Thursday, September 12, 2013

Some old PCs from the 80's

Here are a few of my old Basic D&D characters from very long ago. 

This is my very first character from back around 1981. Yes I did the dork thing and named the character after myself.


Here is one of my other characters. Tarn the bowman. Let me say the DM did not play around and if the dice killed you, you died right there with no mercy.

Ah poor grey wolf. Tried to drag away a dying fellow player and take his stuff and was killed by metagamers who could not possibly have know what I was going to do but cheated like a bitch

Hopefully I can get my old DM to post some more stuff. He is kinda off the gamer track in these days. I am sure if there were enough interested comments he would send me  some more stuff.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Back to the Ryth!

Ah the Ryth Chronicles!

What an amazing glimpse back to the dawn of role playing games.  I started reading it hard last week as my job affords me time to do so when things are going well.

Rather primitive gaming was displayed at first, but as they progressed it seemed to turn into something more special.  The characters began to become well characters. Not just dungeon dwelling hack and slash mindless chimps but somebody in that world.

The game mastering became more advanced as well. The stories and dungeon became more crafted and they became more detailed.

Multiple DMs and around 40 players.

This document really proves one old school belief wrong. Magic Users can become powerful and modern day Magic User players are crybabies.  Like my sixth level Magic User who died at his own hand with a fireball like another did in Ryth, I worked for my levels and it was HARD.

What I am surprised about is the LACK of response towards The Ryth Chronicles. A few very WISE people realized what this document was and is but the rest, crickets.

Can a campaign and a zine be made like this in Southwest Louisiana? Once I am through with this huge turnaround I am going to find out.

I am going to use LL/AEC for the rules and my Back to the Dungeon Zine for the setting. Hopefully a few people decide to join in and become Game Masters.