Greetings, just a quick update. Boy has the summer flew by – I had hoped to post more on both of my blogs but I just haven’t had much to say sadly. Now that fall is nearly upon us, do I plan to post more and it has gotten me to reevaluate my blogs. Though my ‘Musing about Original Edition Adventures’ will keep its focus, I’ve decided to tweak things for this blog.
It will still have an RPG focus but I’ll discuss topics I feel warrant posting my views about, such as things that happen to touch upon the hobby. Though I’ll not discuss my personal politics here as I want to try to keep this blog non-political , I will call out the politicalization of our hobby when I feel that it as warranted. I’ll also likely discuss some of my philosophies when it comes to reffing games, especially campaign design.
The focus most of the actual game coverage and content of this blog will be to for the following three RPGs: Classic Traveller, Palladium Fantasy and Basic/Expert Dungeons & Dragons. That said, I may cover RPGs such as Twilight 2000, Mutant Future (once I get it in print), Cyberpunk 2020 & Cyberspace; if I end up eventually running future campaigns either face-to-face or via Play-by-Post. I may also post reviews about non-OD&D based OSR games that I purchase here as well.
Of the three RPGs, Basic/Expert D&D will likely get the bulk of my initial postings (once I have printed out my PDFs and put them into a binder that is). Outside OD&D, B/X D&D is my favorite version of D&D. I have two potential projects tied to it – the first is creating a default setting using the B/X rules as a guide and second may be a hodge-podge setting drawn from the 1e Forgotten Realms Gray Box Set, 1e ’80 Greyhawk Folio (+ the Gygax Deity articles) and some of my other D&D/Pathfinder related settings (possibly including a version of Arneson’s Blackmoor).As I said these are strictly potential projects.
If and when I create a setting for my future Classic Traveller campaigns it will be largely inspired by the Dark Matter, Firefly and Killjoys tv series and thus not be rooted in the Third Imperium setting. Now concerning Palladium Fantasy, though I will be using the 1e revised version of the rules, I might tweak things that I don’t care for (such as the default religions – I hate it when settings include real world deities).
Well this will be all for this update as I have things to do this afternoon offline. I’ll be back soon. Fin.