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)
Cynthia, daughter of Finarvyn (August 24, 1981 - June 15, 2015)
You are deeply missed. Fight On!
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Board Threads Posts Last Post
No New Posts General Board - 1 Viewing

You can talk about anything gaming-related here.

Moderator: Finarvyn

Sub-board: Announcements

1,775 23,694 May Purchased PDF files be Printed?
by derv
Jan 23, 2017 16:42:13 GMT -6
No New Posts Links & Resources - 2 Viewing

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

275 1,727 OD&D Treasure Generator?
by aldarron
Jan 23, 2017 10:47:36 GMT -6
No New Posts Classified

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

239 867 Bec de Corbin?
by angantyr
Jan 2, 2017 2:23:44 GMT -6

Dungeons & Dragons (1971-1979)

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".

253 3,555 Attack value of a lightning bolt
by gronanofsimmerya
Jan 13, 2017 13:04:52 GMT -6
No New Posts OD&D Pre-Publication (1973)

Here we can discuss the 1973 pre-publication documents for OD&D -- the Dalluhn Manuscript (Beyond This Point Be Dragons), the Mornard Fragments, or other any other notes by Gary and Dave during the genesis of the game.

18 312 Hawk and Moor
by Finarvyn
Dec 31, 2016 9:51:21 GMT -6
No New Posts Men & Magic (1974) - 2 Viewing

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.

768 12,102 XP for not-gold
by hedgehobbit
Jan 9, 2017 10:10:05 GMT -6
No New Posts Monsters & Treasure (1974)

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.

217 2,826 Hobbits in M&T?
by 18 Spears
Jan 22, 2017 19:44:16 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.

305 4,593 settlement hedge against magic
by foxroe
Dec 28, 2016 22:43:08 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.

186 1,545 balrogs / type VI demons in the Wilderlands?
by geoffrey
Jan 23, 2017 18:43:52 GMT -6
No New Posts Holmes Basic D&D (1977)

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

298 3,674 Let's get Holmes back on DTRPG
by Vile
Jan 11, 2017 2:43:37 GMT -6
No New Posts OD&D Study - 1 Viewing

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

84 1,416 Fiend Folio sources & uses
by ritt
Jan 15, 2017 10:09:24 GMT -6

Gaming with Dave and Gary and Rob

Board Threads Posts Last Post
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

239 2,696 Oldest Blackmoor Dungeon maps
by grodog
Jan 23, 2017 18:45:01 GMT -6
No New Posts Gary Gygax' Greyhawk

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

75 990 Gary Gygax - the graphic novel
by Rafael
Jan 19, 2017 3:39:23 GMT -6
No New Posts Gaming with Rob Kuntz

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

54 649 Interview of Robert J. Kuntz
by foxroe
Dec 3, 2016 11:26:48 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.

29 759 Klytus, I'm bored.
by gronanofsimmerya
Nov 1, 2016 22:40:38 GMT -6


Board Threads Posts Last Post
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

209 2,953 Gary Con IX AS&SH Events (2017)
by Chainsaw
Jan 16, 2017 12:36:35 GMT -6
No New Posts Carcosa

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, Greenfielder's "Lurkers of Carcosa", Nonsensical's Gonzo OD&D Carcosa, Mushgnome’s Chainmail Carcosa 2.0

341 8,314 Four AD&D modules set in Carcosa now available.
by geoffrey
Jan 17, 2017 9:00:41 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

554 6,746 Fight On #15
by Hawklord
Nov 10, 2016 14:06:03 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

231 3,475 DD V5 and Fighting Capability/Fantastic Combat
by waysoftheearth
Nov 4, 2016 3:38:19 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.

51 698 Return of the Woodland Warriors
by Gynsburghe
Dec 27, 2016 12:34:38 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

84 684 Announcement Regarding Future Sales
by aldarron
Oct 8, 2016 11:28:41 GMT -6

A collection of the BLUEHOLME™ threads. Here we can discuss the game.

27 454 BLUEHOLME™ ... Journeymanne?
by Vile
Jan 18, 2017 0:41:59 GMT -6
No New Posts OD&D Workshop - 1 Viewing

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!

389 4,576 Zenopus Art-chives
by foxroe
Jan 17, 2017 6:39:58 GMT -6
No New Posts Simulacrum - 1 Viewing

Here we can discuss "clone" systems which do not have their own space otherwise.

Sub-boards: Swords & Wizardry, Seven Voyages of Zylarthen, Elf Lair Games, Brave Halfling General

407 3,947 [OSRIC] Secrets of the Wyrwoode
by barrataria
Dec 30, 2016 15:57:09 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.

92 1,072 Just re-watched JCM
by The Perilous Dreamer
Jan 17, 2017 14:57:47 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

291 4,485 OEPT16: A Bitter Pill
by greentongue
Jan 20, 2017 18:47:03 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.

