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Venger Satanis

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This idiotic d6 random table is only the beginning(!) (sorry):

http://draconicmagazine.com/articles/random-table-1
If you must know, the idea came from here.
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Erik Tenkar

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So, Gamerati interviewed Aldo Ghiozzi about Free RPG Day and The Tavern got a mention. Now, Aldo may be trying to play down his comment at The Tavern: but the reality is, he's right - Free RPG Da</b>y does nothing to bring ...
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Luke Gearing

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B/X style class - slowly devolve into a horrible monster.
Some are children in the Fever Swamp are chosen to be a Host. They are treated incredibly well, spared the hardship of the swamp-dweller life, princes of the decay and dirty water. On the cusp of adulthood, they are stripped ...
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So good!
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Eric Fabiaschi

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 A selection of mid range treasures for my Monday night game.
1d20 Random Moderate Treasures Table For Your Old School Campaign
http://swordsandstitchery.blogspot.com/2016/06/1d20-random-moderate-treasures-table.html
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Michael Bross

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I am going to be starrting a gaming program for my local library. To give a classic feel but offer the game up for little to no cost for new players, I am going with Basic Fantasy RPG (thank you for the advice everyone) and I want to run classic modules with it. So my questions. Best classic low level modules for new players? I am torn between Village of Homlet, Keep on the Borderlands, Lost City, or the Secret of Bone Hill. Thoughts? Totally open to other suggestions, but I want to use the classics to show the roots of the game.
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N1 Against the Cult of the Reptile God is a great low-level classic. It also dovetails well with either Village of Hommlet or Bone Hill.
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Hey, all, anyone here ever run a Doctor Who campaign?  I'm familiar with the Doctor's 4th, 5th and 6th regenerations, and have watched a season or two of the series reboot with his 9th and 10th regenerations.  But that's been nearly a decade ago.  Any thoughts on the kinds of challenges to throw at the players?  Is it better to let the players be Timelords (difficult after the Time War) or Companions?  If the former, any suggestions on how to work around canon's establishment that the Doctor is the last of the Time Lords?  Which enemies do you think make the best villains: Cybermen, Daleks, Slitheen or something else?

Thanks in advance!
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Oakes Spalding

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Hope this doesn't break the rules. :) Has anyone made a list or chart of 5e SRD spells with their OD&D/AD&D equivalents (if they exist)?
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+Oakes Spalding 10 rounds and a bonus action. It's very spammable. I hate 5e Druids. 
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Eric Fabiaschi

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Erik Tenkar

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Awesome +Doug Kovacs art Yep, the long awaited Mutant Crawl Classics Kickstarter is live! In less than 12 hrs it's nearly met it's $20k funding goal (it's at $19k) as I write this. So, what is Mutant Crawl Classics? Mutant C...
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Eric Fabiaschi

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An update or two on the  latest Maximum Mayhem Dungeons #3: Villains of the Undercity module.
http://swordsandstitchery.blogspot.com/2016/06/commentary-on-maximum-mayhem-dungeons-3.html
So I've been quietly keeping up with Mark Taormino's Maximum Mayhem Dungeons #3: The Villains of the Undercity adventure which according to him is going into the home stretch of layout and more; "Worked with Alan Chamberlain ...
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Erik Tenkar

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At the moment, I've distilled S&W Basic down to six pages for S&W Ligh</b>t. This is the first pass, there are still some tables that need editing and there is a bunch of stuff that needs rewriting for space and explanation p...
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For fans of the OSR; a community of role-playing gamer that have an affinity for the types of tabletop role-playing games that we played in the early days of the hobby. Variously called the Old School Revival, Renaissance, or just plain Roleplaying. Please note that discussions of 5th Edition D&D are off-topic unless they directly involve OSR-type games (such as comparisons of mechanics). (OSR Logo by Stuart Robertson)

Ian Hagan

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CREATURE FEATURE!
Here is a companion minion for my Grey Folk. They are strange and dark, so if you're looking for that sort of thing, they will fit right in. Statted For: OSR, Crimson Dragon Slayer, Dungeon World and Into the Odd. Another monster will follow soon!
They are the fossilized forms of oppression itself. Art by: Zdzislaw Beksinski The Shadows of the Scream They are heralded by sighs and shuffled footsteps, moving with the gate of a prisoner traveling to the gallows. The...
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Brent Ault

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Can I get some recommendations on the next module I should run?

My players enjoy dungeons, puzzles, oddities and whatnot. We've run  'Tower of the Stargazer', 'The Lost City' and 'The Grinding Gear' and they loved them all. I'm looking at 'The Craft Dungeon of Reynaldo Lazendry' right now and it seems like a good, old-school kind of romp but I wanna know if I'm missing a must play that you know of?

Any system is fine (we're using LotFP) except DCC, which I like to use strictly WITH Dungeon Crawl Classics rules.
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Grinding gear was a hit with my group.
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Oakes Spalding

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I hope people find this useful. Others have made similar lists but I think the format is somewhat original. Please point out any mistakes. I didn't include the 5e SRD information because it was too much of a pain. I might (emphasis on might) do it later. Cheers!
In preparation for writing some new material for Seven Voyages of Zylarthen, I made an Excel spreadsheet of most of the canonical old school spells. Others have put together similar lists, but I haven't found any that did i...
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Interesting about the cleric getting some spells later in Cook. That was my expert set though I started later (my FLGS had an unsold copy available, so it's what I got). In Cook the cleric gets 4th level spells the same time he gets 3rd level spells, and 5th level spells the very next level. 
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Brian Scott

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anyone know where I can get the cave of chaos by weem map?
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Yeah they're pretty sweet. I wish he had done more.
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Erik Tenkar

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I do believe that is 18 monsters, all on one sheet. You should note that four pages is without an item list (weapons and armor are chosen by class and an adventurer's pack will cover the other items). Magic items are also not...
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Ian Hagan

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Here is an old piece, but if you're looking for some WEIRD weapons, this is the post for you!
Well, I have decided to get back into the game of writing game content. I am going to try to shoot for at least two post a week. Here is the first! Fuzzy origins and confusing functionality, these devices maim and reshape ...
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Thank you for the +1, +Peter Kisner​!
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Eric Diaz

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Another way of doing skills. This time with fractions.
Overall, I like the idea of skills points, NWPs and even feats. It's nice to choose how your character progresses, to customize it to your own tastes, to use his adventures as inspirations on which skills to improve, etc. Whe...
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Brian Fitzpatrick

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Deep in the archives of Moebius Adventures lie hundreds of spells and a dozen kinds of magic to explore in the new age of OSR gaming... What would you think if we brought the idea of "Greater" and "Lesser" wizardry into play with Mazes & Perils? I have some ideas...

http://www.moebiusadventures.com/lesser-magicks-and-greater-magicks/
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Thanks Jim!
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Sean Wills

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INCOMPLETE GAMES - awesome houseruling possibilities or a missed opportunity. I ask because I've just done a short review of a new game that is probably as puzzling as OD&D is to a new gamer, but looks like my kind of challenge as a Referee. Flavoursome Char gen, combat and random tables that infer the setting are enough for me.
How about you - what's the minimum you require from a product ?
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Searchers of the Unknown and most of its variants are incomplete in my view in that they (most variants included) lack a bestiary. The rules themselves, however, are well thought out and directly compatible with OD&D, so I have a bestiary! One page of rules works for me. If I were new to RPGs or was considering a non-D&D system, I would want mechanics, a small bestiary, notes on tech/equipment, a few spells, and a sketched setting (last priority). Something the length of TBH would suffice.
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