XP for Loot in D&D

Gaining XP for recovering loot is the cornerstone of level progression in D&D, or at least the early editions. You can remove it, but if you do you’ll have to make other changes to keep the whole thing from collapsing.  People deride it as “unrealistic” in the sense that suddenly being given a wad of […]

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Brynn’s Saga

Brynn’s Saga, being an account of the early adventures of Brynn, at the behest of Jeffrey of Osthoff, curator of the XPs Brynn iron armed, bicep bulging hale and hearty Brynn Warden entrusted, elf-maiden wanted Sallies forth, friends found stag on snow, blood bespattered Elf-maiden safe away Shrine spider-infested Brynn bitten, spider squishing stratagem suggests […]

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20 Questions: How I run Zounds!

Here’s the same list, for how Zounds! works (not all questions are applicable) Untimately: 20 Quick Questions: Rules Here are 20 rules clarifications that are likely to be needed anyways at some point. Ability scores generation method? Your Attribute scores are determined by your Template (Hero, Adventurer, Wise One), though you can improve them at […]

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20 Questions: How I run D&D

Or how I would if I were to run D&D, which I haven’t been for a while   Untimately: 20 Quick Questions: Rules Here are 20 rules clarifications that are likely to be needed anyways at some point. Ability scores generation method? Roll 3d6, and assign to an attribute; repeat until you’ve run out of […]

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Simple Combination Classes

Here are some rules for adding simple combination classes to old-style D&D and retro clones. (This is what I do in my D&D inspired house campaign with the kids.)  Basically the idea is that players are free to choose to be dual classed, and each combination has its own name and role, and one or […]

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