Saturday, December 31, 2022

Not doing dungeon23

 I decided I'm not going to participate in this.  As a friend said, it can be too big and overwhelming.

Instead what I'm going to do is world build.

First step as per advice in the comments of a previous post.

Read the 1e dmg.

Thank you JB 

Step 2

Go here 

Use the small descriptions as writing prompts.

Download every iteration of the map. 

People and monster the map.

Pepper it with some adventures I want to run.

Step 3

Run it with whitebox fmag.

First however step 1.

Friday, December 30, 2022

Statless and system agnostic

I've often wondered how one would write an adventure that was statless and system agnostic.

I'm not entirely sure it's doable, or at the very least useable.

I know there are a few books out there that were produced well that are decent.  I also know there are a lot that paint the picture of being agnostic but still have kinda sorta dnd stats in them.

There are others that have their own baked in system and notes about conversion.

I think writing source and campaign style books is a lot easier to do.

Do you have any favourites that check off the box of being statless and system agnostic?

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Dungeon 23

So a new thing started, a writing prompt.  This time it's a year, not a month.  There has already been a few people starting this.

I am not going to come right out and say I'm doing this, because I know I won't complete it and I know I'll get sidetracked.  I've attempted mega dungeons on this blog before!

That being said I like the idea of the following:

Doing a once a week catch up with as much stuff as I can.

Doing a dungeon

Working on city neighbourhoods.

Working on NPCs

Working on a large campaign world.

What might happen is it might be all of those things.

Or nothing lol!

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Am I D&D'd out?

Things I'm not entirely excited about: 

When I first started blogging and found the OSR I consumed everything.  Everything was wonderful, neat and exciting!  The last few years that has waned a little bit.  I"m still excited about playing, and in some cases running games (although I find I get partied out quick running games)*.  

*This might be because I've been running 5e, which requires atleast for me more prep.  A low prep OSR game I could probably run a bit longer. 

So the excitement has worn off, the parade of new things has lost its lustre.  Every time I start writing something I get about 4 pages in, in an hour or so.  Then I bin it and move on.  

I've considered pulling the 3T stuff from drivethru as it's basically irrelevant nowadays. 

I recently purchase Ghosts of saltmarsh, and the essentials kit.  I made it halfway thru both books and was a little meh on them.  Likely because I picked up my guitar and started working on some riffs.  And also because I'm running lmop, and there is only so much room in my brain.  A friend at work is always telling me about his game, and how wildly excited he is.  

I started a game with my cousins, and its wonderful to see how excited they are (first time players across the board, and I handed them the red pill). 

I've joined and left a pile of groups on facebook.  I still miss the colab of g plus but that is gone and long dead.  I'm still in contact with plenty of OSR folks, and game with a bunch of cool dudes on the regular. 

I think it might be time to pick up a new old rule set.  Something that isn't dragons, dungeons, trolls and heroes of the elf, halfling, dwarf variety.  Maybe star wars, or a super hero game.  I dunno. 

Light! I've been spending a lot of time over at the BF forums, reading the posts.  I'm hoping to help out with the project in the new year.  Maybe do some proof reading or something. 

Maybe I'm old? Maybe I have far too much on my mind and really need some escapism but am having a hard time trying to figure out what that is.  Maybe my stratocaster is calling me too often.  

Shit its been forever since I've drawn a map.  As is typical this is a ramble post. 

Things I'm excited about: 

The second edition of Labyrinth Lord

Monkey Blood Design YT channel

Basic Fantasy Adventure Anthology 3.  (It's been up for a bit, just started to read thru it now).   **

**I'd like to grab a bunch of BF adventures and sprinkle them over a perilous shores map at some point.

It's Christmas and I work retail

My guess is the reason for this melon collie post is the fact that I'm friggin bagged out at this point.  Working 6 days a week and all kinds of fucked up shifts.