One Adventure per Campaign?

When I first starting playing D&D a million years ago (give or take), an actual campaign was something that just never happened. I was in sixth grade, and started with the Tom Moldvay red box Basic Set (published in 1981). It was the beginning of a lifelong love of roleplaying games. But back then, thoseContinue reading “One Adventure per Campaign?”

D&D 5E – Old School and Encounter Balance

Recently, I’ve been talking about using D&D 5E for an “old school” campaign style. D&D 5E – Old School XP and Treasure D&D 5E – Old School and Skills D&D 5E – Old School and Resource Management A good explanation of this type of campaign can be found in Matt Finch’s Quick Primer on OldContinue reading “D&D 5E – Old School and Encounter Balance”

D&D 5E – Old School and Resource Management

Recently, I’ve been talking about using D&D 5E for an “old school” campaign style. D&D 5E – Old School XP and Treasure D&D 5E – Old School and Skills A good explanation of this type of campaign can be found in Matt Finch’s Quick Primer on Old School Gaming. Resource Management An important part ofContinue reading “D&D 5E – Old School and Resource Management”

D&D 5E – Old School and Skills

Last week, I talked about using the D&D fifth edition rules to run an “old school” campaign. If you’re not sure what I mean by old school, I recommend Matt Finch’s Quick Primer for Old School Gaming. This week, I’m going to talk about the difference between player skill and character skill, and discuss theContinue reading “D&D 5E – Old School and Skills”

D&D 5E – Old School XP and Treasure

As mentioned previously, I’ve started running the newest edition of D&D for my son and his friends, and I’m pleasantly surprised at how the game hangs together. Game play is smooth and fun, and the kids are having a great time. My favorite edition has always been the original AD&D rules. There is just somethingContinue reading “D&D 5E – Old School XP and Treasure”

Better Than I Expected

Dungeons & Dragons has been around a long time. I started playing it in 1982, with Tom Moldvay’s Basic Set red box and Dave Cook’s Expert Set blue box. Introduced to the game by some friends at school, I was instantly hooked (and obsessed) with D&D. Over the next year, I picked up the AD&DContinue reading “Better Than I Expected”