I don't know about you, but one of the most frustrating things about trying to find new blogs to read is that there isn't a really good way to tell if I'm going to like what's being written or not until I've wasted a few hours reading the blog's archives. So it got me to thinking that this problem is probably something that most everyone finds themselves encountering from time to time (it's part of the reason why I started doing the Best Reads of the Week series). With that in mind I've decided to open up my blog roll. For each blog entry I'll be briefly describing what the blog is about and how frequently it is updated. Hopefully this will make things easier for everyone who is looking to find a good read.
Otherwise, on with the list!
Abraxas While this sadly neglected blog hasn't been updated in over a years time that doesn't prevent it from having some neat content. You'll find some cool artwork, interesting monsters, and choice bits of narrative to mine for your own games. Updates: Dark since April 9, 2012
A Field Guide to Doomsday: This post-apocalyptic and mutant futures blog is going to make your head spin. The author has a fantastic mind and can really churn out some great monsters and funny posts. You'll find so much goodness here that you won't want to leave. Updates: About twelve times a month.
A German Geek A very new blog that has a certain vision about it that makes me excited for its future. The author is well written and is pushing their blog to be better. Can't wait to see where it goes from here. Updates: About nine times a month.
Aldeboran: The author of this blog is brilliant and fills it to the brim with artwork, session reports, cultural reviews and rant; but nothing is more fascinating or enthralling than the Mines of Khunmar. This mega-dungeon will wet your appetite for destruction and have you rooting for the author to finish the labor so that you can thrust your cash at him and get a copy of it to call your own. Always worth reading. Updates: While there is not a readily accessable archive it appears that the author updates the blog every two or three days.
Age of Ruins: You'll find so much goodness within this blog's pages. Written by three gifted authors, this blog is well worth reading. Updates: Once a month.
Aiee! Run from Kevin's Brainsplurge! An inventive blog that tends to focus on house rules and home campaigns when directly touching on the hobby. I really enjoy his session recaps. Updates: Approximately once per week.
Ancient Vaults and Eldritch Secrets - An Old School Gaming Blog: This OSR blog is filled with so much goodness that you can disappear into it for days and come out with more great ideas then you ever imagined possible. If you told me that the author was a mad scientist cranking out an army of monstrous warriors I would believe you. Fantastic read. Updates: Dark since November 20, 2013
And the Sky is Full of Dust This blog is a wild ride. From encounters designed for the Adventurer Conqueror King System, to free adventures to run your players through, to these fantastic session write-ups that remind me more of a boxing match than a role-playing game. Great read, but be prepared for the unique interface when you first enter the blog. Updates: While it's hard to tell due to the way that the blog is designed, it appears that it updates once a week.
Appendix M All monsters, all the time. This blog has put a lot of effort into creating some glorious new monsters for your home game. Wonderful art to go along with each new creation. Mine these archives and enjoy the hard work of an inventive blog. Updates: About two entries a month.
Arden Est I'm really kind of digging this responsive blog. The author tends to use their experiences in game to address the problems their encountering, and we're all better for it. Great items, some fantastic narratives, and a clever mind cutting through to the heart of every problem. Updates: About twelve a month.
Barking Alien: This blog has me all kinds of excited. Not only is the author engaging and creative, but he's about to embark on a Star Trek campaign. I know that not everyone is as excited about that as me, but as much fun as this blog is to read I can hardly wait to see where he goes in the Trek universe. Updates: About ten times a month.
Beholder Pie The tag line for this blog is "Packed full of crunchy D&D goodness" and my god does it ever live up to that line. Lots of good art, smart writing, and insightful thoughts on their published adventures in Dungeon Magazine. Really worth reading. Updates: About twice a month.
Big Ball of No Fun: This blog is a really interesting read. The author has a firm grasp on his blog's voice and he's able to produce a confident and intelligent blog that can expand your understanding of not only the history of the hobby, but of where the author would like to see it go. I'm really enjoying the recently finished series on The Fantasy Trip. Updates: An average of ten entries a month.
Book Scorpion's Lair: An eclectic blog that will move from books to Doctor Who to 7sea and then onto new pastures that you weren't expecting to visit today. An interesting read every time that it updates. Updates: About nine times a month.
Casting Shadows This wide-ranging blog will send off to a variety of topics and have you racing to keep up. Expect the author to move about according to their whim and know that every stop along the way will be worth it. Well worth reading. Updates: About eight times a month.
Carapace King An engaging OSR blog that should really update more. Whether the author takes us up into outer space, joins the Zones Community Project, or just gives us one hell of a great idea this blog is consistently putting out great content. Updates: Dark since November 18, 2013
Cirsova This eclectic blog will show you something new every time it updates as the author will move from talking about the plays of Aristophanes to the recent Heroquest debacle. He's smart, has a wide and varied scope, and you'll find yourself enjoying most every entry. Well worth the read. Updates: An average of 24 entries a month.
City of Iron There are blogs that you come across that make you wish you were better at everything you do, and this OSR blog is one of them. The author is smart, industrious, and will send you off to the races in the hopes that you can be as good. Well worth the read. Updates: Dark since November 11, 2013.
Compromise and Conceit I am utterly fascinated by this blog. At times the blog will move about the normal role-playing game topics and then come up for air by talking about a topic of real importance. Lots of art, both the author's and others, and lots of interesting ideas that should be read by more people. Well worth reading, and thank you Porky for introducing me to this blog.
Cooking with Charles While this blog has primarily been a cooking blog it has been making efforts to expand into the hobby with articles on Magic the Gathering and why Pathfinder is no fun at all. I'm not sure how far it will go into the hobby, but there are some interesting dishes in here that need to be cooked. Updates: Without a readily available archive I'm unsure of how often this blog updates, but it appears that the author tries to update fairly regularly.
Crawdads and Dragons This blog will take you a lot of places as the author has a wide range of interests and is incredibly inventive. Well worth reading as you'll find a lot of great things to use in your home games. Updates: About once a month.
Cthulhu's Library A decidedly OSR blog that tended to move between abstract thoughts on how the game should be played to musings on the family. Some great stuff in those archives. Updates: Dark since August 14, 2006.
Dan and Sally's Digital Domain A blog that tends to focus more on its author's life than on the Dungeons and Dragons game, which is fine with me because he tends to be both funny and engaging. When the blog wanders into D&D territory it tends to be smart and inventive. Updates: Pretty much every day.
Dandy in the Underworld The author of this blog can write. You'll find some cleaver and well written pieces in this blog that will make you want to be better, and to expand the way that you think about Dungeons and Dragons. Really enjoy the archives of this blog. Updates: Dark since April 25, 2013 - and I really hope that changes soon.
Dark Corners of Role Playing If you've never read a gaming blog, then this blog is an amazing place to start. You'll find an unbelievable amount of free resources and books, an author who writes with an engaging and easy style, and a blog that will make you better. Follow this blog; read this blog and be better for it. Updates: About fifteen times a month. This author also writes Swords and Stitchery
Dark Paths and Wandered Roads This GURPS 4th edition blog focuses almost exclusively on play session write-ups, which is fine by me as the author has an engaging and inventive style of play that will inspire your own games to new heights. Updates: About seven times a month.
