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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Board Threads Posts Last Post
No New Posts General Board - 1 Viewing

You can talk about anything here

Moderator: Finarvyn

Sub-board: Announcements

1,452 18,505 one-shot in Tegel Manor confirms my predilections
by geoffrey
Jul 28, 2014 14:10:40 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

178 1,153 Save or Die Podcast 94: "AOTC - Seven Voyages of Zylarthen"
by sieg
Jul 23, 2014 16:48:32 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!

135 463 Openings in Frank's Wilderlands/CSIO OD&D campaign
by Merctime
Jun 24, 2014 0:08:12 GMT -6

Dungeons & Dragons (1971-1978)

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".

205 2,645 M2M attack on a fortification -has anyone played one?
by jmccann
Jul 22, 2014 0:20:53 GMT -6
No New Posts Men & Magic (1974) - 1 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.

668 10,105 Plate Armor too cheap?
by porphyre77
Jul 26, 2014 14:10:02 GMT -6
No New Posts Monsters & Treasure (1974) - 1 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.

170 2,188 All the OD&D Monsters
by Falconer
Jul 24, 2014 15:24:02 GMT -6
No New Posts The Underworld & Wilderness Adventures (1974) - 2 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.

251 3,589 Gold Standard
by geoffrey
Jul 28, 2014 20:14:32 GMT -6
No New Posts Judges Guild and the Wilderlands (est. 1976) - 9 Viewing

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.

147 1,223 Map differences question
by aesdana
Jul 20, 2014 2:18:02 GMT -6
No New Posts Holmes Basic D&D (1978)

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

255 3,169 The Holmes Manuscript
by Vile
Jul 17, 2014 23:23:16 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.

56 935 Reprint differences
by kenmeister
Jun 6, 2014 10:06:35 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.

Sub-board: Adventures in Fantasy

214 2,446 Adventures in Fantasy Discussion
by havard
Jul 9, 2014 11:09:39 GMT -6
No New Posts Gary Gygax' Greyhawk

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

60 835 Random Names for the Flanaess
by blackadder23
Jul 26, 2014 13:31:37 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...

51 611 New Edition of Rob Kuntz's _The Original Bottle City_
by gronanofsimmerya
Jul 20, 2014 16:04:40 GMT -6
No New Posts Gaming with Gronan - 1 Viewing

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.

17 350 What If...
by Falconer
Jul 28, 2014 13:57:42 GMT -6


Board Threads Posts Last Post
No New Posts Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea - 2 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

187 2,754 Christmas in July at RPGNow/DrivethruRPG!
by blackadder23
Jul 25, 2014 11:35:25 GMT -6
No New Posts Carcosa - 3 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

245 6,605 Carcosa People/Place generator
by eaterofkittens
Jul 28, 2014 20:16:00 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

538 6,653 Would anyone out there like to host fightonmagazine.com?
by paulg
Jul 27, 2014 13:38:04 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

196 3,077 Delving Deeper Hypertext Online
by Merctime
Jul 28, 2014 18:51:52 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.

33 523 Barbarians of Lemuria: Mythic Edition Announcement
by simonw
Jul 25, 2014 0:40:18 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.

64 436 Coming Soon...book of magic and The God in the Dark
by thegreyelf
Jan 18, 2014 14:39:23 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 - 1 Viewing

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

70 949 Dagger (Free Version) is out!
by redbaron
Jul 8, 2014 0:09:50 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!

322 3,736 Searchers of the Unknown
by The Semi-Retired Gamer
Jul 16, 2014 18:54:05 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.

82 920 Warriors of Mars development?
by derv
Jul 20, 2014 13:46:34 GMT -6
No New Posts Empire of the Petal Throne (1975) - 1 Viewing

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

248 3,779 Recommend me some Tekumel art goodness
by Malcadon
Jul 21, 2014 23:32:25 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.

51 498 Beta Rules of my Game! Hurled into Eternity
by willmark
Jun 6, 2014 9:23:02 GMT -6
No New Posts Metamorphosis Alpha (1976) - 3 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

88 1,146 Hunger Games = Metamorphosis Alpha
by tog
Jul 5, 2014 15:29:35 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!

39 440 Role Playing Journals
by Max_Writer
Jul 27, 2014 18:08:37 GMT -6


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No New Posts Other Editions and Simulacrum Games - 1 Viewing

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

448 4,872 S&W White Box Edition, attack matrices
by scottenkainen
Jul 28, 2014 8:13:59 GMT -6
No New Posts D&D 5E (2014) - 2 Viewing

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.

26 801 [5E Basic] Actual Play report
by jeffb
Jul 28, 2014 18:39:08 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: Tolkien and Middle-earth, Leiber and Lankhmar, Howard and Hyboria

277 4,362 D&D/Fantasy Comics
by kesher
Jul 25, 2014 8:18:21 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)

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 - 1 Viewing

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)

183 1,784 CYBERPUNK: The Role-Playing Game of the Dark Future
by Vile
Jul 25, 2014 2:16:51 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)

123 1,390 Can You ID This 70's -80's SF Novel?
by desertscrb
Jul 24, 2014 17:37:18 GMT -6
No New Posts Star Wars Original (1977) - 1 Viewing

Here we can discuss STAR WARS, with a focus on the way it was originally conceived in 1977.

54 498 Minimal Star Wars Wiki
by hedgehobbit
Jul 2, 2014 15:28:26 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)

48 461 Free Judges Guild Sectors
by ffilz
May 16, 2014 18:17:53 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

10 837 City Interlude 2 - Return to CSIO
by ffilz
Jul 28, 2014 12:00:33 GMT -6
No New Posts Mushgnome's Deep Arkham

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

Moderator: mushgnome

19 2,221 S02E06: The Lotus-Eaters
by kipper
Jul 27, 2014 9:18:39 GMT -6
No New Posts Makofan's Online OD&D

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

Moderator: makofan

106 11,052 Northern Group - Adventure #4 - The Mines
by Merctime
Jul 28, 2014 13:26:36 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.

11 693 [Potvq] Chapter Five - The Perilous Tower
by kenmeister
Jul 28, 2014 12:50:34 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

16 798 [01] - Day 21
by redbaron
Jul 28, 2014 15:30:10 GMT -6
No New Posts Into the Dead City of Cron

Here can be found Scalydemon's PBP campaign using the Holmes BD&D rules set.

9 500 OOC Chat
by mannclay
Jul 20, 2014 9:35:36 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.

29 2,163 Verbobonc: the Viscount's Road
by dtspurrier
Jul 28, 2014 14:17:19 GMT -6
No New Posts Under Castle Serpenstine

Located in the heart of the Boggy Swamp, the vaults beneath Castle Serpenstine hold unimaginable terrors and treasures. Redbaron's running this with OD&D with some modifications (of course).

8 205 Days 1-2: Arrival
by dtspurrier
Jul 28, 2014 16:25:18 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.

9 160
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: 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

259 21,401 Episode 3: The Dome (2)
by makofan
Apr 17, 2014 7:05:32 GMT -6


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