Category Archives: Dungeons and Dragons

First Book of Swords by Fred Saberhagen

I’ve decided to do a semi regular series where I discuss older fantasy novels and how they relate to my role-playing. I first read Fred Saberhagen’s Book of Swords in the mid to late 80s. I read both the Book … Continue reading

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Playing D&D with the Kids

Though I’ve wanted to introduce my kids to Dungeons and Dragons for a long time things just never worked out for it until this weekend.  With little planning or fanfare the kids and I sat down at the table and … Continue reading

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Vancian Magic

Yes, today I’m stepping on the third rail of Dungeons and Dragons Next discussions. I’ll start by stating: I like Vancian Magic. While I didn’t play many straight Magic-Users under 1st Edition Dungeons and Dragons, I frequently played the illusionist … Continue reading

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More Than Just a Basic Attack

With all this talk about ideas for the new edition of Dungeons and Dragons, the following idea popped into my mind. Instead of needing a specific power to create different conditions the rules for causing these conditions should be offered … Continue reading

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Virtual GenCon

For those of you, like myself, staying home this weekend rather than heading to Indianapolis for “The Best Four Days in Gaming”, here are a couple ways to keep up with what’s going on at GenCon 2009 in Indianapolis. I’m … Continue reading

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DM Riches: D&D Compendium

DM Riches contain products, tools, resources, references, and other items I think you might find useful or entertaining. I’ve been a subscriber to Wizards of the Coast “Dungeons and Dragons Insider” from the beginning mainly for the Dragon Magazine, and … Continue reading

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Monstrous Personalities: Kobold in a Hole

Monstrous Personalities offers examples of non-combat encounters with monsters, creatures, and critters of the Dungeons and Dragons game. This encounter can occur anywhere, outdoors or within a dungeon, as long as a kobold tribe lives nearby. The party hears the … Continue reading

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