Thursday, June 23, 2011
Old School Archaeology: The Chronicle of Ryth
Chronicles of Ryth pdf at risusmonkey.com
Run, do not walk, to Risus Monkey and download this document. Now. Do you have it? I'll wait...
Okay, what you are holding is an ORIGINAL CAMPAIGN CHRONICLE FROM 1975-6. And it's 80 pages long. Published as a series of newsletters by John Van De Graaf and Len Scensny, these guys bought their white box straight from the hands of Gary himself. They concocted (of course!) a few house rules, and then began running and fairly exhaustingly, well, chronicling their multiple-GM, 40+ player campaign.
Yeah. You read that correctly. 40+ players.
I'm going to begin doing a cover-to-cover of this historic text in the next few days here on this blog. Until then, do yourself a favor and read it. No, actually, don't just read it--experience it.