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Extraordinary Delving and Cartography Co. (Part 1 & 2)
  Article By: Rachel The Icemaiden
I've been playing in my brothers 1e (with houserules) adventure along with my sister-in-law and a couple of friends since the Christmas holidays. During sessions I doodle some of the action and I've started to develop these into a strip charting the party's progress. I shall be sharing these in this thread - updates will be when I get the time to put pen to paper. Should be noted that these are "cartoons" and I'll be using some artistic license but the spirit of what happens at the table will always be there... Party: Byon of Athfort Human Fighter - Level 3 Aeife Green-oak Halfing Druid - Level 3 Ellodin Afoncoed High Elf Fighter/MU - Level 2/2 Arilith Dorchabas Drow Fighter/MU - Level 2/2 Gorimm (NPC) Dwarf Cleric - Level 3 Part 1 - Hollow Hills Background: The party have been hired by a Whitehaven noble family to rescue their son whom they believe has been kidnapped by a rival family and taken to the port town of Finwyrm to be sold into slavery and taken overseas. The party have left the town of Whitehaven and to reach Finwyrm they would either have to cross a mountain range or take a very long route around them. At the foot of the mountains they came across a settlement of gnomes who had been troubled by bands of goblins and hobgoblins who had taken up residence in an old deserted hillfort. During the clearing of the hillfort the party found an old map which showed a series of tunnels and passages leading through the mountains themselves. They have been in these passages for some days now their progress being dogged by increasing numbers of Duergar. They have lost the cleric Gorimm during one fierce melee and although not finding his body believe him to be dead. We join them as they reach a junction in the passage. An open pit is evident in the secondary passage and further down it are fallen boulders where some of the walls have collapsed..... Arilith on point Ellodin guarding the rear. Note: During the course of the action Arilith, standing right at the lip of the pit, had to make a dexterity save or loose her footing. A roll on d20 of her dex score or under was required to be successful. She has a dexterity of 17... I rolled an 18.
Expeditious Retreat Press
  By: Joseph Browning
   You like modules? We got modules. Lots of them.
Expeditious Retreat Press has been creating OSRIC-compatible material since 2006. We've released 43-and-counting modules in the Advanced Adventures line, 2 monster books in the Malevolent and Benign series, and plan to continue releasing OSRIC-compatible material until the wheels fall off. In 2020 we'll release The Halls of Arden Vul. The largest OSRIC-compatible megadungeon! With 10 levels, 15 sub-levels, and nearly a million words in length, it's going to be a right beast!
Undead In AD&D Part 2
  By: Larry Hamilton
Yesterday, I wrote a bit about Undead in AD&D, with a focus on the Monster Manual and Dungeon Master's Guide. I got a lot of likes and comments on it, some wanting to see what I had to say about the Fiend Folio.
The Mystical Trash Heap
  By: Trent Foster
   A blog about D&D and other 80s-era pop culture
My infrequently-updated blog ostensibly covering the entire gamut of 80s-era pop culture but in practice focused mostly on D&D, specifically Gary Gygax-flavored 1st edition AD&D and the World of Greyhawk. Occasional house-rules and new crunch (spells, monsters, items, etc.) are posted alongside reviews and retrospectives, reminiscences, philosophical musings, polemic rants, and other standard blog fare.
OSRIC (Original PDF)
A complete fantasy role playing game in one volume, which includes: 413 spells 285 monsters 331 magic items Official OSRIC character sheet template Character creation rules for 7 races and 9 classes Complete rules and tables for adventuring, exploration, and combat Over 100 original, never before published, illustrations
Mundane Magica
This 36 page supplement includes the following articles: Revisiting Non-Violent Magic Items Takes another look t the article Non-Violent Magic Items from The Dragon Issue 73. Non-Violent Magic Items Adds another 100 non-violent magic items to the collection. When is a Weapon not a Weapon? Offers some non-typical weapons and armor.
My Personal Rules as a Player
  By: EOTB
   It's a game of chicken when the DM is the crazy one
1) I do not hoard my wow-bangs. If I die with a sheet full of magical items or spells, then I played in vain. I am not here to advance a character, I am here to make fun memories with people I enjoy spending time with...(click above for more!)
