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 - 1 Viewing

You can talk about anything gaming-related here.

Moderator: Finarvyn

Sub-board: Announcements

1,575 20,350 Technical Question for the Board Administrators
by Finarvyn
Apr 20, 2015 15:47:43 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

210 1,357 Looking for a campaign with fairies, trolls & necromancer !
by aesdana
Apr 15, 2015 6:48:46 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!

160 583 RPG Card Decks: NPCs, Creatures & Adventures - Kickstarter
by vallon
Apr 19, 2015 4:32:53 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".

220 2,921 Tyrn Gorthad at Garycon VII
by welleran
Apr 20, 2015 19:16:39 GMT -6
No New Posts Men & Magic (1974) - 2 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.

699 11,016 A Chainmail-styled Wizard
by Finarvyn
Apr 16, 2015 13:58:40 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.

182 2,480 Talysman on purple worms
by otiv
Apr 20, 2015 7:30:19 GMT -6
No New Posts The Underworld & Wilderness Adventures (1974)

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.

267 4,014 Random Campaign Events Generation
by EdOWar
Apr 20, 2015 21:42:46 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.

167 1,372 FFC and Wilderlands
by Dave L
Apr 10, 2015 17:57:42 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

265 3,354 How Would You Envision Boinger And Zereth?
by roaktheunknowable
Apr 20, 2015 19:52:09 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.

71 1,226 Swords of Sharpness and Vorpal...
by talysman
Mar 30, 2015 13:25:56 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

223 2,518 Blackmoor Maps
by Dave L
Apr 15, 2015 16:57:22 GMT -6
No New Posts Gary Gygax' Greyhawk

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

65 874 Moved: Thief Attack and Saves
by Finarvyn
Mar 22, 2015 7:41:51 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...

51 615 Dark Druids question for Rob
by grodog
Mar 19, 2015 19:17:17 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.

21 647 Are you a wargamer?
by desertscrb
Mar 26, 2015 20:15:17 GMT -6


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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

196 2,817 Swords of the Savage Coast!
by Zulgyan
Feb 22, 2015 22:41:26 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

299 7,492 Carcosa maps (pic heavy/large pics)
by geoffrey
Mar 25, 2015 9:07:00 GMT -6
No New Posts Fight On! - 3 Viewing

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

Moderator: calithena

548 6,719 Short Stories in Fight On?
by xerxez
Apr 6, 2015 21:44:50 GMT -6
No New Posts Delving Deeper RPG - 1 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

212 3,364 Question About Rules
by idrahil
Apr 18, 2015 14:56:56 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.

42 580 Barbarians of Lemuria: Mythic Edition Announcement
by simonw
Apr 16, 2015 11:35:08 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

84 746 Champions of ZED
by aesdana
Apr 6, 2015 2:09:39 GMT -6
No New Posts OD&D Workshop - 1 Viewing

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!

351 4,178 Fantasy Photo Experiments
by xerxez
Apr 13, 2015 11:35:27 GMT -6
No New Posts SImulacrum - 1 Viewing

Here we can discuss "clone" systems which do not have their own space otherwise.

Sub-boards: Blueholme, Swords & Wizardry, Seven Voyages of Zylarthen, Elf Lair Games, Brave Halfling General

395 4,005 BLUEHOLME™ Prentice Rules in Dead Tree Flavour
by Vile
Apr 12, 2015 17:24:51 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.

87 989 Warriors of the Red Planet preview
by bat
Feb 8, 2015 12:13:35 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

260 3,852 Choice of the Petal Throne
by greentongue
Apr 10, 2015 17:43:23 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.

54 523 Boot Hill counters
by jonasaap
Mar 6, 2015 10:37:35 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

95 1,190 What are STR and CON for Robot PCs?
by leg1on
Apr 15, 2015 11:56:08 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

67 828 Gangbusters Empire (April 06, 2015)
by ukgendarme
Apr 20, 2015 20:41:57 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!

39 474 Role Playing Journals
by Max_Writer
Apr 17, 2015 19:04:50 GMT -6


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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.

58 1,192 Warlock advice?
by Finarvyn
Apr 20, 2015 15:54:06 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

214 2,619 Swords & Six-Siders
by machfront
Apr 17, 2015 20:20:21 GMT -6
No New Posts Fiction - 2 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, Howard and Hyboria

273 4,545 What are you reading?
by terje
Apr 7, 2015 6:07:18 GMT -6
No New Posts Leiber and Lankhmar

Here we can discuss all things of the world of Nehwon, City of Lankhmar, and Fafhrd & the Grey Mouser. Topics can range from the literature to the various RPGs that are out there to the old TSR boardgame.

Sub-board: Scrolls of Lankhmar

34 216 Three words
by Dohojar
Apr 8, 2015 21:40:21 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)

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)

193 1,882 The Stafford Codex
by Vile
Mar 29, 2015 1:38:50 GMT -6

Science Fiction

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No New Posts General SciFi - 1 Viewing

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)

135 1,494 Star Trek to D&D
by kenmeister
Apr 14, 2015 12:10:36 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.

63 556 "Chewie, we're home!"
by geoffrey
Apr 20, 2015 17:16:33 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)

53 516 Where do you set your Traveller game?
by Torreny
Mar 24, 2015 15:28:59 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 1,421 Into the Dearthwood
by flightcommander
Apr 20, 2015 21:15:21 GMT -6
No New Posts Mushgnome's Deep Arkham - 1 Viewing

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

Moderator: mushgnome

25 2,845 S03E02: HEROES OF ARKHAM
by ehiker133
Apr 20, 2015 9:41:52 GMT -6
No New Posts Makofan's Online OD&D

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

Moderator: makofan

Sub-board: References, Announcements and Stickies

122 13,717 Western Group - Adventure #1
by tetramorph
Apr 21, 2015 0:10:32 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.

13 1,248 OOC Chat
by kenmeister
Apr 16, 2015 11:51:52 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.

44 4,478 Verbobonc: Foreign Quarter (Days 7+)
by Ronny Serio
Apr 20, 2015 23:00:15 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!

10 234
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”.

6 243 Horror on the Hill (Basic D&D module) and chapter one
by tkdco2
Apr 20, 2015 20:38:51 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: 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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