Welcome to "Original D&D Discussion".
A place to discuss the original edition of the game from its 1974 roots.
OD&D Discussion has been on the web since Jun 22, 2007
:-) A special welcome to Robert Kuntz, who is now a member of these boards! :-)
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Please remember some of the greats of the gaming world who are no longer with us
Gary Gygax (OD&D) July 27, 1938 - March 4, 2008
Bob Bledsaw (Judges Guild) May 18, 1942 - April 19, 2008
Erick Wujcik (Amber Diceless) January 26, 1951 - June 7, 2008
Dave Arneson (OD&D, Blackmoor) October 1, 1947 - April 7, 2009
M.A.R. Barker (Tekumel / Empire of the Petal Throne) November 3, 1929 - March 16, 2012
Dave Trampier, AKA "Tramp" or "DAT" (1954 - March 24, 2014)
Gentlemen, you are deeply missed already.
Fight On!
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No New Posts General Board - 2 Viewing

You can talk about anything gaming-related here.

Moderator: Finarvyn

Sub-board: Announcements

1,492 19,106 Viability of the FLGS?
by scalydemon
Nov 24, 2014 9:34:59 GMT -6
No New Posts Links & Resources

Here we can place good stuff that is not at all shady in nature, but will help others discover the wonders of OD&D.

Sub-boards: Ye Olde, Save or Die podcast

192 1,230 Ye Olde School Publishers
by mi98c10
Nov 23, 2014 23:15:01 GMT -6
No New Posts Classified - 1 Viewing

Looking for players? Want to announce a game you're running or a convention worth attending? Drop a thread into the Classifieds!

144 503 Dungeons and Dragons books, modules for Sale
by scottenkainen
Nov 10, 2014 9:29:23 GMT -6

Dungeons & Dragons (1971-1978)

Board Threads Posts Last Post
No New Posts Chainmail (1971)

Discussion of the historical and fantasy miniatures rules system Chainmail by Guidion Games and later TSR, particularly the pre-OD&D "Fantasy Supplement".

209 2,717 Reformatting Chainmail
by thomden
Oct 23, 2014 21:21:15 GMT -6
No New Posts Men & Magic (1974)

All things related to characters and combat in OD&D. This can be boxed set or also include the brown book supplements, Strategic Review, or early issues of the Dragon.

673 10,229 D&D ability scores being meaningless
by gronanofsimmerya
Nov 17, 2014 21:20:53 GMT -6
No New Posts Monsters & Treasure (1974) - 1 Viewing

All things related to monsters fought and treasures found in OD&D. This can be boxed set or also include the brown book supplements, Strategic Review, or early issues of the Dragon.

175 2,254 Pumpkin-heads
by foxroe
Nov 8, 2014 14:54:06 GMT -6
No New Posts The Underworld & Wilderness Adventures (1974) - 1 Viewing

Discussion of the rules that guide the OD&D campaign. This can be boxed set or also include the brown book supplements, Strategic Review, or early issues of the Dragon.

259 3,745 Flow-chart style mapping for the DM too
by nonsensical
Nov 24, 2014 1:02:44 GMT -6
No New Posts Judges Guild and the Wilderlands (est. 1976)

Bob Bledsaw's Judges Guild produced many TSR-sanctioned modules, including the City-State of the Invincible Overlord (in 1976). Here we can discuss any Judges Guild products, along with the various incarnations of the Wilderlands fantasy setting, including Robert Conley's "Majestic Wilderlands" camapign.

157 1,294 Wiki of the Wilerlands
by ptingler
Nov 12, 2014 22:41:26 GMT -6
No New Posts Holmes Basic D&D (1978) - 1 Viewing

The Holmes "Basic" set was a rules re-organization inspired by OD&D and marks the end of an era, one step before AD&D. While Holmes isn't quite OD&D, it's close.

Sub-board: OSR Community Starter

258 3,237 Holmes/X
by paleologos
Nov 24, 2014 0:12:49 GMT -6
No New Posts OD&D Study

This would be a place for academic study and discussion of the OD&D LBB from 1974.

59 1,060 Rounds & Turns in OD&D
by derv
Nov 22, 2014 20:12:22 GMT -6

Gaming with Dave and Gary and Rob

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No New Posts Dave Arneson's Blackmoor

Here we can discuss Dave Arneson's original Blackmoor (which began in 1970-71) and the "First Fantasy Campaign", which was published by Judges Guild in 1977, as well as "Adventures in Fantasy" and other contributions that Dave has made to the gaming industry.