The Valley of Eternal Rest
For millennia the Valley of Eternal Rest has been the home of the recently departed. More cultures are represented here than exist on any world, and each has their own rites and customs for how the dearly departed are to be housed for all eternity. Can your party survive a venture into a valley of such antiquity where so many lay at rest? Or worse, do NOT lay at rest! Can your party survive even one tomb? This is & Magazine's first effort to develop and publish a co-operative adventure, making the material our readers' material. The expanded version contains material that didn't fit in the version of this adventure originally published in & Magazine, Issue 2. As we compiled this module, we tried to leave the description of each tomb and element in the author's words. While this creates a bit of a "Frankenmodule" with many styles and approaches stitched together, we wanted it to belong to the contributors as well as the readers. We thank all our readers and contributors, and hope that you find the result interesting, entertaining and useful. As always, your feedback (and continued contribution) is important to us so please let us know what you think. This generic adventure location is designed to be easily inserted into any campaign, and consists of a number of small tomb complexes located within a valley that has been used as a burial ground for several cultures over several centuries. The location is designed for use with the 1st edition rules, and is intended to challenge a party of 6 or so PCs of levels 4 to 7. This adventure is designed to be flexible enough to place into an ongoing campaign as a sandbox element, a destination for a quest (as the party seeks a McGuffin or gold), or to break individual tombs out to seed them across their own campaign world. Because the Valley of Eternal Rest has been used by many cultures and races over a long period of time, there is no single architecture, style, or content.
Follow Me And Die!
  By: Larry Hamilton
I am a long-time gamer. I started with the Holmes Blue Box set of "Basic D&D" that only went to third level, back in March or April, 1977. I then moved on to AD&D, anxiously waiting as each book was released, reading every word as quickly as possible.
MontiDots Ltd
  By: Simon Todd
We are about writing, illustrating and publishing table top role-playing games. MontiDots is a collaborative venture between three friends incorporating passions, skills, ideas, creativity and fun. Through OSRIC we have published a series of adventures for various levels of play from low level exploratory dungeons to grim survival adventures in upper layers of hell.
Undead In AD&D
  By: Larry Hamilton
I was reading up on the various undead in the Monster Manual, and noted which ones in their descriptions specifically mentioned throwing holy water on them would hurt them.
Cultists of Yox
  By: EOTB
   It's a game of chicken when the DM is the crazy one
As grodog mentioned at his blog, I'm hip-deep in keying out the dungeon level of Twisting Stair #1 for use in my home campaign (and for a prospective Roll20 online campaign). It's coming along nicely, although not quite finished in a shareable state. One thing I like about the Twisting Stair zine is how it drops a tidbit without fleshing out the details. I find it just enough to jump start my creative process while leaving me completely free to follow my imagination. One example of this was the "Cultists of Yox" found on the Wandering Pairings random encounter table. As a little teaser of what turned out to be a major faction in my adaption of the 1st level Twisting Stair dungeon map, here my take on the Cult of Yox...
Old School Role Playing
  By: Joseph A. Mohr
   Role playing the way it was meant to be
Old School Role Playing produces OSRIC material and other old school products for Drive Thru RPG. It also offers a blog with weekly articles on old school topics.
Magical Protections In AD&D
  By: Larry Hamilton
This is the third part in a three part series of articles spawned by my research into undead in AD&D.
HU2 A Fabled City of Brass
NOTE: You must own City of Brass Appendices to use this module! The Fabled City of Brass, proclaimed in legend to inhabit the deserts of Andalsuia-and elsewhere-was long ago conscripted for use in fantasy role playing games. Its presence in the genre has arguably made it shopworn and tired. But if we return to the original text, most commonly associated with the Thousand and One Nights, we may be surprised to find something much different than a city of stomping Efreet. The setting of this module is one of spectral beauty and foreboding. It is a city with a lesson; filled with empty streets, great riches, automatons, illusions and death. Here is a module to hurl characters of 12th level and higher against. You will either break them or turn them into legends on par with the City of Brass.
The Blue Bard
  By: Anthony Huso
   OSRIC Supplements
I play AD&D. My goal is to help you play AD&D, Rules-As-Written, not only so that a wonderfully byzantine time in gaming isn't lost, but so that you can have as many stories and as much fun I and my crew have had over the years.
