Starting Equipment Packages in Older Games
15 August 2022 | 5:43 pm

When new D&D characters are created, you know how the players can be stuck for a long time shopping for starting gear. Yes, that is a drag, especially for new players who often have little idea what each new piece of equipment is for. What are iron spikes for? The delay to the beginning of play can be boring for players expecting to dive right into adventure.The Prismatic Wasteland blog has an

The Commodification of Fantasy Adventure Games
2 August 2022 | 2:25 am

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On RPG Play-sytles, Part 3: Classic Playstyle versus Trad Playstyle versus OSR?
1 June 2022 | 3:57 pm

In April 2021, a fruitful essay appeared called "Six Cultures of Play," by blogger Retired Adventurer, receiving a lot of deserved attention. It seems to have established some terms for further and ongoing discussion since then.In this entry I address the distinction construed there between the earliest two "cultures of play" and how they differ from what is known as the OSR (Old-School Revival).


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