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Unarmed Combat

Unarmed CombatIntroductionThis post is inspired by Daniel Norton (of Bandit’s Keep fame) whose recent podcast tackled unarmed combat in old school RPGs.  https://lnns.co/LJavwRYoqcUI’...

In RPG, OSE, old, school, essentials, necrotic, gnome, roleplaying, unarmed, combat, pummel, grapple, overbear, wrestle, punch, Apr 20, 2021

Appendix K: Describing Magical Substances

Appendix K: Describing Magical SubstancesGary Gygax left us many utilities for dungeon dressing.  I’m not ashamed to admit that when it comes to the contents of potion bottles, magica...

In RPG, OSE, old, school, essentials, necrotic, gnome, Dungeon, Master, Guide, AD&D, Gary, Gygax, potions, Apr 16, 2021

Player's Handout - Tame River Boating

Player's copy - Tame River BoatingIntroductionOur party just stole three large, serviceable rowboats and have set off down the “Tame River” to a place called Riverfort.  They are an e...

In RPG, OSE, old, school, essentials, necrotic, gnome, Dungeoneer, Wilderness, Survival, Guide, AD&D, Apr 09, 2021

Custom Wandering Monster Tables

Custom Wandering Monsters TablesIntroductionAlthough my PCs have yet to depart from the heavily patrolled roads and inhabited areas, they are about to.  One of the most important thin...

In RPG, OSE, old, school, essentials, necrotic, gnome, Delthos, Delthan, wandering, monsters, random, encounters, Apr 07, 2021

Sandbox Resources

Sandbox ResourcesThere are thousands of lousy generators or generators that do not match the style of your campaign.  These are the ones that I have found best work with mine.  I have...

In RPG, OSE, old, school, essentials, necrotic, gnome, sandbox, resources, roleplaying, aids, random, generators, Apr 04, 2021

Players' Guide to the Delthan Pantheon

Players' Guide to the Delthan PantheonRELIGIONA much simplified Celtic pantheon of twenty gods, goddesses, incarnations, and three Fairy Queens and two Fairy Kings are included below ...

In RPG, OSE, old, school, essentials, necrotic, gnome, pantheon, cleric, Celtic, Irish, God, Apr 04, 2021

House Rules and Interpretations

House Rules and Interpretations for OSEBend Bars/Lift GatesWe are about to run a couple of modules that have traps or other things that rely on a bend bars/lift gates mechanic like th...

In daily, RPG, OSE, old, school, essentials, necrotic, gnome, house, rules, interpretations, update, Apr 03, 2021

Criticals and Fumbles for Old School Essentials

Criticals and Fumbles for Old School EssentialsI’ve always felt that Critical Hits (upon a natural 20) and Fumbles (upon a natural 1) are essential to pumping up the intensity of any ...

In daily, RPG, OSE, B2, old, school, essentials, necrotic, gnome, update, Apr 02, 2021

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