Happy Birthday Dungeons & Dragons

Published 40 years ago this month, the first edition of Dungeons & Dragons promised “a world where the fantastic is fact and magic really works!” To outsiders, it may seem impenetrably complex or impossibly nerdy,…


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Payin’ the Bills

I was listening to Peter Gabriel’s “Rhythm of the Heat” last Sunday evening, and this story just popped into my head.  It’s a one-off Top Secret SSI-type adventure scene. “Payin’ the Bills” I did this…


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Magiedämmerung, I,1

Book One: Into the Gloaming Chapter One: Beyond the Pale   The days are becoming longer and warmer as they traveled south, passing through the tribal lands.  Slíen was located in the heart of the…


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Magiedämmerung, Prologue

What follows is a recount in story form of an AD&Dv3/3.5 adventure I wrote for my players around the turn of the millennia, based off the journal notes I kept for it.  If it seems…


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Feralas

The predawn hours of Feralas are terribly dark and the air is thick with emerald-hued dew. I had spent the night on a small outcropping of stone with two Darnassian scouts named Kindal and Jer’kai,…


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Hasenpfeffer

The goblins were laughing in their hideous manner as they surrounded the girl. She pulled the elvish cloak tightly around her, but even its elusive magics were too little and too late to avoid this…


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The Dangers of Fellow Players

While the threat from countless enemies encountered in any given MMO, from sword-wielding bandits to massive netherworld dwelling demons, fill the world with danger, what can utterly destroy any gamer’s experience remains the fellow player….


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Third Time’s a Charm

I’m the new admin Jan-Jo.  I’m running a 3.5 ed D&D game.  It’s based in and around a called Daytonia.  This is the third time I’ve tried to run this particular campaign.  As a fledgling…


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Blizzard Battle.net hacked

Account details for millions of players have been stolen in a hack attack on Blizzard, the maker of World of Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo.


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Top 5 reasons to play Dungeons and Dragons

Adam Grim and grimmwisdom.wordpress.com posted 5 reasons why people should play D&D.   1. Dungeons and Dragons is about imagination. It is sitting at a table, with some books, paper and pencil (or their electronic equivalent,…