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

General

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Here is where a new user can apply for Membership in ODD74.

1 33 New User Registration
by Zenopus
Feb 19, 2021 0:51:06 GMT -6
No New Posts Announcements

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

10 172 OD&D'74 on Facebook
by aldarron
Nov 11, 2020 13:55:22 GMT -6
No New Posts General Board - 7 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

2,158 31,138 Chat Room?
by Zenopus
Feb 25, 2021 12:19:08 GMT -6
No New Posts Links & Resources - 1 Viewing

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

375 2,066 Chris Gonnerman on player survival strategies (video)
by jamiltron
Feb 23, 2021 13:07:55 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!

245 1,236 Book, Dice or Die, for sale
by arkansan
Feb 24, 2021 20:18:05 GMT -6

Community

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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.

18 121 Majestic Fantasy RPG and Quick Reference Cards Release
by robertsconley
Jan 2, 2021 7:33:32 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 3,023 D&D plus AS&SH DM Screen
by thomden
Apr 22, 2020 1:27:08 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, Greenfielder's "Lurkers of Carcosa", Nonsensical's Gonzo OD&D Carcosa

339 8,261 Random Carcosa Musings
by tkdco2
Nov 22, 2020 4:39:43 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

570 6,935 Any updates on #15?
by doublejig2
Feb 18, 2021 20:11:52 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.

41 657 BLUEHOLME™ at the Cons
by Vile Traveller
Dec 12, 2020 10:07:08 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. And Jason's new endeavor "Night Shift," which is an old school modern supernatural RPG. You can also find Jason here: elflairgames.proboards.com/

103 573 SALE: GET A FAUSTIAN DILEMMA FREE WITH COREBOOK PURCHASE
by thegreyelf
Feb 1, 2021 10:35:39 GMT -6
No New Posts Simulacrum Games - 1 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, Champions of ZED, etc., Seven Voyages of Zylarthen, Brave Halfling General

795 9,839 Basic Fantasy RPG
by tkdco2
Feb 14, 2021 16:51:26 GMT -6

Other TSR Classics

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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. For more Blackmoor discussion, try blackmoor.mystara.net/forums/

Sub-board: Adventures in Fantasy

272 3,542 Lost Megadungeon of Tonisborg
by flailsnail75
Jan 3, 2021 8:40:40 GMT -6
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".

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by Zenopus
Feb 5, 2021 11:17:39 GMT -6
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.

107 1,278 A Princess of Mars Adventure
by cometaryorbit
Feb 8, 2021 18:02:25 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

309 4,764 Jakallan Underworld
by grodog
Dec 27, 2020 23:16:12 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.

69 640 Sorcerers and Six-shooters
by Malchor
Feb 22, 2021 19:14:50 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

123 1,315 Starship Warden Kickstarter
by hamurai
Feb 16, 2021 10:48:38 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

85 1,402 PDF for sale for Gangbusters (1982) rules?
by captainjapan
Oct 7, 2020 10:26:51 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!

49 482 Viking Gods
by retrorob
Jan 17, 2021 8:51:27 GMT -6

Other

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No New Posts Wargames and Miniatures - 1 Viewing

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.

90 1,810 Men Will Be Boys (1970 video)
by ampleframework
Feb 25, 2021 5:09:48 GMT -6
No New Posts Other Editions - 2 Viewing

Here we can discuss AD&D or 4E or other non-OD&D editions of the game.

Sub-boards: "Classic" D&D, AD&D/2E, 3E/Pathfinder, 4E, D&D 5E (2014)

362 5,139 What is AD&D 2e?
by Falconer
Feb 25, 2021 13:53:28 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: Lovecraft and the Mythos, Tolkien and Middle-earth, Howard and Hyboria, Leiber and Lankhmar

452 7,418 Cultures of Middle-earth by Region
by Falconer
Feb 24, 2021 21:30:34 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: Gary Gygax' Greyhawk, Gaming with Rob Kuntz, Gaming with Gronan, In Search of the Unknown Campaign, Adventures in Outland (OD&D+Chainmail)

314 4,308 Is the City of Greyhawk Lawful or Neutral?
by dicebro
Feb 24, 2021 7:56:36 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

154 1,557 Palace of the Vampire Queen
by Malchor
Feb 20, 2021 18:37:02 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.

57 428 FINALLY- RQ CLASSICS IN POD
by Falconer
Feb 23, 2021 15:49:57 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)

155 1,727 Every episode of Popular Space Show™ (TNG parody video)
by ampleframework
Feb 19, 2021 16:46:08 GMT -6
No New Posts Star Trek TOS (1966-69) - 1 Viewing

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/

30 363 Gygax vs. Roddenberry?
by ampleframework
Feb 25, 2021 13:35:52 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.

129 1,464 Anakin's Original Backstory
by ampleframework
Feb 25, 2021 15:32:56 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)

91 820 Badly conceived skills
by Punkrabbitt
Feb 18, 2021 21:24:51 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.

17 82 Casual group led oneshot
by rredmond
Feb 22, 2021 7:24:58 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

29 4,047 [020] At the door of a dungeon on Devil's Cauldron Island
by Starbeard
Feb 13, 2021 22:29:48 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

14 1,294 006 - The Hospital
by ffilz
Feb 20, 2021 18:56:30 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: 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, 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, Starbeard's Fantasyland Game, 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....)

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