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

Saturday, July 31, 2010

What I've been thinking about

1. Adding tactical combat aspects to Barbarians of Lemuria or B/X by hacking Melee. Sometimes I like to get the minis out. I have been playing 4E to get my tactical mini fix but I have pretty much lost any interest in 4E. Plus you gotta love Melee's use of hexes.

2. Giving the Mythic GM Emulator a try with either Barbarians of Lemuria or B/X. This is after reading a very interesting and well written play report of a solo (I believe) campaign using Mythic and FATE in an alternate Dragonlance campaign over at the Big Purple.

3. The forums over at Red Box Calgary have picked up a bit during the last couple of weeks. I have been very negligent about Red Box Calgary the last few months as I have been getting acclimated to my new job, coaching both of my kids in different sports, and taking some summer vacations. Hopefully, we can get some B/X gaming going down at the Sentry Box again soon.

4. Crap! I missed Scott Driver's call for players for a PBP game. I really enjoyed Mr. Driver's Thool PBP game.

5. Barbarians of the Black. Using the Barbarians of Lemuria engine for a Firefly campaign.

6. Megadungeons. I have been getting the itch to create my own megadungeon. I may post some thoughts later.


  1. If I ever have another slot open in this or any other PBP, you know you're always welcome.

  2. Definitely check out the Mythic Yahoo group. There are a couple of posters who are just nuts for B/X and Keep on the Borderlands. I've also documented a bunch of Mythic GME games (Risus, not B/X) over at the Risus Monkey.

  3. I will definitely check out the yahoo group. I have been enjoying reading your RISUS/Mythic posts.

  4. I once converted Melee to Microlite20. Check the "Optional Combat and Movement Rules" section. It should be pretty easy to use with B/X, despite the d20-isms. My goal was to eliminate minis, but that's easy to ignore.

  5. I love Melee. I love BoL. Sweet idea.