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Blog de Joe Bloch - Amateur de longue date de Greyhawk et rédacteur du fan module "Castle of the Mad Archmage"

vendredi 24 janvier 2020

  • New Castle of the Mad Archmage Expansion
    Happy Friday evening all! I am pleased to announce that the latest expansion to the Castle of the Mad Archmage is now available in both print and pdf. Level Four South – The Gardens features 22 new encounter areas, 8 Read More

samedi 18 janvier 2020

  • The Economics of Star Trek
    In a forum I frequent, the question of the economic system of Star Trek came up, and as someone who is both a fan of free market capitalism, and also very involved in post-scarcity economic theory, I had a few Read More

vendredi 17 janvier 2020

  • First Level Magic-Users are Useless
    That seems to be the attitude of Dungeon Craft, which is a YouTube channel that I normally enjoy. His crafting skills are top notch, and I envy his ability to create terrain and effects and the like. When he ventures Read More

vendredi 10 janvier 2020

  • Ten Tips for Beginning DMs
    I've been playing Dungeons & Dragons since 1977. I started with the LBB's, moved almost immediately to Holmes Basic, and then finally settled into AD&D 1st edition for a decade or so. In that time I've literally run thousands of Read (...)

mardi 29 octobre 2019

  • A Visit to the Mighty Eighth
    I had the opportunity today to visit the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler, GA. What a wonderful time! It's a collection of memorabilia, videos, artifacts, uniforms, and models that brings to life the history of Read (...)

samedi 19 octobre 2019

dimanche 13 octobre 2019

vendredi 11 octobre 2019

mercredi 9 octobre 2019

dimanche 6 octobre 2019

  • Lolth and the Keys
    Yes, I am still thinking about this! Before we get started, you'll probably want to read this earlier post of mine from 2017 on the subject of the platinum egg that is found at the end of D3 Vault of Read More

  • Lolth and the Keys
    Yes, I am still thinking about this! Before we get started, you'll probably want to read this earlier post of mine from 2017 on the subject of the platinum egg that is found at the end of D3 Vault of Read More

jeudi 3 octobre 2019

  • Fetishizing the Orient
    Writing as someone who himself wrote an “Oriental Adventures” type book (The Golden Scroll of Justice, which is based on ancient Chinese folklore, mythology, and history, as well as modern Wuxia movies), I find it somewhat personally irksome when I Read (...)

samedi 28 septembre 2019

  • Grand Strategy and the Scarlet Brotherhood
    One thing I noticed when contemplating the map of Oerik from the folio (and my own version thereof) is that the Scarlet Brotherhood could not have picked a better spot, in a strategic sense, to cut off the Flanaess from Read (...)

vendredi 13 septembre 2019

  • Harrison Bergeron Plays D&D
    So Sean K Reynolds and Shanna Germain have stirred up a bit of a pot with the publication of their pdf booklet Consent in Gaming. As the title implies, it's all about players telling GMs what they (the players) will Read More

jeudi 12 septembre 2019

samedi 24 août 2019

  • Lands Beyond the Flanaess
    So, inspired by my article yesterday charting the history of canonical efforts to map and define the continent of Oerik, I thought it might be worth seeing what a non-canonical effort might look like. And lo! and behold, my collection Read (...)

vendredi 23 août 2019

  • Western Oerik and “that map”
    Long-time readers of this blog, and even longer-time Greyhawk fans, will recall that originally the western portion of the continent known as Oerik was completely unknown to us. All we had was a partial map included in the original 1980 Read (...)

lundi 12 août 2019

  • Adventures Great and Glorious Now Available
    The time has come! The long-awaited Adventures Great and Glorious book is now available! It includes rules for clearing territory and building strongholds in both wilderness and civilization, entering the world of courtly intrigue, playing the dynastic “long game”, Read (...)

dimanche 11 août 2019

  • No, the OSR isn’t dead, and you can’t kill it
    Ah, yes. Every couple of years, some genius thinks they’ve solved the problem with role-playing games. It’s the OSR. The current culprit, as far as I can tell, is the Secrets of Blackmoor blog (which is putting together a documentary Read (...)

vendredi 2 août 2019

  • Presenting the Warrior Monk
    Oh-ho! Apparently Dragonne Magazine has not finished yielding its precious secrets just yet. Here we have another article, this time dealing with a European-inspired alternative to the monk class. The whole is based on the following quote by Gary on Read (...)

