Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Hero's Journey 2nd Edition

James Spahn is going to do a second edition of The Hero's Journey.  The interesting and fun changes the made to S&W White Box really hit a sweet spot for me.  I can't wait to see what he does with the new edition.  You can read about it at his blog Halfling's Luck.  Oh, and he has the cover art posted.  I really like it.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Spring Break

Last week was spring break for my boys so we decided to head south and visit Portland, OR.  Specifically, Powell's Books and Guardian Games.  Now, we've been to Powell's before and it is a
The RPG shelf at Powell's
booklover's delight.  If you are not familiar with Powell's it is a four story building that takes up an entire city block and is full of books.  Books of every imaginable kind.  A bibliophile's heaven.  I could spend days there if I had the time and the money.

I had never been to Guardian Games before.  It is the largest game store I have ever been in.  A huge amount of board games.  A large selection of RPGs.  A bunch of other stuff I didn't have time to really look at, including a corner just for Legos.
The board games shelves at Guardian Games.  Can you find the hidden people?

Between the two stores, beside the requisite history books, I purchased the core rules of Dungeon Crawl Classics and a used boxed set of Adventures in the East Mark.



It was a fun trip.  The boys enjoyed themselves and we got to visit two great stores.

Monday, March 25, 2019

The Legacy Edition

My box came today with my Legacy Edition box of The Fantasy Trip!  So excited to start playing around with it!




Sunday, March 24, 2019

First Full TFT Character

I didn't own the In the Labyrinth rules back when I was a kid.  So I have only made character using the Melee and Wizard rules.  Even then I preferred warriors to wizards so I mostly built heros.  Thus, this is my first full build using the full TFT rules.


Marcus Valerius Corvus
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St 11
DX 12 (8)
IQ 9
MA 6

Short sword 2-1
Javelin 1-1
Dagger 1-1

Chainmail / Stops 5
Lg Shield/    Hits

Talents:
Sword, Shield
Carpenter, Literacy, Pole Weapons*
Alertness

*Edit:  With input from Yongi on MeWe I decided to replace Thrown Weapons with Pole Weapons.  He pointed out that without Pole Weapons Marcus would be throwing his javelin using 4 dice.  Thanks Yongi.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

The OSR News

Dreams of Mythic FantasyJames Smith, of the "Dreams of Mythic Fantasy" blog, writes a weekly column called The OSR News.  It's a roundup of newly published products, reviews, blog post spotlights and news.

It really helpful, cool and he puts a lot of work into it.  You can find the posts here.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Descending Armor Class

You learn something new everyday.  I didn't realize that this was the origin of descending armor class in original D&D.  It's explained here at the Playing at the World blog.

Originally it was intended that you needed to roll 20 - AC.  So AC 2 needed an 18 or higher.