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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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4d6 Drop Lowest

The more I read, play, and think about the B/X rules, the more I find myself undoing the various houserules and “fixes” I’ve implemented over the years. The more I work out what the rules really say and the more … Continue reading

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Cheap D6s

Kilgore loves the D6. You can never have too many D6s. And while half the fun of casting fireball is the epic damage your magic-user can dish out, the other half is that the player gets to roll tons of … Continue reading

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History of Dice

Kilgore is not a big dice fanatic like so many oldschool gamers, but History of Dice at Awesome Dice blog is definitely worth a look. And the discussion in the comments is good, too.

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My Grandma: One in 16,588,800

This is a true story. In 1984 or 1985, my brother and I were in the basement of my grandmother’s house playing AD&D. I was DMing my him through the Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth (where his character and the rest … Continue reading

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Red Dice for White Box

As I noted Sunday, we finally kicked off our first Swords & Wizardry White Box campaign. Alas, mean old Kilgore only took about twenty minutes to wipe out the bold adventurers played by his wife, son, and daughter in the … Continue reading

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Critical Hits

I didn’t introduce the concept of a “critical hit” into my game until 1987 or so when I decided that I would allow another attack roll to be made after a to-hit roll of “natural” 20. If the follow-up roll … Continue reading

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