Welcome to "Original D&D Discussion".
A place to discuss the original edition of the game from its 1974 roots.


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Here are general rules and posts to your Admin or by your Admin.

46 699 Where to post OD&D game reports?
by Rafael
Jan 15, 2019 3:57:51 GMT -6
No New Posts General Board - 1 Viewing

You can talk about anything non-OD&D but gaming-related here. General OD&D topics ought to be discussed in "OD&D General" or the specific forum that pertains to the topic.

Moderator: Finarvyn

1,953 26,657 The Colour Out of Space (& Gaming)
by doublejig2
Jan 16, 2019 17:44:31 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-board: Save for Half podcast

306 1,729 Kieselstein-a wargame of social spectacles
by derv
Jan 6, 2019 18:16:48 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!

310 1,211 Original Warhammer play by post, looking for players
by Starbeard
Jan 12, 2019 17:43:18 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. For more Blackmoor discussion, try blackmoor.mystara.net/forums/

Sub-board: Adventures in Fantasy

263 3,397 Lost Megadungeon of Tonisborg
by rossik
Jan 9, 2019 4:40:17 GMT -6
No New Posts Gary Gygax' Greyhawk

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

89 1,199 Gygax IP AMA on Reddit with Paul Stormberg
by asaki
Jan 10, 2019 5:03:24 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...

by grodog
May 27, 2018 20:35:01 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.

40 1,125 GRONAN REVIEWS "Dungeon Chef"
by Thorulfr
Nov 26, 2018 21:36:59 GMT -6


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No New Posts Rob Conley's Majestic Wilderlands

Here we can discuss Rob Conley's Majestic Wilderlands or any other of Rob's OD&D-based projects.

7 67 Majestic Wilderlands Folio?
by mgtremaine
Dec 3, 2018 10:50:54 GMT -6
No New Posts Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea - 1 Viewing

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

221 3,115 89,856 Premade Starting Characters for AS&SH Second Edition!
by blackadder23
Jan 5, 2019 14:15:21 GMT -6
No New Posts Carcosa - 1 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, Greenfielder's "Lurkers of Carcosa", Nonsensical's Gonzo OD&D Carcosa, Mushgnome’s Chainmail Carcosa 2.0

345 8,483 Random Carcosa Musings
by tkdco2
Dec 13, 2018 14:22:51 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

562 6,822 Random Announcement
by flailsnail75
Jan 3, 2019 18:34:07 GMT -6
No New Posts Delving Deeper RPG - 5 Viewing

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

237 3,524 Why Alternative Combat System
by gronanofsimmerya
Jan 16, 2019 20:25:27 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.

65 800 X marks the spot... what spot is it?
by simonw
Oct 12, 2018 7:31:53 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

86 696 How to find Dragons at Dawn ?
by thegreyelf
Dec 12, 2018 20:11:14 GMT -6

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

36 584 BLUEHOLME™ The Known World
by Vile
Jan 4, 2019 22:36:14 GMT -6
No New Posts Simulacrum - 3 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

431 4,097 Using the 5th edition SRD for a retro clone?
by Finarvyn
Jan 16, 2019 21:28:30 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.

96 1,119 The Lost Vault of K'Ral - an adventure for WotRP
by Finarvyn
Dec 22, 2018 7:35:38 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

303 4,723 How EPT is actually a unique type of RPG
by Malcadon
Nov 28, 2018 8:18:18 GMT -6
No New Posts Boot Hill (1975) - 1 Viewing

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.

64 612 Boot Hill Intellectual Property
by Sean Michael Kelly (SMKSensei)
Jan 11, 2019 8:57:16 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

113 1,265 Need help finding the Z on the Pitz Burke map
by leg1on
Jan 8, 2019 3:19:05 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

83 1,397 Three Hexes campaign starter for Gangbusters campaign
by rick krebs
Jan 9, 2019 9:07:44 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!

46 490 Yazirian Fashion
by Malcadon
Jan 7, 2019 22:58:56 GMT -6


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No New Posts Wargames and Miniatures

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

59 1,211 crayon for Source of the Nile?
by derv
Jan 15, 2019 15:32:29 GMT -6
No New Posts Other Editions

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)

320 4,370 Psionics in Dungeons & Dragons
by thegreyelf
Jan 16, 2019 8:09:08 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: Lovecraft and the Mythos, Tolkien and Middle-earth, Howard and Hyboria, Leiber and Lankhmar

389 6,115 What are you reading?
by xerxez
Jan 16, 2019 9:37:03 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)

111 1,031 Role Playing Journals
by Max_Writer
Jan 10, 2019 15:48:02 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)

173 1,725 Creating a Terse Key (and more) for Caverns of Thracia
by doublejig2
Nov 8, 2018 19:38:55 GMT -6
No New Posts Runequest (1978)

Here we can discuss Runequest, Glorantha, Stormbringer, Call of Cthulhu, BRP, or any of the other game systems based off of the RQ-style game engine.

