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.

1 499 New User Registration
by onze2
Jun 7, 2023 12:06:40 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

2,383 35,799 Introductions
by seanfsmith
Jun 7, 2023 8:15:52 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

438 2,731 Rules for Chaos/Cthulhu Type Horror?
by doublejig2
May 21, 2023 14:21:32 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!

294 1,544 Looking for Classic Traveller black box
by ochrejelly
Jun 7, 2023 17:16:10 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

225 3,052 Free module; The Broken Nail Islands Campaign
by dukeofchutney
Jun 4, 2022 9:37:06 GMT -6
No New Posts Carcosa - 4 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 8,314 List of Carcosa products
by terje
May 31, 2023 8:43:23 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/

147 779 Wasted Lands - Behind the Curtain (UPDATED 6-6-23)
by rhialto
Jun 7, 2023 14:41:47 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 7,214 Another Update!
by Algolei
May 26, 2023 13:45:58 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.

22 134 Demons and Faeries in the Majestic Fantasy Realms
by hamurai
Sept 29, 2022 22:09:35 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 - 1 Viewing

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

831 10,375 KS is live for new S&W non OGL Book and adventures
by jeffb
May 25, 2023 5:28:38 GMT -6

Other TSR Classics

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No New Posts Dave Arneson's Blackmoor - 1 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

278 3,565 Bob Meyer Running Blackmoor
by Finarvyn
May 15, 2023 8:20:42 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".

343 4,995 Play Comparison: Chainmail -vs- Book of War
by Greyharp
Apr 1, 2023 23:24:30 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 1,445 What do we know about "Warriors of Mars"?
by rsdean
May 4, 2023 2:34:14 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

313 4,817 Shakhán - Obscure game inspired by EPT
by grodog
Apr 17, 2023 20:13:10 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) - 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

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!

54 554 Tractics / Fast Rules
by chicagowiz
Apr 6, 2023 22:38:39 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)

404 5,604 Ever had an a ha! moment about the crux of a campaign.
by doublejig2
Jun 5, 2023 17:45:32 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.

63 538 [DoD] Drakar och Demoner
by Vile Traveller
Feb 16, 2023 16:02:38 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.

24 317 PSA- DCC Lankhmar on BOH
by bobjester0e
Jun 4, 2023 0:19:34 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

147 1,465 Powers & Perils!
by jamesmishler
Sept 16, 2022 17:08:52 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.

106 2,210 What War or Boardgame are you playing?
by ochrejelly
May 23, 2023 21:16:47 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

309 4,396 Two ERB Extended Universe Novels by John Eric Holmes
by thomden
May 31, 2023 22:00:40 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

213 4,238 The Iron Wind (ICE) (1980)
by Falconer
Jun 7, 2023 15:00:33 GMT -6
No New Posts Around the Campfire - 7 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)

335 4,429 Viper Archipelago - Game 9 - Player's Review
by diogenes
Jun 8, 2023 0:02:59 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)

162 1,722 Netflix "Arcane"
by Vile Traveller
Oct 22, 2022 10:14:11 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/

33 374 Prime Directive d20
by thegreyelf
Mar 6, 2023 11:41:08 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.

145 1,841 [SPOILER] Episode IX: "The Rise of Skywalker"
by tkdco2
Mar 5, 2023 20:25:10 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

118 2,222 Oh why not another campaign? Battlestar Galactica and CT
by chicagowiz
May 28, 2023 9:22:58 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.

33 143 Hideouts and Hoodlums (Oe inspired pulp superhero) PbP!
by Bastet1002
Apr 20, 2023 18:58:47 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.

5 216 CHAPTER 1: First Steps into a Larger World
by dtspurrier1
Jun 6, 2023 9:01:55 GMT -6
No New Posts Xerxez’ Empire of the Petal Throne

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

10 242 By Sinking Paths to Chambers of Silent Slumber
by xerxez
Jun 7, 2023 19:05:47 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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