Death and Axes A relatively new blog that has yet to find its voice. Ostensibly it is about Dungeons and Dragons, but it could easily change direction and become something else entirely new. Updates: Once or twice a month.
Delta's D&D Hotspot: An incredibly well written blog that will move you out of the chair and down to your local hobby store in the hopes that you can do half the things that this fantastic author does in his blog. While the blog moves in all directions the majority of the posts this year have involved the author's work on the series Sci-Fi Saturday and the Knight Hawks game, and we're all better for their hard work. Updats: An average of six times per month.
Digital Orc Part publishers blog, part love letter to Dungeons and Dragons. This blog is a wonderful read that can push you to improve your game and to get off your lazy ass and do all the stuff you've been talking about for years. Updates: Twice a week average.
DISCOURSE AND DRAGONS This OSR blog has been sparsely updated since the author published the adventure Barrowmaze. It's archives are filled with good ideas while the current fare tends to be related to the published materials. Updates: Two times a month.
Dispatches From Kickassistan A blog that tends to leave me thinking about how much fun it is to be playing Dungeons and Dragons style games without attempting to tell me that I'm a moron for going my own way. Great introduction to this blog by the way. Updates: About eleven times a month.
Dorkland! A great blog that tends to move about a variety of topics which results in a blog that rarely feels stale or dull. Well worth reading. Updates: Tends to update ten or twelve times a month.
Dreams in the Lich House Primarily about Dungeons and Dragons style games, this OSR blog has slowed down a lot lately. Which is okay because the author has some great ideas in his archives that you can look over while waiting on his latest updates. Updates: About seven times a month.
Dreams of Mythic Fantasy A blog that I wish updated a lot more than it does. There are flashes of real brilliance that come up every so often only to be followed by long periods of quiet. It's worth bookmarking if for no other reason then so you don't miss any of his greatness. Updates: Dark since October 17, 2013
Dungeon Fantastic An interesting blog that tends to talk an awful lot about GURPS. I like it as it tends to teach me about a system that I have very little contact with. Updates: Five or six times a week.
Dungeon of Signs A really smart blog that tends to be thought provoking and that will get you rethinking how you do things in your own games. Updates: Around ten times a month.
Dungeons and Drawings This author has so much talent that it'll make you sick. My god, the art is beautiful, the words are intelligent, and I'll bet the son-of-a-bitch is good looking too! Really worth checking out. Updates: About five times a month.
Dungeons and Differentials I really dig this OSR blog. The author is smart and has a way of engaging the reader that will leave you wanting to read more, and more. Great archives. Updates: About six times a month.
Dungeonskull Mountain A fun OSR blog that tends to focus more on its own campaigns and musings then on outside influences. So much the better for it as this blog is a fantastic read that draws you in. Updates: Four or five times a month, but be prepared for long gaps in updating.
Dust Pan Games An inventive blog that has a lot of potential. Seriously, there is a lot going on here and most of it is good. I just wish that there was more for me to read. Updates: About six times a month average since it started, although it looks like it may be ramping up for more.
Dyson's Dodecahedron One of the best mapping blogs out there, but it really shines when it stretches out into the narratives of the maps and the populaces of the worlds it explores. You'll find lots of useful ideas here for how to do your own maps, and if you follow them, you'll be better for it. Updates: Daily.
Dyvers My blog. I tend to meander about in my topics, most often touching on Dungeons and Dragons, but I have been known to wander far astray. I run three regular features: Let's Read on Wednesday, where I work my way through a book, essay, or short story; Friday Art Fest on Friday, where I take an individual work by an artist and discuss it; and Best Reads of the Week on Saturday, where I compile the best reads of each week from across the blog-o-sphere. I also have a slew of other topics that you can access on the upper right hand of your screen. Updates: A daily average, though I often skip Sundays.
Edgar's Game Blog This blog features some amazing content. Not only will you find the author's ever expanding campaign world but you'll find Zappa cropping up at the best times possible (as though there were ever a bad time to enjoy Zappa). The author's thoughts on elves and the planet Ore are just amazing. Can't wait to see the setting further expanded. Updates: About seven times a month.
Elfmaids & Octopi This blog will at times frustrate you with the authors writing style and then amaze you with their ideas. It a kaleidoscopic horror show at times but no matter what, you have to just keep with it because you're going to find things that you never even thought about doing suddenly looking like great ideas. Well worth the read. Updates: Twenty or more times a month.
EN World A great place to start finding out what's happening in the hobby. While the author doesn't often go in depth on the articles he links to, he does make an effort to find the information that many of us would be in the dark without. Great place to start your reading experience.
False Machine This blog is going to challenge you. It is well written and creative and there will be times when you will read a post and wonder what in the hell did I just read. Stick with it through those posts because it will reward your efforts by providing you with some of the best reads in the blog-o-sphere. Updates: About ten times a month.
Fate SF I've never played with the FATE system, but this extraordinary blog makes me want to. The author is very persuasive and if you give them half a chance you'll be rolling dice with pluses and minuses on them and happily roving the stars. I was just introduced to this blog, and I will not be missing an entry. Updates: About seventeen times a month.
Fictive Fantasies Like so many of the blogs on this list, this one is filled with some amazing ideas and content. I'm not much for the Fan Fiction, but the mash up the author is working on between Arkham Horror and Batman is fantastic. Updates: Every day or so.
Fighting Fantasist This blog centers mostly on Games Workshop materials and comes from a wholly British viewpoint. Worth reading if for no other reason than it's counter view to everything else you're reading today. Updates: Dark since April 19, 2013.
Films of High Adventure So often with our blogs we tend to approach the subject of role-playing games exclusively from the standpoint of our direct interaction with the game. This creative blog, on the other hand, looks at things from the perspective of our inspiration for our games, and in particular, the films that inspire us. Clever and thoughtful, this blog will add some new perspective on the games and movies we love. Updates: About three times a month.
Forgotten Runes The author of this blog has a sharp and discerning mind that will put you on your toes and make you wonder why you've been so damned sloppy with your own work. A fun read from an author who's been playing the hobby since the early days. Well worth reading. Updates: About twice a month.
Forsaken Ages This relatively new blog will tax you at times as the author is working his way through an incredibly detailed setting, even going so far as the creation of a new language for it. Incredibly creative and at times a daunting read, but always worth it. Updates: About four times a month.
Fractalbat This incredibly new blog will make you long for a deeper archive. The author is smart, funny, and produces some really great stuff. I will not miss an update. Updates: An average of 11 posts per month, but I would expect more.
Frothsof 4e While it's incredibly easy to bang on Fourth Edition for being so damned different from what we've encountered before, it's far harder to sing its praises while bringing it into account with the Old School mentality that has guided this hobby for so long - which is why finding Frothsof 4e is such a joy. The author of this blog has done a tremendous amount of work to bring Fourth Edition into line with his own OSR sensibilities and he's self-aware enough to challenge himself with reevaluating his positions on the system, and on his own works. An enjoyable read. Updates: Averages four updates a month.
