It’s been a bit since I have posted to The Sandbox of Doom. In the intervening time, a lot of things have changed, most of them good. I have been gaming on Tuesday nights as part of Madison Traditional Gaming. MTG – as we sometimes refer to it – now has about 45-50 people every… Continue reading Picking Up Where I Left Off
So I’ve picked up a copy of the new Players Handbook. Even a cursory examination revealed that this is NOT the “5th Edition” that some people were afraid it might be. However, I have to admit that I’m a little concerned about the $50 cover price – not so much because I think it’s out… Continue reading Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Players Handbook
The Bundle of Holding has gone completely Old School for the next four-and-a-half days. Buy all of this now while you can, for a practically a song. It is definitely worth it. http://bundleofholding.com/index/current
GameHoleCon (yes, that’s the name) was this past weekend. Had a great time running Classic Traveller, Empire of the Petal Throne, and Original D&D (well, S&W White Box if you wanted to be precise). Towards the end of the convention, I noted the convention deal being offered by the rep for Castles & Crusades. I… Continue reading He Meant Well
Tuesday nights have been very very successful. We’ve got anywhere from 25-30 gamers showing up each week, and games range from Star Trek (CODA) to a Superworld/CoC mash-up to Microlite 74. The Star Trek game is mine – it’s set in 2270, and uses some interesting fan stuff and some material from Mike Ford and… Continue reading Keep it simple
The original questions may be found here. (1). Race (Elf, Dwarf, Halfling) as a class? Yes or no?Most of the time, no. I used to think absolutely not, but more recently as I considered monsters as classes (e.g. dragons, vampires, etc.) it made more sense to consider some races as their own class, when the… Continue reading Answers for Random Wizard
I spotted the first of these from Nick Mizer’s G+ commentary, and the second one has been on my radar ever since the good people at Gamegrene cast a jaundiced eye towards D&D 4th Edition back in 2009. The contrast between the two is noticeable. From Dungeon of Signs: “D&D is not heroic fantasy, it’s… Continue reading Another couple of mash-ups
The Disoriented Ranger apparently has details on a real life “dungeon” underneath a German town. Weirdly enough, this also has me thinking about Darklands, too.
I’ve been gaming for most of my life. What that means is that I started gaming when trying to talk about it was bound to get you in trouble. You know, like back in the day: “What’s this…’D&D’ thing you’re doing?”“It’s Dungeons & Dragons – it’s a kind of shared storytelling, where the players get… Continue reading Who do you tell…?
I talked with James Maliszewski yesterday. As some of you may be aware, James’ father is in very poor health and not expected to live much longer. Last year, I went through a similar series of events around the death of my friend Phil, so I have some perspective on what he is going through.… Continue reading James Maliszewski