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 - 7 Viewing

You can talk about anything gaming-related here.

Moderator: Finarvyn

Sub-board: Announcements

1,543 19,825 Ideal Rules Organization
by Vile
Mar 2, 2015 6:18:58 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

206 1,312 Semi-obscure Trampier art
by waysoftheearth
Feb 26, 2015 20:46:56 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!

154 575 d@d basic and expert campaign
by Azafuse
Mar 1, 2015 2:34:26 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".

214 2,786 Revisiting the Elf armed with magic sword
by derv
Mar 2, 2015 6:24:42 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.

688 10,759 Spell Acquisition The OD&D Way
by scottyg
Mar 1, 2015 7:25:53 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.

179 2,334 Monsters get multiple attacks against Normal Men?
by waysoftheearth
Mar 2, 2015 6:25:17 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.

263 3,928 Treasure Tables: Vol. III vs Vol. II
by scottyg
Feb 26, 2015 16:37:10 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.

163 1,317 Have you keyed the CSIO dungeon level maps?
by kenmeister
Feb 28, 2015 6:34:46 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

262 3,284 accruing followers in Holmes
by desertscrb
Feb 26, 2015 8:44:20 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.

64 1,149 What are the Must Have OD&D Prints?
by jmccann
Mar 1, 2015 21:32:05 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

221 2,507 The First Dungeon Monster
by simrion
Feb 28, 2015 10:32:28 GMT -6
No New Posts Gary Gygax' Greyhawk

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

63 855 Greytalk Archives
by scottenkainen
Feb 4, 2015 12:22:48 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...

51 614 Dark Druids question for Rob
by mgtremaine
Feb 28, 2015 12:57:57 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.

19 593 What annoys me about newer editions of D&D...
by exploderwizard
Feb 27, 2015 7:53:23 GMT -6


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No New Posts Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea - 1 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

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"

294 7,438 Does a Sorcerer know where to go to perform rituals?
by Malcadon
Feb 27, 2015 18:44:39 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 6,712 Some article solicitations
by dukeofchutney
Feb 18, 2015 7:28:24 GMT -6
No New Posts Delving Deeper RPG - 2 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

210 3,346 What IS Delving Deeper?
by waysoftheearth
Feb 7, 2015 19:07:10 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.

42 578 Crimson Blades 2nd Ed (Box Set)
by simonw
Feb 23, 2015 16:06:52 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

84 744 Champions of ZED
by funkaoshi
Feb 25, 2015 20:28:23 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 - 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!

346 4,150 Zenopus Art-chives
by The Perilous Dreamer
Mar 1, 2015 15:56:47 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.

86 974 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

259 3,842 Wil Wheaton on TableTop: Empire of the Petal Throne
by coffee
Mar 1, 2015 9:01:16 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.

53 519 More thoughts on a BH "clone"...
by willmark
Feb 15, 2015 8:16:42 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

93 1,186 Metamorphosis Alphabet
by greentongue
Feb 20, 2015 7:33:31 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 - 1 Viewing

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!

39 468 Role Playing Journals
by Max_Writer
Feb 18, 2015 21:00:38 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

483 5,206 Full Metal Plate Mail
by Vile
Feb 27, 2015 9:13:39 GMT -6
No New Posts D&D 5E (2014) - 1 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.

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

299 4,669 Not very many copies of The Hobbit
by geoffrey
Mar 1, 2015 22:36:29 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 - 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)

131 1,467 Star Trek TOS "City on the Edge of Forever"
by Finarvyn
Feb 28, 2015 15:31:47 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.

62 553 The Art of Star Wars (1979)
by Falconer
Feb 25, 2015 20:13:24 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)

52 502 Some House Rules
by tkdco2
Feb 10, 2015 20:32:45 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 1,265 Into the Dearthwood
by doctorx
Mar 1, 2015 13:44:48 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 - 1 Viewing

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

Moderator: makofan

119 13,129 Northern Group - Adventure #6 - Expedition to Warrenberg
by scottenkainen
Feb 28, 2015 22:55:22 GMT -6
No New Posts Palace of the Vampire Queen - 1 Viewing

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 1,132 [Potvq] Chapter Seven - Second foray into the dungeon
by kenmeister
Feb 25, 2015 9:36:36 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.

39 4,149 Verbobonc: Business Quarter (Day 4+ )
by Fearghus
Feb 28, 2015 9:55:04 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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