The Smoldering Wizard

Old-school Roleplaying


June 20, 2021 — Doug

Welcome to the the new blog! With the recent changes to the Wordpress editing interface (now non-optional unless you pay for a business account), I felt I needed something that fits my workflow better. I write my posts in markdown and the new interface doesn't fully support that the way it used to. So this blog is self-hosted on the same server that runs my OSR gaming forum. I've kept things simple by using a customized Bashblog, and also made secure connections optional to fully support older clients. All the posts on my old blog will remain there.

What about comments? Most of my posts will have a link to a dedicated board on my forum where discussion can take place. You can also send me an email (smwiz at

If you had an email subscription to my old blog, on the sub-forum page at the bottom is a link to subscribe ('Subscribe forum'). Click that, and you'll get emails when a new post arrives.

Finally, for those using a feed reader, there is an RSS feed available.

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