Free Resource for Gamemasters

Many moons ago, I discovered a great book covering life in the feudal era. The games I run tend to be based on the feudal world (in an SCA sort of way – making allowances for 21st century sensibilities). Thanks to and University of Connecticut it is available for free at

Life on a Mediaeval Barony by William Stearns Davis, PhD.


The Grognard Speaks about Wizards & Fiends

Okay, time to start adding things from my DM’s notebook. Let’s start with the specialist wizards from AD&D 2nd Edition and  one of my perennial favorites- the Witch.

I’ve always liked the idea of wizards specializing in schools of thought – magic is Chaos incarnate, to treat it as a monolithic block seems to do violence to the very idea of a Master of the Arts Arcane.

I am also beginning to post the work I’ve done with the Fiends, the Angels and other assorted monsters. I have the introduction to the Fiends of the Hellish Host up – new content to follow quickly as I am able.