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The Parchment Paladin

About Me #

I'm an inveterate fantasy TTRPG nerd and incurable crafter. In this blog, I explore ways to level up presentation and immersion for pencil-and-paper RPG tables, and provide content for GMs and players alike. If you'd like to contact me, I can be reached at 'gm at'. If you'd like to show appreciation for my content, I'd love your support on my ko-fi page.

TTRPG Games I've enjoyed: #

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Mentzer D&D Red Box "Mentzer" D&D. published 1983. My first RPG experience.
1st Ed D&D 1st Edition AD&D. published 1977. This followed closely, and we would often mash the rules together with "Basic" D&D.
2nd Ed D&D 2nd Edition AD&D. published 1991. I must've played this from about 1991 to 1995. Mostly homebrew settings, but I really enjoyed Spelljammer and especially Planescape.
GURPS GURPS Magic. published 1991. I remember wanting to like this very flexible system, but I don't think I really "got it" at the time, and couldn't interest my friends in playing it. Still, I enjoyed reading it.
Marvel Super Heroes Marvel Super Heroes Advanced Set. published 1986. Fun, but I think our group mostly spent time arguing over whether 'uncanny' was stronger than 'incredible' and the like.
Star Wars RPG West End Games' Star Wars the Role Playing Game. published 1987. I loved the simple d6 dice pool mechanics. I hear they're making a comeback nowadays... The production quality was great and the lore in the sourcebooks was excellent.
2nd Ed Shadowrun 2nd Edition Shadowrun RPG. published 1992. Played this a good bit in the 2000s.
D&D 5E Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition. published 2014. Despite its warts, still by far the most popular game in town.