Category Archives: Nerdom

A Modern Day 1st Edition AD&D Review

Over the course of this year we have been playing through the classic AD&D campaign Temple of Elemental Evil, in all its original 1st Edition glory. We have just finished the first section of the campaign (T1). I’ll be writing about how the actual module plays out in the coming weeks. In this post, however, I was interested in having a look at how the 1st Edition AD&D rules hold up in 2013, 35 years since the first AD&D book was published. Continue reading

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Experience Gift Certificates!

Don’t know what to get that special gamer in your life? How about some experience points for the one thing they love most in their life – their favourite roleplaying character! Continue reading

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The Foresight of My Father’s AD&D 1st Edition House Rules

A summary of my father’s house rules for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st Edition – many of which would become official rules in later editions. Continue reading

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Confessions of a Roleplaying Book Collector

Once again I was looking, lovingly, over my collection of roleplaying books. As I went through them, I discovered that there was a book I hadn’t bought yet from the Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition set. I immediately became anxious that my collection wasn’t complete. It had become important that I had a set, a complete set and I had found that it was less than it should be. Continue reading

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This is exactly what the world needs. Conan, in musical form. No, really, I’m serious. OK, not too serious. But you should watch it anyway… Continue reading

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Korgoth of Barbaria: The Best Sword & Sorcery Cartoon you’ve probably Never Seen

Way back in the mists of time – somewhere around June the 3rd of 2006 – a show was aired that was forged out of pure awesomeness. Take the writers for Dexter’s Laboratory and Spongebob Squarepants and let them loose … Continue reading

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If you’ve ever played D&D you’ve probably got into a discussion about the stat blocks of characters from movies, TV, books, etc. Well, Flickr user Remiel has decided he’d do the stat blocks of Futurama characters. I, personally, agree with about 90% of it, but you’ll have to check it out for yourself… Futurama Character Stat Blocks. Continue reading

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If ever you thought you were the most unlucky gamer ever and you rolled more than your fair share of ones, well, you might be right… There are some very serious nerds who have gone to extraordinary lengths to check it all out… Continue reading

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Review: Dragon Chow Dice Bags (Updated)

In a recent podcast we talked about Dragon Chow Dice Bags and how awesome we thought they were. To do them justice, we thought we’d take the time to do a full review of the two that we received. Continue reading

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Mountains of Madness Falls Through!

Alas! A minute of silence shall be held for the great movie that might have been. Unfortunately for horror fans, lovecraft fans, Del Toro fans, James Cameron fans and fans of great, experimental new movies, Universal has decided not to … Continue reading

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