Ysgarth Fantasy Role Playing System

I remember Ysgarth from my role playing days in the late 1970s. The game first was published in 1979. It was one of a number of fantasy rpgs that I remember we tried before finally settling on the Warhammer Fantasy Role Play.

Ysgarth has got a pretty complex system of skills and attributes, but action is resolved on a simple d100 (that is, you roll 2d10s and read them as separate decimals)

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Tor.Com Science Fiction and Fantasy Website

Tor.Com is the official website of science fiction and fantasy publishers Tor, but its content is so much more than promotions for the latest books. I was reminded of how much I enjoy it when I received the latest newsletter/update. The site has articles on "The Trial of Galadriel," the return of X-Files, Game of Thrones, the hHstory of Black Science Fiction, and more. The site also has short fiction free for the reading. Highly recommended.

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Habitation of The Stone Giant Lord

Habitation of the Stone Giant Lord is a D&D module created by a twelve year old in 1982. Talk about Old School. It has been scanned in all its graph paper and typewriter glory.

It reminds me very much of the large notebook of dungeons I made in my high school years -- which I still have today. Perhaps I should scan and post them.

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3D Models Of Dungeons and Dragons Figures

3D modeler Miguel Zavala spent more than a year creating 300 digital models of Dungeons and Dragons heroes and monsters and put them on Shapeways free for the downloading. If you have a 3d Printer, you want to check these out before a cease-and-desist letter is in the mail from Wizards.

Joe Abercrombie’s “The First Law” Web Comic

I recently finished Joe Abercrombie's First Law realistic/dark fantasy series. I enjoyed it and was pleased to learn that there's a free web comic to browse.

The Blade Itself (The First Law: Book One) on Amazon

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