Dividing the Population

I’ve been thinking for a long time about how to split up populations. There are many possibilities: race, class, faction, alignment, level, profession (distinctly different from faction), and so on. In D&D 3.x these appear to be handled pretty inconsistently. Analysis Before delving too deeply into solutions, let’s think a …

Yay! OSR Stuff from Lulu

Lulu loves me! … or at least is willing to make out with my credit card from time to time. I just got a package in the mail today containing: NOD 1 NOD 2 Tales of the Grotesque and Dungeonesque Dark Dungeons … I could have sworn I also ordered Adventures …

DCC Funnel Development

Erik Tenkar runs the Adventurer Conqueror King or Die! campaign most Saturday nights.  The session reports I’ve been posting for the last couple months are shameless pandering to his ego (in exchange for a 10% increase in XP… I’m not proud). We recently acquired henchmen who accompany us into the …

Theme Park vs. Sandbox MMOs

Cool, Ryan Dancey’s still around. Here, he gives a talk highlighting the difference between ‘Theme Park’ and ‘Sandbox’ MMOs, namely that in a sandbox it is possible to change the world… and that makes a big, big difference. I found it very illuminating, especially the realization that if you give …