Old school D&D Archive

  • Although many of my players love playing a powerful PC, there is something to be said for the low level RPG adventure. How I came to love the low level adventure probably has roots in my trappings as a child while learning the d&d game. Those basic dnd red books or the keep on the borderlands module, very basic stats with a basic beginning, trying to explain from where your characters hail and then have then die at the hands of the enemy in the first adventure.  Time to roll up some new PCs! Most of the time though I was a fair DM and would let the players make their own choices which would determine if they lived or […]

    D&D low level adventures and why I love them

    Although many of my players love playing a powerful PC, there is something to be said for the low level RPG adventure. How I came to love the low level adventure probably has roots in my trappings as a child while learning the d&d game. Those basic dnd red books or the keep on the borderlands module, very basic stats with a basic beginning, trying to explain from where your characters hail and then have then die at the hands of the enemy in the first adventure.  Time to roll up some new PCs! Most of the time though I was a fair DM and would let the players make their own choices which would determine if they lived or […]

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  • TSR, a name long gone,but not forgotten. While to many of us who either live for or just dabble in old-school gaming,share a fond appreciation for what that name comes to represent,though many of us often overlook those behind what made TSR synonymous with gamers. Luckily,I was able to speak with one such person,a man who lent his invaluable skills to our most beloved past-time. So without further adieu dear readers,it gives me great pleasure to introduce Steve Sullivan,editor,artist,writer and fellow gamer. So Steve, how did you come to start working for TSR and What was it like as a personal experience for you? I knew about D&D from almost its beginning, but I only started playing in January of […]

    An interview with no small legend, I give you Stephen D. Sullivan…

    TSR, a name long gone,but not forgotten. While to many of us who either live for or just dabble in old-school gaming,share a fond appreciation for what that name comes to represent,though many of us often overlook those behind what made TSR synonymous with gamers. Luckily,I was able to speak with one such person,a man who lent his invaluable skills to our most beloved past-time. So without further adieu dear readers,it gives me great pleasure to introduce Steve Sullivan,editor,artist,writer and fellow gamer. So Steve, how did you come to start working for TSR and What was it like as a personal experience for you? I knew about D&D from almost its beginning, but I only started playing in January of […]

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  • The first time I held this module in my hands I was 8 years old. My friend Khidr had been gifted some red basic Dungeons and Dragons books by his Aunt and Uncle. There was the coveted Red Set with the Players Handbook and Dungeon Masters Guide. They seemed intimidating at the time, but now I think back and laugh at how short they were compared to most RPG rulebooks. We also received what I truly believe got us involved in role-playing games to begin with- a set of polyhedron dice. Completely alien to us, these dice were like little treasures that required diligent safeguarding.  Strange shapes and of all different colors, this was what caused us to pull up […]

    Retro Role-Playing: The Keep on the Borderlands

    The first time I held this module in my hands I was 8 years old. My friend Khidr had been gifted some red basic Dungeons and Dragons books by his Aunt and Uncle. There was the coveted Red Set with the Players Handbook and Dungeon Masters Guide. They seemed intimidating at the time, but now I think back and laugh at how short they were compared to most RPG rulebooks. We also received what I truly believe got us involved in role-playing games to begin with- a set of polyhedron dice. Completely alien to us, these dice were like little treasures that required diligent safeguarding.  Strange shapes and of all different colors, this was what caused us to pull up […]

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