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Welcome to The Old Bard
Welcome to The Old Bard, your home for fantastical tales and adventures in the captivating worlds of tabletop role-playing games (RPGs). Here, we traverse the mystical lands of Dungeons & Dragons, plot intricate strategies in Pathfinder, survive the chilling suspense of Alien RPG, delve into the dystopian futures of Bladerunner RPG, and navigate the complex politics of Dune RPG. Whether you embark on these journeys solo or gather a party of adventurers, The Old Bard is your trusted guide
Tales of Adventure – Solo and Shared
The Old Bard thrives on stories. Explore our chronicles, where each post illuminates a new adventure from both solo and group campaigns. These narratives not only serve as a rich source of inspiration, but they are also a testament to the joy of RPGs, be it in solitude or in good company.
Resources for Every Adventurer
Every journey, whether embarked upon alone or with allies, requires the right tools and strategies. We offer an extensive collection of resources, tools, and guides to enhance your RPG experience. From in-depth tips for solo play to recommendations for group games, The Old Bard is committed to enriching your adventures, however you choose to play.
Reviews You Can Trust
In the diverse universe of RPGs, finding the right game, sourcebook, or tool can be a challenge. The Old Bard rises to this challenge by providing detailed, unbiased reviews from a wide range of RPG perspectives, offering you the insights you need to make informed decisions about your next adventure.
Unlock RPG Realms: Insights, Reviews, and Gameplay Chronicles.
Dive into the different facets of RPG exploration through a trio of post series on this site. Whether you’re seeking deeper insights into RPG resources, looking to understand the intricacies of gameplay, or wanting to relive riveting gameplay sessions, these series have you covered.
Insight Checks: The “Insight Check” series is designed as a reflective exploration, a deep dive into my experiences, observations, and lessons learned from the world of tabletop role-playing games (TTRPGs). Its purpose goes beyond merely recounting the narrative beats of my campaigns or giving you a blow-by-blow recount of my most epic battles. No, the “Insight Check” is a richer brew. It is where I take a step back from the rush and tumble of adventuring life to ponder, to analyze, and to share the deeper insights that this wonderful hobby of ours provides.
Investigation Checks: This series is akin to a successful investigation check in an RPG, uncovering hidden truths and valuable treasures. It spotlights the finest RPG resources, delving into the details of various tools, books, or systems. Whether you’re a seasoned player seeking something fresh or a newcomer curious about the available resources, this series serves as your guide to the abundant RPG offerings out there.
Perception Checks: ‘Perception Checks’ reveal the complexities and nuances of RPGs, breaking them down into easily digestible insights and practical tips. This series navigates the intricate weave of RPG mechanics, strategies, and themes, providing you with a clearer understanding and deeper appreciation of the games we love.
Well… that was interesting: This series plunges you into the exhilarating world of solo and collaborative solo RPG sessions, weaving tales of thrilling adventures, unexpected plot twists, and imaginative storytelling. Each post in ‘Well… that was interesting’ takes you along on the rollercoaster of these personal gaming experiences, serving as a chronicle of unique solo adventures and a source of inspiration for solo players seeking their own exciting narratives.
Each series provides unique perspectives on the dynamic world of RPGs, aiming to inform, entertain, and inspire. Explore according to your interests and let these narratives and insights fuel your own RPG journey.
Join Our Guild
At The Old Bard, you are part of a vibrant community of fellow adventurers. We celebrate the diversity of RPG playstyles, from the lone wolf exploring alien worlds to the party battling their way through enchanted dungeons. Share your experiences, learn from others, and let’s push the boundaries of RPGs together.
Ready to roll the dice and embark on your next adventure?
Say hello to our Game Masters
Welcome to my corner of the web, where I, Keith Richie, otherwise known as The Old Bard, spin tales and share insights from the intriguing world of Table Top Role Playing Games (TTRPGs or RPGs for short). By trade, I’m a software developer and a musician, but in my heart, I’ve been a devoted fan…