Old School FRP
is a tumblr blog with a ton of illustrations and art from the golden age of Dungeons and Dragons and games that were totally not Dungeons and Dragons.
It's On The Ceiling!
1. d100 Swords of Damocles
2. City of the Intellectual Bats
3. Manhole-like trap door to maintenance level
4. Tapestry of webs depicting events in spider history
5. Stalactite pueblo dwellers: evil dungeon fairies
6. Adventurers impaled on barbed spikes
7. The furniture: nailed up by prankster
8. Alarming amount of dripping water and muddy seepage
9. Pulsating illumination from strange glass tubes in metal fixtures
11. Eyes (d1000)
12. Hand-chiseled diagram of dungeon level
This and many other useful tables for DM improvisation at The Dungeon Dozen
. New table every day!
An Illustrated History of Games Workshop and Fighting Fantasy - Jackson and Livingstone
- audio, sans illustrations. The story of how Steve Jackson (not that Steve Jackson
) and Ian Livingstone kickstarted tabletop roleplaying in the UK and founded a gaming behemoth
that is very different today.
The New York Times profiles Jack Vance
(but fails to mention Vancian Magic
. (Curse you Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition!)
"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved" .... and mad enough to play fantasy baseball.
In the new book Kerouac at Bat: Fantasy Sports and the King of the Beats
, a NY Public Library archivist considers documents
revealing the author's detailed obsession with the imaginary exploits of players
like Pictorial Review Jackson
and teams like the "Pontiacs, Nashes, and cellar-dwelling LaSalles
" in his finely grained, fictional Summer League