The Mystical Trash Heap
A repository of pop-cultural detritus
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...
Monday, July 3, 2017
[D&D] Down the rabbit hole
The post on The Abduction of Good King Despot got me thinking about Gary Gygax's other venture into "wackiness," the divisive...
Friday, June 30, 2017
Gaming at conventions
As a kid I attended several gaming conventions - my home-town sponsored two (Glathricon, an all-gaming con, in the summer, and ConTact, a mo...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
[D&D] World of Greyhawk cultural approximations
The World of Greyhawk includes a large number of nation-states. While the gazetteer does a good job of providing population figures and nat...
Saturday, June 24, 2017
[music] Up the Irons!
My favorite rock band in the 80s (at least the second half of the decade, when I had an opinion on such things) was unquestionably Iron Maid...
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