62 586 Boot Hill Intellectual Property
by Finarvyn
Dec 10, 2016 14:41:50 GMT -6
No New Posts Metamorphosis Alpha (1976) - 1 Viewing

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

109 1,259 Metamorphosis Alpha with the Siege Engine
by foxroe
Jan 8, 2017 7:30:22 GMT -6
No New Posts Gangbusters (1982, 2016)

Since 2009, the official board for Rick Krebs' Gangbusters RPG as well as The Blue Book Detective Agency. Rick occasionally posts here.

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

81 1,388 Where can we find it?
by jonasaap
Oct 10, 2016 6:42:46 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!

40 414 Knights of Camelot [TSR 1980]
by scalydemon
Nov 29, 2016 15:24:56 GMT -6


Board Threads Posts Last Post
No New Posts Wargames

Here we can discuss various hex-and-chit wargames, with the emphasis being on the old Avalon Hill and SPI classics.

45 855 What War or Boardgame are you playing?
by stevemitchell
Jan 5, 2017 22:12:09 GMT -6
No New Posts Other Editions - 1 Viewing

Here we can discuss AD&D or 4E or other non-OD&D editions of the game.

Sub-boards: AD&D/2E, 3E/Pathfinder, 4E, D&D 5E (2014)

296 4,161 5th edition; going old school?
by Finarvyn
Jan 8, 2017 6:26:45 GMT -6
No New Posts Fiction

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, Howard and Hyboria, Leiber and Lankhmar

356 5,520 What are you reading?
by Rafael
Jan 23, 2017 13:39:23 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)

110 935 Adventures in Meleon
by Rafael
Jan 16, 2017 11:32:13 GMT -6
No New Posts "Third Party" and Non-TSR Classics

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

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

207 1,991 Pendragon
by makofan
Jan 20, 2017 9:18:29 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)

155 1,760 Star Trek TOS Episode Club
by geoffrey
Jan 23, 2017 20:16:18 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.

95 926 Human Empire
by geoffrey
Jan 23, 2017 23:34:25 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)

71 666 Here are some planets!
by vladtolenkov
Jan 7, 2017 20:58:59 GMT -6

Online Games

Board Threads Posts Last Post
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

15 2,727 Into the Dearthwood - The 2nd Visit
by dtspurrier
Jan 19, 2017 1:55:03 GMT -6
No New Posts Frank's Wine Dark Rift Sector Traveller Campaign

An adventure in the Winedark Rift with a blend of '77 and '81 Traveller rules.

Moderator: ffilz

7 236 The Wayward Sun Adventure 1
by coffee
Jan 19, 2017 8:13:20 GMT -6
No New Posts Makofan's Online OD&D

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

Moderator: makofan

Sub-board: References, Announcements and Stickies

142 17,714 Western Group Adv #4 - Against the Bandits
by flightcommander
Jan 22, 2017 22:40:17 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.

16 2,145 OOC Chat
by dtspurrier
Jan 19, 2017 1:53:47 GMT -6
No New Posts Verbobonc Lives!

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.

55 7,271 Verbobonc: Wealthy District
by dtspurrier
Jan 24, 2017 1:48:13 GMT -6
No New Posts dtspurrier's Basic to Expert Game

This campaign will start with one or 2 D&D basic published modules that will be linked into a campaign. The first module will be “Horror on the Hill”.

12 1,683 Chapter four dungeon level one
by dtspurrier
Jan 24, 2017 1:50:45 GMT -6
No New Posts Meleon: Redcloak - 1 Viewing

From its rocky caverns the deep-voiced ocean speaks, and in accents disconsolate answers the wail of the forest.

13 1,782 Redcloak - OOC
by Rafael
Jan 23, 2017 13:40:17 GMT -6
No New Posts Derv's Battered Empires

Battered Empires is an old school home brewed mixing of OD&D hex crawl wilderness exploration, dungeon exploration, and mass combat, set in a pseudo-medieval fantasy world.

11 836 Second Month: The Hunt for Vladimir
by makofan
Jan 23, 2017 15:47:55 GMT -6
No New Posts Valley of the Four Winds

Doctorx’s PBP OD&D campaign based around the old Minifigs/Games Workshop VALLEY OF THE FOUR WINDS setting publicised in early issues of WHITE DWARF back in the late Seventies.

by coffee
Jan 19, 2017 7:54:20 GMT -6
No New Posts Inactive Online Games - 4 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: Middelsae campaign, 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, The Ruination of Tenamen, Mushgnome's Deep Arkham, City State of the Emerald Eye PBP

336 27,245 S03E05: Arkham on Rye, Hold the Mayoral Primary
by ehiker133
Jul 20, 2016 15:46:39 GMT -6


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