Frivology A female centric view on gaming and most everything else. Worth reading if for no other reason than to see a well reasoned response to the male perspective on everything in the hobby. I don't always agree with her views, but she's a good author. Updates: Infrequently. Dark since October 8, 2013.
From the Ashes A unique blog focusing on the author's home setting, Tayxis. The story for his game is becoming complex, nuanced, and wonderful in the same sort of vein as the Land of Nod. Worth the time and effort to invest in this blog, kids. Updates: It has an average update schedule that would have you believe that it updates once per week, but the truth is that the blog started this year slowly and has steadily built towards a more robust update schedule. Expect an entry about once or twice a week.
From the Sorcerer's Skull I can not say enough good things about this blog. Whether the author is talking about the Warlord comics from DC or about Dungeons and Dragons this is always a fun and interesting read that will get you thinking in ways you weren't expecting. Updates: About twenty times a month.
Gamers and Grognards I really like this OSR blog as it tends to really fall close to my own tastes. Tends to have a lot of art on it, and that's a good thing. Updates: Seven to ten times a month.
Games with Others An OSR blog that tends to meander a bit in different directions. I'm not always sure that the author knows where we're going, but it's a fun trip each time we go. Updates: Infrequently.
Gaming Ballistic: As I mentioned with Dungeon Fantastic, I've had little contact with the GURPS system; but reading that blog and this one has gotten me to order my own copy of the system. When you are reading this blog you'll find insightful articles, interviews, reviews, and an author who's love for the system is infectious. Updates: Four to five times a week.
Geek Ken I like this blog more for the way that the author writes then necessarily for the content. Geek Ken has a fun and enjoyable way with words and I often find myself contemplating where he's going even when I don't agree with him. Updates: About five times a month.
Genius Loci This highly productive blog will re-energize you and remind you why playing Dungeons and Dragons is so worth the effort. The author has a quick mind and will make you a fan of their style of play. Always worth reading, and not read nearly enough. Updates: Daily.
Giblet Blizzard A bit of a weird blog that has a lot of great art filling its posts. Biggest complaint, I wish it updated more often. Updates: Infrequently and has been dark since September 26, 2013.
Gloomtrain A relatively new blog that tends to be looking for its footing. I'm hopeful that the author will find what their looking for and start updating more often as there is a lot of potential here. Updates: Once or twice a month.
greatcleave Former A.E.G. author jim pinto's blog. Filled with angry rants. Updates: Dark since September 10, 2012.
Goblin Punch A relatively new blog that puts a lot of effort into its narratives. Great source for inspiration and for making you feel like you're just not putting enough into your own stuff. Really like this blog. Updates: When its active, expect it to update two or three times a week; but be prepared for it to go dark for long periods.
Gorgonmilk One of the most creative blogs I've ever run across. It has regular community projects and is currently publishing an amazing free e-zine that has content submitted by its active reading community. Really worth adding to your reading list if you haven't already done so. Updates: Most every day.
Greyhawkery An almost exclusively Greyhawk centric blog that provides more information about areas of the world then you knew existed. The author is a major contributor to Cannonfire and the Gamerstable podcast. Updates: Twice weekly
Greyhawk Grongnard This is the sort of blog that rekindles your love for the setting that brought you into the game and makes you want to read more of his thoughts on the subject. There is a lot of good stuff in the archives here. Updates: Ten to twenty times a month.
Grognardia One of the big proponents of the OSR movement and a major force in the blog-o-sphere until the failure of the Dwimmermount kickstarter. The archives are filled with interesting reads. Updates: Dark since December 11, 2012
Grubb Street Former TSR author Jeff Grubb's blog. This bad boy mostly focuses on his life and on the world around him, though on occasion he will stray into old tributaries. Updates: Depending on what's going on in his area, between two and twenty entries a month.
Hack and Slash Be prepared to be challenged when you read this blog both by the topics covered and by the writing style employed. It covers a wide variety of topics related to role-playing games and can often be insightful and intelligent in those articles. While I often disagree with the author's conclusions, I enjoy the discussion. Updates: This year the blog is averaging fourteen posts a month.
Hall of the Mountain King An often overlooked blog that should be higher on everyone's reading list than I suspect it typically ranks. This blog is heavily influenced by the sort of great pulp authors that helped shape the hobby only without the heavy handed pretentiousness that can handicap a blog and make it practically unreadable. Updates: Infrequently at best, but once it starts there will be a flood of entries followed by long periods of silence.
Halls of Tizun Thane This blog is a rally point for the author's role-playing game zine. He's got some great authors working on the zine and puts out open calls for submissions to the magazine. I wish that he would provide more examples of the content in the zines. Updates: Once every other month.
Harbringer of Doom This well written blog is primarily about game design both on the table top and in LARP. It can get a bit technical at times but if this is something that would interest you I highly suggest following it. Updates: About five times a month.
Henchmen Abuse This blog will make you long to play in the author's games. It is funny, smartly wrtitten, and a real joy to read. I just reacently found out about this blog and am working my way through the fantastic archives. Really a lot of fun. Updates: Dark since November 19, 2013
Hereticwerks A husband and wife team runs this blog that focuses on a really wild home brewed world. There's something in this blog for most everyone, you just have to look. Updates: Daily.
Hero Press I cannot express how much I dig this incredible blog. The author is a bit all over the place but is so glorious you cannot help but love ever minute of it. Deep, deep archives that you could disappear in and never come out. I will not miss an update. Updates: 115 times a month! I never thought I would find a blog that could beat Tenkar's Tavern for pumping out content! Amazing!
Hill Cantons An enjoyable blog that has slowed down substantially this year when compared to previous years. It continues to put out well thought out posts that will cause you to reconsider your own views on each subject it touches on. Updates: Between seven and ten times a month.
Hit Adjacent Ally An OSR blog that seems to be having trouble finding its footing recently. Which is a shame because it really has some great stuff in its archives. Updates: Dark since October 30, 2013.
Hits to Kill Unlike many blogs on this list this one mainly focuses on painted miniatures and it's well worth perusing. I rarely experience envy, but when I sit around looking at these beautiful miniatures I find myself eaten alive with it. Just fantastic. Updates: Currently averaging two updates a month.
Hitting on a Double 1, Killed by a Double 1 A really great war gaming blog that has caused me to reconsider my position on war gaming and actually start preparing to run my own game. Very engaging blog and its recent series on a Judge Dredd battle has really peaked my interest. Updates: Currently running at an eight entries a month average.
Howling Tower Former TSR and Wizards of the Coast author, and current freelancer, Steve Winter's blog. While more varied in scope than Bruce Heard's blog, this one offers up some fantastic views on the hobby and on the topics he chooses to cover. Updates: Dark since October 31, 2013.
How to Succeed in RPGs or Die Trying This resource heavy blog will find you checking your blog roll several times a day hoping that the author has put out a new post. Always worth reading. Updates: Dark since November 15, 2013
Huge Ruined Pile A really good read can be found here. The author focuses on older versions of the game in the best possible way. He's smart, well read, and will make you regret not being. I'm for anyone who makes me be better, and this blog does that. Read it and be better. Updates: Infrequent at best, but it is going to be at the top of your reading pile every time it updates.