Sub-board: Adventures in Fantasy

218 2,476 18 pages of notes
by The Semi-Retired Gamer
Nov 9, 2014 9:48:53 GMT -6
No New Posts Gary Gygax' Greyhawk

Here we can discuss the various works of Gary Gygax, including his original Greyhawk campaign.

62 843 Module B10 Nights Dark Terror
by urieal
Oct 1, 2014 6:33:15 GMT -6
No New Posts Gaming with Rob Kuntz - 1 Viewing

Here we can discuss the projects and contributions of Rob Kuntz, both the new and those of yore...

51 612 New Edition of Rob Kuntz's _The Original Bottle City_
by The Perilous Dreamer
Aug 5, 2014 6:30:24 GMT -6
No New Posts Gaming with Gronan

Michael Mornard, AKA "Gronan of Symmeria" is one of the few gamers to play in Arneson's Blackmoor, Gygax's Greyhawk, and Barker's Tekumel campaigns. I thought it would be fun to give him some space on these boards.

18 540 What Chapters Have I Omitted?
by The Perilous Dreamer
Nov 5, 2014 16:08:24 GMT -6


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No New Posts Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea

This is the original board for discussion of the AS&SH RPG, by North Wind Adventures. For additional AS&SH goodness, visit hyperborea.boardhost.com/index.php

Moderator: Ghul

189 2,780 Forgotten Fane of the Coiled Goddess
by joseph
Nov 19, 2014 6:02:21 GMT -6
No New Posts Carcosa - 2 Viewing

Since 2008, this is the offical board for discussion of the OD&D style supplement for Geoffry McKinney's Carcosa campaign.

Sub-boards: Dubeers' Online OD&D Carcosa, Tombowing's Carcosa Game, Bert's Online OD&D Carcosa, Mushgnome's Chainmail Carcosa

265 6,873 Random Carcosa Musings
by otiv
Nov 24, 2014 4:14:15 GMT -6
No New Posts Fight On!

Here we can discuss options and ideas for the official fanzine of these boards -- Fight On!

Moderator: calithena

546 6,701 Darkness Beneath Compilation?
by geoffrey
Nov 23, 2014 12:19:19 GMT -6
No New Posts Delving Deeper RPG

This is the official board for discussion of the Delving Deeper RPG, by BHP and Immersive Ink.

Moderator: waysoftheearth

Sub-boards: Waysoftheearth's Delving Deeper Demo Game, BHP DD Products

208 3,296 DD Available in POD
by waysoftheearth
Nov 23, 2014 5:37:04 GMT -6
No New Posts Beyond Belief Games

Here we can discuss SimonW's game line, featuring Barbarians of Lemuria, Woodland Warriors, and several S&W:WB-compatible games.

40 558 Triumphant! Super Heroic RPG in Spanish
by simonw
Nov 21, 2014 17:10:46 GMT -6
No New Posts Elf Lair Games

Subtitle "The Creative Mind of Jason Vey." Here we can discuss Elf Lair Games' old school OD&D-style game "Spellcraft & Swordplay." Also, chime in on "Amazing Adventures" (pulp-era C&C through TLG), and even Jason's novels.

65 440 Amazing Adventures Second Print Kickstarter!!!
by thegreyelf
Sept 19, 2014 12:02:03 GMT -6
No New Posts Champions of ZED, etc.

The official forum for Champions of ZED: Zero Edition Dungeoneering, and other products from Southerwood Publishing, including Dragons at Dawn, the retro-tribute to Dave Arneson's gaming.

Sub-board: Dragons At Dawn

83 730 Champions of ZED
by aldarron
Jul 26, 2014 7:00:42 GMT -6
No New Posts Brave Halfling General

Here we can discuss general products made by BHP. Note that Delving Deeper, Epées & Sorcellerie, and X-Plorers have their own space.

Moderator: John Adams

Sub-boards: Brave Halfling's WB, Epées & Sorcellerie RPG

71 953 Dagger "Underworld and Wilderness Adventure"
by archersix
Oct 13, 2014 19:49:58 GMT -6
No New Posts OD&D Workshop

A Workshop forum where we can create new OD&D stuff to share, whether it be a magic item or whatever. Feel free to put your projects and creations here for all to see and give input!

