3d6 vs 1d20

The odds of rolling a 10 or a 20 on 1d20 are the same 1 in 20. This makes rolling to hit, making a save, or exercising a skill a random proposition using the standard d20 roll. While your bonuses increase your odds often the target DC or AC is higher in higher level encounters […]

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Torches & Lanterns

this might be a good idea to add some tension. Of course min maxers would never be caught flat footed by playing a character without dark vision. https://rpgcharacters.wordpress.com/2017/10/16/torch-lantern-cards-for-bx-dd/  

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Hit Points, Injuries, and Major wounds

I just got Crypts & Things Remastered. I also have the original rule book. I like the hit point system in this game. In a nutshell characters have hit points along the lines of classic D&D but, these hit points represent superficial damage and fatigue. They are recovered faster. You can even recover some ┬áhit […]

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DCC has the best magic system in the whole damn multiverse

Just what the title says. DCC has the best and most innovative magic system of any role playing game I have played. It works so well on so many levels. Mechanically it has many nice feature – spells are unpredictable and variable, there is a cost for casting, and spells are tied to powerful entities. […]

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Pig faced orc cleric

This pig face orc cleric was inspired by the pig snouted orc miniature made by Minifig back in the late 70s. Drawn with the Apple Pencil with Procreate on the iPad Pro.

Maybe this should inspire a whole setting. Imagine a world where orcs are the norm. leading everyday lives in towns and cities, led by kings in castles. Humans lurk in forests and caves and lead war bands and raiding parties…

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Make the underdark great again

Before I get myself in trouble, the title is click bait, and I fully believe the underdark has never stopped being great. That said I feel the game is not as interesting for me as has been in the past. My problem with D&D is not the new versions and new rules, it’s the fact […]

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Deodanths and Elves

There was a discussion on G+ about Dave Hargrave. Some people remember him as a killer GM. I never played with Mr Hargrave, though I seem to remember he had reputation. Here’s a story from 30 plus years back. I never played with Dave but I had his books since the late seventies. Probably saw […]

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