50 357 Recruiting for RQ1 Play by Post on Unseen Servant
by Rafael
Oct 19, 2018 13:05:09 GMT -6

Science Fiction

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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)

146 1,643 Fin's SciFi Manisesto
by doublejig2
Jan 15, 2019 2:02:25 GMT -6
No New Posts Star Trek TOS (1966-69)

Here we can discuss the original Star Trek. Well, here I'm putting all of the Star Trek threads. I encourage folks to do most of their Star Trek discussion on Falconer's board: http://oldschooltrek.proboards.com/

20 269 Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar
by grodog
Dec 13, 2018 22:26:44 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.

112 1,170 Deleted scenes
by tkdco2
Jan 3, 2019 2:53:42 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)

82 767 Starter Traveller Free on DriveThruRPG
by tkdco2
Dec 16, 2018 19:40:35 GMT -6

Online Games

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No New Posts Online Game Classifieds

Here we can post if a person wants to start an online game on these boards, or ask about open spots in existing games.

9 67 [Addt'l Players] Come play Chgowiz's OD&D-based Ultima game
by chicagowiz
Sept 27, 2018 12:48:53 GMT -6
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

26 3,442 018 - Kingslure Expedition 3 - Sortie 1
by Starbeard
Jan 9, 2019 20:34:16 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

12 875 OOC, etc
by makofan
Jan 8, 2019 10:16:56 GMT -6
No New Posts dtspurrier's Basic to Expert Game - 1 Viewing

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”.

17 3,176 Chapter 6 road and entering specularum
by kwll
Jan 15, 2019 6:55:45 GMT -6
No New Posts Starbeard's Fantasyland Game

A genre-mixing Fantasyland game, based in part on my love for the original Disneyland and Walt-era adventure stories. We'd start in the Slumberwold, a fairytale forest and alpine range; hexcrawling will reveal wild wests, future cities, safari jungles, powdered-wig New England towns, and so on; plus megadungeons irrationally stocked with unspeakable horrors, of course. Available classes are Fighting-Men and Magic-Users (who get all spells but no turning), but 'discovering' a new themed area will 'unlock' new classes (e.g., Pioneers or Medicine-Men from the wild west).

11 628 Expedition 2: Liberty Village
by rossik
Jan 14, 2019 5:38:28 GMT -6
No New Posts Chicagowiz's Ultima/Age of Darkness OD&D game

I called it "The Siege Perilous" and it was my love letter to Ultima and an attempt to start a campaign based on a Sosaria at war at the beginning of Ultima 1. It was a way to open up a sandbox in a known setting. And then... for nine years, it's sat relatively unplayed. This is a PBP game using those rules.

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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: Battered Empires, Burke's "Searchers of the Unknown" Campaign, Calithena's Online OD&D, Chicagowiz's Modern OD&D Game, Chronoplasm's Online OD&D, City State of the Emerald Eye PBP, Crusssdaddy's LabyLord Humanoid Game, Dogma PBEM, Fantasy Wargaming Rules 1981, H&H: Classic Adventures, In Search of the Unknown, Into the Dead City of Cron, Jamesm's Dwimmermount Campaign, Kent's Affryqq campaign, Makofan's Online OD&D, Meleon, Middelsae campaign, Mushgnome's Deep Arkham, The New World, Night's Dark Terror, Niflheim PBP Campaign, Palace of the Vampire Queen, The Ruination of Tenamen, Scogle's Online OD&D, The Shattered Outlands, Snorri's "Castle Snogard" CAOS Online OD&D, Tombowing's OD&D Campaign: Castle Lyra, Valley of the Four Winds, Verbobonc Lives!, Verhaden's PBP OD&D Game, Waysoftheearth's "The Deep in the Hinterlands" OD&D, Under Castle Serpenstine , (PBP Game coming soon....)

607 58,990 [Potvq] Fourth foray - end of level 1 start of level 2
by foxroe
Dec 20, 2017 20:02:59 GMT -6


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