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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General

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No New Posts General Board - 1 Viewing

You can talk about anything gaming-related here.

Moderator: Finarvyn

Sub-board: Announcements

1,465 18,683 What War or Boardgame are you playing?
by tkdco2
Aug 27, 2014 17:36:31 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

181 1,179 Um, need maps, anyone?
by nonsensical
Aug 21, 2014 18:19:12 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!

138 488 Dragons at Twilight?
by Le Noir Faineant
Aug 28, 2014 0:31:29 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".

205 2,661 I like Man to Man better than 1:20
by Matthew
Aug 27, 2014 11:37:11 GMT -6
No New Posts Men & Magic (1974) - 4 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.

669 10,138 Anyone revise the Turn Undead table in M&M?
by aldarron
Aug 23, 2014 14:22:20 GMT -6
No New Posts Monsters & Treasure (1974)

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.

170 2,197 Dragons that don't spew fire
by jdjarvis
Aug 15, 2014 9:09:56 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.

253 3,638 Gold Standard
by Finarvyn
Aug 26, 2014 4:44:48 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.

150 1,242 The Hobbit, hobbits, and the Wilderlands
by Falconer
Aug 25, 2014 13:56:49 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

257 3,188 The Holmes Manuscript
by Zenopus
Aug 20, 2014 22:43:30 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.

57 969 A Game of Games Engaging Diverse Legendaria
by zeraser
Aug 25, 2014 18:23:21 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

214 2,446 Adventures in Fantasy Discussion
by havard
Jul 9, 2014 11:09:39 GMT -6
No New Posts Gary Gygax' Greyhawk

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

61 837 Random Physical Traits for the Flanaess
by blackadder23
Aug 5, 2014 15:46:11 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

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.

17 437 Klytus, I'm bored.
by machpants
Aug 27, 2014 22:09:00 GMT -6

Community

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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

188 2,757 Forgotten Fane of the Coiled Goddess
by joseph
Aug 17, 2014 6:18:35 GMT -6
No New Posts Carcosa - 1 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

252 6,672 When I think of Carcosa, I think of...
by crusssdaddy
Aug 26, 2014 18:02:02 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

540 6,675 Art Needs for Issue #15?
by doublejig
Aug 17, 2014 22:11:34 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

197 3,093 Making Humans More Enticing!?
by 18 Spears (Gene Lake)
Aug 18, 2014 8:05:50 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.

36 544 Crimson Blades (Defence Class & Damage Reduction)
by simonw
Aug 27, 2014 11:58:35 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.

65 437 Amazing Adventures Second Print Kickstarter!!!
by thegreyelf
Aug 27, 2014 13:40:12 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

83 730 Champions of ZED
by aldarron
Jul 26, 2014 7:00:42 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: John Adams

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

70 949 Dagger (Free Version) is out!
by redbaron
Jul 8, 2014 0:09:50 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!

324 3,784 Searchers of the Unknown
by EdOWar
Aug 27, 2014 15:30:58 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.

82 920 New maps of Martian landscape
by ritt
Jul 31, 2014 22:20:26 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

249 3,782 New Humanspace Empires Game Starting
by Baron
Aug 14, 2014 12:11:11 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.

52 508 Tombstone or Wyatt Earp?
by jdjarvis
Aug 27, 2014 16:44:46 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

89 1,154 MA 1e Rules Questions
by greentongue
Aug 26, 2014 18:53:18 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

66 775 Just Got GANGBUSTERS
by Finarvyn
Jul 23, 2014 10:46:31 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!

39 446 Role Playing Journals
by Max_Writer
Aug 27, 2014 11:40:32 GMT -6

Other

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No New Posts Other Editions and Simulacrum Games - 3 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

449 4,897 & Magazine
by rredmond
Aug 17, 2014 11:21:25 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.

40 998 Middle-earth for 5E
by tkdco2
Aug 28, 2014 1:27:58 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: Tolkien and Middle-earth, Leiber and Lankhmar, Howard and Hyboria

278 4,378 Guide to Middle-earth
by Finarvyn
Aug 16, 2014 17:59:41 GMT -6
No New Posts Around the Campfire - 1 Viewing

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)

103 730 Monday Night OD&D Sessions
by dizzysaxophone
Jul 9, 2013 2:01:29 GMT -6
No New Posts "Third Party" and Non-TSR Classics - 1 Viewing

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)

185 1,825 Torchbearer
by ffilz
Aug 21, 2014 17:07:56 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)

124 1,393 The Babylon Project RPG
by tkdco2
Aug 17, 2014 2:44:57 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.

54 501 "The Star Wars" comic series...
by geoffrey
Jul 29, 2014 18:41:44 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)

48 461 Free Judges Guild Sectors
by ffilz
May 16, 2014 18:17:53 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

10 902 Character roll ups
by Merctime
Aug 26, 2014 17:22:54 GMT -6
No New Posts Mushgnome's Deep Arkham

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

Moderator: mushgnome

19 2,261 S02E06: The Lotus-Eaters
by mushgnome
Aug 26, 2014 20:36:37 GMT -6
No New Posts Makofan's Online OD&D

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

Moderator: makofan

107 11,181 The OOC thread
by mushgnome
Aug 27, 2014 17:54:48 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.

11 732 OOC Chat
by coffee
Aug 26, 2014 8:22:56 GMT -6
No New Posts In Search of the Unknown

Kirbyfan wanted to run a B1 campaign, using house-ruled OD&D. Here is where it will all happen.b1

16 851 [01] - Day 21
by Koren n'Rhys
Aug 27, 2014 9:25:21 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.

33 2,475 Verbobonc: High Quarter (Days 5+ )
by jbest
Aug 27, 2014 17:37:10 GMT -6
No New Posts Greenfielder's "Lurkers of Carcosa"

A Carcosa PBP game using "Searchers of the Unknown" rules, this Carcosa will lean a bit more on the pulp, gonzo, and Kirby aspects, and a bit less on the grim dark . There will also be an Arnesonian skill system and hopefully lots of multi hued fun.

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No New Posts Middelsae campaign

Here we can find the "Middelsae campaign": James McCann's distributed miniatures campaign. Look for rules, maps, and so on here.

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No New Posts Inactive Online Games - 2 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: 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

276 22,111 Days 1-2: Arrival
by dtspurrier
Jul 29, 2014 14:28:11 GMT -6

Legend

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