Learn how rules can stimulate role-playing by studying the successful approaches of several excellent RPGs.
Learn how to converte the classic Temple of Elemental Evil to 5E, and how to incorporate FIASCO-styled relationships into your D&D campaign.
D&D has failed in the past with digital tools. The problem has never been vision, but execution.
For the vast majority of gamers, D&D is simply a fantasy game, with no aspects of science-fiction. However, the early history of the game was full of sci-fi influences.
Every RPG struggles with how best to allow players to tell the story of the characters, both their origin or backstory and their ongoing story as they advance in power through accomplishments.
In edition changes we see approval or rejection of our own interests – even though the designers clearly aren’t writing the edition for or against any one of us. And, can D&D really provide a complete experience in one hour?
Can the 1977 Basic D&D boxed set actually be more confusing that OD&D? Yes, it sure is! Find out what has aged poorly as our group continues playing through the editions.
Our second session of OD&D takes us deep into the game’s first TSR adventure: Temple of the Frog. Sometimes we can’t even get into the rooms!