Continuing our series of english language interviews, we are honoured to greet Trent Foster Smith, once maliciously described as the Khmer Rouge of the OSR. We talk about his recent five-star module, Fractious Mayhem at Melonath Falls, his Heroic Legendarium, a most scholarly collection of conversions, errata, house rules and expansions for the 2nd Edition of AD&D that never was. We further discuss the state of the hobby, the Riddle of Basic and its link to the „older/younger sibling“ dynamic. Many thoughts are shared about Gygaxian module writing, what was lost in the 80s and the faults of the Temple of Elemental Evil. Most importantly, though, we talked about the „locked“ grand Gygaxian-1e Module: Necropolis, how he played it with EGG himself and how YOU can experience the same by doing it the Trent/Gygax way. Sadly, we forgot to talk more about Fraggle Rock, but we hope we can remedy this in the future.
The host was settembrini in this one.