What is MyDrogo?
MyDrogo is a free to use, online platform for running and organizing old school table top games like Dungeons and Dragons. MyDrogo comes with full forum and wiki support, but where it differs from other platforms is that MyDrogo comes with completely customizable rule-based character sheets. You input the rules (dwarves get +1 to CON, -1 to CHR for example) and the character sheet does the rest. Does your group play with encumbrance rules? Well guess what. MyDrogo character sheets compute weight, encumbrance and movement based on equipment. But exactly the way you tell it to.
Creating an account is easy, every user can participate in multiple gaming groups and multiple campaigns. Each group gets a separate private forum and wiki page. Here you can post adventure logs, house rules, whatever comes to mind that provides utility to the players or the DM. MyDrogo includes a rich set of tools for DMs and admins to create new items, assign rules, weights, item descriptions etc. At the end of the night, the DM has tools for entering XP that will automatically level any characters according to XP level progression you define.
Drogo's BlogBelow are my posts about important stuff.
Great game last night. Best example of roleplaying a cursed item I've heard of. I had to step in and insist the players cease the metagaming, but once tthey did, hilarity ensued.
It started by Taylor's cleric finding a cursed stone he truly believed was a luck stone. Every other character wanted it so they rolled on it even though the cleric insisted it was his property (he risked his life to get it after all). Of course someone else won it in the subsequent contest. Seeing his prized possession disappearing in smoke, he popped it in his mouth and swallowed it, leaving the rest of the characters stunned.
Well done everyone, especially Taylor.
Partied hard last night with a full expectation of a battle between Odin, Thor, Týr, Freyr, Heimdallr, and Loki. No natural disasters, as near as I can tell all the Gods are still alive and the world was not, in point of fact, completely flooded.
Ragnarök was a bit of a disappointment. The party was great though!
Had a great game last Thursday. We had two full tables: one with Cameron running Keep on the Borderlands and mine where I continued the Temple of Elemental Evil.
Nick's half-orc fighter stood up to an earth elemental with a robe he found in a closet. Needless to say, the elemental pounded him into the ground. He had just leveled though and the extra hitpoints saved his life. After that, the group went trolling for gnolls and got flanked in the process. Bailey's fighter was knocked unconscious but the rest of the group managed to finish off the gnolls and patch him up.
Well GaryCon looks to be ramping up. Registration has begun and the mad dash to spend gold pieces and silver pieces on events has concluded (it was actually several days ago, but I'm a terrible blogger).
One event in particular that I am ecstatic I got in is being run by D&D historian Paul Stormberg. Here is the description of the event:
And if you think that is amazing, this will really blow you away: a recent discovery by The Collector's Trove has found one of TSR's earliest published adventures by Gary Gygax! Used to demonstrate Dungeons & Dragons at Origins II in 1976, a number of copies were printed up as a free hand-out to those watching the demonstration.
The most exciting part, the adventure is the fully fleshed-out first-level of Greyhawk Castle! Special sessions of this Dungeons & Dragons adventure will actually be run at 330 Center St. in the same kitchen where Gary introduced Dungeons & Dragons and Greyhawk Castle to his son and daughter Ernie and Elise over 40 years ago. Could there be a more amazing way to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of D&D?
TLDR: We will be exploring the first level of Castle Greyhawk using original D&D (pre-AD&D) in Gary Gygax's kitchen.
Color me excited.
It's been a very long time since I've posted an update. Over three years in fact. I'm still not quite sure I'm a blogger. I'm not convinced I have enough worthwhile to say. At any rate, I'm getting ready to launch a subscription mechanism to hopefully help support the costs of running the site. We'll see how that goes...
I've added some pretty cool enhancements to MyDrogo recently. The coolest is the ability to handle fractions and bundles of items for display. Now odd cases that would have resulted in "each" prices of 0.333333333 are now treated as 1/3 or if they are classified as "bundled" may display as "4gp for 12."
I also added all the OSRIC regular magic weapons (not the Miscellaneous ones with all the weird descriptions yet), all the magic rings and single spell scrolls for all the spells in the game.
It looks like we may be up and running at Cool Stuff Games. We've have two successful sessions and the group (yes I feel confident calling it a group now) defeated the boss of the swamp. They killed a Water Weird and triggered a magical well responsible for restoring the swamp to its prior form. Much loot was recovered and the group even met a creature named Mheeow that is now friendly to the party.