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.

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by Xiombrag-Eventually
Mar 2, 2024 9:57:03 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

2,423 36,426 Two Books or Three?
by Falconer
Mar 3, 2024 22:14:24 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

458 2,860 How accurate is this?
by captainjapan
Mar 3, 2024 13:55:45 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!

310 1,632 Carcosa is sold out.
by funkaoshi
Feb 22, 2024 20:25:09 GMT -6

Dungeons & Dragons (1971-1979) - open content

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No New Posts Men & Magic (1974)

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.

955 15,950 Hit Dice are re-rolled each level
by Starbeard
Mar 1, 2024 10:26:49 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.

311 4,403 Magic Swords & Armor
by waysoftheearth
Feb 13, 2024 21:24:26 GMT -6
No New Posts The Underworld & Wilderness Adventures (1974)

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.

397 6,438 Experience for Tricks/Puzzles/Traps
by makofan
Mar 2, 2024 20:45:44 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

227 3,058 Hyperborea Encounter Tables 3!
by blackadder23
Oct 29, 2023 10:23:03 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

342 8,328 Four AD&D modules set in Carcosa now available.
by mazinkaesar
Feb 29, 2024 15:03:58 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 games, and even Jason's novels. You can also find Jason here: elflairgames.proboards.com/

Sub-boards: Amazing Adventures, Spellcraft & Swordplay, O.G.E.R.S., Night Shift, Wasted Lands

166 916 Top Ten Reasons to Follow 13 Parsecs
by thegreyelf
Jan 31, 2024 16:47:14 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

588 7,242 When is an update not an update?
by Attronarch
Feb 17, 2024 13:41:18 GMT -6
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.

25 145 Travel Rules for the Majestic Fantasy RPG
by robertsconley
Feb 20, 2024 6:24:36 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: Delving Deeper RPG, Swords & Wizardry, Beyond Belief Games, Champions of ZED, etc., Seven Voyages of Zylarthen, Brave Halfling General

845 10,571 Hot Metal printing?
by gonyaulax
Mar 1, 2024 19:28:18 GMT -6

Other TSR Classics

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No New Posts Dave Arneson's Blackmoor - 2 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

281 3,646 Arnesoniana
by thecube
Mar 2, 2024 9:40:20 GMT -6
No New Posts Chainmail (1971) - 2 Viewing

Discussion of the historical and fantasy miniatures rules system Chainmail by Guidion Games and later TSR, particularly the pre-OD&D "Fantasy Supplement".

348 5,051 Mapping Warhammer stats onto Chainmail.
by Starbeard
Mar 1, 2024 15:40:55 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

116 1,463 Princess of the Red Planet Adventure
by Finarvyn
Dec 17, 2023 6:59:08 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 4,855 Shakhán - Obscure game inspired by EPT
by misterbill
Jan 23, 2024 12:51:53 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.

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!

54 583 Marvel Supers from TSR
by Parzival
Jan 28, 2024 19:19:10 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: AD&D/2E (1977), "Classic" D&D (1981), 3E/Pathfinder (2000), 4E (2008), D&D 5E (2014)

411 5,655 Anyone know the name of this source book?
by flightcommander
Feb 13, 2024 0:27:03 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) - 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.

Sub-board: Drakar och Demoner (1982)

67 561 Dragonbane - sort of a 5E lite RPG
by Finarvyn
Feb 7, 2024 10:08:13 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.

12 226 Gary Gygax back at the Troll Lords
by Falconer
Feb 15, 2024 12:35:08 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.

26 328 EVOLVED-DCC Supers
by hamurai
Feb 5, 2024 23:08:24 GMT -6
No New Posts "Third Party" and Non-TSR Classics - 6 Viewing

Here we can discuss non-TSR classic games, as well as other "third party" OD&D products.

Sub-board: Wee Warriors

148 1,480 Harn campaign with ODD or AD&D rules
by robertsconley
Feb 5, 2024 8:22:53 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 2,273 What War or Boardgame are you playing?
by Malchor
Feb 24, 2024 17:05:33 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: Appendix N, Lovecraft and the Mythos, Howard and Hyboria, Leiber and Lankhmar

317 4,474 Favorite Fantasy Novels
by doublejig2
Feb 27, 2024 21:20:13 GMT -6
No New Posts Tolkien and Middle-earth

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

215 4,274 More Middle-earth Stuff
by tkdco2
Feb 19, 2024 17:55:32 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)

338 4,401 Raven Creek play by post
by ahabicher
Feb 2, 2024 12:29:03 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)

164 1,751 Revisiting how to play Starfaring
by scottenkainen
Jan 27, 2024 21:52:44 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.

147 1,845 Combining OD&D (3LBB's) and the Star Wars Universe
by Starbeard
Feb 29, 2024 20:33:46 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

121 2,256 Font(s) for Traveller
by verhaden
Feb 24, 2024 9:08:09 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.

36 153 Proposed White Box: FMAG play-by-post
by smubee
Feb 24, 2024 9:30:57 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

7 174 MIssion Cabell Manor
by xerxez
Feb 25, 2024 16:03:31 GMT -6
No New Posts Xerxez’ Empire of the Petal Throne - 2 Viewing

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

16 922 Voyage of the Nyari
by flightcommander
Mar 3, 2024 23:10:38 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, Isle of Mystery, 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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