333 3,953 A simple set of house rules.
by Merctime
Nov 19, 2014 20:42:42 GMT -6

Other TSR Classics

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No New Posts Warriors of Mars (1974)

Discussion of Warriors of Mars (briefly published by TSR), and how Mars can be used in an OD&D campaign.

84 926 The Lost Vault of K'Ral - an adventure for WotRP
by battlebrotherbob
Oct 22, 2014 10:43:40 GMT -6
No New Posts Empire of the Petal Throne (1975)

Here we can discuss OEPT, the original TSR 1975 version of M.A.R. Barker's classic Empire of the Petal Throne RPG.

Sub-boards: Greentongue's Online OEPT, Edsan's Online OEPT, Badger's Online OEPT, Badger's OEPT Game, The Sequel, Humanspace Empires PBP Game

252 3,794 How many copies of the EPT boxed set did TSR sell?
by geoffrey
Nov 23, 2014 15:15:16 GMT -6
No New Posts Boot Hill (1975)

Here we can discuss the 1975 Boot Hill RPG by Gygax and Blume, as well as discussion on blending the Wild West with OD&D.

52 516 More thoughts on a BH "clone"...
by Finarvyn
Nov 16, 2014 7:11:20 GMT -6
No New Posts Metamorphosis Alpha (1976)

Discussion for the original edition of METAMORPHOSIS ALPHA (James Ward; 1976) as well as the original GAMMA WORLD (James Ward; 1978). This is also a great place to discuss the new MUTANT FUTURE retro-RPG (Dan Proctor; 2008).

Sub-board: Capheind's Metamorphosis Alpha PBP

91 1,174 A Metamorphosis Alpha Adventure Module
by angelicdoctor
Nov 17, 2014 16:13:44 GMT -6
No New Posts Gangbusters (1982, 2012?)

Since 2009, the official board for Rick Krebs' Gangbusters RPG. Here we can discuss the original game and the potential revival that Rick has announced. Rick occasionally posts here.

Sub-boards: Malchya's GangBusters PBP Game, Max's Gangbusters PBP

66 776 Gangbuster chatter on the web
by rick krebs
Nov 9, 2014 20:00:34 GMT -6
No New Posts Other TSR Games

Here we can discuss any TSR products that don't have a forum of their own, such as the Indiana Jones RPG, Lankhmar Board Game, Don't Give Up the Ship, Classic Warfare, Tractics, and more!

39 457 Role Playing Journals
by Max_Writer
Nov 18, 2014 19:55:18 GMT -6


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No New Posts Other Editions and Simulacrum Games

Here we can discuss AD&D or 4E or other non-OD&D editions of the game or some of the D&D-like games like C&C or LL that don't have their own sections. No flaming, please!

Sub-boards: Blueholme, Swords & Wizardry, Seven Voyages of Zylarthen, 3E/Pathfinder/4E

466 5,056 Swords & Wizardry White Box Review
by stevemitchell
Nov 22, 2014 15:45:21 GMT -6
No New Posts D&D 5E (2014) - 1 Viewing

Topic specific to the 5E version of D&D (a.k.a. "D&D Next")which has been playtested for a year or more and finally released summer 2014. I've moved this sub-board into a regular board for a while in anticipation that there might be a lot of chatter about 5E.

50 1,127 Middle-earth for 5E
by tkdco2
Nov 24, 2014 3:52:02 GMT -6
No New Posts Fiction - 1 Viewing

Here we can discuss the books and movies that have inspired OD&D and other old school role playing.

Sub-boards: Tolkien and Middle-earth, Leiber and Lankhmar, Howard and Hyboria

282 4,446 Pete Fenlon's Map
by tkdco2
Nov 16, 2014 17:48:53 GMT -6
No New Posts Around the Campfire

Sitting around the campfire and telling stories of the campaign you GM or sessions you have played.

Sub-boards: In Search of the Unknown Campaign, Adventures in Outland (OD&D+Chainmail)

103 730 Monday Night OD&D Sessions
by dizzysaxophone
Jul 9, 2013 2:01:29 GMT -6
No New Posts "Third Party" and Non-TSR Classics - 1 Viewing

Here we can discuss non-TSR classic games, as well as other "third party" OD&D products.

