Author Archives: Kilgore

Cleric Spell Progression — UPDATE

A while back I wrote about how I dislike the B/X spell progression for clerics. However, though I remain unconvinced that it really makes sense, I have decided that this is yet another thing that is not worth deviating from … Continue reading

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Beyond the Pale

Confession time: I like ascending armor class. And as long as we’re baring our souls regardless of consequences here, another confession: I use ascending AC in my oldschool game. As far as I can tell, ascending AC is the only … Continue reading

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KAOSE Reigns

Though the posting here has been zip, my D&D games are still zipping along pretty well. Kilgore is currently: Dungeon mastering an oldschool B/X campaign online which has more than 30 sessions in the past 11 months. This is a … Continue reading

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Residents of the No-Go Urban Zone

Working on a project that has long been on my mind. Now I’m planning to give it the 5E treatment. The map isn’t perfect but it’s the best version I’ve created and I think I’m going to go with it. … Continue reading

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Failed a Save vs. Newschool

This afternoon, I will be violating the principles of my alignment (Neutral Oldschool) and participating in a Fifth Edition D&D game. Exciting to me is the fact that I will be a PLAYER, not a Dungeon Master. I am pretty … Continue reading

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Clerical Spell Progression

I’ve never been a fan of the spell progression for B/X clerics. They gain 3rd AND 4th-level spells when they reach 6th level, and then they gain 5th-level spells a level later. I’ve generally just gone with the spell progression … Continue reading

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Tokens

Almost all of my D&D for the past few months has been online, but I’ve also been doing some testing on the tabletop using a grid and my tokens. I make these by gluing 1″ cut-outs from Magic: The Gathering … Continue reading

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Thieves’ Abilities – Easy, Hard, and Very Hard

To state that the thief class is “controversial” in oldschool circles is an understatement. But, despite some reservations, I remain in favor of its inclusion in the game. The B/X thief, however, has what I perceive to be some significant … Continue reading

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