Judges Guild

New Map of The City-State of the Invincible Overlord

To be honest, there’s rarely anything new released that is of immediate use to me in my RPG campaigns. Today was one of those rare — and very happy — exceptions. Bat in the Attic Games has released (with permission of Judges Guild) a new map of the City State of the Invincible Overlord. This isn’t a just a better scan of the original map from 1976, but a new map created fro... »

OD&D Wilderness Campaign: City-State Ahead! (Finally)

My current OD&D campaign set in the Wilderlands of High Fantasy has been running almost every week since the end of September (See New Campaign: OD&D Set in the Wilderlands of High Fantasy). The group started in Thunderhold and was traveling to the City-State of the Invincible Overlord. I expected two to three sessions of travel, but the party has been side-tracked by small dungeons, bandi... »

New Campaign: OD&D Set in the Wilderlands of High Fantasy

The Swords & Wizardry/Microlite74 campaign I’ve been running since early in the year (some 17 sessions) last Sunday. My players had looked through The Gray Book the previous weekend and told me then that they might want to convert the campaign to OD&D. What I wasn’t expected was three of their friends deciding they were interested in playing as well — provided I would all... »

Best Single Non-TSR Supplement for OD&D

Hands down, the best single non-TSR supplement for Original Dungeons & dragons is the second edition of the Judges Guild Ready Ref Sheets booklet. In not only has combat tables, but a double-sided sheet with every standard OD&D monster summarized in a couple of lines and all the rules suggestions from the first six guildmember installments. Things like the social level and justice system f... »