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  • House Rules

    When William is the DM- 1st Edition AD&D rules unless otherwise noted; that said, I am playing a lot more retro-clones lately and the game might be Swords & Wizardry (Whitebox or Complete), Basic Fantasy RPG, Delving Deeper, Prentice Blueholm Rules or …

  • Norse Equipment

    The simplified version- I had written a much more complex version of this and decided to just rewrite the whole bloody thing rather than force my players to learn to wrap their tongues around all the Old Norse words, weights and measures. I am also …

  • Shields Shall Be Splintered

    From Trollsmythe TUESDAY, MAY 06, 2008 Shields Shall be Splintered! I'm working on giving the shield a bit more love in my Moldvay/Cook/LL hack. The shield really doesn't get the prestige it deserves. There's a reason it was a staple of the …

  • Bondmen

    Bondmen- The practice of being bound to service is falling by the wayside but still exists. There are 3 types of bondsmen. Hereditary bondsmen are born into servitude. Several orders of priesthood are opposed to the practice and it exists mainly in …

  • Freeborn

    Freeborn- The bulk of the population is freeborn, also known as commoners. They may be farmers that work land owned by the lord, but merely pay rents on it or they may own the land in freehold. They may be craftsmen, or merchants or any of a myriad of …

  • Nobleborn

    Nobleborn- The Nobleborn are a hereditary warrior aristocracy. Most live on fortified estates in the country called duns. Many are land rich and cash poor, but the vast bulk of society is still rural and feudal so they get by. Most of the Nobleborn men …