Death by Inches. So let me establish who I am.
I have been gaming since 1970-something when my Father brought home a blue box Dungeons and Dragons basic set. I was instantly and irrevocably hooked. I got a yellow box of Grenadier Halfling miniatures for Christmas but never painted them since my gaming group didn’t really ever do miniatures — we decided our imaginations were good enough, and our allowances were insufficient to really buy a lot of miniatures anyhow. I wish I still had those models, they disappeared in a move at some point. From then on I was an avid gamer, right through adolescence. In college, I worked at a couple of now-defunct game and comic stores, especially the original incarnation of The Source in Minneapolis and St.
Then I finished college with a degree in Archaeology and moved on to looking for a job. Upon arrival at my current employer, I discovered that the studio has a lot of employees who play miniature wargames as well as a lot of roleplaying gamers. Like this: Like Loading... SomethingAwful : White Plume Mountain. Stopped by the Something Awful site for the first time in ages and randomly noticed they had one of their WTF, D&D!
Articles on White Plume Mountain! Might not be to all tastes, but a bit of an insight into the module nonetheless! Plus an omen maybe..? Finally moved in, and just managed to get computer up and running before the World Cup Final started. So hope to get an update out soon. I've had one report of a tester reaching the fane (heart of the volcano, see above screenshot) of White Plume Mountain, meaning completion of two of the module conversion segments, and about as far as its possible to go in the current test version.
Then there are the bugs (mistyped waypoint tags) and the BUGS (beholders that are immortal despite there being no valid reason why they should be so) to iron out. bugs I am happy dealing with, but the illogical BUGS can be incredibly infuriating. Old-School « Ménage à Monster. As part of my ongoing celebration of Dragon Magazine’s 35th anniversary, I present the next instalment of covers, from issue 201 to 300.
These images represent quite a roller coaster ride through the ups and downs of Dungeons and Dragons. They bear witness to the development of the greatest settings the game has ever seen, the excesses and eventual decline of 2e, the demise of TSR, and the rebirth of the game in 3e under the ownership of Wizards of the Coast. Even though I had shifted to other games (namely Rifts) in the later days of 2e, I never strayed from Dragon (and even if I wasn’t in a campaign I always thought of D&D as my game). The writing, the ideas, and especially the art were always a great source of inspiration and entertainment. I also liked the feeling of belonging to a community of gamers that came with the subscription. In the last article, I mentioned two of Brom’s fantastic Dark Sun images. The rise of 3e is also the rise of artist Wayne Reynolds. I SEE LEAD PEOPLE. I've started another OSR game recently.
This time I'm playing with my oldest daughter, her dad (she's a step-child, technically), and his girlfriend. Overall this is a group put together for her benefit with the adults being there to back her up. Anyhow, the first adventure I ran them out on, I decided to go big and have fun with a serious dungeon crawl. I went with this map (shown right) that I found on A Character for Every Game.
This is an amazing dungeon with a lot of interesting character and some complex twists and turns. As of the end of the first sessions they had entered the dungeon through stairs at the middle of the lower part of the map and fought their way past the hobgoblins, goblins, and kobolds that were standing guard in that first cluster of rooms. We had to end there but we had a great time and using this wonderful map made my job as DM all the more entertaining.
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