Tag Archives: KBX

To Tinker, Or Not To Tinker (Part 2)

Shockingly, yesterday’s long-winded rambling history of my ongoing failure to stop tinkering with games did little to reduce the pressure I feel to do so. And reflection and rumination on what I wrote and how I felt while writing it … Continue reading

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To Tinker, or Not To Tinker: That is the Question

Like many players from the earlier days of the hobby, I’m a tinkerer. I have always had the urge not only to “fix” things I perceived as broken and “improve” things I thought could be better, I enjoy tinkering with … Continue reading

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Kilgore’s B/X Reference Sheets

I’ve been using restaurant menu holders for a while now to make custom screens and references, and now that I’m starting up some online games I have re-worked them slightly so I have a handy 4-pager that I can keep … Continue reading

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Magical Research

There are a few parts of D&D that I have always wanted to spend more time using but either players just don’t seem to be interested–henchmen/retainers, for example–or the rules don’t make it terribly easy to implement. An example of … Continue reading

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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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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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