A monster on the verge of eating an adventurer.


Le Chaudron Chromatique

by Ramanan Sivaranjan on October 21, 2014

Tagged: osr blogs dnd art blogfaves

Cedric P’s blog Le Chaudron Chromatique is full of amazing art. There is so much great stuff i’m not even sure what to point out. Their most recent post was a lovely illustration of the Marsh Enchantress. An earlier favourite of mine was this posse of fungus monsters. There’s also the occasional post full of DIY D&D nerdism. Most recently Cedric reimagined Gnolls as Hammer Goats. This blog is great: check it out.



by Ramanan Sivaranjan on February 28, 2013

Tagged: osr blogs dnd blogfaves

Gorgonmilk Eldritch Wizardry Alternate Cover

Gorgonmilk is the place to go for all your DIY D&D needs. I’m a particular fan of his alternate covers for the Original D&D booklets. I discovered the site recently, and it’s really quite excellent.


Dungeon of Signs

by Ramanan Sivaranjan on December 01, 2012

Tagged: osr blogs dnd ASE blogfaves

Continuing my series of great D&D blogs, may I suggest the consistently good Dungeon of Signs by Gustie1. It’s hard to pick any one thing to highlight, so I’ll point out the most recent post about his demon infested ocean liner megadungeon the HMS APOLLYON. The post is a good mix of great writing, art, and creativity that is more or less the staple of each and every post on his site. Why are you still reading this? Go!

  1. I now play D&D with him weekly, so this review isn’t completely unbiased: though I thought the blog was pretty great before we had ever met. 


My D&D Bookshelf

by Ramanan Sivaranjan on July 16, 2012

Tagged: blogs meta books

I’ve added a new page to this site, listing the D&D books I currently own.1 I like seeing what books (and PDFs) other people own, as it’s a good source for finding new books that might be worth reading. That page will also be a good place to link back to reviews i’ve written about the books I’ve bought. For someone who doesn’t actually play that much D&D, I own a lot of books on the subject. I suppose this page also exists to shame myself into not buying more D&D books.

  1. I shamelessly stole this idea from Untimately, which I recently mentioned on this blog



by Ramanan Sivaranjan on July 12, 2012

Tagged: osr blogs odnd blogfaves

There are lots of great blogs about D&D out there on the Internet, but one that puts out consistently good stuff is Untimately by Toronto’s own Brendan S. His most recent post is on the rules that compromise Original D&D, distilling everything in the 3 brown books into concise lists of rules. A recent post that was particularly creative was about his take on schools of magic. If you’re into D&D you should be reading Untimately.