Author Archives: Kilgore

Tokens

Last year when I began trying grid-based combat in my B/X game, I started making 1″ circular pieces by cutting art out of Magic: The Gathering cards and gluing them to wooden circles. It’s worked great on the tabletop and … Continue reading

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Infravision

It was about 1985 or so when I abandoned the official explanation of infravision–seeing varying degrees of heat–and described it as “being able to see in the dark.” Though there is some coolness to the thermal vision concept, it’s just … Continue reading

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Kilgore Quarantine

Not sick, but like what seems most of the US, I’m working from home and not going out in order to reduce the number of wandering monster checks.Passing the time by cramming the self-learning on Roll20.net. I’ve been a member … Continue reading

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Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far Future

After a few months of pretty steady B/X Dungeons & Dragons activity, I’ve hit a little bit of a lull gaming-wise. However, I am excited to be prepping for what will hopefully be a fair amount of Traveller over the … Continue reading

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Advancement

1981 Basic, page B61: PLAYER ADVANCEMENT: If no one has reached the 2nd level of experience in three or four adventures, the DM should consider giving more treasure. If most of the players have reached the 3rd level of experience … Continue reading

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There’s Always a Chance: d20 Ability Score Checks in B/X

The topic of rolling 1d20 and comparing it to an ability score to resolve an action has come up a couple of times on Reddit in the past couple of days, and also it’s one I’ve been meaning to post … Continue reading

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Killed by Goblins

I’ve been working on B/X combat using a grid and testing some things, using the Caves of Chaos in B2: The Keep on the Borderlands. I keep a stack of characters on 3×5 index cards ready at all times, and … Continue reading

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Acolytes and Scrolls

Just ran into an issue that I don’t believe has ever come up in one of my Classic D&D games before: a 1st-level cleric came into possession of a clerical scroll with two spells. Can 1st-level clerics cast the spells … Continue reading

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