Monday, 2 January 2012

2011 retrospective

2011 was the year I properly launched myself into the OSR. On Jan 16th I DMed my first game of Labyrinth Lord, and that, as they say, was that -- I've not looked back since.

As some others in the blogosphere have been doing, I thought I'd kick off 2012 with a look back at what I got up to in the previous year. Just looking through the posts I made last year, I've picked out one or two each month, which for me are defining moments.
  1. In January, I played old-school D&D for the first time in many years, and put the finishing touches on my Tome of the Spider Mage.
  2. In February, I published a PDF of my Elementalist class for Labyrinth Lord, and wrote about psychoactive substances for adventurers.
  3. In March, I wrote some nice illusionist spells dealing with prisms.
  4. In April, I participated in the A-Z challenge, which ended up in the publication of a PDF with a load of new spells: An Arcane Alphabet.
  5. In May, I decided to run my first game at a con, and wrote an amusing little historical piece about orcs in my campaign world.
  6. In June, I decided to write a book!
  7. In July, I won something.
  8. In August, I published a PDF of my Necromancer class for Labyrinth Lord.
  9. In September, I didn't do that much, but I did name the book.
  10. In October, I had an idea for an online collection of old-school monsters, which Alex Schröder kindly realised during the night, while I slept! It unfortunately hasn't gotten the attention it deserves, so go and check it out right now!
  11. In November, I finished the draft version of my book, and had some amusing conversation about what happens to playerless PCs in a dungeon.
  12. In December, I didn't do much, but I did draw a funny picture.
All in all 2011 was a great year for my old-school gaming activities! Looking forward to more this year -- including, of course, the completion and publication of Theorems & Thaumaturgy!

Happy 2012 everyone!


  1. Lots of good stuff. Thanks for putting all that Labyrinth Lord material out there. I've referenced it a number of times now. Looking forward to Theorems & Thaumaturgy too.

  2. All great stuff, hope 2012 will be just as fruitful.


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