Kuroth is the namesake for the artifact Kuroth's Quill from the 1979 Dungeon Masters Guide by Gary Gygax (and diverse hands). I always loved reading the "From the Sorcerer's Scroll" columns penned by Gary (and sometimes Rob Kuntz) in The Dragon and Dragon Magazine, and with "From Kuroth's Quill" I hope to evoke that same sense of design scope and focus, as well as to acknowledge Gary's column through my column's title.
This is me:
This is my gaming bio from Knockspell and The Twisting Stair, so please forgive me for referring to myself in the third person:
Allan T. Grohe Jr. has been playing AD&D and other RPGs since 1977. Allan’s first professional gaming publication (“More for the Shadow Master”) appeared in White Wolf Magazine #11 in 1987; he has also contributed to The Unspeakable Oath, Pyramid, Polyhedron, and Dragon Magazine, among others. Allan has worked extensively with Biohazard Games (Blue Planet, Upwind), Pagan Publishing (Delta Green), Different Worlds Publications (Tadashi Ehara), and Pied Piper Publishing (Robert J. Kuntz). Allan co-founded Black Blade Publishing with Jon Hershberger in 2009 to publish top-quality old-school gaming products, including OSRIC, Monsters of Myth, and Kuntz’ The Original Bottle City. Allan’s most-recent projects are Tales of Peril: The Complete Boinger and Zereth Stories of John Eric Holmes, and The Twisting Stair, a gaming newsletter focused on dungeon design that Allan publishes with Tony Rosten.
Allan’s editorial, design, and development work has contributed to winning one Origins Award and securing four Origins Award nominations, winning one ENnie Award and two ENnie Award nominations.
Allan is known online as grodog, where he publishes a website featuring World of Greyhawk content, as well as his non-gaming writing (poetry, personal essays, and literary scholarship), and the usual fan ephemera at http://www.greyhawkonline.com/grodog/. He lives in Wichita, Kansas, with his lovely wife Heather, their two wonderful sons Ethan and Henry, and their two pugs Tara and Gypsy.
Welcome to the Future
Thank you for visiting, and hopefully you'll find some worthwhile ideas at "From Kuroth's Quill" that will be useful in your games! I welcome your responses, feedback, suggestions, ideas, and constructive criticisms.