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TSR Reviews (weekly sometime on Saturdays) - I dig through and review my collection of out-of-print TSR books, adventures, and supplements. This is really just a feeble attempt to bring some life back to this website, haha.
LibOSR (placeholder) - A thing I am noodling with but haven't publically released any code for yet.
Deconstructing B/X D&D (inactive for the moment) - A statistical deconstruction of B/X D&D, to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the system, in hopes of informing us on how to go about improving the “old-school” mechanic while retaining the proper “feel”.
Adventure Generator (inactive for the foreseeable future) - A so-called “Old School” dungeon generator, written in PHP. It makes use of the wonderful Geomorphs created by Dyson Logos, and can key the dungeons with encounters from the Moldvay Basic D&D Boxed Set, the Moldvay/Cook B/X Boxed Sets combination, or the d20 Pathfinder game (though the Pathfinder keying is a little wonky). This project is on hold, because it “got too serious for PHP” (at least for me, as really dislike PHP lol). I may someday reimplement it as a J2EE web application running on google appengine, or maybe a client-side GWT app, but this PHP version isn't going to get anymore love.
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“Marooned on a barren isle… The island of Viledel, the mighty Sea King, was sacked by a pirate army 60 years ago. Its destruction was so complete that even the location of the island was lost and forgotten. Despite the rumors of immense treasures still hidden in the ruined stronghold, no one ever found the Sea King's island again. Until now.”
N4 - Treasure Hunt is an episodic Advanced D&D adventure module for a group of 0-level characters.
This module is unique in that it is designed for 0-level characters. The PCs start as normal folks, with no character class (just a “secondary skill” from the DMG), and -500 experience points. When the character works those -500 xp up to 0, the character gets to choose a character class at level 1. The rules given in the module are a little more complicated than that, but that's the basic gist of it.