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Last Stand at Camp Starfall – The Influences of Other Genres on D&D

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.

October 13, 2015

ODnD and the Challenge of Pleasing Everyone, Part 1

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!

October 12, 2015

From OD&D to Playtesting New Editions… and Back Again

When I can’t tell my gaming group that I secretly playtested the upcoming version of D&D, I do the next best thing: I run them through the editions, starting with the grandaddy OD&D. The result blows our minds.

October 12, 2015

ODnD and the Challenge of Pleasing Everyone, Part 2

In OD&D a greatsword and a chair do the same damage, the best defense against trolls is a mule, and you heal 1 hit point every other day. And we still have fun.

October 12, 2015