mercredi 17 juillet 2019

  • Always Say Yes, Never Say No
    I was reminded today of the oft-repeated Old School gaming maxim, “Never say no.” That typically is a piece of advice to the Dungeon Master, who should always allow the players to try whatever batshit crazy stunt they want, no Read (...)

dimanche 14 juillet 2019

  • Saving Marvel’s The Inhumans
    As you might have read elsewhere on the Internet, today was supposed to be the release date for the film version of The Inhumans, a group of super-powered people in the Marvel universe. What we got instead was the incredibly Read (...)

mercredi 26 juin 2019

  • I stand with…
    …Erik Tenkar and his wonderful wife. Erik has been accused of some terrible things with no justification because of his politics, and his wife has been caught up in some of the crossfire. They’re both wonderful people, and Erik is Read (...)

samedi 8 juin 2019

  • Why Character Creation Comes First
    One thing that some gamers have long questioned, but so many more have left unquestioned (to the extent that the situation has become the norm in most RPGs) is the fact that character creation comes first in the rules. It’s Read (...)

lundi 3 juin 2019

  • The OSR has no gatekeepers…
    …and that’s intentional. I stumbled across a blog post today, which said, in part: Again, this is a difference between the OSR and indie scenes – any fool who starts a blog and claims it to be OSR is automatically Read More

dimanche 19 mai 2019

  • Greyhawk’s World – The Periphery
    I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since I posted one of these (mainly because I was diverted by doing the Baklunish series which just ended), but here we are, a year later, and I’ve got one last “Greyhawk’s Read More

samedi 27 avril 2019

  • Film Review: Avengers Endgame (Spoiler Free)
    Well it’s finally here. The culmination of 22 movies over 10 years. I saw Avengers Endgame in a packed Dolby theater this afternoon (I always get Dolby now if possible, because of the assigned seating). Gotta say I loved it, Read (...)

dimanche 21 avril 2019

  • Finishing Up the Baklunish
    And so we come to the end of my series of articles detailing the Baklunish. What began as a project to map out some gods turned into a much bigger project, with maps, and a Guide, and new monsters, and Read More

dimanche 31 mars 2019

  • Phases of Gaming
    I've come to notice that several games have dominated certain periods of my life. I thought it would be interesting to go through them. Naturally, these aren't hard-and-fast demarcations, but they do show some of the peaks and valleys when Read (...)

dimanche 24 mars 2019

  • More Baklunish Gods, and Paynims
    Apologies for the delay in posting this next installment of the series, but between going to two conventions and being heads-down trying to get Adventures Great and Glorious done in time for the Kickstarter, things have been hectic! But now Read (...)

lundi 18 mars 2019

  • Film Review: Captain Marvel (Spoiler Free)
    I got to see the latest Marvel flick, Captain Marvel, this weekend. I missed opening weekend because of Garycon. I saw it in an almost-filled theater with Dolby, which is my go-to choice because of the reserved seating, but the Read (...)

vendredi 15 mars 2019

  • Why Dungeons?
    This is a question that comes up perennially, it seems, especially (but not exclusively) among newer players to the game. They can't seem to fathom why dungeons exist, and in the sort of realistic-fantasy world they prefer, they simply cannot Read (...)

mardi 12 mars 2019

  • GaryCon Recap
    Last weekend was GaryCon, in beautiful Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, where it all began. If you’ve never been to this con, I cannot recommend it highly enough. There are thousands of gamers, artists, and vendors, all there to pay homage to Read (...)

dimanche 3 mars 2019

  • Greyhawk’s Culture Level
    As students of European history will know, pre-modern Europe is divided into several different periods, collectively known as the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The beginning of Medieval Europe is called the Early Middle Ages (aka the Dark Age), c. Read (...)

vendredi 1er mars 2019

  • Quasi-Deities, Hero-Deities, and Heroes
    One of the original “little brown books” (LBBs) that were published back in the days when all the D&D rulebooks could fit in a little white box, was Gods, Demigods, and Heroes. As the title suggested, it detailed divine beings Read (...)

