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Shadow of Mogg Design Blog - PandyPonty FireFighter Class Analysis

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Shadow of Mogg Design Blog - PandyPonty FireFighter Class Analysis

In this series of design blogs I’m going to go through each of the 36 classes in the table top roleplaying game Shadow of Mogg, of which I designed, to explain some of the creative decisions involved.

Shadow of Mogg has 36 classes, in its early conception the game was effectively going to be an Dungeons and Dragons retro clone but set in the tunnels of the London Underground as I thought the London tube map would make a fantastic tunnel crawl.

The Firefighter class was initially the equivalent of the ‘Fighter’ in D&D and so was the first class I designed and thought about placing into the game.

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A comparative history of Dungeons and Dragons - Basic and Expert (B/X) D&D - 1981

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A comparative history of Dungeons and Dragons - Basic and Expert (B/X) D&D - 1981

In this series of articles we'll  be exploring the differences and similarities between every edition of Dungeons and Dragons.

In the last article we looked at Holmes Basic

In this article we are looking at Basic & Expert D&D launched in 1981.

Basic & Expert often referred to as simply B/X is the ‘mother’ to the 'OSR' movement.  The vast majority of OSR games in some way derive from the mechanics, aesthetics or principles inherent to B/X. 

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A comparative history of Dungeons & Dragons - Holmes Basic D&D - 1977

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A comparative history of Dungeons & Dragons - Holmes Basic D&D - 1977

In this series of articles we'll be exploring the differences and similarities between every edition of Dungeons and Dragons. In our last article we looked at 0E D&D. In this article we're looking at the Holmes Basic Set released in 1977. 

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A comparative history of Dungeons and Dragons – 0E D&D

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A comparative history of Dungeons and Dragons – 0E D&D

In this series of articles I will be exploring the differences and similarities between every edition of Dungeons and Dragons.

In this first article we’ll be looking at 0E D&D the game that started it all. 

0E Dungeons & Dragons - 1974 

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