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


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No New Posts Announcements - 1 Viewing

Here are general rules and posts to your Admin or by your Admin.

49 756 Ah, hum-bug! Post your technical problems here!
by rredmond
Nov 22, 2019 14:36:55 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

2,014 27,904 Elves, the aliens amongst us
by captainjapan
Dec 4, 2019 21:35:15 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

333 1,737 OD&D Character Sheets
by harlandski
Dec 3, 2019 3:24:43 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!

200 915 Castle Xyntillan
by Melan
Dec 3, 2019 1:03:36 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. For more Blackmoor discussion, try blackmoor.mystara.net/forums/

Sub-board: Adventures in Fantasy

270 3,431 Secrets of Blackmoor bonus material
by captainjapan
Dec 5, 2019 0:56:48 GMT -6
No New Posts Gary Gygax' Greyhawk

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

88 1,263 My first time in Greyhawk - a blog post series
by chicagowiz
Nov 25, 2019 13:33:10 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...

58 682 New RJK release at printer - Merlynd the Magician
by grodog
Nov 18, 2019 20:23:12 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 1,168 "We Made Up Some $*** We Thought Would Be Fun"
by dicebro
Jul 30, 2019 17:28:49 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.

8 71 Minor update to the Majestic Fantasy Basic Rules
by robertsconley
Nov 26, 2019 11:13:59 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

222 3,119 AS&SH Kickstarter: Two New Modules!
by geoffrey
Jul 26, 2019 6:49:38 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 8,511 Random Carcosa Musings
by tkdco2
Oct 19, 2019 17:55:35 GMT -6
No New Posts Fight On! - 1 Viewing

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

Moderator: calithena

567 6,884 Darkness Beneath
by Algolei
Nov 18, 2019 17:34:31 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

237 3,528 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.

66 808 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.

38 595 BLUEHOLME™ at the Cons
by Vile Traveller
Nov 12, 2019 0:29:09 GMT -6
No New Posts Simulacrum Games

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

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

441 4,152 Old-School Essentials Kickstarter now running
by fourkindsofcheese
Nov 21, 2019 11:07:02 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.

99 1,154 How to "sell" Barsoom?
by artikid
Nov 18, 2019 3:48:13 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

304 4,739 General Information about EPT
by fullerton
Nov 2, 2019 14:31:01 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.

66 617 The Quick and the Dead
by makofan
Oct 9, 2019 13:57:28 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

115 1,269 Maps For Every Level Of The Ship!
by greentongue
Nov 19, 2019 12:38:37 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 1,396 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!

46 443 What kind of paper is the Divine Right map printed on?
by Finarvyn
Dec 2, 2019 21:21:53 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.

66 1,329 What War or Boardgame are you playing?
by stevemitchell
Dec 3, 2019 20:07:52 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)

326 4,465 Any love for 2E around here?
by tkdco2
Nov 9, 2019 1:37:18 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

403 6,454 Let's read: "Shannara", 1977-2020.
by Rafael
Dec 3, 2019 21:31:42 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 1,050 Role Playing Journals
by Max_Writer
Nov 12, 2019 14:03:30 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)

180 1,750 The Misty Isles review
by ravenheart87
Oct 1, 2019 1:26:11 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.

52 365 Visualizing The Lunar Empire Soldiers
by jeffb
Jul 21, 2019 7:05:54 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)

148 1,663 The Expanse
by hedgehobbit
Oct 28, 2019 8:15:09 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/

21 278 Need a Trek module
by Falconer
Nov 12, 2019 12:07:25 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.

115 1,242 You Know, Star Wars a New Hope isn't too bad
by asaki
Dec 5, 2019 8:36:32 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)

83 769 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.

11 80 New online gaming group for original dungeons and dragons
by dicebro
Nov 28, 2019 19:28:51 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

28 3,676 019 - Back to the City State
by flightcommander
Dec 4, 2019 22:37:10 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

13 984 006 Bastinadi Star Port
by ffilz
Dec 4, 2019 15:01:43 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).

11 806 Expedition 2: Liberty Village
by Starbeard
Nov 27, 2019 18:35:03 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.

9 895 Act 3 - Kingdom of the Lost King
by doctord71
Dec 5, 2019 11:43:48 GMT -6
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, dtspurrier's Basic to Expert Game, 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....)

624 62,402 OOC
by tkdco2
Aug 23, 2019 22:54:35 GMT -6


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