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  • An Exploration of Old School Tabletop Roleplaying Game Design Principles

    This is the introduction to a series of articles that will comparatively explore the slew of tabletop roleplaying games that have spawned from old school gaming movement. This is often known as the 'OSR' which means 'Old School Revival' or 'Old School Renaissance.'  This article will be discussing some of the key design principles that tie these many varied games together.

    These roleplaying games are ostensibly inspired by the original versions of D&D such as original D&D, the Basic & Expert line of D&D as well as AD&D. You can read more about those here

  • A comparative history of Dungeons and Dragons - BECMI 1983

      In this series of articles we'll  be exploring the differences and similarities between every edition of Dungeons and Dragons. In the last artic...
  • A comparative history of Dungeons and Dragons - Basic and Expert (B/X) D&D - 1981

    In this series of articles we'll  be exploring the differences and similarities between every edition of Dungeons and Dragons. In the last article...
  • A comparative history of Dungeons & Dragons - Holmes Basic D&D - 1977

    In this series of articles we'll  be exploring the differences and similarities between every edition of Dungeons and Dragons. In our last article ...
  • A comparative history of Dungeons and Dragons – 0E D&D

    0E D&D Cover In this series of articles I will be exploring the differences and similarities between every edition of Dungeons and Dragons...
  • A comparative history of Dungeons & Dragons - AD&D - 1977

    In this series of articles we'll  be exploring the differences and similarities between every edition of Dungeons and Dragons. In the last article...