The Seven-Sided Die

Roundup of things to read

Posted Tuesday April 24, 2012 at 07:03 PM

A selection of things I’ve 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’s combat system, from the slumbering Ode to Black Dougal.

Random Scroll Labels and The Way Scrolls Look describe an alternative to the way I’ve 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 Logos’ Random Tables page collecting all his posts on the subject, from Dyson’s Dodecahedron.

TSR Fonts matches up (or near-matches) the fonts used in TSR and WotC products with typefaces from various foundries, from the Acaeum. I’m 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 Greenwood’s setting and how it’s 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’s Barrowmaze. (Aside, you might be interested in the crowdfunding campaign for Barrowmaze II on now.) I’ve 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. There’s a post in there at some point, if I can find the time between the items in my ever-increasing reading queue!

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