  • Adventures Great and Glorious Kickstarter now live
    The new Kickstarter for Adventures Great and Glorious in now live! The book will contain old-school RPG rules for high-level play, including domain management, courtly intrigue, mass combat, and much more. You can reach the Kickstarter (...)

lundi 25 février 2019

  • Blitzkrieg in the West
    Today I received a new game in the mail, which I had supported on Kickstarter in March 2018. It was the first effort by Canvas Temple Publishing (they’ve since done three more Kickstarter campaigns), which is a new company founded Read (...)

jeudi 24 janvier 2019

lundi 31 décembre 2018

  • Diplomacy 2019
    I have a hankering to run a game of (email) Diplomacy next year. Anyone interested? Email if so with the words “Diplomacy 2019” in the subject (no quotes). If I can get seven players, I’ll happily serve as moderator Read (...)

samedi 29 décembre 2018

  • Baklunish Lands Beyond the Flanaess
    Howdy folks! Just in time to close out the new year, I am pleased to present to you another lost article from the bygone pages of Dragonne Magazine, that publication in another universe where Gary Gygax stayed at TSR and Read (...)

vendredi 28 décembre 2018

  • Film Review: Bumblebee (Spoiler Free)
    I saw Bumblebee yesterday in a regular theater (no 3D, no IMAX, etc.) which was mostly full (not bad for 3:30 in the afternoon). Short version; I loved it, and it gave me everything I’ve wanted in a live-action Transformers Read (...)

lundi 24 décembre 2018

  • Gary Con Support
    Hey all! I attended my first GaryCon last year, and had a blast. I’ll be vending there again next March, as BRW Games. I thought it would be nifty to make these badges so folks could show their support for Read More

vendredi 21 décembre 2018

  • Film Review: Aquaman (Spoiler Free)
    The family and I saw Aquaman tonight. We saw it in IMAX in a mostly-filled theater (with, unfortunately, a chatterbox toddler right behind me). I normally don't do IMAX, but in this case I read that the movie was filmed Read (...)

dimanche 16 décembre 2018

  • AD&D's mini-games
    I've long maintained that one of the best things about AD&D 1st edition is its modularity (and it should be noted that most of what I'm about to say also, or even especially, applies to the original D&D booklets — Read (...)

samedi 8 décembre 2018

  • Where the hell have I been?
    Hey all! I realized I hadn't posted in a while, and just wanted to let folks know what's what. Almost all my free gaming time has been spent on two things – the next installment of my Baklunish articles, and Read More

samedi 24 novembre 2018

  • More Baklunish goodness
    Hey all! Continuing my series of faux magazine articles expanding the Baklunish pantheon and related matters, I happily bring you a pair of articles from the Fireseek 580 edition of Dragonne magazine, expanding both the roster of Baklunish deities, as Read (...)

samedi 17 novembre 2018

  • Some More Thoughts on Mundane Magic
    Over at Tenkar's Tavern, Erik has posted a few thoughts about the existence of what he calls “mundane magic”; the sort of magic that everyday people would use to replace technology: The spells that no right-thinking adventurer would keep in Read (...)

samedi 10 novembre 2018

  • It's Finally Happening
    Long-time readers of this blog will recall that I first broached the possibility of a new game book, Adventures Great and Glorious, way back 7 years ago. Over the intervening years, I've been puttering, tinkering, and full-blown restarting the project, Read (...)


Oerth Journal 28

dimanche 12 mai 2019

Février 2019 : Parution du numéro 28 du Oerth Journal

Oerth Journal 27

vendredi 20 janvier 2017

Il a mis 5 ans à arriver, mais il est là...

Sur le Web : Canonfire

Greyhawk Reborn !

samedi 21 novembre 2015

Greyhawk Reborn is a new living-style campaign based in the legendary World of Greyhawk using the D&D 5E rules !

Sur le Web : Greyhawk Reborn

Best of Greyhawk # 15

lundi 26 août 2013

Voici le 15e fichier qui compile les meilleurs articles postés sur le forum Greyhawk d’AOL (Juillet - Aout 1996).

Best of Greyhawk #15

Canonfire Chronicles

vendredi 2 août 2013

Un petit frère (un fork amical) à Oerth Journal, vient tout juste d’être publié. Il contient plus de 150 pages, essentiellement d’aventures, rédigées par les amateurs et les spécialistes du monde de Greyhawk.


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