Chivalry & Sorcery—opening the book

I fairly recently got a new game so here are some notes of my first impressions. Chivalry & Sorcery, for those not familiar with it, is a venerable tabletop roleplaying game, first created in 1977 in response to Dungeons & Dragons, with the intent of bringing more historicity and realism to tabletop fantasy adventure. It… Continue reading Chivalry & Sorcery—opening the book

Oak of Honor – Updates

The blog has been quiet for a few weeks, but not because there’s been no activity here at Oak of Honor. I have acquired a new game, Chivalry & Sorcery, and have been working through the rulebook. It’s right up my street, in that it drinks deep from the well of medieval history to nourish… Continue reading Oak of Honor – Updates

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Race in fantasy: signpost

Race has been an issue in fantasy world-building and gaming for a while now. Since the beginning really, but it has been a slow burner in terms of how much attention most gamers have paid to it (as a topic of discussion rather than just as a box to fill on the character sheet).  I’ve… Continue reading Race in fantasy: signpost

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School of Adventure—Player vs Player (Year Four part 1)

I’ve spent the autumn running the School of Adventure’s Year Four mission online. With about half my original players now off at different secondary schools, I’m down to a core of kids who are now all in the top year of the same real-life primary school and I think pretty much all friends in school… Continue reading School of Adventure—Player vs Player (Year Four part 1)

School of Adventure—First-year gameplay

I have now completed the first adventure with each of my two School of Adventure club groups. My intention was just to give them something very simple. With hindsight it could have been simpler, but it was fun enough. Outline I started with a five-room dungeon model: entrance guardian; puzzle or roleplaying challenge; trick or… Continue reading School of Adventure—First-year gameplay