Tag Archives: B/X

Flaming Oil

From the 1994 Classic D&D rules: Oil is carried in glass flasks. It is often thrown at monsters (on one round), then lit (on the following round) to cause 1d8 points of damage. Before the oil is effective, however, a … Continue reading

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Stranger Things

Though I remain totally committed to my B/X game–which runs mostly BTB though I’ve been contemplating some additions lately–I have been spending a lot of time exploring variations on the game. One that I’ve been really enjoying is the Microlite81 … Continue reading

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Archer Class for B/X

Though I’ve long resisted the temptation, I’ve finally given in and am going to try an archer class for B/X D&D. I have been trying to stick to BTB as much as possible, even dialing back some of my longstanding … Continue reading

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Microlite81 (Part 1: Just the Essentials)

So far during the pandemic’s stay-at-home orders I’ve crash-coursed Roll20.net, spent a lot of time developing adventures for it, started some online B/X games, and worked quite a bit on some of my potential rules variants. In addition, I’ve bought … Continue reading

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5X B/X

While I have come to prefer my comb-bound copy of B/X PDFs for play, I still have a bit of a thing about adding some of the real thing when I can find a good deal on some in good … Continue reading

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Dragon Breath Compared

Was looking for something else and found this old image I cooked up five years ago for some reason. It doesn’t appear that I ever posted it, so here are the breath weapons of the five chaotic dragons overlaid for … Continue reading

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Weapon Illustrations

Check out these great illustrations of B/X weapons over at the Old-School Armory. I like them a lot and will probably print this up as a reference for players.

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Character Upkeep Costs

In Original D&D Book III: Player/Characters must pay Gold Pieces equal to 1% of their experience points for support and upkeep, until such time as they build a stronghold. If the stronghold is in a wilderness area, all support and … Continue reading

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