Sunday, February 9, 2014

Truth!

LOL! Synchronicity! Synchronicity! Cried in my best tonal imitation of MASH's Father Mulcahy when he would holler "Jocularity!" Jocularity!"


2 comments:

SpookyOne said...

Hi Chris,

I've just updated one of my pages with some material taken from my gaming past that you might like to check out.

Basically it's the cover-art to our group's BASIC RULES character booklets - we made our character sheets into booklets.

This is the link if you are interested !

http://thacodragon.blogspot.com.au/p/our-d-basic-rules-characters.html

I'm also happy to report that my blog got linked as a resource page to an AD&D hold out site.

Oh, that reminds me, my Adventure page has a separate address, so if you want to be updated on the latest adventure posts you might have to add yourself there.

My latest post uses a title I ran across when looking through 4th Edition D&D for Dummies. They had a sample adventure and then mentioned a follow up story with the title: The Temple of the Yellow Skulls (of which no details were provided).

Like songs with the same name, I made my own unique 'version' of the Temple of the Yellow Skulls placing it in an Oriental Adventures setting. The link to the Adventure page is here:

http://thacodragonadv.blogspot.com.au/

Kind regards,

Spook

Chris Jones said...

Hey Spooky One!

I will definitely link to your stuff. I am an old AD&D grognard. It's still the game I judge all games by--for good or ill.

I'll admit that in the last couple of years I have been a bit more relaxed about all this--though I still struggle with it. Part of me still longs for the days when TSR was the only real game company of consequence and when you "gamed" it meant you played D&D, not video games.

But as I've searched for likeminded souls I've been drawn in directions that I might not have expected. I'll admit to still not liking some of the new version of the game out there, but there are some new games that I really dig: Lamentations of the Flame Princess; Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG; Adventurer, Conqueror, King; Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea; Crypts & Things; and most especially HackMaster--which I am currently trying to play exclusively to really immerse myself in it.

Who knows? Maybe I'll change gears again soon. But one thing you can be sure of AD&D is and likely always will be my foundational game.

--peace and adventure