Monthly Archives: September 2011

Game Night Blog Carnival: Table Topics

It is once again time to present an alternative game for your adventuring group as part of Roving Band of Misfits’ Game Night Blog Carvinal. For this entry, I am branching out to a product that does not fit into … Continue reading

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An Education in First Edition

Edit: Several readers have correctly informed me that the game I played was actually BASIC Dungeons & Dragons. My use of “First Edition” throughout the post is incorrect, but I decided to keep the language because comparing “First” to Fourth … Continue reading

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Dungeon Economics 101

Managing treasure parcels for the my players is always an interesting challenge for me while DMing. It takes zero preparation to dish out monetory rewards to the party, “The lair has been cleared of enemies. In the corner, you find … Continue reading

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Ego Check: Brian Patterson of d20monkey (Volume I)

For this installment of Ego Check, I had the good fortune of communicating with Brian Patterson of d20monkey ( for well over a month. I first came across his site months ago and have thoroughly enjoyed his comic strip. If … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday To Me

I have been waiting to announce a new project, which I am quite excited about. For a few reasons, I have held off on the announcement until today. All things have finally come together and today is also my birthday, … Continue reading

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