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Muster
by Ryan Z. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/07/2023 18:55:47

Congenial in tone and generous in spirit, a thoughtful discussion of approaching OD&D in the "wargamey" way. I found this instructice and inspiring, thanks for the tremendous work.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Muster
by Justin S. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 12/08/2022 13:18:00

Great practical procedures and advice. Marrred by messy theorizing, and poor arguments.



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Muster
by Mikko S. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 12/04/2022 11:52:39

Very informative and well thought out text! Slightly repetitive at places, but the war-story sections help out dissecting the whole into a package that's pretty much readable in one go. Even I, a seasoned war-dog, learned a few new tricks from this :)



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Muster
by Patrick B. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/29/2022 12:30:02

Muster is a wonderfully thorough examination of a fascinating type of gameplay that's sorely lacking in modern gaming. It paints a clear picture of why wargaming style is interesting and gives you all the theoretical tools to run a game in that style. The book also contains valuable practical information for the impartial Judge/Ref/GM and the challenged-focused player alike. Just reading through the opening manifesto gave me that jolt of clarity to start my own campaign. I find myself going back to it frequently for enjoyment and reflection when considering a scenario idea.



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Muster
by John D. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/02/2022 14:41:14

The smartest thing I've read about early D&D since Ptolemy's Musings. This approach will be liberating for some and stifling for others. But that's the beauty of a game that has evolved over 50 years - you can pick the edition that supports your chosen playstyle! This is one way in -- and it's pretty sweet.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Creator Reply:
Thanks for the review! And I very much agree about the heterogeneity of D&D. There are different games being played under that rubric, whence the need for orienting studies like Muster.
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Muster
by Jonathan G. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 10/29/2022 17:27:34

A nice little primer in playing D&D in a different play style a nod back to older war gaming Kriegsspiel concept. A bit more of a challenging approach to a flavour of more RNG campaigns with a wider scope ,a push back against the 5e ideas of story and balance, more focused on harsh dice and death in a dangerous campaign be it a war or a dungeon crawl with an old school flavour. It's up to the player to take part and contribute and to bring ideas to the table. The emphasis is the players contribute to the game,the DM is expected to be impartial and honour the dice no matter how bad it may go. The idea is to have a a wide-open refereed adventure game that grows organically around the player's actions. Given its price, pay what you want, yeah it's worth a browse to fillet for ideas and add into your own game. Handy for how to West Marches I suppose. My only quibble is it could have used a harsher editor to cut down on some of the more wordy prose and keep it tight.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Creator Reply:
Hey, thanks for the review! Fair cop on the wordiness, it's a personal sin of mine as a writer; you should have seen the earlier drafts, I've tried my best to make the text lighter and more concise. The project parameters couldn't really fit professional (paid) editing, so I did the best I could with what we had. (Muster was funded and created as a crowdfunding project, whence the concrete budgeting.)
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