Making guys. It’s what I’ve called it forever. I sometimes think I have more fun doing that at times than I do actually playing. For one thing it’s a solo activity that I don’t need to have anyone else participate in. No schedules to interfere with and I can make one character or ten at my own pace. The use of character generation software like Hero Lab makes it a breeze – SIDE NOTE: I’ve become too lazy in my advancing age. If a system doesn’t have a character generator I’m less likely to play or run that game.
I’m going to start a character download library within the next few days. It should be fun.
I was browsing my much unused blogger account (I’m not going to link it because it’s emptier than this site believe it or not) and I found an intersting article at the Platonic Solid regarding AD&D 1st Edition combat.
Long story short, there’s a link to a Dragonsfoot article entitled ADDICT or the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Initiative and Combat Table. Note – it is not a table – it’s a 22 page PDF! Reading it I’ve now discovered I actually didn’t play AD&D 1st Edition really. I played a combination of Basic/Expert (Erol Otus covers) mixed with AD&D. I think this is why I liked Labyrinth Lord when I read it. LL is so much closer to how I played.
Anyway – for a nostalgic look at how you didn’t play according to the Law of Gygax take a look at the both the Platonic Solid article and the Dragonsfoot download.
Greetings – the downloads directory has been restored. While not visible yet from the home page any and all links to files hosted here are now back up and active.
Thanks for putting up with the mess – we should be back online by Friday, July 6th!