In Places Deep A great little slice of weird fantasy both on the ground and in the heavens. While it updates rarely, I always look forward to this author's next post. Currently focusing on a grim Traveler based campaign. Updates: About three times a month, with long gaps in between posts.
In the Cities dot Com An insightful and smart OSR blog that will, more often then not, remind you that this game we all play is about having fun, and that when we forget that we might as well stop. Just a fantastic read that I wish I had found long ago. Updates: Dark since September 13, 2013
In the Words of Tom A long running blog that tends to focus on the author's writing and personal life. Lots of little bits worth reading in here that can inspire you and touch your heart. Updates: About seven times a month.
Jeff's Gameblog One of the great OSR blogs that is filled to the brim with brilliant ideas and musings on the game we all love. Sadly, it appears that the blog may have run its course. I very much hope that I am wrong about that last statement. Updates: Dark since August 17, 2013.
Jeffro's Space Gaming Blog I really enjoy this long running blog. Whether the author is talking about gaming with his children, space combat, or the nature of the game over the years this blog is worth reading. Updates: About fifteen times a month.
Joeskythedungeonbrawler's Blog Have you ever run across a blog that had you laughing so hard that your family started looking at you out of the corners of their eyes and strangers crossed the street to avoid you? No? Then you haven't enjoyed this blog. I've been reading through the archives for the last four hours laughing my ass off and lamenting the fact that this wonderful blog has gone dark. Joesky, where are you when we need you? Updates: Dark since January 15, 2013.
Joe the Lawyer's Wondrous Imaginings There is something refreshingly pure about the directness of this blog that is missing from so many others. There is no hedging of language or tip-toeing around feelings. If you suck, you will soon know; and that's perfect. Currently playing a lot of Pathfinder over there. Updates: About twice a month.
Keith Baker.com The website of Eberron creator Keith Baker. This website is often neglected but when Keith has time for it there are some fantastic things that come out. Well worth checking out. Updates: Four or five times a month.
Known World, Old World A fun OSR blog that tends to focus, in a refreshing change, on British Gaming rather than on the American standards. Intelligently written. Updates: About five times a month.
Lake Geneva Original RPG Campaign Rob Kuntz's blog. He rarely updates it but I have hopes that we'll soon see more out of him. Updates: Nine total entries this year.
Last Gasp: This blog is a fantastic. You'll find monstrous creatures that will haunt your nightmares and make you shudder at the very thought of them. Great smutty art and some wonderful narratives that will break your mind and make you wonder how you can use them. This blog is not for everyone due to its adult content, but for those who can dig it, it will rock your face off. Updates: Two to three times a month. Adult Content Warning
Lamentations of the Flame Princess: RPG Once a great blog it has become nothing more then a promotional avenue for the author's company. While I enjoy the archives, there is little worth reading there today. Updates: About four times a month. Adult Content Warning
. . lapsus calumni . . A great OSR blog that focuses as much on life as it does on gaming. You'll find lots worth reading here. Fantastic blog. Updates: About twice a week, sometimes more.
Lasgunpacker A war gaming blog that focuses mostly on Games Workshop materials. Well written and often filled with valuable advice on painting and game play. Updates: About six times a month
Lawful Indifferent A blog by an author that isn't afraid to take chances. I'm consistently enjoying reading about his efforts to throw his players into new and strange surroundings. Lots of great ideas here, and some bad ones, but they're all worth reading because this author has the balls to try what a lot of us wouldn't. Updates: About five times a month.
Legacy of the Bieth This blog is a fantastic mix of Arabic traditions and spaghetti westerns, which sounds odd, but it totally works. Unlike other blogs who focus on a wholly western (read US/British) perspective for the hobby this unique cultural view presented by the author results in a blog filled with ideas and resources that you won't find anywhere else (for example, The Head of Badr). Updates: About twice a month.
LOOK, ROBOT - the stars are coming out The author of this blog is smart and very clever. You'll find more good then bad in reading it. Always worth reading. Updates: Three to five times a month.
Lost Pages I really like this OSR blog as it makes an effort to talk about how you should deal with things in an adult manner while remembering to have fun. Unusual in an age when people take themselves far too seriously. A good read. Updates: About once a week.
Lost in Time This eclectic blog is really going to make you wish you did more. Whether we're dealing with alternative bugbears, reading the author's amazing narratives, or just enjoying the way that they play the game we all love. Read this blog, you won't regret it. Updates: About three times a month.
Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs A great blog that will remind you why you used to spend days drawing dinosaurs that ate all your friends and enemies. Great art is featured and the author's love of his subject is infectious. Updates: About nine times a month.
Mazirian's Garden Read this blog. The author has a great narrative going for his setting and as its developing it only gets better. Read it, bookmark it, and read it again. A fantastic blog. Updates: About six times a month.
Mesmerized by Sirens: This is the sort of blog that makes you wish you had found out about it sooner because there is just too much goodness here. The author is constantly finding forgotten games and bringing them into the light. He's developed a strong voice to his blog and you'll find yourself getting lost in the archives as you wait for the latest post. I'll be honest, if I weren't trying to get through all the amazing blogs I'm adding to the list I'd be there right now. Great read. Updates: About seven times a month. Adult Content Warning
Metal Earth The art, the maps, the short fiction! This blog has so much to offer that if you don't read it then you're doing a disservice to yourself. Read this blog and mine the author's amazing work to up your own games. Fantastic blog. Updates: Dark since November 19, 2013.
Metal vs Skin A fun blog that tends to focus on its own setting and world then on the greater hobby at large - and we're all lucky that it does. This blog has inventive monsters, fantastic locations, and will inspire your own games to new heights. Due to its slow update schedule be prepared to mine its archives as you wait on the next installment. Updates: Once a week.
Middenmurk A blog that has been heavily influenced by the Beat Generation and it can be a glorious read that will leave you wondering why you write the trite mess you put out. Updates: Infrequent at best. Dark since October 27, 2013
Moebius Adventures This blog tends to experiment in fun ways that don't always pan out; but that's okay because the author's ideas are good and are often reworked until they become something greater than you could have hoped for. A good read that makes you want to purchase the author's published works. Updates: About ten times a month recently, though there is a precedent for long periods of inactivity.
Monster Brains I absolutely love this blog that celebrates all things monstrous. Mostly art, occasionally words come about, but always great. Updates: Two to three times a month, but expect long gaps between posts.
Monsters and Manuals A well written and thought provoking blog that often asks more questions than it answers. By turns it will engage you by defending your own views and then eviscerate you on your own petard. A good all around read. Updates: About four times a month.
Monster Manual Sewn from Pants This blog owns its art. Whether it's the greatest thing you've ever seen or just simply keeping you up at night it owns it all. Frankly I love this blog more for its art then for the words that come from its brilliant author. Great blog to read and view. Updates: Twice a month average
Murky Murky: Roleplaying Advice and Fiction I really enjoy this blog as much for the writing style as for the pedantic way that the author drops his vocabulary about like some egotistical shithead telling you all about how they had dinner with such and such celebrity last night. An amazingly fun read. Updates: Infrequently updated, as there have only been fifteen posts this year.
