Saturday, June 18, 2016

Free RPG Day: Holmes Ref 1.0

Before NTRPG Con, I put together a 10-page pdf of Holmes Ref sheets which I thought might be handy for a pick-up game. While I didn't get a chance to use it there, I thought I would make the compilation available today for Free RPG Day.

Holmes Ref 1.0 includes:

1. Character Generation Worksheet
2. Blank Character Sheet (new!)
3. Advancement Reference Sheet (formerly "Holmes + OD&D Bridge Table")
4. Holmesian Random Names
5. Backgrounds for Human Characters (optional)
6. Cleric Spell Reference Sheet Levels 1-6
7. Magic-User Spell Reference Sheet Levels 1-3
8. Monster Reference Sheet
9. Magic Item Reference Sheet
10. Pre-Generated 1st Level Party

The new blank character sheet matches the format of the character generation sheet for ease in transferring information.

Click here to view or download Holmes Ref 1.0

I'll use the comments section below to record any typos noted for future correction.

The individual sheets remain available via the Holmes Ref page

What's next?
A glaring deficiency is the M-U spells Levels 4-6, so I'm working on a sheet for those.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Reminder: Holmes Panel at NTRPG Con this Saturday


A reminder: if you are at the NTRPG Con this weekend, there will be a J. Eric Holmes appreciation event on Saturday morning at 9 AM CDT (GMT -05:00), at the Centreport Meeting Room - Table 2. The panel will consist of Chris Holmes (son of Eric), Allan Grohe of Black Blade, publisher of the forthcoming Tales of Peril compilation of Holmes' D&D fiction, and myself. 

Before the event, you may wish to listen to Chris Holmes' recent interview on the Save or Die podcast.

There are still plenty of open seats left for the seminar, and if you are at the Con you don't need to be registered for this session to attend. 

Also, if you are not attending the Con, I believe the event will be livestreamed (and hopefully recorded, as well). I'll update date this post with info once I find out more.

I'll be at con this weekend from Fri morning to Sun evening, and besides the seminar I will be playing in a variety of games. Hope to see you there!

Update:
The NTRPG Con Live Streams are up for today. I believe Camera 1 is in the Centreport Room where the Holmes Panel will be on Sat.

Per Doug Rhea on Facebook:
"Streams are up. Info below.
Camera 1 URL: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ntrpgcon - Special Events
Camera 2 URL: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ntrpgcon2 - Special Guest Games
Camera 3 URL: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ntrpgcon3 - Random Games
Camera 4 URL: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ntrpgcon-camera4 - Doug’s Random Stream
Camera 5 URL: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ntrpgcon5 - Con Overview
Please SHARE these links on your favorite forums so as many people know where to catch a glimpse of one of the most awesome Old School RPG cons out there!!!"


Here is a schedule to go with the links: http://ntrpgcon.com/NTRPGCon-2016-Games.html