Monday, July 20, 2015

Version 11 is up!

A very short note to let you all know that I've completely skipped versions 9 & 10, and have gone straight for ELEVEN.

"Our versions go up to eleven!"

So much for the obligatory Spinal Tap reference.

A bit more added here & there, a bit more clear formatting, more shaded boxes, Zenopus' Random Character Backgrounds added (without his permission, of course...), and the reasons keep adding up as to why these PDFs are unregulated house-rules for playing D&D, and not an official OSR marketable product with PI, IP, copyrights or copylefts.

Its a total hack. Always was, always will be.

There are some other things about version 11 I was probably going to mention, but I'm guerilla internetting and my coffee shop is about to close for the evening.

Just download 11 (if googledocs will let you) and find those easter eggy changes for yourself! I dare ya!


Monday, July 13, 2015

Examples of Play

This is a short, preliminary post that I hope will lead to an ongoing concern for my rules updates. Eventually I want to post actual examples of play and combat using LBB rules, but I haven't really had the time to actually roll up some characters and inflict a dungeon on them, let alone doing a step-by-step diary of the action and finishing it off with a written piece that highlights these obscure rules in an entertaining and illuminating way.

I mean, I do have a group of characters that I rolled up using the basic 0e rules, and I posted a short, but entertaining (to me, anyway) journal at Dragonsfoot, [0e/Holmes] Exploring the Djangorun Depths ( but I haven't really had the time to do this for LBB rules.

Perhaps a bit of re-tooling is in order, so I can cull a few worthy examples of play and combat that fits in the context of LBB rules.

Of course, the best way to go about this is to actually playtest the rules, which I have not the time to write up a new dungeon scenario, nor do I have any players that would be interested in anything but Pathfinder rules, let alone a Holmes expansion like LBB. 

Ah well, I tell myself that this is why this is my hobby, not a business model! ;)