Sunday, March 29, 2020

OSR Review & Commentary On Dragonborn By James Mishler, & Jodi Moran-Mishler From James Mishler Games For Your OSR or Old School Campaigns

Some days  I walk a fine line between full OSR Sword & Sorcery & the gonzo fantasy of early Dungeons & Dragons products. But with the epidemic on James Mishler, & Jodi Moran-Mishler have put all of their Drivethrurpg titles on 'pay what you want' OSR & Labyrinth Lord  titles.   "Note that the "Pay What You Want" lasts through the end of the day, or tomorrow morning at the latest "
'The Dragonborn' are a campaign & adventure  element that I've used for NPC's for years when dealing with dragons in old school & OSR games as minions, monster retainers, & more.
'The Dragonborn'  includes a whole array of options for the DM's tool box in form of ; "dragon-bloods, the half-blood offspring for dragonborn and humans includes the following:
"Magic Item: Dragon Scrimshaw Scales
Dragonborn Lairs, Dragonborn Monster Entry
New Monsters: Dracosteeds and Dragonhounds
10 pages altogether, seven pages of content, one cover page, two pages of OGL." So this means that 'The Dragonborn' clocks in ten pages but there's a lot of OSR  content for the bang for the buck factor. 'The Dragonborn ' material is ideally suited to be slotted into a Dungeon & Dragon  Expert Set edited by Dave Cook and Stephen R. Marsh.

James Mishler, & Jodi Moran-Mishler are often the writers & designers who take the untapped OGL material into something that is very usable at the table top rpg level especially for B/X style OSR games. We see this again in the 'Barbarian Class'

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