Magic in Classic D&D

This is part of my ongoing series dissecting early Dungeons & Dragons, and building the retroclone Dungeon Raiders out of it. Magic has changed a lot in D&D. In Original D&D, there's no mechanical difference between magic-users and clerics. Each class has different spell lists, and clerics have no spells at level 1, but otherwise they both... Continue Reading →

Get Ready for Low Town

From the back cover: "The Warden's life of drugged iniquity is shaken by his discovery of a murdered child down a dead-end street...setting him on a collision course with the life he left behind." Book in stores Tuesday, August 16.

And All That Jazz: Review of Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch

Jazz is one of the most magical forms of music. You take a pattern and make variations on it, turning it into an expression of your very own. In this way, every jazz song is different, and every jazz musician has their own variation on the same songs. In Moon Over Soho, Ben Aaronovitch shows his "chops" and follows a variation of his previous book, Midnight Riot, in a remarkable and highly entertaining way.

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