Onwards to the Castle In the fourth episode of our Thousand Lands, B/X Essentials game our heroes press onwards from the ruined village of the Skylord towards Hoon Castle, eager to settle their score with the thieves cult known as the Dark Eye, but are they willing to pay the price?
Hoon Hills: Lament of the Skylord In the third episode of our Thousands Lands B/X Essentials, hex-crawl campaign, our heroes press on into the Hoon Hills in search of the hideout of the evil thieves cult The Dark Eye, but they find more than they bargained for when they discover a small village and it’s shining silver guardian.
Stop Thief! In the second episode of our Thousands Lands B/X Essentials, hex-crawl campaign, the heroes attempt to track down the thieves who stole Silus’ gear, but they may have tumbled onto a deeper conspiracy and long-term grudge with horrible consequences.
Leaving the City The first session of our B/X Essentials campaign (rules published by Necrotic Gnome), in which a group of heroes venture beyond the sanctuary of the Last City to explore a land blasted by a sorcerous war, is now available on Youtube: An uncut version is available on Twitch (this also includes the character generation […]
Character Gen/Setting Discussion For those of you who aren’t aware, I’ve recently started running a campaign using the excellent B/X Essentials by Necrotic Gnome. The game takes place as people slowly begin to emerge from the safety of the magically protected Last City to explore a world ravaged by a sorcerous war. If you want more details about […]
In this podcast I start by answering some voicemails left for me and then go on to chat about my thoughts following my first session of my Thousand Lands hex-crawl game (run using Necrotic Gnome’s B/X Essentials): Title Music Shinigami by XTaKeRuX:http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/Shinigami Used under creative commons licence:https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
In this episode I discuss some ideas for manual prep and note recording methods going forward for my games: If you’re interested in the idea of Bullet Journalling you can find out more here: The main bullet journal website Bullet Journal for RPGs tutorial Bullet journals for GMs MeWe community Title Music Shinigami by XTaKeRuX:http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/Shinigami […]
Disclaimer: This post and the mechanics within are based around the rules for aging that appear in LotFP, I’ve not tested it with other OSR systems, but I believe it would work with some minor tweaking. This post talks about an alternative I’ve started using for level-draining creatures in my game and why I chose […]
In this RPG Review I look at the five books in the B/X Essentials core line: Core Rules Class and Equipment Cleric & Magic-user Spells Monsters Adventures & Treasures The books are written by Gavin Norman of Necrotic Gnome and are available on Drivethru RPG as both PDF and print on demand versions. Title Music […]
In this podcast I attempt to answer a voicemail about the difference between the OSR games B/X Essentials and the Basic Fantasy RPG: