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Jeff Perren, Co-Author of Chainmail, needs help.

From Benoist Poire via Facebook...

To all our gaming friends: Jeff Perren, the co-author with Gary Gygax of the Chainmail war game in 1971 which would spawn, a few years later, the Dungeons & Dragons game we all know and love, needs our help.
His leg amputated, he now lives away from his family, in a nursing home, and you know how hard it can be on one's morale. Now his daughter, Victoria Ricks Perren-Cserep, has a plan to get him to live in her house, but since he is wheelchair-bound, this means making the house accessible, and this means a stair lift to start and make this workable.
This could mean a big change for Jeff Perren, and that would help greatly in all sorts of ways, psychologically, physically, you name it. Feeling good surrounded by your loved ones goes a long way towards living a good life. So please, consider pitching in, even a buck or two. Any amount matters.
Please also share the link so a maximum of gamers get to know about this. Let's make …

A Brief Friday Treat -

While "The Announcement" is still incoming, have some 'toons to enjoy this Friday.  First up: EXORDIUM :

...just one Loc-Nar shy of a segment from Heavy Metal!

A little too grim?  Try this one for showing a couple of adventurers going from goofball to heroes!

Finally, somewhere in the middle lies KORGOTH!

"But not just any pain!  A whole rainbow of pain!  And in that rainbo-"

...enjoy, true believers!

So about that announcement!

...and trust me, it IS coming, and it IS going to be pretty big!  Technical difficulties are holding me back at the moment.  That and time.  But it's coming.


As to things AD&D related, to step away from the managing of the DD collective and talk more about the stuff that makes it up itself, I'm lucky enough to have a gaming group that is completely in to AD&D.  Oh we've wandered a bit here and there, usually for a one-off game where necessary due to absences or just a want of change of pace for a bit, but in the overall we've stuck with AD&D for the whole of the three ... four? years now we've been gaming.

It started out really as a way to accomplish two things: one, to show off my Sisyphean project "Castle Delve", a (wait for it...!) megadungeon in the grand style, cribbing heavily from D2, D3 and stories about Castle Greyhawk.  That project came about one night when I was looking for a good map generating program that would do non-orthog…