Category: OSR

  • Hearts of Battle

    Hearts of Battle

    Mass combat resolution using playing cards. This supplemental game is meant as a fun and tactical way to play out mass combat encounters in fantasy tabletop adventure games. Many games can produce large wandering monster encounters during wilderness travel, such as OD&D(1974), Expert Dungeons & Dragons (Cook), and their various modern retroclones. A wandering…

  • Using Chainmail with OD&D

    Using Chainmail with OD&D

    In this post I want to do my best to thoroughly cover using the Chainmail rules to handle combat in Original Dungeons and Dragons. At least, to cover the necessary rules to get a handle on the basics. Resources that I referenced while making this post: Dungeons and Dragons by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson Chainmail…

  • Through the Valley of the Manticore – Announcement

    Through the Valley of the Manticore – Announcement

    I’m very excited to announce my follow-up adventure module zine for Old-School Essentials. This time around I will be launching the Kickstarter campaign as part of the first ever Side Quest event, specifically designed for indie zine creators to get there work out there and seen by a larger audience. I made a post earlier…

  • In the Shadow of Tower Silveraxe – Announcement

    In the Shadow of Tower Silveraxe – Announcement

    We’re a little less than two weeks out from the kickoff of the Zinequest 3 event through kickstarter and I’m wrapping up the bulk of the production work for my upcoming adventure module: In the Shadow of Tower Silveraxe. The prelaunch page is live and now begins the rush to get the word out. In…

  • Gemthrone Wilderness Map

    We’re about two weeks out from the start of Zinquest 3 through Kickstarter and I’m posting another preview of my upcoming OSR adventure module called In the Shadow of Tower Silveraxe. This time I’m showing the full color version of the overland map for the adventure setting. If I did my math right, the map…

  • Zinequest 3 Project Preview

    Zinequest 3 project update. As we get closer to February, I thought I should post a little preview for my upcoming rpg zine: In the Shadow of Tower Silveraxe. Here we’re looking at the dwarven town in the module—Karn Buldahr.

  • Hunting in Dungeons and Dragons

    Hunting in Dungeons and Dragons

    In this post, I share some thoughts for hunting for Basic Dungeons and Dragons and Old School Essentials. The entry for hunting only mentions you have a 1-in-6 chance for finding quarry, but it doesn’t say how much food you can acquire. Never fear, I got this—hold my ale!

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