Sub-boards: Tunnels & Trolls (1975), Arduin (1977), Runequest (1978)

187 1,837 Problems with Arduin?
by makofan
Nov 13, 2014 8:57:50 GMT -6

Science Fiction

Board Threads Posts Last Post
No New Posts General SciFi

Here we can discuss any sorts of Science Fiction gaming and fiction, mostly stuff that has the same kind of philosophy that attracts us to OD&D.

Sub-boards: Stars Without Number RPG, Terminal Space, X-Plorers (2009)

125 1,411 [movie] Jupider Ascending
by kesher
Oct 20, 2014 8:38:25 GMT -6
No New Posts Star Wars Original (1977)

Here we can discuss STAR WARS, with a focus on the way it was originally conceived in 1977.

58 523 Never-before-seen Star Wars prototypes and concept art!
by tkdco2
Nov 22, 2014 1:36:38 GMT -6
No New Posts Traveller (1977)

Here be space to discuss the original 1977 "Little Black Book" Traveller RPG and the whimsical fantasy game that does not exist (WANDERER)

50 489 Near Future Campaigns?
by tkdco2
Nov 16, 2014 17:19:39 GMT -6

Online Games

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No New Posts Frank's Wilderlands/CSIO OD&D

Frank intends to send a party of OD&D adventurers into the Wilderlands, the world first created by Judges Guild in the 1970's and the home of the infamous City-State of the Invincible Overlord.

Moderator: ffilz

10 1,031 City Interlude 2 - Return to CSIO
by Merctime
Nov 20, 2014 17:05:07 GMT -6
No New Posts Mushgnome's Deep Arkham - 2 Viewing

A Lovecraft-inspired classic dungeon crawl using Delving Deeper rules.

Moderator: mushgnome

22 2,678 S02E09: Wham, Bam, Thank you Arkham!
by choun
Nov 21, 2014 20:01:01 GMT -6
No New Posts Makofan's Online OD&D

A brown-book OD&D game, as run by Makofan.

Moderator: makofan

111 11,925 Northern Group - Adventure #5 - The Secret Gem Mine
by mushgnome
Nov 24, 2014 9:40:26 GMT -6
No New Posts Palace of the Vampire Queen

Kenmeister is running the classic "Palace of the Vampire Queen" module right here, using S&W WB rules. Here can be found the campaign.

12 956 OOC Chat
by Azafuse
Nov 23, 2014 20:18:18 GMT -6
No New Posts Verbobonc Lives! - 1 Viewing

Verbobonc Lives! will follow some of the campaign arcs of the Living Greyhawk campaign the RPGA ran, but starting with Holmes edition Basic (or Blueholme for retrogamers) as our rule set and slowly phasing into AD&D.

38 3,291 Verbobonc: Ryemend
by Ronny Serio
Nov 23, 2014 22:07:21 GMT -6
No New Posts Greenfielder's "Lurkers of Carcosa"

A Carcosa PBP game using "Searchers of the Unknown" rules, this Carcosa will lean a bit more on the pulp, gonzo, and Kirby aspects, and a bit less on the grim dark . There will also be an Arnesonian skill system and hopefully lots of multi hued fun.

21 448
No New Posts Middelsae campaign

Here we can find the "Middelsae campaign": James McCann's distributed miniatures campaign. Look for rules, maps, and so on here.

4 33
No New Posts Inactive Online Games - 1 Viewing

Here I will be stashing inactive online games so that folks can still read them. If a game goes active again, let me know and I'll revive its forum standings...

Sub-boards: Night's Dark Terror, In Search of the Unknown, Under Castle Serpenstine , Into the Dead City of Cron, Waysoftheearth's "The Deep in the Hinterlands" OD&D, H&H: Classic Adventures, Dogma PBEM, Calithena's Online OD&D, Scogle's Online OD&D, Chronoplasm's Online OD&D, Snorri's "Castle Snogard" CAOS Online OD&D, Tombowing's OD&D Campaign: Castle Lyra, Burke's "Searchers of the Unknown" Campaign, Jamesm's Dwimmermount Campaign, Crusssdaddy's LabyLord Humanoid Game, (PBP Game coming soon....), Verhaden's PBP OD&D Game, Chicagowiz's Modern OD&D Game, Kent's Affryqq campaign, Niflheim PBP Campaign, City State of the Emerald Eye PBP

298 23,100 OOC
by kenmeister
Oct 29, 2014 7:32:48 GMT -6


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