On Success from Failure, and Why You Shouldn’t Feel Bad About It

I heard someone say this the other day: “I mean, I’m not a story gamer or anything, but I’ve been fiddling with the mechanics of my game to allow for some form of success with a failed dice roll.” I’m paraphrasing, but that was the gist of it. The first thing I asked myself was … More On Success from Failure, and Why You Shouldn’t Feel Bad About It

Keep on the Borderlands Session #8: An Evil Temple and a New Ally?

When last we left our intrepid adventurers, they were standing a midst the corpses of a recently slain tribe of gnolls. Deciding that a recently cleared out gnoll lair would make a good place to rest and recuperate, they cleared out the common room of the gnoll cave and made camp for a couple of … More Keep on the Borderlands Session #8: An Evil Temple and a New Ally?

I Found Some Treasure In My New Dungeon Master’s Guide

Recently, I purchased a 1st Edition Dungeon Master’s Guide on Ebay. Imagine my delight when I found three old character sheets wedged into the back of the book! Below, I present to you one of these characters: While he isn’t quite Lareth the Beautiful, Strongheart does have some pretty impressive stats; He’s a true paragon … More I Found Some Treasure In My New Dungeon Master’s Guide

Keep on the Borderlands Session #7: Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers Style!

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I was scrapping my plans to use the E6 house rules with D&D 3.5 for my current campaign. At that time, we switched everyone’s characters over to Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyperborea characters. A side effect of this was scrapping demi-humans, which everyone was fine with. We … More Keep on the Borderlands Session #7: Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers Style!