Category: AAR

TPK Blues

As it happens, nine first level PCs are no match for nineteen orcs, even if those orcs are dressed in fancy pants and poofy shirts. Particularly when those orcs are armed with polearms, backed by an effective leader, and on high alert. Yesterday’s delve (check the date on this...

The Problem Of Rangers

Rangers, by design, are loners. Take a look at the special rules for Rangers in AD&D’s Player’s Handbook: No henchlings and no hired troops until 8th level. You only own what you can carry.  Everything else gets donated to Fantasy Ducks Unlimited or maybe some broke druids or a...

Corvusburg Chronicles: The Ligmatic Orcs

Dateline: October 2, 20223, The Ligmatic Cloister of the Bofahearts With Ronnie Dio recovering from a nasty fall and Meh the archerman down ith a bad case of the deviltape parasite, our party consists of just seven heroes this time out. The expedition started well enough, with a quick...

Finally, A Fake Disease You Can Trust

The rules for diseases in AD&D are great, but you probably rarely use them because they are such a niche subgame and hard to track.  Let’s cover the basics, then clear that first hurdle first, then go back and look at the disease rules in a more detail. Generally speaking,...

Riding the Solo AD&D Tiger

On September 29th, ten brave heroes entered the Ligmatic Cloister, nestled in the cleft between two towering peaks of the Bofaheart Mountains. Only nine returned. The expedition started out well.  While searching the front range of the Bofahearts, the party spied a long train of wagons – heavily guarded...

Brovenloft: The Pope’s Tale

The straight dope from the Bro Pope, the (second) man who brought the Rat King to heel.  I’ve made a few minor edits for clarity and readability.  Otherwise, these words are his own. Introduction (h/t ThreadReaderApp) Ok, time to resume this thread about #BROvenloft When the #BROvenloft concept was...

Goblins vs. Bromans: More Desert

The last time we looked at Dragon Rampant, we looked at how NOT to use Light Riders. Specifically, we learned that their speed was negated by heavily terrain laden tables. Today we check the null hypothesis, and throw them against the same foes, but this time with no mission...

Bromans vs. Goblins: Desert Raid

Dragon rampant has a great little selection of units, all of which are based on how you use them on the battlefield. After seeing how effective Light Riders could be in the Fate of Stormbringer (poor Dubzaron), I wanted to see what a force heavy on the light cavalry...

Eddie’s Brovenloft

The man, the myth, the legend behind the lich, the myth, the legend posted his experience running Eddie But In Hieroglyphics through the Brovenloft meatgrinder.  The bad news is he posted it over on Twitter.  That site is so ephemeral and this thread so amazing, it seemed a shame...

Brovenloft: Lessons Learned

There’s a natural ebb and flow to conflict games, and D&D played right is no exception. The first BROSR campaign, Trollopulous, kicked off on a very slow note due to the lack of information available to all players.  Strict adherence to 1:1 timekeeping meant that messages crawled around a...