I want to tell a story about Argothald. It’s a geek story. It spans 35 years and two worlds, one real and one fictional. There’s no moral, no point, no great insight to be had. It’s merely a story I wish to share.
It’s also long enough that I want to split it into three parts.
It’s been a couple of years since I last posted about my fantasy role-playing game, Argothald. That game has been a part of my life for about 35 years, including a 20-year hiatus. If I’m to use this blog to document what’s important to me, I should check in on Argothald once in a while.
I’ve had a chance to run a couple of Argothald expeditions. It’s been great.
I’d been concerned that my skills as a gamesmaster would be rusty after more than two decades. I needn’t have worried. While there are some issues with the rules system, they’re relatively minor. What’s important is that the players have fun.
It's official: I now have a chance to resurrect my old Argothald campaign. I've hit a snag. It's a big one. I can't find my old Argothald notebook. For me, this is no small matter. This notebook contained some key game notes. It contained the maps of the main "dungeon" (Ironmaw Mountain), the nearby town, and other…
What does the name "Crytolos" mean?Crytolos is the Demon Ruler of Aeykia. You see, when the Mekatrig defeated the forces in Ironmaw Mountain with the Argothald, he appointed a Demon Ruler to rule over each one of the Twilight Kingdoms...Your eyes are beginning to glaze over, aren't they?OK, let's try a human explanation. Crytolos was a creature…