Category: fantasy

Nightwatch Roster Sheet

  My first Nightwatch. Since nobody else is going to do it, allow me.  If you’re ready to play Nightwatch, a solo fantasy skirmish game by Stalker7, then you’re going to want to use a more compact and efficient character sheet than those in the book.  They are fine.  They...

Nightwatch: The Solo Campaign

So I ordered a copy of this based on the recommendation of a viewer over on the channel, Justo Perez, and it’s been a real struggle to read. Not because of what’s in it, but because life is hammering away at me with reckless abandon.  Not sure why, but...

A Paladin in Sloretown

For the record, that was my uber-powered Paladin trashing the tracks of the Jeffro Pacific Express Freight to Funkytown. Before we get into the view from the player side of the screen, a confession: I used this generator to roll up a fighter type and got the stats for...

Scale Neutral Fantasy Terrain

Nothing helps sell the players on the notion of the dungeon as a place of pure, seething chaos like a good altar of evil, expect maybe TWO altars of evil.   Finding fifteens in the local FLGS (that aren’t remaindered Flames of War remnants) represents one of those fun...

On Elves: Idle Thoughts With No Conclusion

 Happy Thanksgiving!  I’m grateful you’re all along for this ride.  It’s been fun. Part of my decision to eschew post-1985 versions of D&D is the sheer blandness of it’s creativity.  The most recent title by Wizards of the Coast, Volo’s Guide to Something or other, includes a host of...

Weirdo Beardos

One of the advantages of playing a miniature heavy version of B/X is that it gives you complete control over character selection.  Taking a general WYSIWG approach to things makes it easier to explain to modern players why their super-unique character with the long blah-de-blah backstory – at 0...

Religion in Castle Meatgrinder

So there you are, five levels deep in the bowels of a physical manifestation of the raw forces of chaos, beset by creatures bizarre and malicious, low on spells with not even a half a pack of cigarettes nor a full tank of gas.  There are no atheists in...

Massive Firepots

Another cheap version of an idea originally promulgated by The Crafty DM today.  Two enormous stone firepots resting on massive wooden frames.  These are, of course, cheap electric tea lights bashed and painted for appropriate dungeon ambiance.  The LED lights in these things aren’t very bright, but they flicker...

Excellent Dungeon Maps

There are a few tidy little dungeon mapping software tools out there online, but none of them were quite what I needed for my simple little Castle Meatgrinder Maps.  With a limited tile set available, I needed something digital that would allow me to drop them in place and...

Tyranny of Dragons, Session 14 – Carnath Roadhouse

After a brief rest amid the splendors of Waterdeep, our plucky band of heroes found themselves heading north once more, once again disguised as humble guards protecting Dragon Cultists who were disguised as a humble road construction crew.  The Lords of Waterdeep had set out to repair the long...