Monday, November 4, 2013

Thinking About My Next Game

While I still don't have internet at my apartment (which is one reason I haven't been posting as much), I feel I've finally had things settle down enough that I can start running a new game. My group will be small, but it's quite exciting because they're all reletively new to gaming. They may have played in a session of D&D at one point, but none have been involved in a regular game.

I think am going to run an old school style D&D game for them. Right now leaning towards using books that I already own (Moldvay B/X and Tim Brannan's The Witch). I'll start them at the Keep on the Borderlands and mix in some OSR adventures that I have (possibly even Death Frost Doom).

However, the release of Eldritch Witchery has me looking at Spellcraft & Swordplay.

Either way there's going to be old school goodness and witches.


  1. If your players are new, you should go with B/X.

  2. The other thing to consider is scope and tone. Spellcraft & Swordplay is a great game of grittier tone. The characters can, and will become heroes, but the road will be a tough one. Plus S&S works best at levels 1 to 10. So great for a shorter campaign.

    I do love B/X though.