This is an archive of all my site updates back through March 2001 when I started my updates.

April 27, 2003
I've added a new essay to my Magic section on "Magic and Society".
April 23, 2003
Oops. I realize I should list the new essays on genre instead of making people search for them among the links. They are:
April 21, 2003
Well, I have added a series of essays on "Techniques for Common Genre Conventions" to my Role-playing Styles section. Much of this actually overlaps with system design, so I might cross-link some of it as well.
April 1, 2003
Well, I don't have any good jokes, but I have linked in my Lord of the Rings RPG section which includes a complete review, links, and some other material. I have also added an "open-license" keyword to the options of my Free RPG List.
March 5, 2003
I have added two new essays to my Role-playing Styles section. The first is " Genre and Setting Simulation: Perils, Pitfalls, and Possibilities" by Steven S. Long -- reprinted from Grey Ghost Games' Gamemastering Secrets book with permission. The second is entitled " Reifying Genre Conventions", written by myself.
February 3, 2003
I have re-done the sorting of my company list, which should improve the reliability of links. I have also added new pages so you can look up companies by country and by system (such as "D20" or "FUDGE") as well as alphabetically.
January 16, 2003
A few new additions. I have added new genre keywords to my Free RPGs list, such as horror and modern. Also I have reorganized and expanded my Buffy the Vampire Slayer RPG pages, including an annoted list of classic horror movies. Incidentally, the BtVS RPG campaign I am playing in is looking for players -- if you are in the SF Bay Area and are interested, send me an email.
December 4, 2002
A few other additions: there is now an About This Site page, along with a Site Map page. There have also been major additions to the SRD Page including a conversion of the Modern SRD to browsable HTML and an archive of Kenneth Hood's Sleeping Imperium site.
December 3, 2002
I have reworked the timeline feature of the RPG Encyclopedia so that you can quickly jump to a given year, and updated it with all of the latest information.
November 5, 2002
The big new addition is that I have a new RPG System Design page. Currently I have three essays there, and I have a few more in the pipe.
October 1, 2002
Again, I have been remiss in cataloging my updates. Over the past year, I have majorly revised my RPG Styles page with new essays, and added a new section on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer RPG from Eden Studios.
[Long time gap]
August 31, 2001
Oops. I have not been keeping up this "What's New" page. Well, my latest addition is a new section on the Weird War II sourcebook from Pinnacle Games. The main feature is the review, but I also made a few utilities to go with it.
June 8, 2001
I have moved my rpg site to a new host,, thanks to my friend Graham's generosity. The bad news is that you should update your bookmarks and links. The good news is that in the future you will start seeing interactive stuff on my site. My old host had very limited permissions for CGI only, but now I can freely do CGI scripts, PHP, and database stuff. The old site location ( should have auto-forwarding set to the new location. If you notice any problem in the forwarding, please email me.
April 27, 2001
There have been some miscellaneous updates to my Dungeons & Dragons section, based on a recent game I played. I have various charts including spell tables with expanded information, a chart comparing various class features, and more. I should add some more to my reviews as well based on playtesting, but that is not there yet.
April 10, 2001
I have added a Magic section, which you can find under Articles and Reviews. This is a collection of non-system-specific articles on RPG magic in general. The first feature is a long article on "Designing a Mythic-style RPG Magic System".
March 28, 2001
I have revamped my campaigns page with some fixed-up information, and reversed the order so that the most recent campaigns are first. These are the ones which tend to have more web information.
March 15, 2001
Well, first of all, I have added a What's New section. :-)
Other recent changes have been that I have added a Spanish section to my RPG Encyclopedia with the addition of 7 Spanish-language RPGs -- hopefully to expand soon.

John H. Kim <jhkim-at-darkshire-dot-net>
Last modified: Tue May 13 12:17:35 2003