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Saturday, March 21, 2020

The Minotaur for Old-School Essentials

Requirements: Minimum STR 9, Minimum CON 9
Prime Requisite: STR and CON
Hit Dice: 1d10
Maximum Level: 8
Armor: Leather, including shields
Weapons: Any
Languages: Alignment, Common, Minotaur

Minotaurs are nomadic creatures that typically make their homes in deserts and barren lands. They are fierce warriors and hunters of large beasts; such as griffons and manticores. These bull-headed men tower over the tallest men by at least a foot or more. They are in constant battles with nomadic centaurs that try to take their lands.
Prime Requisite: A minotaur with at least 13 STR and CON gains a 5% bonus to experience. A minotaur with at least 16 STR and CON gains a 10% bonus to experience.
Combat: Minotaurs can use all types of weapons, leather armor and shields.
Thick Hide: Minotaurs have a natural Armor Class of 8  [11] when not wearing armor.
Gore: Minotaurs can gore an enemy with their horns for 1d4 points of damage.
Overland Wanderer: Minotaurs have a +1 bonus vs losing direction in Barren Lands ( 1-in-6) and Deserts (1-in-6).

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

GM Anxiety: The New Podcast Series

So I used to have a podcast, JB Publishing, back in 2018. I didn't have many episodes before life got in the way and I just didn't have the time to record anymore episodes let alone even listen to podcasts. Well, I started back up in November of 2019. It was really me getting back into the groove of things with my podcast. But now I have a clear goal of what I want to do with my podcast.

And that is to help those (like me) that struggle with Anxiety get confident enough that they too can be a Dungeon Master for their friends and family. For me Anxiety hinders a lot of my real life. It creeps in and locks me up in all sorts aspects of my life. One of these is gaming. But more specifically, being the Dungeon Master (or Game Master/GM). It has taken me a long time to fight through this Anxiety when it comes to gaming. But sadly, it still can grab hold and take control. It is a constant battle. But through trial and error and reading many different games, books, supplements, etc. I have gotten more comfortable and more confident in Gaming.

And so I want to share that with others who also struggle with crippling Anxiety. I want to show them that they too can be the Dungeon Master in their D&D game (or whatever tabletop game) for their friends and family. So this is why I started up a new series on my podcast called, GM Anxiety.

Currently there are only two episodes. The first one, "The Perfect System," I discuss finding that right game system that will work for you and help you conquer your Anxiety against Gaming. I also recommend three fantasy game systems that I feel will help those with Anxiety push forward and feel confident in the rules. The three games are:
The Black Hack
Swords & Wizardry Continual Light
White Box: Fantastic Medieval Adventure Game

The second episode, "Your First Dungeon," I discuss the elements of a dungeon and I create a five room dungeon for you to start running with one of the game systems listed above.

Now this is something that is extremely close and personal to me. I want to really help those with Anxiety get into this amazing hobby!

So I am asking for a favor from you. Could you please share this blog post and/or share my podcast. And if you are listener please rate and review the podcast if you can.

JB Publishing Podcast
The podcast can be found anywhere you listen to your podcasts.