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.
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.
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.
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.
Když pořád mluvím o té estetice :-), možná by nebylo marné se podívat, jak vlastně v dávných dobách vypadala umělecká tvář původního Dungeons and Dragons. Když se řekne stará škola, mnoha hráčům se nevybaví jen původní pravidla a staré moduly ale i spousta ilustrací a obrázků, z nichž některé bezesporu zkulovněly. Dnes se vedou vášnivé debaty o stylu současného DnD, který bývá někdy označován jako „dungeonpunk“. Současné podobě však předcházel dlouhý vývoj sahající do poloviny 70. let a začínající u jmen jako Greg Bell či slavné trojice David C. Sutherland, Erol Otus a David A.
Active from 2005 to 2007 and dedicated entirely to system-neutral GMing advice, Treasure Tables was one of the earliest RPG blogs. It was also the precursor to Gnome Stew , so we decided the best way to keep all of its content -- over 750 articles and more than 7,500 comments -- accessible to as many GMs as possible was to move it here, which we did in 2012 . Comments are turned off, just they as were when Treasure Tables closed in 2007. The GMing material and discussion archived below was originally featured on TreasureTables.org. Enjoy!