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The Isle of Dread

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  Ah the classic X1. Do I really need to say anything about it that hasn't been said? No probably not. I'm about to start running this with my group, so if you, the reader, happen to be one of them, please stop reading this, and here are the changes I plan on making. Have any suggestions? Feel free to comment, I won't say no to your ideas/criticisms.

Ocean's d11

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Recently I bought some really cool dice - it's a pack of three 'slot machine' d6s. I guess they were sold as souvenirs in Vegas and they have the classic slot machine images on them - the cherries, plum, bell, orange, lemon, and BAR (whatever that means). Combined with the gambling index in your copy of the AD&D DMG, you too can send your players to casinos. Bonus if you buy some of those d8 poker dice.

The Mines of Crystal Steel

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  Many moons ago, I believe I made a post regarding a Dwarven mine. it was the upper levels and had an arrow that simply led to 'below.' Well, here's below.

Houses, homes, and abodes

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Let's talk houses. You live in a house, I live in a house, and sometimes characters need to explore houses. Actually I live in an apartment but never mind that. This house is actually modeled after my grandparent's house. There's a barn/garage attached to the house that can provide PCs with a much needed wagon, a shop in the back that can be full of mundane gear your party might need and a secret attic.  Next is modeled Disney's Haunted Mansion. I shall provide you with some flavour text to inspire you, and if you don't know what to do this afterwards, I recommend you watch more Vincent Price films.  When hinges creak in doorless chambers;   when strange and frightening sounds echo through the halls; wherever candle lights flicker, though the air is deathly still; that is the time when ghosts are present, practicing their terror with ghoulish delight; now, as they say, look "alive"  Last is the Devil's Country House. I believe this was a request based

New Monsters: the Dragosaurs

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Everyone likes dragons. Everyone also likes dinosaurs. While we know that dragons are pretty similar to dinosaurs, we don't have actual dragon-dinosaurs. Until now. Below are the Dragosaur entries (and new breath weapons) from my personal monster manual. Please excuse the poorly photo-shopped images. if someone would like to draw some good ones, feel free.

Martial Arts - OSR-Fu

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It's a universal fact that Kung-Fu films are awesome. If you disagree, go watch Drunken Master. Now that you've watched Jackie Chan act like a jackass for 110 minutes, let's carry on. Say you wanted to add some kung-fu moves into your OSR games - this could get muddy real quick and easily devolve into building an entirely new combat system full of complexity that doesn't really have a place in OSR. Instead, you could just use these 6 handy-dandy martial arts styles that give the PCs a single ability tied to the classic schools and animals of kung-fu; Tiger, Panther, Snake, Crane, Dragon, and Mantis.

Race-As-Class 2: Skinny Grey Things

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 Here's two more race-as-classes - the Doppelganger and the classic Grey Alien  

Temple of the Learned Tsar & Russian Monsters

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When I once asked for thematic requests on a forum, I was asked to make a dungeon that evoked Kiev's Monastary of the Caves. This was exciting to me, as I have a degree in Russian Language and Culture (a double major with Medieval Studies actually). What occured, was the Temple of the LearnĂ©d Tsar. 

Bunch o' Dungeons

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Howdy. It's been a while since I've updated because life is busy and I don't have the privilege to sit around in quarantine all day. So here's three dungeons.

Book Art

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 This post has no real purpose. I was in my local used bookstore today and discovered Richard Kirk's Raven series. Given the cover (done by the guy who did the art of Taarna riding the bug thing for Heavy Metal) I had to buy it, and it got me thinking about silly book art. This post is to share some of my favourites. I own most of these books but I've used images from the net because I don't trust my photo-taking skills. A list at the bottom has been provided of books I don't own in case someone would like to sell them to me.