Mythopoeic Ramblings A creative blog that can be a bit hit or miss - more hit then not though. Updates: About eight times a month.
Necropraxis A great blog that can get a bit much sometimes. There's a lot of good here, but sometimes the sheer volume can overwhelm your ability to process it all. Always worth reading. Updates: About eleven times a month.
nerdwerds I really like the attitude of this blog and the directness that it expresses. The archives are a fun romp and there's good to be found there, but nothing more than how he savages Mike Nystul. Love is the word you're looking for. Updates: About four times a month.
NUELOW Games: While technically a sounding board for Nuelow Games publications there is enough interesting content for most anyone who comes across it. A word of warning, while this blog is very creative it is not for everyone. Updates: Every other week.
Notes on RPGs A smart blog that tends to go through periods of darkness followed by a flood of inventive and inciteful output. Updates: Hard to tell, but it appears to be between 10 and 15 posts a month.
Observations of the Fox This clever and long running blog will help you improve your games; whether we're talking about through the long running mapping tutorial or through the author's own thoughts on how a game should look and feel. Always worth reading. Updates: 24 times a month.
Ode to the Black Dougal I wish this blog updated more. The author has a creative mind and the series of articles working their way through the B/X books are just a fun read. The blog has some seriously great content in the archives and it's a pity that it's gone dark. Updates: Dark since June 29, 2013
Once More Unto the Breach! A lot of good art to be seen here, but none of it the author's. In a lot of ways this blog seems to be looking for where to go next and I hope it finds its way because it has been a fun read. Updates: About ten times a month.
Original Edition Fantasy A blog that focuses on the world of Barsoom and updates far too infrequently. Updates: About once a month.
Orcs Among Us! An interesting blog that tends to be very defined in its view of the world at large and its, and its author's, place in that world. Not for everyone, but well worth a try. Updates: About five times a month, though it has been dark since November 15, 2013.
Papers and Pencils I like this well thought out and clever blog. The author is self-aware and makes good use of their personal strengths to provide the reader with a blog that is filled with a vast array of solidly designed resources and intelligent thoughts on hobby. Well worth reading. Updates: About fourteen times a month.
Peter Adkison Presents… The blog of the founder and former owner of Wizards of the Coast. It can be very interesting when it's updated. Updates: Infrequently.
Planet Algol One of the first blogs I followed and one of the ones I miss most. You never quite knew what you were going to find when it updated, but it would always be something that got you thinking in a cool way. The archives are well worth mining. Updates: Dark since April 9, 2013.
Playing at the World The blog by the author of the book Playing at the World. It tends to be more history centric - which is fine by me as you'll find out things you never knew. The archives are well worth mining. Updates: Dark since October 20, 2013.
Playing Dungeons and Dragons with Porn Stars One of the better blogs out there. The author has a distinctive style that may take some time to adjust to for new readers but it so worth it. This blog has fantastic art, inventive rules, creative campaign notes, and an author who is self-assured enough to stand up for himself. Great read most every time it updates. Updates: About fourteen times a month. Adult Content Warning
Points of Light One of the most cantankerous blogs I read. The author takes issue with most everything he writes about to the point where I often find myself wondering, "If Wizards were to come out saying we should all breathe more, would he hold his breath out of spite?" The truth is that even in his dissatisfaction the author makes many valid points that can cause you to evaluate your own opinions on the topic he covers. I never miss an update. Updates: About four times a week. Edit: After talking with the author of this great blog you should aslo expect more stuff about Dungeon World (especially the products), FATE, other RPGs that he ends up trying out here and there, and even board games. Sounds like this blog is only going to get better!
Porky's Expanse! This long running blog is one hell of a good ride. You'll find an author who is creative and has a clear voice pushing on the limits of what they've done before. Always interesting and worth reading. Add this blog to your regular reading list and be better for it. Updates: About seven time a month.
Pulsipher Game Design The design blog by Dr. Luis Pulsipher - yeah, the amazing author from the early White Dwarf Magazine articles. A fantastic find and I cannot stop reading through his archives. The guy is just as opinionated as he was back in the day and I love everything I'm reading. So much good! Updates: About three times a month.
Quag Keep A smart blog that tends to cover a wide variety of Dungeons and Dragons related topics. Some good stuff sitting in the archives. Updates: Dark since August 3, 2013.
Rachel Bonuses While it's easy to dismiss this blog as a frilly little thing that you should pass over, you'd be doing yourself a disservice. The author of this blog is smart and has a mind that pushes against the standard way of doing things in the hopes of finding a better way. She's a damned fine addition to any reading list, and her recent series of posts dealing with the cleric and the Crystal Dragon Jesus are fantastic. Updates: About six times a month.
Ramblings of Jacob and Delos There is a lot of good to find in this wide ranging blog. Lots of good stuff to mine from the archives - plus it has the Iron Kingdoms featured, which means it's most definitely on my reading list. Updates: About eight times a month.
Random Acts A blog that has a lot of great non-player characters for you to use in your games. It also has great resources for multiple campaigns. A really good blog to mine for materials to use in your own games. Updates: Infrequently, which is a damned shame.
Random Wizard An utterly fantastic blog by an author who is smart and relentless. He is inventive and if you take the time to read through his archives you'll find so much that will rock your face off. Well worth the read. Updates: Twelve times a month.
Rather Gamey I'm going to tell you right now that you're going to want to bookmark this blog. The author has more going on then you would ever expect and even when you don't agree with their conclusions you're going to be better for reading them. Lots of resources, adventures, and deft writing. Updates: About seven times a month.
Raven Crowking's Nest One of the things that I like about the Raven Crowking is that I often disagree with him. His entries will get me writing and have me actively working to come to terms with my own views on the subjects he covers. A good read. Updates: Eleven times a month on average.
Realms of Chaos A good miniatures blog that has some massive gaps in its update schedule. Updates: Two or three entries ever few months. Lots of downtime.
Realms of Chaos 80s This miniatures blog is an absolute blast. In between talking about how to paint older figurines, there are interviews and esoteric essays on the hobby. A fantastic read that I can't wait to update. Updates: An average of thirteen updates a year.
Realms of Chirak This blog is one of those rare gems that can cover a variety of subjects without diluting its overall power and focus. Often well written and thought out, this blog is worth the read. Updates: An average of twenty four updates a month. Which is fantastic.
Red Dice Diaries A relatively new blog that is really starting to get its feet under it. I'm excited to see where it goes in the future. Updates: An average of fifteen entries per month.
Rended Press An OSR blog that makes an effort to be relevant in a time when it's so easy to get lost in the minutia of the hobby. The author is smart and well written; and the archives are filled with great ideas and resources to use in your home campaigns. Updates: An average of fourteen entries per month.
Reviews from R'lyeh While this opinionated blog is not for everyone it most certainly is for me. I find the author's writing insightful and enjoyable; and I've been having fun reading through the archives. Well worth trying. Updates: About five times a month.
