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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Reviews You Can Use: DNDICE

If there’s one thing that DnDice (in Great Britain) does well, it’s innovation in polyhedral design and presentation.  Luckily for us tabletop gaming enthusiasts, DnDice does many things well. Inspired by metallic dragons and topped off with an electroplated finish, these British beauties were born for battle.  Each metal case containing the dice is lined with a specialty foam denser …

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Reviews You Can Use: Artisan Dice

Hats off to Artisan Dice for letting us have a look at their Aeneus dice and their Mpingo (African Blackwood) dice.  Now in their fifth year of creating handcrafted dice for the discerning gamer, Artisan Dice continues to impress, as you’ll see from the photos included here. Here we have a wooden dice set that’s been created from Mpingo (more …

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Interview with Leo Normington Jr. of Maverick Games

Chief Games Officer James Carpio interviews Leo Normington Jr. President of Maverick Games about The Hunt and TSRs new partnership. JC: I’m happy to have with us today, Leo “Maverick” Normington of Maverick Games here on Multiverse. Back in the land they called the early 1990s, Leo brought to the table an incredible skirmish game called “The Hunt”. This dystopian …