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AD&D Die Roller

When I got back into AD&D in 2005 I created the first version of a Die Roller using Microsoft Excel. My original intent was to automate generating lots of hit dice (HD). This has evolved over the years into the present form, which generates: lists of hit dice, addressing every possibility I could think of; […]

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Mjolnir 9

Mjolnir 9 has published!

We are pleased to announce that the issue 9 of Mjolnir has recently been published. This gaming fanzine is published in both Swedish and English, and while focused on AD&D/OSRIC, it covers other facets of old school style gaming. This issue includes: Space Snoozer – a solo sci-fi game Agitator – a new class for […]

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Pre-Generated Characters Volume I published!

M. W. Poort (AKA Fingolwyn) has recently published Pre-Generated Characters Volume I, a free supplement available for download from Dragonsfoot. This supplement contains 16 pre-generated characters of levels 2 or 3, suitable for use in an AD&D or OSRIC game. These characters are good for use as pre-gens for a convention or one-off game, and […]

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Shrine of Hecate

I am pleased to report that M W Poort, known better to & Magazine readers as Fingolwyn, has recently published an AD&D/OSRIC module, The Shrine of Hecate, through Dragonsfoot. This is an expanded version of the Shrine of Hecate that was published in & Magazine Issue 5. The thing I like most about this adventure […]

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AD&D 2E Monstrous Manual Online

Andrew (of the &PG team) has repeatedly mentioned the site lomion. It’s a 2nd Edition AD&D site from which he pulls things from for his AD&D game — it appears to have the entire 2E Monstrous Manual online. Last night I finally checked out the site. He suggested a monster to me for use in […]

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9 Ways to Balance Encounters

I’m following a Facebook thread in the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons group (this is a closed group, you must apply for admittance). A DM asks for advice regarding learning to produce better balanced encounters. This is an interesting thread, but like most Facebook threads, it quickly got too complicated to follow (more on that later). […]

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Using & Magazine Materials

Since issue #1 of & Magazine, the & Publishing Group has published dozens of monsters, hundreds of spells, and many hundreds of magic items. As I look through our 13 published issues (plus several modules and several supplements) I’m actually astounded by the sheer volume of material we have published. It is staggering. We get […]

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G+ Group: Free OSR RPG Shit

I was recently introduced to a G+ group: Free OSR RPG Shit. Note: This is a public group, but you must apply for membership. The public can view the group, but anyone who wants to post must be a member. This group is owned by Matthew Schmeer, who also runs the Rended Press blog. [More […]

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Mjölnir, Sweden’s oldest rpg ‘zine

Martin, one of the contributing artists for & Magazine, has notified us that Mjölnir, Sweden’s oldest RPG ‘zine, is now revived. It was an AD&D / Traveller / Runequest zine during its first heyday 1980-1982. The recent issue has strong AD&D leanings but also covers other OSR games. The contents include: Ad (in English) for […]

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