Getting Lost

Everything is so lush and green. All you hear is the wind and birds, with gentle taps of rain mixed in. Not a soul in sight…. I need to back. As time goes on, I find myself wanting to getaway from the city. It’s good to reconnect with nature, help detox from the technology driven life we live. It’s funny to say that, seeing how I work in IT hahaha. But it’s good to have balanced in life.

The History of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons

The History of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons

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We’ve been meaning to follow up on our video detailing the history of Original D&D. So today, we finally continue our discussion with the history of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, aka 1st Edition. We discuss not only some of the major changes from the previous edition but also some of the messy history that was going on behind the scenes. It involves not only corporate politics and backstabbing but also paranoia about Satanism and witchcraft.

Music: AD&D: Eye of the Beholder (SNES)

Main Source: The Game Wizards – The Epic Battle for Dungeons & Dragons by Jon Peterson

Chapter:

0:00 Intro

3:37 Core Rules

15:22 Controversy

31:00 Conclusions

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Book Review: Universe 12, ed. Terry Carr (1982) (Kim Stanley Robinson, Howard Waldrop, Nancy Kress, R. A. Lafferty, et al.) — Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations

Updates: Recent Science Fiction Purchases No. CCXCVII (Poul Anderson, Kingsley Amis, Eleanor Arnason, Roger Elwood anthology of SF plays) — Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations

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