Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Secret Invisible Gygax Dungeon

I know this map has made the rounds, but I was futzing around with it in Photoshop, hoping to get more detail, and what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a strange sunflower-shape dead center of the dungeon. 

What is it? 

A watermark logo on the graph paper? Probably...

Or could it possibly be the outline of the next level of Castle Greyhawk faintly showing
 through the page?!?

Has anyone else discovered this?

Click the pic for more detail...

The original image can be found here:

UPDATE: Grodog at Dragonsfoot sent me a better copy of the image file, and I was able to pull out a bit more detail. Here it is:

Again, click for more detail.

Friday, May 14, 2010

B/X DM Screen

There's a thread over on Dragonsfoot about custom B/X screens, so I thought I'd post some photos of mine. Click on the images for a closer view. (And see my 'Weekend B3 Game' blog entry for a picture of this screen in action.)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Weekend B3 Game

Three weeks ago, my wife Heather and I had a couple friends over. They'd pretty much never done any tabletop roleplaying, but they'd heard that I was working on some stuff for Brave Halfling, so they asked if we could play some D&D. I said, sure, and whipped out the Moldvay Basic Rules and Module B3. After about a half-hour of character creation, they were happily hacking away at skeletons and giant rats in the gatehouse below the Silver Palace. They've been back every weekend since to continue the game. After three sessions, they've gotten through almost 3/4 of the lower level of the palace.

Here's a couple pictures Heather took. In the first one, notice my awesome homemade B/X screen. The second picture shows Lawson, a first time player concentrating on getting every detail onto his map. (He's very proud of the map!)