The True History of Dungeons and Dragons

Secrets of Blackmoor Volume -1 The Evolution of Fantasy Roleplaying Showed up in my mailbox on Thursday, March 5th. Thank you Griff, Chris! Good to see this finally finished! The two disk DvD set contains Interviews with the first players and dungeon masters of Dave Arneson's Blackmoor campaign and contains a highly accurate and detailed … Continue reading The True History of Dungeons and Dragons

The Story of the Spanish Cannon, 2008 edition!

Found the original article I wrote, Published a decade ago (Wow! really?... time flies!) in October of 2008, so I'll republish this here now for you... The year is 1524. I'm in the Spanish territories of the new world, specifically the newly founded city of Granada in what is present day Nicaragua. As the quartermaster … Continue reading The Story of the Spanish Cannon, 2008 edition!

Just how much does that Spanish Cannon cost ….anyway? …and American Privateers!

So anyway, back in 2007 I was looking for the price of Spanish cannon in the age of the Conquistadors. Really, was looking at all kinds of things, ...Muskets, Cannons, Caronnades (which weren't invented until 1789, by the way). I was really interested in how much it cost to outfit the Spanish Conquistadors. Because I … Continue reading Just how much does that Spanish Cannon cost ….anyway? …and American Privateers!