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Shall We Play a Game? [Part 6 of 10]

[Editor’s Note: The following is Jeffrey Webb’s noteworthy college thesis from 2015, written during his time at the American Military University in Charles Town, West Virginia, to be reprinted here in its entirety, in ten parts, with the author’s permission, for your reading enjoyment. Footnotes have been extracted from this presentation of Jeffrey Webb’s writings, to enhance this casual reading …

Guest Article: Encounter Building in OSRIC Part 2

Guest Writer: Dave Johnson Encounter Building in OSRICv1.4 Balance The Game Master ‘s Manual 1st ed FRPG rulebooks are replete with references to “balance” — Author Unknown In OSRIC core rule book, the word  “balance” is mentioned on sixteen pages, so it too is important in the game — Dave Johnson GAME BALANCE Some instances of  balance in  first edition …

Guest Article: Encounter Building in OSRIC Part 1

Guest Writer: Dave Johnson Encounter Building in OSRICv1.4 Expert Thoughts OSRIC and 1e FRPG doesn’t need encounter-building guidelines, other than the very basic idea that the 1st level of a dungeon should have mostly 1st level monsters in it! — Anonymous Hello folks, this is Dave Johnson of Dave Johnson Games and unofficial OSRIC cheerleader on Twitter(@osric_rpg) Today I ‘d …

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Guest Review: GAZ1 The Duchy of Karameikos

Guest Writer: Nick Monitto When I started playing Dungeons & Dragons, I jumped in with the relatively new Basic and the very new Expert boxes, a nice foundation to learn.  But I was quickly drawn upward to the large books and supplements of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons rule set.  At that time, I found much more material there to …

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Shall We Play a Game? [Part 5 of 10]

[Editor’s Note: The following is Jeffrey Webb’s noteworthy college thesis from 2015, written during his time at the American Military University in Charles Town, West Virginia, to be reprinted here in its entirety, in ten parts, with the author’s permission, for your reading enjoyment. Footnotes have been extracted from this presentation of Jeffrey Webb’s writings, to enhance this casual reading …

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Guest Article: Comeliness, it’s just misunderstood

Guest Writer: Dave Johnson Back in November 1982 in Dragon Magazine #67, Gary Gygax talked about a new attribute to reflect how beautiful a person can look. Outward appearance can be important. In my own games, I have had the need to know just how “good looking” a person was. This may or may not be that essential to most …

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Shall We Play a Game? [Part 3 of 10]

[Editor’s Note: The following is Jeffrey Webb’s noteworthy college thesis from 2015, written during his time at the American Military University in Charles Town, West Virginia, to be reprinted here in its entirety, in ten parts, with the author’s permission, for your reading enjoyment. Footnotes have been extracted from this presentation of Jeffrey Webb’s writings, to enhance this casual reading …

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Shall We Play a Game? [Part 4 of 10]

[Editor’s Note: The following is Jeffrey Webb’s noteworthy college thesis from 2015, written during his time at the American Military University in Charles Town, West Virginia, to be reprinted here in its entirety, in ten parts, with the author’s permission, for your reading enjoyment. Footnotes have been extracted from this presentation of Jeffrey Webb’s writings, to enhance this casual reading …