Showing posts with label Modules. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Modules. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Book Review - A Brief Study of TSR Book Design

Title: A Brief Study of TSR Book Design
Code: N/A
Author: Kevin Crawford
Rule Set: D&D
Year: 2015
Pages: 26
Number of characters: N/A
Levels: N/A
Rating: ★★★★★

A Brief Study of TSR Book Design is one of those excellent finds for any game master or would be B/X author. In just 26 pages, Mr. Crawford covers the design element of decades of publications for Dungeons and Dragons books. He covers the ins and outs of fonts, margins and styles used in games from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Get your game on!

Mr. Crawford also gives sage advice on direct copying of styles for a variety of reasons such as technological updates, copyright issues and creativity. This is a surprising and useful find for the would be module author and at its price of free is unbeatable. Easily a five star rating.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

My Favorite - Greyhawk

My favorite campaign setting for D&D is the Greyhawk. I have the 1983 set and look to it for ideas for my current campaign. Nothing brings back memories like that old gazetteer of information.

Over the years, my campaign has set itself apart from the World of Greyhawk in many ways. However, the Isle of Dread is common to both. Someplace south of the Isle is a magical anomaly that provides transit between these worlds.

I would like to do a Glossography and Guide to my world, but I guess I need a name first. The little things.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Study in Recreation: Fear Itself

Today’s update is aboutKippers and Jam‘s blog post on recreation. Adrian BK and company has revisited a module called Fear Itself, created back in 1999.
The authors lost the original copy and rewrote it after reconnecting with each other.
The details:
Module: BK1 Fear Itself
Author: Adrian BK
Level: 2-4 (AD&D)
Pages: 18
Price: Free!
You can download a copy from Kippers and Jam. This module features enough leeway to plug into nearly any campaign or play style. Fear Itself features glorious artwork from many artists and professional quality layout and formatting.
Take a look and don’t forget to thank the folks at Kipper and Jam for providing high quality game products.

Friday, February 22, 2013

DrivethruRPG

Years ago, I purchased some of my favorite modules in pdf format from DrivethruRPG. Once again, I could relive The Ghost Tower of Inverness, In Search of the Unknown, and Ghost of Lion Castle.
The pdf’s were wonderful. But starting about two weeks ago, I received an email advising me that new editions were available. What could have changed in just a few years on modules written decades ago? One quick download was very informative. Scanners have changed. File compression has changed. The first generation documents are washed out, blurry and big by comparison.
I know I raved to my friend about how great the modules were the first time I downloaded them, this time I am going rave about Wizards of the Coast and DrivethruRPG. After years, they remember me and asked me to redownload improved documents for free.
The improvements are incredible and I’m very happy with my purchases. If you have download from DrivethruRPG, check your email or account to see if any of your past purchases items have been updated.