Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I have to admit I like the idea of the DM bling, but I won't be using them for two reasons. First, they remind me of something that Brian from Knights of the Dinner Table would have come up with, and that smacks of parodizing our beloved hobby. Second, I hate to give away too much of my game. I do mirror ideas back at my players and reward them for good play and death is always possible; I roll most of the time in the open (exception for thief skill checks and secret doors), I am not afraid to use published material, rule 0 is always in play. Gonzo? Check. Improvisation? Check. House Rules? Check. If it's old school I am probably doing it, that's why I play old school. My games are a mix of OD&D, Holmes Basic, B/X and AD&D anyway, so the only one that really knows how everything works is me. My world evolved with D&D and kind of hit a wall with 2nd edition AD&D; some of it's stuff I liked (Thief skills), some I loathed (Rangers), over-all it lost the "feel" of D&D to me.
I probably won't be posting much for a while; we're having something of a crisis here now.