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


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by Otto Harkaman
Jun 19, 2020 12:09:04 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

2,082 29,248 About that legacy content
by verhaden
Jul 10, 2020 17:20:11 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

358 1,938 My free post-Fight On OSR Game Stuff
by sirjaguar
Jul 9, 2020 23:11:38 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!

227 1,129 HMGS's first virtual convention
by derv
Jul 7, 2020 14:44:21 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.

12 76 Draft of the basic rules for the Majestic Fantasy RPG
by robertsconley
Jul 10, 2020 12:05:25 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

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

338 8,241 Carcosa spacemen blog?
by burningtorso
Jun 23, 2020 21:26:31 GMT -6
No New Posts Fight On! - 2 Viewing

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

Moderator: calithena

568 6,907 Mysterious Crystal Hemisphere room number issues [TDB]
by Algolei
Jul 9, 2020 22:01:10 GMT -6
No New Posts Vile Traveller's Dreamscape Design - 1 Viewing

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

41 646 Blueholme -- what's up with it?
by Vile Traveller
Mar 28, 2020 18:36:22 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. You can also find Jason here: elflairgames.proboards.com/

85 515 Night Shift: VSW is NOW ON SALE AT DTRPG!
by thegreyelf
Jul 3, 2020 16:05:56 GMT -6
No New Posts Simulacrum Games

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

782 9,694 [OC] Simulacrum/Retroclone Comparison
by davidbrodeur
Jul 8, 2020 10:36:20 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

271 3,492 Blackmoor Combat and Arnesons System
by increment
Jul 6, 2020 8:34:17 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".

309 4,577 Appendix N of Chainmail
by ampleframework
Jun 26, 2020 16:41:43 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.

102 1,222 A Princess of Mars Adventure
by thomden
Jul 3, 2020 0:55:06 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

308 4,759 Reading for the feel of EPT
by greentongue
Jun 23, 2020 11:24:05 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.

67 632 Kickstarter for an Old West RPG Zine
by thomden
May 4, 2020 12:25:53 GMT -6
No New Posts Metamorphosis Alpha (1976) - 1 Viewing

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

119 1,299 Which came first, Starfaring or Metamorphosis Alpha
by bigjackbrass
Mar 21, 2020 10:02:37 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!

48 474 Snit's Revenge
by grodog
May 13, 2020 19:52:41 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.

81 1,619 What War or Boardgame are you playing?
by dicebro
Jul 5, 2020 7:32:05 GMT -6
No New Posts Other Editions

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)

338 4,644 [5E] Harper's Tale
by Finarvyn
Jul 8, 2020 20:09:23 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

424 6,829 The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft
by asaki
Jul 9, 2020 20:06:28 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)

307 4,241 You-tube interview with Gronan
by Finarvyn
Jul 10, 2020 6:00:51 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

153 1,503 Dungeon Crawl Classics on sale.
by asaki
Jun 11, 2020 13:14:48 GMT -6
No New Posts Runequest (1978) - 1 Viewing

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.

56 419 [RQ] History of Runequest
by ffilz
Jun 17, 2020 12:36:23 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)

151 1,699 The Expanse
by Otto Harkaman
Jul 8, 2020 3:08:15 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/

26 333 TOS Klingons vs. Movie Klingons
by Falconer
Jun 9, 2020 10:57:30 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.

118 1,319 Anakin's Original Backstory
by thegreyelf
May 28, 2020 12:08:33 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)

84 782 Wanderer
by hamurai
Jul 8, 2020 23:33:55 GMT -6

Online Games

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No New Posts Online Game Classifieds - 1 Viewing

Here we can post if a person wants to start an online game on these boards, or ask about open spots in existing games.

15 106 PBP play please!
by mannclay
Jul 10, 2020 10:40:10 GMT -6
No New Posts Frank's Wilderlands/CSIO OD&D - 1 Viewing

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 3,838 019 - Back to the City State
by flightcommander
Jul 1, 2020 19:23:08 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 1,123 006 Bastinadi Star Port
by fabius
Jul 6, 2020 12:49:09 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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