Author Archives: Kilgore

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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Kilgore’s B/X Gets Play-tested Updates

All of the playing (and design work to support it) I’ve done over the past few months has allowed me to work in some of my house rule ideas, trial them in play a bit, and tweak them or discard … Continue reading

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