Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hill Cantons Compendium of Classic D&D/LL Rules Variants

I finally finished this morning the latest, supposedly-greatest compilation of half-baked house rules and variant systems that I've been tinkering with in our current Labyrinth Lord campaign over the last year or so. (Pictured above, courtesy of the public domain, is the cover illustration from the late, great Russian folk artist Ivan Bilibin). 

Things revised or added in this version (beyond copy edits and minor mechanical adjustments):
  1. The revised Mountebank class.
  2. The revised Lankhmarian White Wizard class.
  3. A new appendix that includes the full version of my alternative character generation system including a new variant ability generator and a revised random starting equipment list .
If you are looking for 28 pages worth of tinkering madness you can download the PDF here


  1. Cool, thanks. I'll be checking that out.

  2. Your character background generator with the dice pools and extra dice is inspired! I will be using it in the future. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I agree with Jim that is a clever way to take D&D characters out of their box while maintaining the classic style. Nice job, Chris.

  4. Very interesting stuff--you've put a lot of thought & labor into this and it shows nicely.

  5. Aw shucks friends. I do this to stave off the urge to release yet another retro-clone into the wild.