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Roundup of things to read

Posted 2012-04-24 19:03:00

A selection of things Iíve been reading, pulled from my currently-open browser tabs and recent history: `Treasure Type B-X`_ looks inside a box of *Basic D&D* bought off eBay that turns out to be a time capsule, from The RPG Corner. `B/X Combat - Fast, faster, fastest`_ talks about the emergent properties of *Basic D&D*ís combat system, from the slumbering Ode to Black Dougal. `Random Scroll Labels`_ and `The Way Scrolls Look`_ describe an alternative to the way Iíve always envisioned scrolls that I quite like and which has some nice effects on the mechanics and fiction of scroll use, from The Nine and Thirty Kingdoms. Dyson Logosí `Random Tables`_ page collecting all his posts on the subject, from Dysonís Dodecahedron. `TSR Fonts`_ matches up (or near-matches) the fonts used in TSR and WotC products with typefaces from various foundries, from the Acaeum. Iím doing up all my DMing materials in Futura for that original-hardcovers feel. The questions `Randomly generating weather for a sandbox campaign`_ and `Where can I buy original edition and out-of-print roleplaying books and accessories?`_ have lots of good answers at the Role-playing Games Stack Exchange. (The first is one for which I'm still looking for a good answer.) `Retrospective: Forgotten Realms Campaign Set`_ looks at the *original* expression of Ed Greenwoodís setting and how itís quite different in some ways than what everyone thinks of as the Realms due to the *product line* that followed, from Grognardia. There you go. What blog posts and pages have been informing *your* gaming lately? Meanwhile, I got my hardcover of *Adventurer Conqueror King System* in the mail yesterday, as well as `Greg Gillespie`_ís *Barrowmaze*. (Aside, you might be interested in the crowdfunding campaign for `Barrowmaze II`_ on now.) Iíve also been refining my play and setting notes for the Fallen Crowns campaign, which is itself chugging along nicely with different players each time who surprise me with where they go and what they do every session. Thereís a post in there at some point, if I can find the time between the items in my ever-increasing reading queue! .. _`Treasure Type B-X`: http://shirosrpg.blogspot.ca/2010/09/treasure-type-b-x.html .. _`B/X Combat - Fast, faster, fastest`: http://ode2bd.blogspot.ca/2010/10/bx-combat-fast-faster-fastest.html .. _`Random Scroll Labels`: http://9and30kingdoms.blogspot.ca/2012/04/random-scroll-labels.html .. _`The Way Scrolls Look`: http://9and30kingdoms.blogspot.ca/2012/04/way-scrolls-look.html .. _`Random Tables`: http://rpgcharacters.wordpress.com/house-rules/random-tables/ .. _`TSR Fonts`: http://www.acaeum.com/library/tsrfonts.html .. _`Randomly generating weather for a sandbox campaign`: http://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/13618/randomly-generating-weather-for-a-sandbox-campaign .. _`Where can I buy original edition and out-of-print roleplaying books and accessories?`: http://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/2782/where-can-i-buy-original-edition-and-out-of-print-roleplaying-books-and-accessor .. _`Retrospective: Forgotten Realms Campaign Set`: http://grognardia.blogspot.ca/2009/09/retrospective-forgotten-realms-campaign.html .. _`Barrowmaze II`: http://www.indiegogo.com/Barrowmaze .. _`Greg Gillespie`: http://discourseanddragons.blogspot.ca/