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Caltrops for Breakfast is a blog launched in May 2022 by David Gay. It's all about roleplaying games, especially Dungeons & Dragons (1974 - 2008).

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About the author

My name's David Gay and I began in the early 2000s with the 3rd edition starter set ("The Adventure Begins Here!"). I was hooked right in elementary school.

We played nonstop all the way through high school. I discovered the OSR shortly after Basic Fantasy, OSRIC, and Swords & Wizardry were released. Many good characters died in my old-school campaigns.

We mostly played 3.5 and OSRIC. The other systems I ran were numerous and varied, but we always came back to D&D. I stopped playing RPGs shortly after arriving at college. We'll call that eight-year period a "journey of self-discovery."

In 2020, we got the old gang back together. I'm back behind the screen multiple times a week.

Upon returning to the old-school community, I've discovered incredible blogs like the ones on my blogroll. Thanks to other bloggers, I'm in the prime of my refereeing career. Caltrops for Breakfast is my contribution.


The Caltrops for Breakfast logo and icon (the d4) were kindly and skillfully created by Laura Kna, who understands descending armor class. Hire her to make art for your stuff.

Open Game License (OGL)

All Open Game Content on Caltrops for Breakfast will be clearly marked as such.

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