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

Monday, July 2, 2012

B/X Sword, Science & Sorcery

I am looking at starting a new online sword, science & sorcery B/X campaign. 
The elevator pitch is...
Sword and sandal and weird science meet in a sprawling ancient and decadent city lying in the blasted terrain of a dying planet. The city has numerous palaces, temples, arenas, inns, taverns, brothels, towers, prisons, laboratories, graveyards, etc. for adventures to snoop, infiltrate, rob, burn down, etc. Also, below the city lies a megadungeon, as well as an uncountable number of dungeons, lairs, vaults, chambers, tombs, caverns, crypts, and caves to explore/plunder. Outside the city's walls lies the potential for hexcrawl exploration of the alien landscape.

It is inspired by some of the blogs I follow such as Planet Algol and Scott Driver's old Thool blog as well as novels such as Leigh Brackett's Skaith and Mars series.

The next few posts will develop some of my thoughts and the house rules I am considering.

If you are interested either reply in the comments below or email me at p_armstrong [at] email [dot] com.


  1. This campaign idea sounds absolutely amazing! I can't wait to see the developments.

  2. I'm interested, Pat...do you have some more specifics on the format, meet times, etc. or are you still coordinating players?

  3. Thanks JB. I would love to have you participate. It is going to be a little bit before we are ready to go. I will post the scheduling process soon.