Richard's Dystopian Pokeverse By turns interesting and by others dull, this blog can be really hit or miss. Some entries I'll find myself rereading and wondering how he came up with them, while others will repel me. I still read him because when he's good he's very, very good. Expect him to be good more often than not. Updates: Two or three times a month.
Risus Monkey I like this blog. I think that the author can be funny and I will forever be grateful for his efforts to publicize the Rythlondar campaign. I'm a fan. Updates: About once a month this year.
Rob Heinsoo: The blog of 13th Age Designer and all around awesome dude, you'll find tones of good stuff here (and even more at his old blog). Always worth reading when it updates. Updates: About once a week.
Roles, Rules, and Rolls A smart blog that will get your mind working about concepts you hold without evaluating them. Well worth the read - especially the archives which have some great stuff in them. Updates: About thirteen posts a month.
Roll for Treasure I like this sparsely updated blog. The author will take you places you weren't expecting to go, take you through a math lesson, and then make you like it. A rare and special quality to find. There is a lot of goodness sitting in this blog and you really should take the time to enjoy all of it. Updates: Dark since August 14, 2013.
Rotten Pulp The blog is great; but let me tell you right now I want to play in the author's current campaign. That shit is awesome. Updates: Three times a month.
Ruminations of a Geek While this blog will occasionally focus on OSR style games it's when it focuses on miniature war gaming that I become completely enthralled. Well done blog that will keep you mining the archives for inspiration and fun. Updates: Averaging a little better than one post a day this year!
Rumors of War Part web comic, part exploratory role-playing game blog, and all good. This blog makes me regret not putting more time into my own. The author has a really great story going on in that web comic (which I'm slowly making my way through), and the blog get you thinking about how to improve your own game. A win-win situation all the way around. Updates: About 30 times a month.
Ryan Macklin.com At times this blog will touch you in unexpected ways that will have you memorizing lines from it like it was a book of poetry. Ryan is an inventive and creative person who made an incredibly fun game in Mythender. If you aren't reading his blog you should start. Well worth reading. Updates: About nine or ten times a month.
Sarah Darkmagic A very intelligently written blog that tends to preach too much for my liking. The author is very good though and you're likely to find something that you'll enjoy if you choose to follow her writings, it's just not my thing. Updates: Multiple times per month (hard to tell without an easy to access archive).
Save Vs. Dragon One of the things that I really like about this OSR blog is that I always seem to be getting exposed to something I've never encountered before. That alone makes it worth reading on a regular basis. But when you consider that the author is able to write in an engaging way it's a win-win blog. Updates: An average of thirteen posts per month.
Save vs. Total Party Kill A great blog that tends to focus on reviewing material and promoting the good stuff while eschewing the crap to the bin where it belongs. Updates: Dark since October 25, 2013.
Sea of Stars RPG Design Journal I started reading this blog on Saturday after my son went to bed and didn't stop until he woke up from a nightmare five hours later. There is so much here that I want to read more about: the setting, the reviews, the design of the thing . . . I'm loving it. Updates: About twelve times a month.
Semper Initiativus Unum Reading this OSR blog is a fun time any day of the week. The author is really insightful and has an interesting way of looking at the game, and I imagine at the world as well. Whether you're reading the archives or the newest entry you'll find this blog worth reading. Updates: Dark since November 8, 2013.
Shard World A very new blog (only active for three months as of this writing) that is still trying to establish its own area of exploration. Updates: An average of three posts per month.
Shorty Monster An enjoyable blog that really has it's head together. Short bits of fiction interspersed with game theories tend to make up the majority of this blog's most recent output. I really like the Tales of a Young Dualist series. Updates: Expect updates every two to three days
Socratic Design While I'm not big into design blogs the author is well written and engaging enough to make even me stay for a while. If I keep reading through the archives they'll end up converting me into the design blog group. Updates: About twice a month.
Stargazer's World What a fantastic read this blog is! From musings on the benefits of different systems to intimate glimpses into the author's life, you'll find yourself reading this blogs latest entries and then slipping into the archives just to enjoy the eclectic mix. Updates: About eight times a month.
Strange New World A cool little blog that started a world mapping project back in 2012 and then went dark. Really would like to see that project completed some day. Updates: Dark since February 8, 2013.
Super Galactic Dreadnaught More of a war gaming blog then a straight OSR blog, this fantastic gem of a blog focuses on the pulp science fiction settings. Updates: An average of ten updates a month.
Sword +1 A resource laden blog that I really wish would start updating again. The really cool thing about this blog was the setting that the author was developing for Normandie. At the time it was abandoned the author had just started mapping Medieval France, which sounds like it would have been neat to read, and then everything went dark. Updates: Dark since February 22, 2013.
Sword and Backpack While not a traditional blog this fantastic tumbler will have you working your way through the archives being inspired time and time again. Updates: About twice a month, though you should expect long periods of darkness.
Sword and Board: While many of the entries in this blog are quite short, it is nonetheless an enjoyable blog exploring a Far East style of play that is often neglected by other blogs. Deep archives and a regular updating schedule make this a blog well worth keeping up with. Updates: Every other day.
Swords & Dorkery One of the most frustrating blogs that I have run across. At times the author is absolutely brilliant and then he'll follow it up by saying some of the most arrogant and myopic ramblings that I've heard since that hobo tried to tell me about the coming Apocalypse back in 2004. Worth reading, but be prepared to for what's to come. Updates: Four to five times a month.
Swords and Stitchery Like its sister blog, Dark Corners of Role Playing, this blog is an amazing place to start when you wonder about the role-playing game and its influences. The author has a great variety of free books and resources on the blog, along with new monsters, product reviews, and so much more. Read this blog and enjoy the hell out of it. Updates: An amazing 48 times a month! You're going to find something here every time you turn around.
Sycarion Diversions Really digging this fascinating blog by an author who has clearly developed their own voice. Most of the content is Swords and Wizardry centered, but it's well written and can easily be ported over to other systems. Well worth reading any day of the week. Updates: Hard to tell, but it appears to be about once a week.
System sans Setting This design blog tends to be heavy on mechanics and light on narrative. It smartly written and well reasoned but its singular focus can make for dry reading at times. Updates: Averaging about five entries a month.
Tabletop Diversions A smart and well written blog that will make you want to do more. The author's ability to run from extensive notes has me envious of their ability to plan. So much goodness here and a great archive to dig through. Really worth the read. Updates: About 13 times a month.
Tagsessions This fun and well written blog will have you working your way through the substantial archives and losing hours in the process. I really enjoy this blog. Updates: About 21 times a month.
Tales of the Grotesque and Dungeonesque A great blog that has been reworking the Ravenloft setting to suit the author's Gothic sensibilities. You'll find a fantastic amount of wonderful resources in the archives. I never miss an update. Updates: Every three or four days.
Tales from the Flaming Faggot An OSR blog that tends to move about from the author's home setting to some more current events happening in the hobby. More often worth reading then not. Updates: Dark since November 11, 2013.