Saving Throw - The Fundraiser Fanzine
  News Story By: Mangar the Dark
You may know Jim Kramer from his Usherwood Publishing modules & supplements, or his work helping produce works like OSRIC and Knockspell. You probably didn't know Jim had multiple brain surgeries to remove tumors, and the battle has gotten much harder. To help Jim and his family during this difficult time, a group of his friends, collaborators, and first edition enthusiasts banded together to make this fundraiser fanzine, where all royalties go directly to Jim and his family. You can support this effort by purchasing the PDF at https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/288750/Saving-Throw-fundraiser-fanzine-for-James-D-Kramer?manufacturers_id=15505 This 60+ page issue of Saving Throw contains: Introduction by Ron Redmond Island Tables - random generation and inspiration tool by Steve Smith aka "EOTB" Sorcerer's Stone - dungeon level by Keith Sloan Trolls of the Simpolo Swamps - leech-mated trollish variations by Joseph Browning Perladon Manor - adventure module by Gabor Lux By The Runes - fiction by Dan Rasaiah Magic Item Intrinsic Material Values - variant magic item value rules by Guy Fullerton Goblin Garbug Cavalry - new monster by Andrew Hamilton The Tiled Labyrinth - mini-dungeon by Guy Fullerton Lotus Blossoms - magical and special properties of these exotic flora by Keith Sloan Burly the Baker - ready-to-use NPC and cantrips by Gary Francisco Darkworld Troll - new monster by Bryan Fazekas Offig's Tomb - treasure map by Steve Smith aka "EOTB" Lizard Man Lair - outdoor module and new monsters by Steve Smith aka "EOTB" Mephitic Geysers of the Intaglio Rift - treasure map by Allan T. Grohe, Jr. ("grodog") The Mere Beneath - dungeon level by Guy Fullerton, Allan T. Grohe, Jr. ("grodog"), and Henry A. Grohe Sarendra's Crew & Kelurrin's Crew - ready-to-use NPC parties by Allan T. Grohe, Jr. ("grodog") Rescue from the Sanctuary of the Leopard Goddess - dungeon module by Matthew Riedel Featuring illustrations by Jimm Johnson, James D. Kramer, Wind Lothamer, Gabor Lux, Denis McCarthy, Peter Szmer (soon), Del Teigeler, and Alex Zisch. For the lucky price of $13, you get two treasure maps, three referee tools, five new spells, six modules, at least nine new monsters, twelve ready-to-use NPCs, and more. Plus the knowledge that your purchase helps a family during a difficult time. Note: The publisher plans to make a print version available soon. When it becomes available, the'll send drivethru coupon codes to everyone who purchased the pdf so they can get a print version at a discount. Note #2: The publisher is still in the process of gathering artwork for some of the articles, so don't be surprised by any of the blank spots. They'll notify everybody when they've updated the pdf with new art, and you can download the latest version from your library.
Book of Low Level Lairs Volume I
You have a newly minted 1st level party? You need ideas? What adventures will you run for them? Look no further! This adventure collection includes 18 new mini-adventures for parties of levels 1 to 4. Everything from brown bears to giant porcupines to kenku and lizard men! All mini-adventures that can usually be run in a single session. Pick the ones you need, string them together as you see fit! The bonus? Two new cleric spells suitable for low level parties! Download this adventure in the next 20 minutes for the low, low price of $0.00! As old school gamers we use our imaginations to fill in all the gaps. But let's be honest, having a good visualization, like Chris Letzelter's firenewt cover, helps with the imagination ...
The Icemaiden
  By: Rachel
During AD&D sessions I doodle some of the action and I've started to develop these into a strip charting the party's progress. Updates will be when I get the time to put pen to paper. It should be noted that these are 'cartoons' and I'll be using some artistic license but the spirit of what happens at the table will always be there.
AD&D Complexities A Left-handed View of AD&D
  By: Rick Steeves
   It's Complicated
Ever spent two hours figuring out the results of chain lightning and two characters with rings of spell turning? Welcome to investigating the intricacies of D&D complexities.
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