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

You can talk about anything gaming-related here.

Moderator: Finarvyn

Sub-board: Announcements

1,527 19,553 Lars Anderson and Archery
by sepulchre
Jan 28, 2015 14:43:48 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

202 1,287 Ye Olde School Megadungeons
by The Perilous Dreamer
Jan 27, 2015 21:06:21 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!

149 549 Game ON! CON - Issaquah WA February 5-8 2015
by skars
Jan 29, 2015 14:12:53 GMT -6

Dungeons & Dragons (1971-1978)

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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".

212 2,778 Reformatting Chainmail
by simrion
Jan 25, 2015 18:59:43 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.

685 10,666 OD&D Combat Matrix reimagined
by Fearghus
Jan 30, 2015 14:43:41 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.

176 2,255 Goblin & Orc Tribal Name Generator
by Cameron DuBeers
Jan 19, 2015 23:58:17 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.

262 3,860 World Idea From America Unearthed
by Mr. Darke
Jan 29, 2015 21:21:03 GMT -6
No New Posts Judges Guild and the Wilderlands (est. 1976) - 1 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.

160 1,310 Tegel shafts?
by dragondaddy
Jan 30, 2015 23:24:16 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

260 3,255 The Holmes Manuscript
by Zenopus
Jan 25, 2015 22:56:30 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.

62 1,098 Rounds & Turns in OD&D: Part II
by derv
Jan 30, 2015 20:55:18 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.

Sub-board: Adventures in Fantasy

220 2,499 Anyone have a line on a physical copy of FFC?
by tetramorph
Dec 26, 2014 20:07:10 GMT -6
No New Posts Gary Gygax' Greyhawk

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

63 849 Multi-Classed Characters
by Scott Anderson
Jan 30, 2015 18:30:03 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...

51 612 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 - 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.

19 576 What annoys me about newer editions of D&D...
by gronanofsimmerya
Jan 30, 2015 19:03:01 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

194 2,801 New Web Site!
by blackadder23
Jan 29, 2015 11:48:40 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"

293 7,425 I'm looking for some Carcosa rituals...
by tkdco2
Jan 28, 2015 20:05:52 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

547 6,710 Some article solicitations
by vlark
Jan 20, 2015 17:19:25 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

210 3,340 What IS Delving Deeper?
by Vile
Jan 30, 2015 3:31:55 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.

41 571 Triumphant! Super Heroic RPG in Spanish
by simonw
Jan 24, 2015 6:09:11 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

84 738 The construction of D@D
by sirravd
Jan 18, 2015 22:54:53 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: Haldo Bramwise

Sub-boards: Brave Halfling's WB, Epées & Sorcellerie RPG

72 958 DD Second Shipment
by Haldo Bramwise
Jan 21, 2015 17:56:54 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!

344 4,125 OD&D - The Thief - a complete re-write (& new name)
by Scott Anderson
Jan 24, 2015 17:00:13 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.

86 973 Warriors of the Red Planet preview
by Finarvyn
Jan 24, 2015 5:39:51 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

258 3,837 Jakallan Underworld
by grodog
Jan 18, 2015 16:54:48 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.

53 518 Christmas pBp Boot Hill shootout
by makofan
Dec 18, 2014 8:56:39 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

92 1,183 Metamorphosis Alpha Goodness from Goodman Games!
by cadriel
Jan 18, 2015 14:34:55 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

66 776 Gangbuster chatter on the web
by rick krebs
Nov 9, 2014 20:00:34 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!

39 464 Marvel Supers from TSR
by sonofthor
Jan 28, 2015 7:26:40 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

480 5,155 Full Metal Plate Mail
by Scott Anderson
Jan 27, 2015 15:41:43 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.

53 1,162 Spells that hit on Dex Save
by Finarvyn
Jan 3, 2015 5:30:07 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

296 4,639 Clark Asthon Smith Gallery
by xerxez
Jan 29, 2015 23:14:22 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)

104 733 Deep Carbon Observatory, Session One
by kesher
Jan 29, 2015 8:23:03 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)

191 1,880 Bushido
by bigjackbrass
Jan 30, 2015 13:36:35 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)

128 1,428 [movie] Jupider Ascending
by Finarvyn
Jan 28, 2015 4:50:46 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.

60 547 Clone Wars cartoons...
by barrataria
Jan 15, 2015 20:16:38 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)

50 490 Near Future Campaigns?
by tkdco2
Dec 4, 2014 18:14:06 GMT -6

Online Games

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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

11 1,185 Into the Dearthwood
by dtspurrier
Jan 30, 2015 21:21:04 GMT -6
No New Posts Mushgnome's Deep Arkham

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

Moderator: mushgnome

24 2,821 S03E01: Vacancy at the Goblinoid Inn
by waysoftheearth
Jan 25, 2015 4:07:18 GMT -6
No New Posts Makofan's Online OD&D - 2 Viewing

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

Moderator: makofan

117 12,753 Northern Group - Adventure #6 - Expedition to Warrenberg
by Scott Anderson
Jan 30, 2015 21:36:53 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.

12 1,055 [Potvq] Chapter Six - Second time back to Ar-Toe
by dtspurrier
Jan 30, 2015 21:14:28 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.

38 3,859 Verbobonc: Business Quarter (Day 4+ )
by Fearghus
Jan 30, 2015 21:50:43 GMT -6
No New Posts Nonsensical's Gonzo OD&D Carcosa Game

A chaotic storm randomly rages across Carcosa and the Land of Ooo simultaneously, while randomly transporting those trapped within such a storm between the two worlds. This is nonsensical’s Gonzo OD&D Carcosa PBP campaign setting.

4 44 Out of Character discussions
by mannclay
Jan 1, 2015 13:37:11 GMT -6
No New Posts Mushgnome’s Chainmail Carcosa 2.0

What is Chainmail Carcosa 2.0: Revenge of Chainmail Carcosa? (CC2) Players battle for control of the Carcosa continent map (like the board game Risk or the old computer game Archon) Each race has a finite population and can go extinct, at which point the player is eliminated. Individual battles will be swiftly resolved using rules-light Chainmail mass-combat dice pools. Last player standing wins!

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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: Middelsae campaign, Night's Dark Terror, In Search of the Unknown, 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

302 23,132 OOC
by kenmeister
Oct 29, 2014 7:32:48 GMT -6


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