Summer Apathy

For some reason Newsblur (my RSS reader of choice) decided to change their username method, eliminating a special character I had in mine, and effective wiping my account. This is pretty frustrating as I went to open up the glorious pile of blogs to find absolutely nothing. I’ve been adding blogs to this for quite…

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Unusual Dungeons: The Tower of Gamaldur

The RPG Blogger Alliance comes together each month with a random topic, hosted by one of the member sites. This month, Unusual Dungeons, hosted by Enderra. I truly enjoy the content found at RPGBA, dozens of the sites there I keep on my personal feed and read regularly. Collectively, they’re a constant source of inspiration…

Expanding the Spellcraft Proficiency

This comes as something of a follow up to a recent post where newly forged Wizards and their ilk need some sort of old man teaching them all the right moves until they “get” it. The idea that you’re going to spend a LOT of time learning wizardly things really delves into the territory of…

Phases of a Campaign

I’m interested in exploring what phases players go through over the course of a campaign. Blocking out these phases and putting a finger on the unique play styles each of them off and transitional periods inbetween. What overarching goals exist during these phases, and what sort of dangers are threatening and appropriate for good world…

Colleges, Cults, and Curmudgeony Wizards

Monday, at The Dragon’s Flagon, I was reminded of the old school spell lists. I love the OSR community so much, every day there’s always something to get my gears turning. Whether or not it’s productive is another issue. I haven’t put anything down solid, but it’s going on my project list. Wizards aren’t born,…