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 - 3 Viewing

You can talk about anything gaming-related here.

Moderator: Finarvyn

Sub-board: Announcements

1,481 18,909 Health Issues - the downside of getting Olde
by The Perilous Dreamer
Oct 24, 2014 12:47:46 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

189 1,220 Save or Die Episode 100: "The Big 100"
by sieg
Oct 16, 2014 9:59:25 GMT -6
No New Posts Classified - 6 Viewing

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

142 496 The EIGHTH Psychedelic Fantasies module is now available!
by geoffrey
Oct 19, 2014 16:35:28 GMT -6

Dungeons & Dragons (1971-1978)

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No New Posts Chainmail (1971) - 1 Viewing

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.

672 10,191 The sleep spell (again I'm sure)
by Finarvyn
Oct 23, 2014 12:04:18 GMT -6
No New Posts Monsters & Treasure (1974) - 2 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.

172 2,223 Rod of Resurrection (Greyhawk supplement)
by SQL
Oct 11, 2014 16:53:51 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.

257 3,709 Let's talk: Cavern mapping
by inkmeister
Oct 21, 2014 12:49:37 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.

155 1,263 Long-missing modules found
by makofan
Oct 20, 2014 10:25:57 GMT -6
No New Posts Holmes Basic D&D (1978) - 3 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

257 3,220 The Holmes Manuscript
by Vile
Oct 22, 2014 3:57:58 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 1,018 Rounds & Turns in OD&D
by Stormcrow
Oct 25, 2014 9:58:29 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

217 2,469 Dave Arneson Game Day October 1st 2014
by makofan
Oct 2, 2014 11:37:59 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.

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.

18 521 Klytus, I'm bored.
by gronanofsimmerya
Oct 18, 2014 17:50:06 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

188 2,765 The Black Fief!
by blackadder23
Oct 2, 2014 14:49:39 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

262 6,840 Carcosa thread on DF
by tkdco2
Oct 24, 2014 20:52:16 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

543 6,686 Help? Searching for a partner....
by javaapp
Oct 13, 2014 14:42:20 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

205 3,245 Spell-casters in Melee
by Stormcrow
Oct 14, 2014 10:37:54 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.

37 552 Crimson Blades Sword & Sorcery RPG
by simonw
Oct 11, 2014 0:57:33 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!

330 3,863 Necromancer's art thread
by Merctime
Oct 24, 2014 8:25:38 GMT -6

Other TSR Classics

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No New Posts Warriors of Mars (1974) - 1 Viewing

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

249 3,784 Jakallan Underworld
by gronanofsimmerya
Sept 9, 2014 6:47:25 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.

52 513 Boot Hill + 13th Age = Firefly
by rastusburne
Oct 24, 2014 4:40:43 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 1,171 Inclined Planes and Spiral Ramps
by Torreny
Oct 23, 2014 23:54:11 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

66 775 Just Got GANGBUSTERS
by Finarvyn
Jul 23, 2014 10:46:31 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!

39 452 Role Playing Journals
by Max_Writer
Oct 13, 2014 16:50:04 GMT -6


Board Threads Posts Last Post
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

462 5,009 Seven Voyages of Zylarthen Abbreviation: Poll and Contest
by oakesspalding
Oct 20, 2014 21:57:25 GMT -6
No New Posts D&D 5E (2014)

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.

46 1,104 5E: Turning Traitor?
by Finarvyn
Oct 25, 2014 5:09:18 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

280 4,411 Pete Fenlon's Map
by tkdco2
Oct 20, 2014 16:46:47 GMT -6
No New Posts Around the Campfire - 2 Viewing

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

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)

186 1,832 Anyone heard of the Aftermath! rpg?
by ragnorakk
Oct 19, 2014 12:12:07 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.

56 514 Alien Exodus
by Falconer
Oct 8, 2014 22:50:06 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)

49 470 Blake's 7 for Classic Traveller
by Vile
Oct 11, 2014 2:07:29 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

10 966 City Interlude 2 - Return to CSIO
by brumbar
Oct 5, 2014 21:31:27 GMT -6
No New Posts Mushgnome's Deep Arkham

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

Moderator: mushgnome

22 2,522 S02E09: Wham, Bam, Thank you Arkham!
by mgtremaine
Oct 25, 2014 10:25:13 GMT -6
No New Posts Makofan's Online OD&D

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

Moderator: makofan

108 11,589 Adventure #19 - Across the Sark
by kipper
Oct 25, 2014 8:44:32 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.

11 895 OOC Chat
by coffee
Oct 24, 2014 13:51:22 GMT -6
No New Posts In Search of the Unknown

Kirbyfan wanted to run a B1 campaign, using house-ruled OD&D. Here is where it will all happen.b1

16 870 [01] - Day 21
by idrahil
Sept 5, 2014 14:15:46 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.

35 2,907 Verbobonc: the Tor Fens
by scottenkainen
Oct 24, 2014 22:49:44 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.

21 422
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 Night's Dark Terror

A playthrough of the innovative UK super module B10 using OD&D run by urieal.

6 114 1.1 - Getting Started
by kenmeister
Oct 23, 2014 5:06:47 GMT -6
No New Posts Inactive Online Games

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: 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

276 22,112 OOC Chat
by mannclay
Oct 9, 2014 12:24:30 GMT -6


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