Monday, February 10, 2014

AD&D 2e House Rules

The House Rules

Well, these are as complete as I'm bound to get in terms of actually writing up some rules.  Some stuff is kind of glossed over (weapons, treasure), and I think I forgot to add a morale table to my custom DM screen inserts (but that's an easy thing to keep in memory: I'll just use the simplified morale system I implemented in Retro Phaze, where morale checks are rolled on 2d6, but the target number to roll under to pass a morale check boils down to one of four categories, 6 for animals or cowardly monsters or conscripts, 8 for normal troops and most monsters, 10 for elite soldiers or intelligent undead or magical beasts like dragons, and 12 for mindless or completely fearless beings like golems and zombies).  Some stuff is just so naturally lodged into my brain from years and years playing these games that it doesn't really warrant writing down. :)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Hardware Collection Update

Wow, quite a few pieces to add to the list since I last made a post on this subject.  Apart from the fact that I recently found a spare Commodore 64 and Tandy CoCo-2 at the local computer recycling shop, I've also managed to add an Apple IIgs, an Atari STfm, and both the Amiga 500 and Amiga 1200 to my collection.  Which means that there's only one computer gaming platform left for me to find, namely the Atari TT/Falcon 030.  Rare enough that I don't imagine I'll encounter one anytime soon, but it's nice to have only a single item left to hunt down on that end of the spectrum.

On the game console side of things, nothing's changed really: I'm still missing all the Neo Geo systems (at the very least, I do want to add a Pocket Color to my collection), the Atari Jaguar and Jag-CD, the Nintendo Virtual Boy, and the Turbografx-CD.  I've seen a few Virtual Boys and one Jaguar in game stores in the last several months, but they've all been laughably overpriced.  The rest, I haven't seen in years.  So I guess it's down to the true rarities, and playing the game of patience...

Oh, and changing subjects here, I'm mocking up a more complete house rules document for my current 2nd edition campaign; I'm sure to post that next, once it's done.