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Traveller: Chad’s First Freelance

The people have spoken, and the Blackreef Syndic needs our hero, one Chad Solo, to recover some very important and hush-hush company materiel that they quote misplaced unquote somewhere out in interSyndican waters.  The Blackreef Syndic, in the person of mid-level Admin named Joan Alice, offered Chad Solo a...

College Football, We Hardly Knew Ye

Having discovered the pleasures of ten-minute game summaries on YouTube, few of which spoil the ending, I made something of a reacquaintance with college football in 2023.  It proved to be a good year to do so, as a former Michigander, it gave me great pleasure to watch from...

Site Upgrade

It’s not a huge improvement, but it should make everyone’s life a little easier. I kicked up a new page that has links to the most commonly requested resources on this site.  It’s more sparse than I expected it to be after all these years.  We’ll add to it...

D0rf Fortressing

We needed a full roster of the dwarves of Romek Zoden.  Fortunately for us, the Monster Manual provides us with some guidance.  I’ve already pushed out a YuTuub Short detailing the process, so let me just hit you with the high points. The base number of dwarves (4d10 x 10)...

The Solo (Not Quite) AD&D Fire Still Rises

A new Challenger enters the lists! A Prince of Parma, who I’m pretty sure comments on my vidjas has taken up the solo wargaming gauntlet with the devil of his own, this time into ACKs.  Even better, he is documenting his Campaign on Cosoricalta in long form blog posts!...

Old Game Appreciators Mutual Aid Society

The long form example of AD&D at play has been a fascinating experiment, and one that has taught me a new appreciation for both AD&D and the joys of solo RPGs. Discovering the hidden gem of solo gaming buried within Gygax’s masterpiece has led me to wonder what other...

What We Deal With

The old man is yelling at clouds again. Fortunately for us, this provides an excellent opportunity to refresh our memories on how a “motte and bailey” con works. Here is the motte of an obvious and uncontroversial statement: And here is the bailey of his bold and controversial claim:...

Where Did You Come From?

Last month I updated this blog’s traffic monitor and… Where did you all come from? This place has felt like screaming into the void for a long time for two reasons:  The use of the aforementioned terrible traffic counter which told me nothing The use of heavy spam filters...

We Have Investigated Ourselves

And found we did nothing wrong. Here, we see a graph demonstrating that democracy means bombing any country that threatens the Washington DC grifting machine. Falling for this same old line is shameful.  It’s just another variation on the theme that brought you Yellow Cake, the Gulf of Tonkin,...

One Page Rules: Gobs vs Dark Elves

Who do you root for in this one?  Two very important take home lessons followed my first game of OPR: Skirmish. For one, an all-mounted goblin force makes for an army list that’s all hammer, no anvil.  For another, in a game like OPR: Skirmish you have to be...