Telcanter's Receding Rules This OSR blog tends to be a resource laden honey hole. There are well thought out rules, open source pictures, npcs, and the like just waiting for you to find them in the archives. And unlike so many of the great blogs from the OSR movement this one is still putting out great post, after great post. Updates: About eight times a month.
Teleleli I don't know how many people are aware of this blog but I can honestly tell that it isn't enough. This blog will change how you think about your setting and it will challenge you to up your game in every way imaginable. Really one of the must reads every time it updates. Updates: Four or five times a week.
Tenfootpole.org A cantankerous blog that skewers about 90% of all the products it reviews (and it only reviews). Often the author can be spot on, but there are times when it goes too far. I don't buy a lot, but when I do I check here for the criticisms of the products I'm going to be buying. Updates: About ten times a month.
Tenkar's Tavern One of the most popular (and active) blogs out there and with good reason. The author is a great guy and helps spur on the OSR movement by constantly engaging his audience and other blog authors. A great read. Updates: An average of 85 posts per month. I honestly don't know how he's kept up that pace for the last couple of years. Truly impressive.
The Acorn Afloat This amazing little blog is a reader's dream come true. The author will provide you with fantastic little creatures and spells for your game and then follow it up with some spectacular little setting that will leave you wondering how you can drop it into your game. Then you'll have poetry and the author's own distinctive art filling the pages; and before you've realized it you've spent seven hours on the blog digging through the archives. Well worth reading. Updates: About three times a month.
The Alexandrian This long running blog will have something for about every taste. The author is smart, well-written, and has an expansive range of interests. I wish I had heard about it earlier and can not wait to enjoy this blog for years to come. Updates: About eight times a month.
The Beat Ronin I really like this blog. the author is smart and often keeps his entries down to small, bite-sized portions that crawl about your brain pushing back against your notions about how things are done. Digging my way through the archives right now and hoping to find new entries coming down the pipeline soon. Updates: Dark since November 5, 2013.
The Cartography of Thorfinn Tait This new blog has so much potential that you find yourself checking it two or three times a day hoping for a new entry. The author is smart and has some great advice in there. Really worth reading! Updates: About six times a month, but I have a feeling that, that average will soon increase.
The Clash of Shield on Spear An OSR blog that is currently working its way through the homebrew setting of The Wastes of Ephemera. Neat setting, but the adventures and quotes from the campaign keep me coming back to this blog. Love is the word you're looking for. Updates: About seven times a month.
The Concierge An interesting blog from an author who tends to come up with unusual solutions to stereotypical problems. A good, all-around read. Updates: Dark since September 18, 2013
The Dice are a Lie This blog needs to update more. The author is smart and when they update you'll find yourself excited in the hopes that you'll get to see where they go next. Mine the archives of this blog while you're waiting for it to update and you'll find more good than you could imagine. Well worth adding to your blog roll. Updates: Dark since October 17, 2013.
The Dread Gazebo This blog. This blog is just fantastic. You'll find interviews, reviews, and some great thoughts on how to up your game. The author is clever and the entries are well written and engaging. Mine this bad boy when you're waiting for the next update and listen to the author's Haste podcast. Great read, great listen. Updates: Dark since October 23, 2013
The DM from Outremer I really enjoy this blog. One minute we're talking about how to fix a class and the next we're being treated to these wonderful campaign write-ups written from the perspective of the characters being played. There are letters being written home and journal entries littered about this blog like pages torn from a long forgotten tomb. Cleverly done and very enjoyable; wish I'd found it earlier. Updates: An average of ten times a month.
The Dungeon Dozen A great resource blog that is almost exclusively filled with d12 lists that you can use for your games. Updates: A little better than once a week.
The Dungeon Workshop Have you ever wanted a really good tutorial about how to up your presentation level for miniature dungeons you've been building for countless hours in your den? Well this blog has got the goods. Great pictures and lots of advice to be found. Updates: Eight times this year - really would like to see more from this great blog.
The Dwarven Stronghold If you're looking for a blog to read that will provide you with hours of great material and some fantastic resources to mine, this is the one to start with. The author is often industrious and clever, and when those fail, he's very good. You'll find NPCs, adventures, items, maps, and more goodness then you ever expected waiting for you in the archives. Well worth reading and I look forward to when the author is able to pick it back up. Updates: Dark since November 26, 2013. But from the comments with the author I expect that it will pick back up soon and we'll all get to read new stuff from this fantastic blog.
The Esoteric Order of Role-Players This blog, from the same author that brought you the RPG Corner, is a treat. Unlike so many other blogs on here this one is almost exclusively devoted to live play sessions. The GMs involved do a good job and the players are really a lot of fun to listen to. Glad I found this blog, and I'm glad that I've found a fun group to listen to. Updates: About four times a month.
The Everwayan This blog will do things to you that you aren't expecting. One moment you're exploring Mesoamerican history and the next you're crying for the author's loss. When I first started reading this blog I though it couldn't get better, but as I've made my way through the archives I can tell you it does. Read this blog and be better for it. Updates: Dark since October 26, 2013.
The Free RPG Blog: A great place to find some of the best free content on the the web. Really a neat blog. Updates: An average of once every other week.
The Game Mechanic Reading this blog will make you want to get off your rear and start putting forth the effort that you're telling everyone you've been doing all along. Smart, well written, and creative. Updates: About six times a month.
The Githyanki Diaspora An enjoyable blog written by one of the most inventive authors on the list. The author challenges himself and his readers to explore new avenues of play, whether through new games or new ways to do the same old, same old. Occasionally the blog will meander into short fiction and then into a discussion of what's going on in the author's life. A good read. Updates: About three times a week.
The Iron Tavern Home to the podcast of the same name this interesting blog will provide you with product reviews and some deep thinking on a vast array of topics in the hobby. Worth reading and enjoying. Updates: About three times a week.
The Land of Nod Alongside Teleleli, this blog is one of the most engaging and challenging blogs out there. The author is smart, creative, and always pushing the boundaries of his blog into new spheres of difficulty and exploration. If it isn't on your reading list, it damned well should be. Updates: Ten times a month on average.
The Nine and Thirty Kingdoms I have to say, I like the attitude of this OSR blog more than its content. The author has a sense of humor and he's inventive, there just has yet to be a lot here for me. But as good as the blog is there is sure to be something soon. I haven't missed an update since I found it. Updates: Daily.
The Omnipotent Eye A clever OSR blog that will catch you off guard and make you better for it. Well written and quite often disarmingly smart as you'll find yourself agreeing with the author even when you came into the conversation disagreeing. A great read. Updates: About five times a month.
The Ongoing Campaign An enjoyably eclectic blog that will have you mining the archives, hopeful that the author will soon release some new and wonderful material. Well worth the read. Updates: Dark since September 14, 2013
The Other Side An OSR blog that's biggest cause is the Witch class in Dungeons and Dragons style role-playing games. The author is quite persuasive and will make you jump on his bandwagon if you give him half a chance. Updates: An average of 45 times per month. Wow! An amazing amount of out put!
