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


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48 732 Twelve Years and Counting....
by Finarvyn
Jul 18, 2019 12:17:58 GMT -6
No New Posts General Board - 4 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

1,985 27,235 Thiefly Thieves
by countingwizard
Jul 18, 2019 12:31:14 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

319 1,869 original edition on reddit
by theycallmedeans
Jul 16, 2019 18:07:17 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!

334 1,313 Hideouts & Hoodlums Meets the Original Fantasy World
by Finarvyn
Jul 9, 2019 14:18:18 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 3,386 Official Dave Arneson Q&A Thread
by Zenopus
Jul 1, 2019 20:50:22 GMT -6
No New Posts Gary Gygax' Greyhawk

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

91 1,215 Moved: "The Deeper You Go..."
by grodog
Jul 3, 2019 11:03:25 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 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 1,171 "We Made Up Some $*** We Thought Would Be Fun"
by Piper
Jul 16, 2019 12:55:35 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 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

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 3,116 89,856 Premade Starting Characters for AS&SH Second Edition!
by blackadder23
Jan 18, 2019 12:26:36 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 8,512 Random Carcosa Musings
by tkdco2
Jul 11, 2019 4:07:50 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

564 6,853 Any updates on #15?
by doublejig2
May 6, 2019 10:46:41 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

237 3,531 Character sheets: by class
by mgtremaine
May 1, 2019 8:06:01 GMT -6
No New Posts Beyond Belief Games - 1 Viewing

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

66 810 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

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

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

437 4,137 (Kickstarter) The King of Dungeons - 48 hours left !
by Finarvyn
Jul 15, 2019 16:12:59 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 1,158 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

305 4,733 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 1,397 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!

44 432 Just picked up "Divine Right" anyone ever play this game?
by mccrackan
Jun 22, 2019 22:51:48 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.

62 1,281 What War or Boardgame are you playing?
by tkdco2
Jul 14, 2019 20:13:14 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 4,434 I have a new 5e Kickstarter!
by hamurai
Jul 10, 2019 22:35:58 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

399 6,371 Willow
by Falconer
Jul 18, 2019 13:30:07 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 Bunnies and Burrows
by scrape
Jun 14, 2019 15:00:27 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.

52 364 Visualizing The Lunar Empire Soldiers
by punkrabbitt
Jun 27, 2019 21:06:54 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 1,658 Alien (1979)
by flightcommander
Jun 1, 2019 0:35:01 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 1,200 The Road to Episode IX: "The Rise of Skywalker"
by Malcadon
Jul 17, 2019 23:40:46 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)

83 772 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 71 [Addt'l Players] Come play Chgowiz's OD&D-based Ultima game
by magremore
Jun 5, 2019 18:55:52 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 3,544 019 - Back to the City State
by makofan
Jul 16, 2019 9:48:19 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

12 963 005 - Bastinadi
by ffilz
Jul 17, 2019 17:11:49 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”.

17 3,392 Chapter 6 road and entering specularum
by scottenkainen
Jul 15, 2019 9:21:15 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).

11 738 Expedition 2: Liberty Village
by rossik
Jul 16, 2019 17:43:11 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 58,991 Redcloak - OOC
by Rafael
Mar 27, 2019 0:01:51 GMT -6


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