS
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?
After a small break we are back! In sage advice we answer some emails, feature 1 we talk about Divine intervention, in the Creature Feature we speak of Flolites, Playing Tips we talk about DMs bringing in new players to an already running campaign, The Vorpal sword on the Dragons Horde, and Jayson talks some
….tips on grading your players and an interview segment with S&W developer Matthew Finch. Enjoy everyone! Happy New Year!
Another episode of RFI comes to you this week, as YOUR X-Mas gift! Listen in as DM Vincent and Jayson go through the game you loved to play
The book in our library this week is Quag Keep, the first novel ever written in a Dungeons & Dragons setting. I stated that this book was out of print, and quickly learned from a listener possessing the Power of Google that there is, in fact, a current printing available: Quag Keep on Amazon
This week is the first episode of our ongoing serial, telling the tale of Thane, a cleric of Heironeous shipwrecked on the coast of the Pomarj.
The beholder is one of the oldest and most enduring icons from AD&D, and we felt it appropriate to bring it up during one of our early episodes. In fact, the article “Ecology of the Beholder” by Ed Greenwood and Roger E. Moore in Dragon #76 was the inspiration for the Creature Feature as a
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
Week number 3 talks about re-binding your old hardcover books, and features a mysterious scroll delivered from the world of Greyhawk… This week’s chapters: Re-binding your books Letters From Greyhawk: Thane’s Tale Creature Feature Theater: The Beholder Playing Tips: Alignment The Dragon’s Hoard: Glowing Globe Sticker’s Spotlight: Keeping Track of… The Library: Quag Keep media.blubrry.com/rfipodcast/p/archive.org/download/RollForInitiativeVol1/RFI003.mp3Podcast:
Week number two has our first interview, a discussion about where to find the books we all need, and it’s our first show as a member of the D20 radio network! Show notes for this episode: Where to find 1st edition AD&D books Creature Feature: The Automaton Game Mechanics: V,S,M: All about Magic-User spells The
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
Our Stickler’s Spotlight this week focuses on unarmed combat by the book (the DMG, that is) and by other means. For more discussion of grappling, pummeling and overbearing, here are some good Dragon articles to seek out: “How to Finish Fights Faster” by Roger E. Moore. Dragon #83, March 1984, p. 55 Roger E. Moore
Mordenkainen’s AD&D statistics were first published in The Rogues Gallery (1980). His statistics were updated in Mordenkainen’s Fantastic Adventure (1984), The City of Greyhawk (1989), and Epic Level Handbook (2002).
The Robe of Useful Items is an original DMG magic item, sure to be familiar to old-school players, but one which provides ample opportunity for customization by the creative DM. We’d love to publish an article on any unique Robes which others have created.