Thursday, September 27, 2012
Before There Was A DMG... Interpreting Ready Ref Sheets
A little while ago, I got slightly obsessed with Judges Guild material. Crappy typesetting (as in, everything wasn't so much typeset as typewritten and then assembled onto pages) and all. To be fair, these things are chock full of nostalgia for me, but not nostalgia for products I used at a particular time in my gaming career or anything, but rather for the DIY, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants, labor of love nature of these products. By today's standards, many of these products were misleading or incomplete in that, if you didn't already have some clue what to do with them, you wouldn't learn much about how to use them from them themselves. So, I started digging up pdfs for as many Judges Guild products as I could a few weeks back and tried to see if there was anything I could use or emulate for any of the current games that I am running (JG material in 4e? hell yes!). One of the neatest products I ran across during this data mining was Ready Ref Sheets.