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


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

1 568 New User Registration
by Rpg89
Sept 13, 2023 15:38:01 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

2,393 36,058 Today I learned that Grognard is
by rredmond
Sept 25, 2023 6:51:34 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

447 2,771 Save For Half episode # 50: "RuneQuest by Chaosium"
by sieg
Sept 21, 2023 12:32:11 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!

301 1,577 Tales of Peril - in print!
by grodog
Sept 21, 2023 18:06:53 GMT -6


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No New Posts Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea - 1 Viewing

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

226 3,057 Hyperborea- AS&SH 3rd Edition is on KS
by jeffb
Aug 18, 2023 11:30:53 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

342 8,322 Random Carcosa Musings
by doublejig2
Aug 28, 2023 13:23:27 GMT -6
No New Posts Elf Lair Games - 1 Viewing

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/

Sub-boards: Amazing Adventures, Spellcraft & Swordplay, Night Shift

156 859 Wasted Lands t-shirts?
by Finarvyn
Sept 25, 2023 15:44:36 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

586 7,231 Another Update!
by chicagowiz
Jul 25, 2023 7:47:05 GMT -6
No New Posts Rob Conley's Majestic Fantasy Realms - 1 Viewing

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

24 136 Travel Rules for the Majestic Fantasy RPG
by robertsconley
Aug 11, 2023 17:22:37 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.

45 711 DREAMSCAPE:underworld™ - my next game
by Vile Traveller
Mar 20, 2023 8:07:48 GMT -6
No New Posts Simulacrum Games

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

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

836 10,480 anyone still playing WB?
by rredmond
Sept 25, 2023 4:23:38 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

281 3,637 Blackmoor Trademark Claimed by Arneson Estate
by Desparil
Sept 25, 2023 22:26:42 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".

344 5,014 Spells: Hallucinatory Terrain, Phantasmal Forces & Polymorph
by delta
Aug 23, 2023 11:14:08 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.

Sub-board: Warriors of the Red Planet

115 1,450 WoM Rules/Copyright
by aramis
Sept 10, 2023 11:23:36 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: Chirine's World, Greentongue's Online OEPT, Edsan's Online OEPT, Badger's Online OEPT, Badger's OEPT Game, The Sequel, Humanspace Empires PBP Game

316 4,843 new EPT maps for the Five Empires
by grodog
Sept 21, 2023 23:07:46 GMT -6
No New Posts Boot Hill (1975) - 1 Viewing

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.

71 646 Boot Hill game tomorrow on Discord/Roll20
by kersus
Oct 28, 2022 10:52:49 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

133 1,372 Anybody got a lead on a MA 1e Character Generator?
by Finarvyn
Feb 26, 2023 8:30:31 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

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!

54 570 Marvel Supers from TSR
by Punkrabbitt
Sept 18, 2023 19:03:01 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 (1977), "Classic" D&D (1981), 3E/Pathfinder (2000), 4E (2008), D&D 5E (2014)

409 5,644 You know a campaign is good when you...
by hamurai
Sept 12, 2023 22:33:05 GMT -6


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No New Posts Tunnels & Trolls (1975)

Here we can discuss the original Tunnels & Trolls by Ken St Andre. Written in 1975, T&T editions 1 through 5.5 are essentailly the same beast.

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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.

63 545 [DoD] Drakar och Demoner
by ravenheart87
Aug 9, 2023 2:46:57 GMT -6
No New Posts Castles & Crusades (2004)

Here we can discuss Troll Lord Games C&C games, which are a lot like "AD&D meets the d20 SRD," or other TLG products which use the SIEGE system.

11 216 Drive thru deal- $1 module + PHB
by jeffb
Sept 25, 2023 5:08:46 GMT -6
No New Posts Dungeon Crawl Classics (2012)

"Glory & Gold won by Sorcery & Sword." Here we can discuss the DCC RPG and all of its variants -- DCC Lankhmar, DCC Dying Earth, Mutant Crawl Classics (MCC), and so on.

25 322 Can anyone recommend an easy "on-ramp" for DCC?
by Finarvyn
Jul 26, 2023 5:17:37 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-board: Wee Warriors

148 1,473 Harn campaign with ODD or AD&D rules
by aramis
Sept 4, 2023 4:44:02 GMT -6
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.

108 2,243 Miniatures & terrain?
by tkdco2
Sept 17, 2023 4:19:47 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: Appendix N, Lovecraft and the Mythos, Howard and Hyboria, Leiber and Lankhmar

311 4,427 What are you reading? - 2019, and beyond.
by thomden
Sept 24, 2023 0:52:56 GMT -6
No New Posts Tolkien and Middle-earth - 1 Viewing

Here we can discuss various ideas for OD&D applied to Middle-earth and/or the books and movies that pertain to JRR Tolkien's world.

Sub-board: Waysoftheearth's Moria PBP

214 4,252 Middle-earth spellcasters for HARP
by Falconer
Sept 25, 2023 11:23:39 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: Gary Gygax' Greyhawk, Gaming with Rob Kuntz, Gaming with Gronan, In Search of the Unknown Campaign, Adventures in Outland (OD&D+Chainmail)

336 4,390 Raven Creek play by post
by ahabicher
Sept 25, 2023 2:17:37 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)

163 1,731 Dune 2 Delayed to 2024
by Porphyre
Aug 26, 2023 12:28:30 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/

33 379 Star Trek: Strange New Worlds to follow Pike's Enterprise!
by chicagowiz
Jul 8, 2023 14:06:35 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.

146 1,842 Where was Obi-Wan born?
by tkdco2
Aug 12, 2023 22:10:04 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)

Sub-board: Frank's Wine Dark Rift Sector Traveller Campaign

120 2,241 Douglas Lenat
by flightcommander
Sept 20, 2023 23:30:57 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.

35 151 basic/expert red box rules set in greyhawk
by dtspurrier1
Sept 19, 2023 11:06:04 GMT -6
No New Posts Darren's OD&D Greyhawk Year 596 summer

A continuation from original white box campaign (the Shield Lands campaign) converted to OD&D red box/blue box/encylopedia rule set. With current characters converted over and new ones with new story

6 30 Chapter two Returning home and decisions made
by dtspurrier1
Sept 25, 2023 6:34:56 GMT -6
No New Posts Isle of Mystery

You have lived among the shadows, surrounded by stone, raised in chains since birth. For as long as you can remember, your life has been spent chained to the same rocky partition. From behind the partition, fires shine their flickering illumination – the only light you have ever known. Yet you have never seen the flames. A PBP campaign imagined by tombowings.

6 360 CHAPTER 2: The Horse Thieves' Stronghold
by Bastet1002
Sept 22, 2023 7:20:28 GMT -6
No New Posts Xerxez’ Empire of the Petal Throne

One of the old convention scenarios using the old EPT rules.

13 669 A Joyous Sitting Among Friends
by xerxez
Sept 22, 2023 19:14:31 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: Ampleframework's "Of Greed and Wanderlust", 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, Frank's Wilderlands/CSIO OD&D, 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, Ultraviolet Grasslands, 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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