It’s GM’s Day this week, which has—unsurprisingly—got me thinking about Gary Gygax, and how much I owe him. I’ve been gaming for 35 years, and roleplaying games have been one of the main parts of my life since I discovered them at the age of ten in my grandfather’s cellar. How the world turns.
So I might be coming a little late to this party (having played D&D and AD&D for about 25 years before switching to 3rd edition and its spawn) but I recently discovered something very cool about infravision…
I own literally hundreds—perhaps thousands—of gaming books. Some are amazing works, others are crap. However, there’s one book that stands head and shoulders above the others.
It seems strangely appropriate to talk about the Village of Hommlet and why it’s so awesome during the annual GM’s Day celebrations.
Over the last forty years or so, the game of Dungeons & Dragons has evolved through many editions, versions and retro-clones. What haven’t changed, however, are the hallmarks of a skilled player.