Delta's D&D Hotspot
Math, history, and design of old-school D&D
Monday, February 17, 2020
Subterrane Surveys: Caves of Chaos
This week we're looking at possibly the most-played of all D&D modules, Gary Gygax's Dungeon Module B2: The Keep on The Border...
Monday, February 10, 2020
Subterrane Surveys: Caverns of Quasqueton
Today we'll be looking at the overall design, encounters, and treasure in Mike Carr's D&D Module B1: In Search of the Unknown ...
Monday, February 3, 2020
Subterrane Surveys: Dungeon of Zenopus (per Gygax)
Today we're again looking at the sample dungeon in the first Basic D&D set (1979), the "Dungeon of Zenopus". Last time w...
Monday, January 27, 2020
Subterrane Surveys: Dungeon of Zenopus (per Holmes)
Today we're looking at the sample dungeon from the first-ever D&D Basic Set, edited by Eric Holmes (1979) -- what many of us now cal...
Thursday, January 23, 2020
In Memoriam: B.J. "BigFella" Johnson
Sadly, one of my best gaming buddies, B.J. Johnson (who identified online as "BigFella"), passed away suddenly and by surprise las...
Monday, January 20, 2020
Wandering Monsters in Holmes Basic D&D
Today we're looking at the first-ever D&D Basic set, edited by Eric Holmes (1977). This is the first set of D&D rules I ever had...
Friday, January 17, 2020
On Empty Rooms
Occasionally I analyze early dungeon design rules given by Gygax (or others) in OD&D, and note that a majority of the rooms are suppos...
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