Temple of Elemental Evil

  With the announcement of 5e, I thought I would visit one of the best RPG adventures of all time.  The Temple of Elemental Evil. The Temple of Elemental Evil is an adventure module for the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, set in the game's World of Greyhawk campaign setting. The module was published by TSR, Inc in 1985 for  1st edition Advanced Dungeons &... Continue Reading →

An Overdue Introduction

Hello everyone. I think it's about time I introduced myself, since it's been three months since my last post here on Troll. My name's Benedict, used in full to be less confusing with Mr. Troll himself, Ben Gerber. I've been a tabletop roleplayer now for twelve or thirteen years, since the days of school lunch... Continue Reading →

In Defense of 4e

  Wizards of the Coast announced this week they are working on Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition. Unlike previous releases they are now courting player input. Many long-time players were upset by 4th edition. They often referred to it as World of Warcraft with pen and paper. As a relative newcomer to D&D I think... Continue Reading →

I was wrong, 2nd Edition!

Dear Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition, I would like to apologize to you.  For about 20 years now I have ridiculed you and, with a few notable exceptions, have refused to play you.  My feelings have changed.  I picked up a used copy of the Player's Handbook, DM's Guide and Monstrous Manual, mainly to say I had them. Then I read them.  Then I realized that I had been running and playing you wrong. Then I started collecting more books.  Then I decided to start a Wednesday night game of you up with my 16-year old and her friend.  Then I decided that, since the Parahuman playtest campaign was wrapping, I'd try to stick you into that time slot.

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