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


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49 766 Kellri - OSR/OSRIC writer needs medical support help
by rredmond
Jan 26, 2020 15:35:40 GMT -6
No New Posts General Board - 6 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

2,024 28,078 What map tricks do you think are fair and/or enjoyable?
by derv
Feb 16, 2020 21:25:10 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

342 1,811 Axebane's Deck of Many Dungeons
by tkdco2
Feb 17, 2020 2:27:58 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!

207 965 Book, Dice or Die, for sale
by doublejig2
Feb 16, 2020 17:54:42 GMT -6


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No New Posts Rob Conley's Majestic Fantasy Realms

Here we can discuss any of Rob's OD&D-based projects, including his Majestic Fantasy Realms.

9 73 Been mapping the Majestic Wilderlands (a lot)
by ffilz
Feb 16, 2020 18:01:53 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

223 3,125 D&D plus AS&SH DM Screen
by xmanowarx
Jan 20, 2020 1:26:42 GMT -6
No New Posts Carcosa - 2 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, Greenfielder's "Lurkers of Carcosa", Nonsensical's Gonzo OD&D Carcosa, Mushgnome’s Chainmail Carcosa 2.0

346 8,489 Alternate Character Class -- Morlock
by tombowings
Jan 15, 2020 15:12:06 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

568 6,899 My Darkness Beneath pdf
by leg1on
Feb 13, 2020 18:38:53 GMT -6
No New Posts Vile Traveller's Dreamscape Design

It's already about BLUEHACK™ as well as BLUEHOLME™, and might soon cover AEON:underworld™ as well.

40 629 AEON:underworld™ - my next game
by geordieracer
Feb 17, 2020 2:26:37 GMT -6
No New Posts Simulacrum Games - 2 Viewing

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

Sub-boards: Delving Deeper RPG, Swords & Wizardry, Beyond Belief Games, Elf Lair Games, Champions of ZED, etc., Seven Voyages of Zylarthen, Brave Halfling General

835 9,193 DM Screen Inserts
by aldarron
Feb 2, 2020 10:57:48 GMT -6

Other TSR Classics

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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

271 3,438 FFC Wilderlands Map
by geoffrey
Feb 4, 2020 9:25:00 GMT -6
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".

301 4,456 Fatigue and Time
by derv
Feb 4, 2020 23:06:09 GMT -6
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.

100 1,159 Jetan ... sort of
by Finarvyn
Dec 8, 2019 8:27:14 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

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

118 1,290 Metamorphosis Alpha 1st Edition Character Creation
by Torreny
Feb 12, 2020 15:45:12 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!

46 451 Tractics (1975)
by grodog
Jan 17, 2020 12:30:12 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.

70 1,414 What War or Boardgame are you playing?
by scalydemon
Feb 13, 2020 22:29:56 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)

328 4,476 5E Essentials Kit
by Dohojar
Jan 1, 2020 12:34:32 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

411 6,590 Let's read: "Shannara", 1977-2020.
by Rafael
Feb 16, 2020 17:06:24 GMT -6
No New Posts Around the Campfire - 2 Viewing

Sitting around the campfire and telling stories of the campaign you GM or sessions you have played.

Sub-boards: Gary Gygax' Greyhawk, Gaming with Rob Kuntz, Gaming with Gronan, In Search of the Unknown Campaign, Adventures in Outland (OD&D+Chainmail)

303 4,202 Role Playing Journals
by Max_Writer
Feb 15, 2020 19:12:11 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)

181 1,756 Retro-clone of DeathMaze (1979 SPI board game)
by apeloverage
Jan 26, 2020 6:37:36 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

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 1,664 The Expanse
by Rafael
Dec 13, 2019 13:23:50 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/

21 279 abridged Star Trek: the Yeoman Rand canon
by Falconer
Jan 5, 2020 1:16:57 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.

117 1,288 The most common saying in Star Wars
by Finarvyn
Feb 1, 2020 8:39:34 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 3,769 019 - Back to the City State
by ffilz
Feb 16, 2020 17:58:45 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 1,026 006 Bastinadi Star Port
by coffee
Feb 7, 2020 7:05:57 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).

11 807 Expedition 2: Liberty Village
by Starbeard
Dec 9, 2019 23:26:24 GMT -6
No New Posts Inactive Online Games - 6 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, Chicagowiz's Ultima/Age of Darkness 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....)

633 63,302 Act 3 - Kingdom of the Lost King
by Lord Stargazer
Dec 11, 2019 10:21:29 GMT -6


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