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 rredmond
Jun 18, 2024 9:52:31 GMT -6
No New Posts General Board - 2 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

2,431 36,620 Introductions
by Punkrabbitt
Jun 18, 2024 18:33:58 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

462 2,888 [GenCon] History of D&D videos
by Finarvyn
Jun 18, 2024 20:48:34 GMT -6
No New Posts Classified - 1 Viewing

Looking for players? Want to announce a game you're running or a convention worth attending? Drop a thread into the Classifieds!

314 1,653 When We Were Wizards
by Malchor
Jun 20, 2024 6:38:31 GMT -6

Dungeons & Dragons (1971-1979) - open content

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No New Posts Men & Magic (1974) - 2 Viewing

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.

959 16,048 Charm Person effects poll
by Piper
May 14, 2024 23:16:33 GMT -6
No New Posts Monsters & Treasure (1974) - 2 Viewing

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 4,405 Magic Swords & Armor
by Finarvyn
Jun 14, 2024 4:22:59 GMT -6
No New Posts The Underworld & Wilderness Adventures (1974) - 1 Viewing

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

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 - 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 8,329 Random Carcosa Musings
by tkdco2
Mar 5, 2024 20:42:20 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

170 925 Thirteen Parsecs PRE ORDERS!
by thegreyelf
Jun 10, 2024 13:10:33 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

599 7,364 Progress!
by calithena
Jun 21, 2024 17:47:47 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.

26 146 How to Make a Fantasy Sandbox Released!
by robertsconley
Apr 16, 2024 7:45:35 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: Delving Deeper RPG, Swords & Wizardry, Beyond Belief Games, Champions of ZED, etc., Seven Voyages of Zylarthen, Brave Halfling General

845 10,596 Wyrmspear...
by bestialwarlust
Jun 18, 2024 17:46:35 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

285 3,662 New Arneson book: "Blackmoor Foundations"
by havard
Jun 21, 2024 9:21:36 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".

350 5,054 Sieges rules questions
by legopaidi
Apr 18, 2024 23:55:06 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

117 1,474 Princess of the Red Planet Adventure
by tdenmark
Jun 10, 2024 16:32:44 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

317 4,859 Tékumel Thursdays
by badger2305
Mar 31, 2024 23:12:17 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!

54 594 Just picked up "Divine Right" anyone ever play this game?
by joenuttall
Jun 5, 2024 11:16:39 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)

412 5,665 2nd Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons is
by poohgyrr
May 16, 2024 18:47:43 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.

Sub-board: Drakar och Demoner (1982)

67 571 Dragonbane - sort of a 5E lite RPG
by tkdco2
May 5, 2024 15:14:02 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.

14 238 C&C Reforged
by jeffb
Jun 18, 2024 5:14:21 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.

26 342 Can anyone recommend an easy "on-ramp" for DCC?
by stoerm
Apr 23, 2024 14:41:06 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

149 1,484 Dolmenwood
by cavalier973
May 19, 2024 20:44:02 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 2,283 What War or Boardgame are you playing?
by hamurai
Apr 22, 2024 9:55:48 GMT -6
No New Posts Fiction - 4 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

318 4,490 What are you reading? - 2019, and beyond.
by tdenmark
Jun 11, 2024 19:39:25 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

216 4,278 Height, Weight, and Age
by tkdco2
May 10, 2024 17:53:30 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 4,403 Gygax 1975 - How To Set Up Your Dungeons & Dragons Campaign
by Zenopus
Apr 18, 2024 7:28:22 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)

165 1,780 The Original Battlestar Galactica
by chicagowiz
May 9, 2024 8:03:02 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/

34 384 Discovery 2.08
by Falconer
Apr 17, 2024 21:57:25 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.

150 1,899 Splinter of the Mind's Eye: ODD74 Book Club
by mouser
Jun 8, 2024 10:58:19 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

122 2,259 Oh why not another campaign? Battlestar Galactica and CT
by chicagowiz
May 9, 2024 8:04:29 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

7 253 MIssion Cabell Manor
by dtspurrier1
Jun 19, 2024 16:44:53 GMT -6
No New Posts Xerxez’ Empire of the Petal Throne

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

by xerxez
Jun 21, 2024 20:41:57 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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