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

General

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No New Posts Announcements - 4 Viewing

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

48 734 Twelve Years and Counting....
by theycallmedeans
Aug 18, 2019 5:00:27 GMT -6
No New Posts General Board - 3 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

1,992 27,217 Dungeon Design Lessons Learned from Daggerfall
by countingwizard
Aug 25, 2019 10:20:24 GMT -6
No New Posts Links & Resources - 1 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-board: Save for Half podcast

325 1,895 The Compleat Rythlondar
by Zenopus
Aug 21, 2019 17:07:23 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!

185 848 Northern Delaware Area?
by grodog
Aug 24, 2019 23:25:38 GMT -6

Gaming with Dave and Gary and Rob

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No New Posts Dave Arneson's Blackmoor - 1 Viewing

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

264 3,389 [Fred's World] OD&D Gaming World Materials
by soundmana
Aug 23, 2019 10:09:20 GMT -6
No New Posts Gary Gygax' Greyhawk - 2 Viewing

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

83 1,242 Celebrating Greyhawk: A Fandom Renaissance - GaryCon XI Semi
by grodog
Aug 23, 2019 20:11:01 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...

56 676 BLACK BLADE TO PUBLISH ROB KUNTZ’S LGCC(TM) LEVELS
by Rhuvein
May 30, 2019 20:03:40 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.

42 1,168 "We Made Up Some $*** We Thought Would Be Fun"
by dicebro
Jul 30, 2019 17:28:49 GMT -6

Community

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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 70 Basic Rules for the Majestic Fantasy RPG
by seanwills
Jun 30, 2019 15:39:14 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

222 3,119 AS&SH Kickstarter: Two New Modules!
by geoffrey
Jul 26, 2019 6:49:38 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

346 8,516 Random Carcosa Musings
by tkdco2
Aug 10, 2019 19:01:01 GMT -6
No New Posts Fight On! - 1 Viewing

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

Moderator: calithena

566 6,868 My Darkness Beneath pdf
by algolei
Aug 23, 2019 0:00:43 GMT -6
No New Posts Delving Deeper RPG - 3 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 3,528 Character sheets: by class
by mgtremaine
May 1, 2019 8:06:01 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.

66 808 Jarkoon Adventures on Planet X!
by simonw
May 22, 2019 3:28:49 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

88 702 Is ZED based on BTPBD?
by thegreyelf
Apr 11, 2019 4:40:27 GMT -6
No New Posts BLUEHOLME™

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

36 591 BLUEHOLME™ ... Journeymanne?
by xerxez
Apr 27, 2019 22:04:29 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

438 4,145 Sword and Spell
by peterlind
Aug 19, 2019 22:53:49 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.

99 1,152 How to "sell" Barsoom?
by hedgehobbit
Jun 13, 2019 16:49:16 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

304 4,731 EPT Bundle of Holding
by makofan
Jun 17, 2019 22:13:02 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.

64 614 [Boot Hill] Supplementary Materials
by grodog
Jun 20, 2019 15:25:49 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

114 1,266 [GW] GW 1e Adventure Modules, Conversion to GW 4e?
by seandon4
Jun 30, 2019 10:38:57 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 1,396 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!

45 436 Conan RPG - What's the consensus?
by Finarvyn
Aug 25, 2019 5:29:00 GMT -6

Other

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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.

64 1,296 What War or Boardgame are you playing?
by scalydemon
Aug 23, 2019 18:54:52 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)

324 4,432 In defense of alignment in D&D...
by creases
Aug 14, 2019 18:20:15 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: Lovecraft and the Mythos, Tolkien and Middle-earth, Howard and Hyboria, Leiber and Lankhmar

399 6,364 Avengers: Endgame!
by Rafael
Aug 25, 2019 5:39:21 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)

113 1,045 who remembers their first D&D adventure ?
by magremore
Jun 14, 2019 19:36:55 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)

179 1,747 Dragon Warriors?
by Rafael
Aug 19, 2019 0:31:30 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.

52 365 Visualizing The Lunar Empire Soldiers
by jeffb
Jul 21, 2019 7:05:54 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)

147 1,655 Alien (1979)
by murquhart72
Jul 27, 2019 12:18:49 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.

113 1,183 The Road to Episode IX: "The Rise of Skywalker"
by seanwills
Aug 24, 2019 7:16:34 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)

83 769 Snapshot
by ffilz
May 28, 2019 12:57:45 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 72 Discord users here?
by Rafael
Jul 25, 2019 10:47:02 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

27 3,567 019 - Back to the City State
by Starbeard
Aug 15, 2019 22:42:34 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

12 925 005 - Bastinadi
by Starbeard
Aug 15, 2019 22:40:15 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).

11 772 Expedition 2: Liberty Village
by magremore
Aug 24, 2019 13:16:05 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.

9 758 Act 3 - Kingdom of the Lost King
by magremore
Aug 24, 2019 13:19:12 GMT -6
No New Posts Inactive Online Games - 2 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, dtspurrier's Basic to Expert Game, 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....)

624 62,402 OOC
by tkdco2
Aug 23, 2019 22:54:35 GMT -6

Legend

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