As part of my D&D manual addiction and for my aforementioned review idea, I read and buy a lot of manuals that aren’t for 5e. I know there are a few 3rd party 5e sources out there, but they haven’t ended up in the used books sections yet. So a lot of my acquisitions are for older editions and a large chunk seem to be 3e( or maybe 3.5e. They’re similar enough (or rather, I don’t know the difference) that I’m just going to say 3e in this article) But from my readings and note takings for a review of Tome and Blood, I discovered a new reason that I couldn’t bear to play 3e.
Pretty, But Useless gave me this idea for an article. In it, I’m going to roughly layout the history of role playing games, from all of the bits and pieces that I’ve picked up from reading scraps of histories in various blogs and such. And then tomorrow or something, I take a look at what the ACTUAL history looks like. So, as a stronger disclaimer: THIS IS NOT AN ACURATE DEPICTION OF HISTORY!!!
So I mentioned that going through my manuals and writing up some sort of review for them. The problem is, I have no idea what I should be focusing on to provide a useful review. Continue reading “How should review the D&D manuals?”
I’ve toyed with the idea of “unlocking content” before in TSI. And I think it kinda has roots in older versions of the game. But it is not on par with fourth and fifth editions. I dunno.
I knew about this trip a long while ago. I should have known that trying to do a daily article was a stretch, even with out the trip. I should not have committed to it. But I did. so you get a 2am article. I hope you find it coherent.
I did a lot of thinking on FTD&D on the trip. I have a villain with a name, some cool powers and minions and I think this has the potential to be a good adventure, even without the FT part. So that’s cool. But I’ve hit a bit of a snag that I want to talk about today.
I made it to CO safely, if loopy. I spent the day with family, playing games and catching up. Hopefully tomorrow’s will be done earlier, with planning and stuff. I did a lot of thinking on the drive. One of my thought may be a little useless, but I’m going to share it anyway! Continue reading “Daily D&D Ramble: What if Primes were important?”
Okay, after my random idea of Fixed Table D&D yesterday, I’ve thought about it a bit more and its definitely something I want to try. And I think it’s time for me to finally start a group for playing stuff like this. It shall be called the Experimental Games Society. We shall start to assemble and try to do something after my trip. (yeah, I’m going out of town for a week and a half. I hope to keep the rambles up. Gygax knows I’ll have enough driving time to come up with ideas)
But we’ll handle all that later. On to FTD&D! Continue reading “Daily D&D Ramble: Jonesing for Fixed Table”
These thoughts are reflections I had from reading Angry’s recent articles. You should read those. They’re better than mine. Longer, and better thought out. He’s at theangrygm.com. Continue reading “Daily D&D Ramble: Something is missing”
Okay, today was going to be the Angry Review, but then I had to spend all day doing research into another thing and, well, I decided I needed to rant about a few things. So here we go. Continue reading “Daily D&D Ramble: Verbal Pedantry”