THE CREATION of the world’s preeminent Fantasy Role-Playing Game (FRPG), Dungeons & Dragons®, is one of the most fascinating tales to be told in all the shared histories of entertainment, play and game design. Two very different men, David Lance Arneson and Ernest Gary Gygax, undertook an unprecedented collaboration which gifted us — as their shared legacy — with one... [click here for more]
As a weary game master, nearing the end of a long session and faced with a sudden, sticky conundrum, have you ever looked across at a table full of your eager/irate/meddlesome players (taut with the expected wisdom of your decision), and thought: “Man ... I wish there was a rule for this”? For many of these unexpected cases, now there is. This issue of Wisdom from the Wastelands... [click here for more]
To mangle a paraphrase from John Donne, no mutant is an island — unless your mutant is an island. And even then it probably does not live entirely alone. Whether you are part of a community or a party of adventurers, Ancient philosophers from the Liver Pool had it right: everyone gets by with a little help from their friends. When two or more different species help each other, the cooperation... [click here for more]
What is the Lost Lands?
The Lost Lands is the home campaign world of Necromancer Game's and Frog God Game's own Bill Webb. This campaign has been continuously running since 1977. Many of the adventures published by Necromancer Games and Frog God Games are directly inspired by this campaign. They have evolved over the decades, and more material continues to flow from it as the dice keep rolling.
Sages... [click here for more]
The second issue of NOD in 2016 features the second half of the Trollheim hex crawl, and then delves into modern and sci-fi supplements for Grit & Vigor, including Tony Tucker's Luchador class, the final part of Luke DeGraw's d20 Mecha rules, the fabulous Lovecraftian Hyperspace setting by Aaron Siddall and a quick and easy rpg that pits... [click here for more]
NOD opens 2016 with a new hex crawl through the Trollheim Mountains - trolls, giants, men spawned from the elements and the great city-state of Azsor and its king, the mighty Mogg. This issue also has a new class in honor of the Swiss, the Reislaufer, a new take on diseases in role playing games, some ideas on running campaigns in the primordial world of Atlantis and the second part... [click here for more]
NOD is an RPG magazine with matieral compatible with most d20-based game systems, but with official stats for Blood & Treasure. NOD 27 features:
* Gloriana's Blessed Isle, Part 2 - The continuation of the Ulflandia hex crawl that started in NOD 26
* d20 Mecha I: The Classes - The first part of a three part article on adapting d20-based... [click here for more]