Category Archives: DIY Projects & El Cheapo Gaming

What’s in your DM notebook?

It’s handy. It’s personal. And it’s all yours. Your DM Notebook. There’s a whole crap load of stuff available and what you choose to put in your notebook all depends and your style of gaming. What you like, what you want and so on. There is no wrong answer in this case.So here’s what I’ve put together.
Yes, it’s nice and handy. I’ve got my little hands on one those nifty notebooks that can stand up. Here’s what’s inside:
Obviously, select charts from Vornheim.
Select Charts from Green Devil Face No. 5.
Also select charts from the d30 Companion. I don’t have the d30 Sandbox Companion yet but I’ve heard good things about it.
The Drunken Debauchery Table and the Random Sword & Sorcery Adventure Generator from Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea.
My own Teleportation Mishap Chart.
And my handy little “What the Hell is that?” Drop Chart
Also crammed in the notebook are these gems.
Troll Lord Games Engineering Dungeons.
The ancient d30 Book of Charts by the Armoury and Chaosium’s old Cities book. (So far I haven’t found a place where you legally can get the PDF’s. So if you can find these in the good old used book store. Grab them up.)
And finally my own YARC! hacked rules. But more on that in the next couple of days. Yes, I know I didn’t specify exactly which charts I’m using. Use the tools you like and need. Use the charts that you think are cool and will add neat stuff to your game.

The Dollar Store Dungeons Project

The folks over at Blade & Crown have a great idea. Spend $10 at the dollar store and be creative about what you can do for your game.
That’s one of the primary things that this blog is all about (other than OSR stuff). It’s being creative not only with your monsters and dungeons but also with your pocket book.
So really, I mean it. Check out what they and other people are doing. It’s cool. It’s smart. It’s creative. And it’s fun! Most importantly it saves more money for Cheetos and Mountain Dew.

The $20 Dungeon

So I gave myself a little challenge a couple of months ago. How much dungeon could I get for $20. Well, this was the result.
Here’s what I snatched up. A couple of unfinished wooded block sets at the dollar store ($5 each), six feet of 3/4 x 3/4 square wooden doweling ($6) and some 1 inch diameter wooden plugs ($1). After that it was painting and that’s it.

And there you go.

More DIY Dungeons

I posted these pictures a while ago on the G+ Gaming on the Cheap Community, but forgot to do so over here.
Yeah, I’m really a cheap bastard and painting skills have really deteriorated with years of non-use. Heck, why paint mini’s when I buy them that way? But here you go more el cheap dungeons with wooden blocks. I should the final batch painted soon and do a really neat photo spread of that.