Tony Toon

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making a city more like a dungeon level

The countries in my D&D campaign world are decaying collections of squabbling bandit nobles, not centralized nations like Louis XIV’s France. My …

Magic

Hexcrawl

As part of my essay on game structures in roleplaying games, I specifically discussed the basic structure of the hexcrawl:<p>(1) Draw a hexmap. In …

World-building Techniques

<b>The Making of the World of Calidar</b><p><i>by Thorfinn Tait</i><p>I am writing this series of articles to document the techniques I've been using for my work on the …

In Praise of the 6 Mile Hex

<b>It is good to be back in action.</b> I have been away on personal business, but I should be posting a little more regularly now.<p>So just today I stopped …

Grand Experiments: West Marches

West Marches was a game I ran for a little over two years. It was designed to be pretty much the diametric opposite of the normal weekly game:<p>1) …

Board Games

Gorgeous, Insane Posters Take You on the Greatest D&D Campaigns Ever

If you have fond memories of early <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> modules, you are going to utterly love these special edition posters by Jason Thompson for …

Exceptional leaders for every monster!

There's plenty of evidence in OD&D that all humanoids - not just PC races - can advance in level. Every humanoid race has extra-HD leaders. I'd kind …

Board Games

Dyson's Dodecahedron

May 15, 2018<p>Cut into the foggy clefts of the Steaming Mountains, the Maze of the Storm Witch must be navigated (or the …<p>May 11, 2018<p>The upper levels …

Logos

Holmes' Mi-Go

Continuing with the Pluto theme in honor of the New Horizons fly-by, here is Holmes' OD&D write-up of the Fungi from Yuggoth.<p><b>Background</b>: Dragon …

Aerial Maps and Your Game

Recently I needed a forest road map for an encounter, and my creativity was running a bit low. The best I could come up with was the standard “road …

D&D - The Cartoon (Part 2: Setting Considerations)

As was commented in my prior post, folks who treated themselves to the DVD box set of the <b>Dungeons & Dragons cartoon</b> received an adventure for use …

News

I've always enjoyed the concept of dungeons. Obviously the reality of such things doesn't make much sense, but to fantasy RPG players, underground …

Loosening up on BX Race-as-Class

Over on the Google Plus fellow traveller Paul Schaefer asked me an interesting question and with his permission I'm going to answer it here rather …

Overclock Your Damage

This is one of those ideas so simple, I'm certain someone else came up with it. Maybe I read it and forgot about it.<br>So in many D&D versions, both …