Tuesday, August 23, 2016

We've had Dax for 1 year now!

Just a quick personal post.  A year ago today, my wife +Sarah Gilman and I brought home the latest kitty addition to our family, Dax!  We got him at ~6 months old, and he was huge then.  He's a monster now!

Dax 1 year ago, and today! 
My favorite part of this comparison is that his head is pretty much the same size in both pictures, but the rest of him has grown immensely.

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Fighter

After reading +James Spahn's blog post about spicing up his fighters for his B/X and Labyrinth Lord games, I've decided to do the same and share my variant Fighter class for Swords and Wizardry Complete.

While I've never had a shortage of fighters in my games over the last 25 years, I do think the fighter needs some extra oomph and a little more variety beyond weapon choice.  The fighting style specializations are my attempt at doing so.

As a side note, "Maximum Weapon Damage" is a rule I use.  Basically, I don't restrict weapon usage by class, but instead have a maximum size on the damage die based on class.  So, a magic-user can wield a longsword, but he's only going to deal 1d6 damage with it.  Fighters and paladins have no such maximum die, and always roll the damage die of the weapon they're using.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Beneath a Righteous Temple - Part 2

This has been an interesting series for me to write so far.  When I wrote the last part, I had no idea what was going on beneath the temple other than "something had broken through from below".  This is contrary to how I normally write adventures, where I start with a general overview and then zoom in and work on the details.

As a recap for new readers, Beneath a Righteous Temple is an adventure serial being written and posted to this blog on a weekly basis.  Over the next few weeks, we'll see further and further into the depths below the temple.  If you're just getting started, you'll want to reference the last 2 articles to get started:
  1. Beneath a Righteous Temple - Part 1
  2. Beneath a Righteous Temple - Bestiary Appendix

Adventure Summary

Beneath a Righteous Temple is an adventure set in a temple for Salara, the Lady of Crusades and Righteous Action.  In Acteos, the land of the Sundered Chronicles, these fort-like temples exist throughout the kingdom of Velashar as well as any locale that the Virtuous Order of Salara has initiated a crusade to.  This adventure was not written with any particular temple in mind.