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About brasspen

Putting on an old school RPG con in Toronto.

OSRCon 6

OSRCon is happening again on 28 August this month. More details available at

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Arduin Mural

The first edition of Arduin Grimoire had cover art by Erol Otus. The second edition had art by Greg Espinoza. He had recently won the Bally pinball art contest in Starlog magazine (Feb. 1980, issue #31). He did two pictures … Continue reading

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I just found out that OSRCon happened this year. So, I’m learning this two weeks after the fact. OK, that’s a shame. I would have liked to have gone. Here’s hoping there’s an OSRCon 6. Here’s to the people that … Continue reading

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New Rules For Combat Resolution

Forget the dice.  

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“D&D origin story movie makers” make a saving throw versus jackass

I guess we’re going to have to wait a little longer for a movie on the origins of D&D. Looks like the movie started with good intentions is bogged down with personality conflicts. $250,000, two years, no movie, and one … Continue reading

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OSRCon IV and Brian Russell

I went to OSRCon IV on the weekend and it was great fun. I had no more expectation that I’d ever go to OSRCon again than I would type on this blog. After three times I was exhausted. I asked … Continue reading

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Back in the day…

One day Wally Hnatiw came out of the University Theater on Bloor and saw a store he’d never seen before. On the second floor across the street was a store called Mr. Gameways’ Ark. This was the 70s and he’d … Continue reading

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