Blows per Round

The number of blows struck per melee round is a fascinating and crucial topic for D&D combat. One immediately thinks of CHAINMAIL’s Man-to-Man Combat rules and the “infamous” re-rendering of the same in Holmes Basic D&D. Although the Holmes version is more accessible, it is also more fraught. As published, the Holmes Basic D&D rulebook… Continue reading Blows per Round

Movement in Combat

Holmes’ second combat example is one of the few detailed explanations of early D&D combat. That it was also edited by Gygax lends it a certain gravitas, but there are two main difficulties with this example, which are: Movement rates, The rate of bow fire. In this post, I’ll discuss movement rates. In a follow-up… Continue reading Movement in Combat

Delving Deeper V1 Boxed Set

A second post in the short history of DD: this one about the DD V1 Boxed Set. The Boxed Set Shortly after #DelvingDeeper appeared in PDF format Brave Halfling Press launched the Delving Deeper boxed set, in December 2012, as the physical manifestation of the #DelvingDeeper project. I don’t personally own a set, but have… Continue reading Delving Deeper V1 Boxed Set