"Black Dougal gasps 'Poison!' and falls to the floor. He looks dead."

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Remembering the Northern Marches

Well, hello there. Long time no see.

It has been awfully quiet around here the last while. I have been settling into my new job for the last couple of months and dealing with all of the kids summertime activities. I have been coaching my daughter's softball team and my son's soccer team.

With all the stuff going on the last while my level of gaming has declined dramatically. I am still DMing my 2nd edition AD&D game using Paizo's Rise of the Runelords. However, I have been woefully deficient in updating my blog about the campaign. I have really been enjoying it.

However, one thing I miss is my old Northern Marches game. Looking back the last session I DM'ed of that campaign was a year ago now. Looking back I know I made a number of mistakes with that campaign (primarily with the treasure level) but I sure enjoyed it. While the 2E campaign is really enjoyable, B/X is my favourite version of D&D for a reason (actually a number of reasons).

Also, my attempt to get Red Box Calgary going has also stalled due to my home and work activities. I am hoping to reboot it in the fall at which time I might try to restart the Northern Marches.


  1. The summer's gonna be a wash, although I think i'll be getting some gaming in while i'm at the cabin.

    Hope the new job is interesting and rewarding!

  2. Sorry to be nosey, but when you say treasure level, do you mean too much or not enough? I've started a B/X campaign and treasure level is something I'm really curious about.

  3. Not being nosey at all.
    Too little treasure. This resulted in too slow advancement since gp = xp. It also, inadvertently resulted in too high of a mortality rate as players were unwilling to spend gold on retainers.

    I made some posts in the past about this.