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.

1 253 New User Registration
by Endless
May 15, 2022 14:08:29 GMT -6
No New Posts Announcements

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

13 233 Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!!!
by tkdco2
Jan 4, 2022 4:08:12 GMT -6
No New Posts General Board - 1 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

2,284 33,692 Favorite single sentences regards D&D
by rredmond
May 16, 2022 8:32:22 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-board: Save for Half podcast

413 2,533 Was This Gary's Vision?
by captainjapan
May 14, 2022 14:17:40 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!

262 1,407 Book, Dice or Die, for sale
by doublejig2
May 15, 2022 18:32:15 GMT -6


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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

224 3,049 Hyperborea- AS&SH 3rd Edition is on KS
by dukeofchutney
Feb 4, 2022 6:01:16 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 8,302 Random Carcosa Musings
by tkdco2
Mar 14, 2022 21:21:33 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/

126 681 Powered by O.G.R.E.S. - A Multiverse of Systems
by thegreyelf
May 7, 2022 16:59:26 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

582 7,146 [Ysgarth] Now here's something you don't see every day!
by calithena
May 14, 2022 14:04:49 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.

19 125 Majestic Fantasy RPG and Quick Reference Cards Release
by robertsconley
Aug 8, 2021 21:06:51 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.

42 667 Hosting a Blueholme One Shot on Discord
by kersus
Apr 29, 2022 16:52:53 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

810 10,027 Basic Fantasy RPG
by tkdco2
May 16, 2022 18:05:44 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

273 3,580 The original players in Blackmoor
by aldarron
Apr 5, 2022 14:57:17 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".

330 4,838 FAQ: What scale (1:20 or 1:1) is the Fantasy Supplement?
by dicebro
Apr 24, 2022 9:34:05 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

111 1,388 Top Secret Warriors of the Red Planet Project
by thomden
Apr 3, 2022 15:20:45 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

311 4,802 original editions vs. old Tita reprints vs. new TF reprints?
by badger2305
Apr 18, 2022 22:38:01 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.

70 644 My Western RPG- Hurled into Eternity- Part II
by tedopon
Mar 2, 2022 8:15:09 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

131 1,350 Thundarr the Barbarian
by jeffb
May 16, 2022 7:10:11 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!

53 546 Star Probe (1974) and Star Empires (1977)
by waer
Mar 1, 2022 12:16:08 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)

383 5,530 It's HARD to qualify for a sub-class! (And I like it.)
by ampleframework
May 1, 2022 4:26:44 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.

60 499 RuneQuest Starter Set
by jeffb
Nov 27, 2021 18:21:31 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.

21 306 DCC Dying Earth (kickstart)
by Finarvyn
Apr 12, 2022 13:31:56 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

145 1,446 Chivalry & Sorcery: Saurians
by doublejig2
Apr 19, 2022 15:02:53 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.

102 2,038 What War or Boardgame are you playing?
by stevemitchell
May 12, 2022 21:39:41 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

495 8,162 What are you reading? - 2019, and beyond.
by ampleframework
May 15, 2022 14:25:55 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)

318 4,373 Role Playing Journals
by Max_Writer
May 15, 2022 19:58:10 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)

168 1,767 Doctor Strange 2 - a capsule review
by thomden
May 15, 2022 6:15:00 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/

31 368 RPG Pop Club
by Falconer
Oct 19, 2021 20:37:20 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.

143 1,818 Original STAR WARS Review | Film 77 | Classic Movie Review |
by ampleframework
May 1, 2022 7:26:54 GMT -6
No New Posts Traveller (1977) - 2 Viewing

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

112 2,178 Video: Dying During Character Creation In Traveller
by tkdco2
May 13, 2022 23:52:42 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.

28 132 Saturday Morning OD&D - Players wanted
by Fearghus
May 6, 2022 20:57:56 GMT -6
No New Posts Ampleframework's "Of Greed and Wanderlust"

An open-ended sandbox campaign for Swords & Wizardry (complete), preferably for 4-6 players. The action will begin in my homebrew setting of Cumberland, in the bustling port city of New Albion. Open-table, free-form campaign.

19 1,677 Chapter 3 - Crossing the Threshold
by flightcommander
May 16, 2022 21:35:35 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, 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, 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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