Appendix N, Frank Mentzer, and Phantom Jeffro

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Pretty good show here from the Wandering DMs that demonstrates that Appendix N is still the talk of the town:

I feared the worst for this one when I turned it on today. This bit “Our Appendix N” typically means “here is my list of crappy video games, blockbuster movies, Japanese cartoons, and bloated post-1980 pink slime fantasy series that most influence the derivative rpg products I make which nobody plays.”

But no! Delta Dan and his co-host pretty well go down the line with everything that I would want said on this topic:

  • Short stories from before 1970 are a better match for what most people tend to do in D&D sessions than the big epic fantasy series that are today synonymous with the genre
  • Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser stories are more in line with the D&D rules than practically anything else in existence.
  • If you’re going to…

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