Thursday 25 March 2010

Issue 1 Contents

I'm just finishing off the layout for issue one. It should be on sale before Easter. Here's a list of what will be in it:

  • Editorial
  • Monster Club #1 
  • Halfling Proof Fence: A Labyrinth Lord adventure for 26 nasty characters 
  • Inheritance Part 1: A Fantasy Campaign Setting 
  • Developing House Rules for Labyrinth Lord 
  • Sample House Rules for Labyrinth Lord 
  • Alternative Subdual Rules for Labyrinth Lord: Don't just kill things! Knock them out, torture them, then kill them!
  • Improvised Traps: Fun trap ideas for characters to try at home 
  • Monster Club #2 
  • Good Shop / Bad Shop: Meet The Rentalist, mysterious purveyor of powerful artefacts 
  • What's in the Oubliette? Reviews of: The Turntracker, Dead Tower Island and Caprica 
  • Mouse Watch 
  • The Song of Sithakk: Our Epic Dwarven Serial. Part I: The Warrior

Thursday 18 March 2010

Rationale for the magazine

After a 15 year break from gaming two of my old friends met up with me last summer and we decided to start playing again.  One of them told us about a game called Labyrinth Lord and since then we've not looked back.  We meet up around once a month and already have 2 campaigns on the go.

Playing again had me sorting through boxes of old magazines and games from the attic with rediscovered interest.  After flipping through some early back issues of White Dwarf I got thinking how great it would be to have a magazine that would suit gaming's old school renaissance.  When I thought some more, I decided that I could produce one, and two days later I'd had a list of ideas for articles a couple of pages long and the name.

I plan to release the first issue of the magazine in April and it will be a $2 download from  I'm currently working on the layout but expect the magazine to be 30+ pages for the launch.

Next week I'll put up a contents list for the first issue.

Sunday 7 March 2010

Run for your lives!

Find out what he's running from in issue 1 of Oubliette magazine launching April 2010