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At long last you have found a means to access the lower levels! The secret door opens upon a great hall, its floor comprised of broad steps ...

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It's been a while since I posted a map. Blame Gary Con II. In any case, I've got a huge mapping project ahead of me and I'm stil...

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After TSR , Gary Gygax created Dangerous Journeys . As a system, Dangerous Journeys addressed many issues with AD&D . Whereas AD&D&...

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While sitting around waiting for a Gamma World game to materialize, Frank Mentzer asked if I'd like to check out a game. Now I'm a...

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Saturday night was the highlight of Gary Con II for me. Z and I got to sit at Jim Ward 's table for a game of Metamorphosis Alpha . In ...

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Gary Con II is over and I had a lot of fun. People are starting to post pictures of the con. Instead of posting the same sorts of pictures ...

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The latest issue of Fight On! is upon us. I'm pleased to report that it contains an adventure by yours truly. Somewhat tongue-in-cheek ...

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I'm still futzing around with Holmes YX . This time I am considering wholesale changes to several areas, including armor & armor cla...

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Sometimes what you are not influenced by is interesting. I've long been a fan of weird fiction, but in creating Yezmyr I have purposeful...

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What's the first thing the thief wants to do after having his mind propelled 23,000,000 years into the future? Precisely.

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One year ago today six of us got together and started the World of Yezmyr D&D campaign. Back then the crew set out to explore the for...

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Every session I run with my crew reminds me of why I largely gave up computer gaming. Computer games lack the uproarious levity of a roomful...

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I was in an experimental mood this evening and decided to try out some new techniques. I'm not sold on them, but I had fun—and I think t...

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More loving derision from our friends at Something Awful : WTF, D&D?! - The Original Dungeons & Dragons . Go read it. Love it.

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Copyright © 2010, Ramsey Dow. All Rights Reserved. Today, I present a partial cross-section of Ziqquratu Ziyaret . This map depicts the lo...

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Here's my take on that famous British WWII poster :

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A part of the excitement of Holmes YX is that the magic isn't Vancian any more. In Yezmyr sorcerers don't use spell books. The very ...

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Copyright © 2010, Ramsey Dow. All Rights Reserved.   The western part of the Pillar of Shagraath is dominated by the dusty Plains of Sah...

I was rereading Metamorphosis Alpha the other day (the 1976 version, in case you were wondering) and I came across a little table in the &q...

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I'm slammed writing at the moment, so forgive the quick post this morning. I'll try and wrangle up some longer content soon. In the ...

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I'm channeling some sort of mutant combination of Richard Corben and Vaughn Bodé today… Out in the Aurora Badlands, beyond the safe...