The Companion Set of the BECMI D&D boxed sets contained rules for Mass Combat, called The War Machine, which are still the best set of mass combat rules to fit into D&D which I’ve come across.
I have fond memories of Weapon Mastery from the BECMI Master Player’s Guide. Now there are three pretenders to "next D&D 5e" and each introduce something similar.
A quick update of a few systems: the Pathfinder Humble Bundle, Kobold Press's Project Black Flag and DM Dave's Helkara
This post is the first in a series of in-depth reviews of different systems. It looks at Castles and Crusades from Troll Lord Games, a gritty old-school fantasy role-playing system.
Wizards may be backing down slightly on the #OGL front, but they have lost the trust of the community. This is a summary of some alternative #OpenDnD licence initiatives (particularly from @paizo and @koboldpress), and other systems for #fantasy #TTRPGs
Linda Codega has reviewed a leaked version of the new proposed OGL 1.1 from Wizards. Here are my thoughts on this, and how it impacts me.
With a leaked version of the OGL 1.1 reported on by Linda Codega, here's a review of current state of play with licencing (at 6th January 2023)
This is my next post in the series looking at the 10th Anniversary next edition of D&D, which Wizards are playtesting bit by bit. As before, you can sign up to the playtest via D&D Beyond and download the new proposals. Playtest 3 started on the first of December, and feedback is now open, running … Continue reading One D&D Playtest 3 – The Cleric, and updated Ardling, Dragonborn and Goliath
This is my next post in the series looking at the 10th Anniversary next edition of D&D, which Wizards are playtesting bit by bit. As I said in my first post, their aim is evolution rather than revolution, and to remain compatible with fifth edition, at least to the point where you can mix and … Continue reading One D&D Rules updates from playtests 1 and 2
As I discussed in my earlier post, Wizards are now working on the 10th Anniversary next edition of D&D, and they are playtesting it bit by bit. Their aim is evolution rather than revolution, and to remain compatible with fifth edition, at least to the point where you can mix and match old and new … Continue reading One D&D Playtest 2 – Part 1 Expert Classes