Gaming: How Much is Too Much?

Mon 28 August 2017 by Chris Jones from Classic RPG Realms

A recent critical article about addiction to MMORPGs got me to thinking. Well, honestly it first ticked me off considerably. Anything that aims some nouveau criticism at RPGs by any stripe always raises my ire. This is the kind of stuff we dealt with in the 80's with D&D. It's just that the Satanic abuse craze has been replaced with the codependent/ADHD personality, I'm causing my kid to be screwed up stage. This psychological mumbo-jumbo is the same quackery that told us violence in cartoons made kids more violent. Uh,


The Next Hack

Mon 28 August 2017 by Chris Jones from Classic RPG Realms

A few posts ago, I put up some ideas I had for rendering 5e old school. For some context, I've been running a 5e game for about two years now. We are on our second campaign. The first was mostly a homebrew campaign based around a meg-dungeon of my ...

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WoTC Survey

Mon 28 August 2017 by Chris Jones from Classic RPG Realms

WoTC is asking for responses to an online survey to determine product interest. You may not be a wizbro fan, but they are offering to give 0e and 1e players a voice and in game preference. At least they are asking which edition you prefer ... But, most importantly, you can ...

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Matthew Colville, Priest and Thief

Sat 26 August 2017 by Chris Jones from Classic RPG Realms

No, I'm not writing about some defrocked Catholic father. Perusing Youtube the other day brought me to an unexpected goldmine:

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Gygaxian

Fri 25 August 2017 by Chris Jones from Classic RPG Realms

Gygaxian The term Gygaxian probably rests most strongly in three different qualities:      4. The use of DM fiat, and contesting the skills of the players instead of characters What I wanted to visit today is how the two qualities of Gygaxian Naturalism and Unnaturalism intermingle to form what I think ...

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AD&D and the OSR

Fri 25 August 2017 by Chris Jones from Classic RPG Realms

My reading of late, Grognardia and other apparently shuttered OSR sites, has left me wondering what the current state of the OSR really is, and more particularly what the status of 1e is in regards to the old school movement today.

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Reading James Maliszewski

Fri 25 August 2017 by Chris Jones from Classic RPG Realms

I have been re-reading all of James Maleszewski's blog entries over the past few days. I miss Grognardia and I miss James. Frankly, I think the internet gaming community did him wrong. I don't know the whole story, and I'll probably earn myself some enmity as well ...

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Tags James, game, D&D, james, d&d

5e Old School Rules We Tried Out

Fri 25 August 2017 by Chris Jones from Classic RPG Realms

By Old School Rules, I mean rules that I though would make 5e more Old School. And spoiler alert they didn't work. But I'll let you know what they were, why decided on them, and why I think they didn't work.

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