Hirelings – Making your world real!


In the AD&D Players Handbook there is a brief few paragraphs on Page 39 that precedes the section on Henchmen. Hirelings The humble hireling is a frequently over-looked opportunity for the DM to add a fair amount of “dressing” to the world in which…

Monsters, Do levels and HD balance out?

AD&D Monsters

Everyone “House Rules” Tabletop Games From Monopoly to 5E Dungeons & Dragons House rules happen and power-gamers emerge. It happened to me, and I started to lose control somewhere along the line, until I tried this tweak to my games.

Hobbit or Halfling?

Hobbit of Halfling?

Which do you Prefer? When the race first came to Dungeons and Dragons, it was Hobbit. Clearly inspired by the works of J.R.R. Tolkein. In the workings of copyrights and business, it was quickly changed to Halfling. At conventions I have sat at the table of…

How to be a Gnome


Being a Gnome It isn’t just becoming an illusionist with a pickaxe. In AD&D, some of the gnomish abilities might surprise you and add a lot of flavor to your game.

You don’t have to be an experienced gamer to play an Elf!

AD&D Elf

Are Elves Difficult to Play? Some new players to AD&D are intimidated by playing the elven race. At first glance there are a lot of mechanics, rules, and restrictions to keep in line. Let’s take a closer look at the elf and warm those new…

Fosc Anansi Launch

Fosc Anansi

Fosc Anansi Shadow of the Spider Goddess is then next adventure module from Fail Squad Games that is going to print with the help of backers like you through Kickstarter! This will be the first Hardback from Fail Squad Games available to the public!…