Friday, July 25, 2008

Coming Up

In addition to whatever posts I put up today and tomorrow, I thought I'd give you a preview of three things I'll be doing over the next week or so.
  • Cover Reviews of All the D&D Books: After much egging on by various people, I've decided to bite the bullet and review the artwork of the Dungeon Masters Guide and Monster Manual for every edition of the game from 1e on. The response to those reviews was very positive and I had fun doing them. Plus, I'm still wrestling to articulate just what old school art is to me, so additional entries in the series might shed some light on this thorny question.
  • Regular Features: One of the things I plan to do is provide regular new game content for use with older editions of D&D (and occasionally other games). I'm thinking I'll do this twice a week, probably Monday and Friday or Tuesday and Thursday. I'll be using Swords & Wizardry rules as the default ones, since they're free, open, and readily compatible with all OD&D-descended rules sets. Expect things like new spells, monsters, magic items, and perhaps a character class or two.
  • A Contest: I recently managed to obtain additional copies of several OD&D books and supplements (Volumes 2 and 3 of OD&D, as well as Greyhawk, Eldritch Wizardry, and Gods, Demigods, and Heroes). I'd like to give these away to worthy readers of Grognardia -- but not without effort! I have an idea for a contest, the winners of which will receive these extra books as prizes. Once I finalize the details, I'll post them here.
And that's just the beginning. More soon!


  1. Why start with AD&D? The three OD&D books are pretty much a Players Handbook, DM's Guide, and Monster Manual, even if they have different titles.

  2. I have something special planned for the OD&D volumes. :)

  3. Glad to hear you plans, James, and to see you back in the saddle again (so to speak) :D


  4. I need another copy of Greyhawk, I can't find mine! Let's get this rolling.

    James, feel free to use those bits as the basis of future submissions to FO! Although, somewhere around issue 4 or 5 we hope to get level 4 of The Darkness Beneath from you as well. Anyway, keep up the great work!

  5. Thanks for the kind words!

    I shall indeed be getting round to my level of The Darkness Beneath sooner rather than later. I had a blast writing my adventure for the Summer Adventure Contest and the creative juices have begun to flow in earnest now. I'd forgotten how much I used to enjoy writing adventures.

    And rest assured that you'll continue to see submission from me to Fight On!. It's a unique and wonderful magazine and I wish to support it in any way I can. I can't wait to see Issue #2.