Friday, August 22, 2014

#RPGaDay Post 22

I ran across the idea for this blogfest at The Other Side and decided to participate because it seemed like a good way to back into the groove on posting since work has been keeping all of us so busy lately.   At least a few of these topics have been covered in previous posts but here it goes...

Best Secondhand RPG Purchase
Dragons at Dawn is basically a speculative recreation of the rules used in the games ran by Dave Arneson before Dungeons & Dragons.  This volume does not reproduce the actual rules used by Arneson and his players but it does do an excellent job of portraying the style of play used in their games.  Of course, there are similarities to OD&D but the differences between the two rules are what I find most interesting. There are Arneson quotes scattered throughout the rules that shed light on some of the design choices made by D.H. Boggs.  I have not played this game yet but the reading has been fascinating.  If you are interested in old school gaming then I would highly recommend this product.  I just need to track down a print copy of the supplement, Dragons at Twilight.   

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