The Mystical Trash Heap
A repository of pop-cultural detritus
Thursday, September 14, 2017
[D&D] The Teeth of Barkash Nour
Going into some deeply obscure Gygaxiana: back in 2006 The Believer magazine published a long profile on Gary Gygax. The whole thing is wor...
Monday, September 4, 2017
[D&D] The Crook of Rao
This magical artifact was described by Gary Gygax in Isle of the Ape : Amidst the gems and magicks we bore out from the depths of Castle ...
Monday, August 7, 2017
AD&D Companion update
Many folks reading this are probably already aware, but a few may not be, of the "AD&D Companion" document that I compiled las...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
EUDAIMON FREQUENCY: Very rare NO. APPEARING: 1-3 ARMOR CLASS: 2 MOVE: 9”/15” (MC: B) HIT DICE: 3+3 % IN LAIR: 5% TREASURE TY...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
[D&D] Under the influence of art
As I've mentioned before, I was part of the second (or even third) generation of D&D kids, and didn't have much notion of fant...
Thursday, July 13, 2017
[D&D] Being cavalier about it
Seemingly everybody but me hates the AD&D cavalier class, introduced by Gary Gygax in Dragon #72 (April 1983) and later canonized in Un...
Thursday, July 6, 2017
So, umm, this blog was born out of a really slow patch at work; being bored and having a lot of extra free time sitting in front of a comput...
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