Monday, June 9, 2014

How to Play a Character...

Alexi D. Smolensk, one of the writers of a blog I regularly follow over at The Tao of D&D has recently published a short (114 pg) booklet I thought Id post here.  I received the book on Friday evening and finished it in one reading. I found myself not wanting to put it down and when it ended, I was wanting for more. It is kind a precursor to his up and coming "How to Run: An Advanced Guide to Managing Role-playing Games".

Though some have found his writing style a bit temperamental and brash, I find it refreshing and respect the passion and conviction about everything he has written about the game, running the game and his game world.

I recommend this book to players and particulary to DMs who are passionate about the game and want an insightful and provocative assessment of the game we all love that isn't so kiddy-candy coated as the stuff put out on the shelves these days....

You can find his work at www.Lulu.com

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Dwarven Forge Dungeon Set

I wanted to see if I could set my entire Dwarven Forge collection up together. I rarely have enough room to do this, but I took advantage of a storage room I had access to for a bit to set up some plywood onto some stands and spent the afternoon constructing a dungeon that would incorporate nearly my entire collection of Dwarven Forge material ( minus lots of spare parts I just couldnt fit in). Did a pretty good job of it I think. 

I hadnt realized when I took this pic how similar it was to the old Dungeon Geomorphs I own. complete with the beholder in my hand