The Pathfinder Chronicles A really engaging blog that tends to focus on resources and mechanics for the Pathfinder game. Which is fine, but where it really shines is when the author opens up about his personal life and how things are affecting him. Fantastic blog. Updates: An average of twenty-three times a month.
The Realm of Zhu While this bog is ostensibly about role-playing games it touches on most every geek hobby at some point. Well written and often very entertaining. Updates: An average of three times a month.
The Retired Adventurer This intelligently written blog will get you thinking about aspects of your game that often go neglected. Really digging the author's writing style. Updates: About twice a month.
The RPG Corner A lot of reasons to like this blog, not the least of which is that the author tends to think critically about everything he writes. Updates: Dark since November 18, 2013.
The Savage Afterworld A great blog for post apocalyptic gaming. You'll find more cool stuff here then you would ever imagine. Updates: An average of thirteen times a month.
The Sign of the Frothing Mug An OSR blog that tends to get too wrapped up in labels. You'll find some great resources in the archive, the author is smart and well written. Worth reading whenever it updates. Updates: Dark since October 29, 2013.
The Stronghold Rebuilt A cantankerous blog that tends to speak the truth more than does it blow smoke. Ostensibly about miniature war gaming but it meanders enough that anyone can enjoy it no matter their tastes. Updates: About fifteen times a month.
The Tao of Dungeons and Dragons Without a doubt, at some point this blog will piss you off. It will also inspire you and it will challenge you. Well worth reading even when it gets pretentious because the author has a million great ideas and no matter which entry you read you'll find something there. Updates: About twenty-three times a month.
The Wandering Gamist While this blog is primarily concerned with the Adventurer Conqueror King System you shouldn't worry about that when it comes to deciding whether to read it or not. The author is smart and most of his writing will serve you well no matter what version of the game you play. I love when the author took their players to task for being a bunch of greedy prigs and I am just digging this entire blog. Really worth reading. Updates: About nine times a month.
Thorn's Chronicle, Daughter of the Ashen Empire: This blog is a great example of what an author can accomplish when they've got a goal for their blog. Great blog for mining the archives and for seeing where it'll go in the future. Updates: About three times a week.
Thoul's Paradise An OSR blog that will challenge you and make you better for it. The author is smart and writes incredibly well thought out positions. I will not miss an update. Updates: About six times a month
Tomb of Tedankhamen A relatively new OSR blog (it started in March of 2013) that has lost a bit of steam due to the author's attempt to get through his thesis papers. I'm hopeful that once their through with the academia side of things that this insightful blog will pick up steam and continue to look at those little words that bother us all so much: like railroad, profile, and like. Updates: About five times a month.
Tower of the Archmage This blog has a lot to love about it. Great narratives attached to interesting items, creatures, and non-player characters. Great archives, and a continued great output today. I never miss an update. Updates: About twenty times a month.
Tower of Zenopus A fun blog that limits itself to nothing and covers everything that appeals to the author. Well worth reading. Updates: About twenty times a month.
Treehouse: A blog presented by former Games Workshop employee Baz Stevens. You'll find a lot to like here, not the least of which is Baz's engaging writing style. I have spent a day going through the archives and just loving this blog. I will not miss an update by this blog. Updates: About three times a month.
Trollsmyth A sparsely updated blog that tends to focus on whatever game the author is currently playing. Some good stuff in the archives but not a lot happening lately. Updates: Dark since October 3, 2013.
The Warlock's Homebrew: An OSR blog that moves across the entire gammut of topics that might come up in a Dungeons and Dragons style game; but those are not the entries that hold my attention the most. When the author describes the events of their epic campaign in those fantastic session wrap-ups I find myself utterly enraptured with the thing. Updates: Averaging four posts a month.
Vaults of Nagoh A good blog that has sadly stopped updating. Lots of good stuff hiding in the archives that are worth mining through. Updates: Dark since March 11, 2013.
Venger's Old School Gaming Blog A fun little blog from an author who fears no one. Worth reading if for no other reason than to see where he goes next. Updates: An average of six updates a month.
Violent Media - Dice and Design I really enjoy this author's funky art and advice. You'll find a lot to love if you give it a chance. Updates: About five times a month.
Voices in my Head An rpg blog that tends to have enough Cybery goodness to send your mind rushing off to invent your own conspiracies and plots for your next game. Look for the regular series Cyber Sunday. Updates: About six times a month
Wampus County A clever and inventive blog that mostly focuses on the author's home brewed setting - and what a setting! You'll find a lot to love about this blog. Updates: About four times a month.
What a Horrible Night for a Curse An OSR blog that tends to be a fun and engaging read. You'll find more good here then bad on most any day. Recently the author has been exploring the Mentzer Basic set and the series is well worth the read. Updates: About ten times a month.
Windsor Gaming Resource While this blog is mostly directed at its local community there is a lot to see here as the author will post reviews, tips, and open invites to bring people to games they've never played before. If you're in the area, you should be following this blog. Updates: About seven times a month.
Wine and Savages This blog has more going on then you can shake a stick at; it's smart and resource heavy. You'll find a lot worth reading and adding to your own campaigns here. Updates: About nine times a month.
Wishful Gaming I really like this blog. The author is smart and can really write. Do yourself a favor and add this one to your reading pile. Updates: About eight times a month.
Wombat's Gaming Blog of Iniquity This blog is everything that you want in a blog. Great writing, smartly done resources, and an author who can crank out fantastic content. Well worth adding to your personal blog roll. Updates: About four times a month.
Worlds Galore: This blog has really blossomed over the last year as the author seems to have found their voice. Really worth reading and can't wait to see where this fantastic blog goes in the future. Updates: About three times a week.
Wraith of Zombie's Blog This incredibly creative blog will provide you with some fantastic materials that you'll want to put into your own game as soon as possible. Some things to look forward to: a great setting created by the author, wonderfully inventive tables, and a sense of humor that is well placed. Updates: Expect about three to four entries a month.
Your Dungeon is Suck While this blog can really antagonize people by savaging them out in the wilds of the internet, there are times when it not only makes a valid point but launches a pertinent, and profanity laden, criticism against a target that others might avoid (see Monte Cook took your money . . .). This blog is not work safe and it is not for everybody. Updates: A little better than once a month, but you should expect long periods of darkness in between posts.
Unfrozen Caveman Dice Chucker: Is there an Applebee's in this town? If you can't find something to love about this clever blog then I feel sorry for you as it is a real joy to read. The author has some fantastic thoughts on rules variants and the style of play that they prefer. Fantastic read every time it updates. Updates: About four times a month.
Underworld Kingdom In this blog you'll find an author who will inspire your galactic dreams and games. Beautiful nebulas, and some great musings on the setting just compliment the author's inventive penchant for great tables. There is so much to mine for your exploration games that you really need to come over and enjoy this blog. Updates: About sixteen times a month.
Zenopus Archives One of my favorite blogs. The author is smart, and has an investigative mind that will often turn over stones that you'd otherwise miss entirely. Currently he's exploring the Holmes Basic draft from the original source. A fascinating read for anyone interested in the early history of the hobby. Updates: An average of seven times per month.