A Little History - How Jerome, Burt and I started playing, many moons ago.

Magic Pages - Information on our Magic: The Gathering Games and custom card sets.

The D&D Saga Notes and a summary of our adventure 2012-13.
Our D&D Next Adventure 2014.

ChatGPT Castle

D&D Links

Fantasy Miniatures

Old School D&D What if you could play the original, created by college students in the snow rules? Without paying collector prices.
Even Older School D&D An archive of the original writings of Gary Gygax's Solo Dungeon Adventures From 1975.

Yes, I have been playing RPGs for 40 years. But there are new gamers all the time. Also, sometimes we want to play something that doesn't need a box of books and three hours to set up.
An online gaming friend asked the question, “Any recommendations for a nice starter RPG that explains concepts as it goes along, to GM as well as players, with an included adventure?”

These are the responses.
Introductory RPG Games
Easy RPGs

An idea to make a 'page a day' calendar with a D&D like adventure. Each day would have an encounter and a resolution.
Dungeon a Day

There are a bunch of Games on Kickstarter. I have backed a few. Here they are.
Kickstarter Games

Before I Kill You Mr. Bond

“Before I Kill You Mr. Bond” is a very warped game from the people at Cheapass Games. The whole premise of Cheapass Games is that you already have dice and tokens, we will provide you with rules and a board (maybe), and you supply the rest. This provides for games that are cheap to buy, easy to learn and generally fun.

“Before I Kill You Mr. Bond ” involves master spies, lairs, and super villains. To get the big points, you need to taunt the master spy. Of course taunting the spy may mean the spy wins and you do not.

“Before I Kill You Mr. Bond” is not available new under that title. That would be the game called “Our lawyers will sue you for many thousands of dollars for using the phrase Mr. Bond.” Today it is available new as James Ernest's Totally Renamed Spy Game.

UPDATE April 2, 2019

With the latest Kickstarter campaign, CAG is offering some classic titles for download.

Before I Kill You
… changes names again. See the new page Before I Kill You Mr. Spy. Or get the local download. 02-spy-game.zip

Bleeding Sherwood
It sounded interesting even with this note at the top of its page. “You’re a traveling salesman, following Robin Hood through Sherwood Forest. He gives money to the poor, and then you sell them a bunch of expensive crap they don’t need.

Bleeding Sherwood was Cheapass Games #004, and one of our earliest mistakes. While not a bad game, it can definitely fall flat on the first play-through. As a result, the game got some terrible early reviews, and never really recovered.”

Bleeding Sherwood Or local copy.

You’re useless teenagers looting a shopping mall in the middle of the night. Like ya do.

Players race around LeGrand Mall throwing items into their shopping carts, then racing back to store them safely in their cars. You can carry a lot of stuff, but you risk getting shot and robbed by the other players. Or you can make lots of trips, but you risk falling behind those players who are willing to take a bigger risk.
Spree Or local copy.

Button Men

Free Games from CAG

What is better than Cheap?
Parouse the free section at CAG

Car Wars is a classic from Steve Jackson Games, original copyright © 1990. It is pretty basic. Armed cars compete in various scenarios. The original game had road sections and you could try to drive from point A to point B or stop the other guy on the road. A flat out duel was also popular. Think Mad Max and James Bond.

The game is back in release! $20 gets you the whole kit. http://www.sjgames.com/car-wars/games/classic/. The rule book is also available as a free download from that page.

Car Wars Downloadable Printables! https://boardgamegeek.com/files/thing/2795?sort=hot From Boardgamegeek. You will need a free membership.

Just in case! I have a copy attached.

We played an evening of Munchkin one evening. Munchkin is from Steve Jackson Games. Take every, and I mean every bad game pun, add some rules and a die and there you have it. Played well and a lot of fun.

Doc Cross is a Facebook friend and long time gamer and DM. He would fit right in if it were not for the fact that he lives in LA.
Doc Cross' Games

30 Days of Wonder Repository for Doc's 30 Days of Wonder Game. January 2015

A free (and paid) map generating program. http://www.hexographer.com/free-version/ (requires Java)

One of my cyber friends (Colin Speirs wrote a book and game. Vis Imperia Victoriana, by Britannia Games Design. Alas, BGD seems to have bitten the dust. But Colin's game lives on! http://www.victorianadventureenthusiast.com/index/vis-imperia-victoriana-free-rpg/ as does Chivalry & Sorcery, the game system it is based on. https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/96971/Chivalry--Sorcery-Essence
Vis Imperia Victriana PDF My local copy.
New from Colin: Tales from a Romantic Empire.

Gaslands is a tabletop game of post-apocalyptic vehicular mayhem. With fast and cinematic rules, it is designed to be played with toy cars, allowing players to ram, skid and race their way through the wreckage of a burnt-out Earth.

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