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Time Out for Biography: III

Originally posted on Ilyanas Tomb of Doom:
Next-to-last on my Ultima Online character creation trip is Dragon’s Shadow. Ever wonder what happens to excellent UO free-player shards when they die? They die and everyone moves on. That’s the answer. But…

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Self-imposed difficulty in MMORPGs

Originally posted on GamingSF:
I was reading a post by Naithin at Time to Loot this morning about “Playin’ by new Rules” and it got me thinking about my own rather varied MMORPG gaming history. The post details a community-invented…

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Old School Dungeons & Dragons: Part 5

Originally posted on Skulls in the Stars:
Trying to keep my game of catch-up on old school D&D alive, so here’s part 5! WG5: Mordenkainen’s Fantastic Adventure (1984), by Robert J. Kuntz and Gary Gygax. This adventure is reeeeeally old…

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Time Out for Biography: Part 1

Originally posted on Ilyanas Tomb of Doom:
? Isabel’s roots are in Ilyana, a character I tried my best to role-play on an old Ultima Online free-shard called Krilldonia. My mistake on Krilldonia was making Ilyana a warrior instead of…

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Thrown Weapon Master

Originally posted on ThinkDM:
5th Edition D&D design tries to avoid class features and feats that support specific weapons. Yet, there is still plenty of design space to support specific combat styles by tying feat(ure)s to weapon properties. There are…

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Coloring Pixels: clicking calm

Originally posted on Later Levels:
What makes a video game? The argument about the type and extent of gameplay that must exist within a release in order classify it in this way has been a long-running one. Many players believe…

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Old School Dungeons & Dragons: Part 4

Originally posted on Skulls in the Stars:
Time for another edition of Old School Dungeons & Dragons! I did soooooo many of these threads on twitter, I’m kinda amazed and appalled. Still have many to catch up on here… DDA1:…

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Review: D&D Essentials Kit

Originally posted on Drop Lowest:
If you’re searching for a reason why Dungeons & Dragons’ latest edition has been so incredibly successful, just cast an eye over the Essentials Kit. This affordable little box set may not be the most…

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Old School Dungeons & Dragons: Part 3

Originally posted on Skulls in the Stars:
Working hard to make my old school D&D posts catch up to the ones I’ve done on twitter, which were a lot! Part 1 of Old School Dungeons & Dragons on the blog…

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Smuggler’s Lodge

Originally posted on Dyson's Dodecahedron:
Smugglers repurposed the old Hornberger House a few decades ago – essentially in response to the political shifts on the mainland increasing protectionist taxes on a number of imported goods – particularly liquors and…

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