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Renamed the darn blog

January 28, 2012 Leave a comment

Today I renamed the blog from”D20 hobby Blog” to “Thunder Gorge”. I’m still using this blog to track my pseudo D20 campaign, but here recently I started looking into leveraging HTML5 to simplify my life at the game table. So, I thought I’d blog about that and really for my own benefit to think through where I might want to take some of this stuff.

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Lunch thinking about campaign books and boxes

January 23, 2012 Leave a comment

I love campaign books and boxes. They artistically are amazing creations in their scope and intent at best and at worst you get a feel for what not to do. My trouble is that my players, usually right out the gate, do something foolish enough to completely obliterate the purpose for the set. How many dungeon sets do I own that have gone unexplored?

Towns? Worlds?

Now some referees like to put strict boundaries on the players. So if someone wants to see what happens if they set fire to the ward, well, one authority says, “no, because of x”. I like to see where the players are going with it though, which means the playspace is less game and really more like collaborative fictioneering.

What’s a real shame is the value of these sets appears to decline about the same rate as an auto. One never hears of million dollar campaign settings unless you are talking development budgets.

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D20 Hobby Blog

January 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Hello, welcome to my D20 Hobby Blog. Over the weekend I dusted off some old D20 3.5 edition PHB and DMB tomes, took a trip to the Half-Priced book store and picked up an adventure module for $2.99, and have morphed various rules for a small group of players. I started this blog just to have a place to record some of the evolution of the game and any supporting pieces that I think I might do over time.

Perhaps my biggest surprise was reading about the checkered history of D20 OGL while I’ve been away attending to other matters over the last few years. There is a great story on the tech republic HERE that talks about some of the details not mentioned HERE.

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