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


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10 167 Rules of the board (and) How to join ODD74
by Rafael
Sept 22, 2020 20:49:40 GMT -6
No New Posts General Board - 8 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

2,110 29,840 I apologize for being stupid today . . .
by Rafael
Sept 27, 2020 1:35:56 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

364 1,978 OD&D Primer
by edkann
Sept 26, 2020 13:40:32 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!

235 1,160 My megadungeon is 50% off for the next 24 hours.
by geoffrey
Sept 24, 2020 11:35:02 GMT -6


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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.

17 120 Bat in the Attic Kickstarter, The Final Hours
by hamurai
Sept 17, 2020 13:24:55 GMT -6
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

222 3,023 D&D plus AS&SH DM Screen
by thomden
Apr 22, 2020 1:27:08 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

338 8,247 Random Carcosa Musings
by tkdco2
Sept 17, 2020 21:57:18 GMT -6
No New Posts Fight On! - 3 Viewing

Here we can discuss options and ideas for the official fanzine of these boards -- Fight On!

Moderator: calithena

569 6,915 Fight On! index
by edkann
Sept 26, 2020 7:08:18 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.

41 651 BLUEHOLME™ The Known World
by Vile Traveller
Aug 29, 2020 21:28:37 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/

by hamurai
Sept 25, 2020 4:06:05 GMT -6
No New Posts Simulacrum Games - 3 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

789 9,762 anyone still playing WB?
by hamurai
Sept 26, 2020 23:20:45 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

271 3,508 Secrets of Blackmoor Documentary
by rsdean
Sept 4, 2020 13:53:33 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".

311 4,591 Some questions about Chainmail mass combat
by derv
Sept 1, 2020 16:19:49 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.

102 1,232 A Princess of Mars Adventure
by cometaryorbit
Aug 21, 2020 22:47:09 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

308 4,759 Reading for the feel of EPT
by greentongue
Jun 23, 2020 11:24:05 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.

67 633 Saving Stetson City
by Hans E Magnusson
Aug 27, 2020 2:37:47 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

120 1,302 What's Your Favourite Plant Character Bolt-on?
by leg1on
Aug 19, 2020 1:17:06 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

84 1,398 New sourcebook product from Nefarious Noise coming soon
by Finarvyn
Sept 25, 2020 17:02:56 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!

48 474 Snit's Revenge
by grodog
May 13, 2020 19:52:41 GMT -6


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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.

84 1,704 HeroQuest - A Reprint?!
by hamurai
Sept 24, 2020 22:01:04 GMT -6
No New Posts Other Editions - 2 Viewing

Here we can discuss AD&D or 4E or other non-OD&D editions of the game.

Sub-boards: "Classic" D&D, AD&D/2E, 3E/Pathfinder, 4E, D&D 5E (2014)

342 4,744 Making an OD&D and Basic 5E blend
by hamurai
Sept 18, 2020 23:20:23 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: Lovecraft and the Mythos, Tolkien and Middle-earth, Howard and Hyboria, Leiber and Lankhmar

430 7,019 What are you reading? - 2019, and beyond.
by stevemitchell
Sept 26, 2020 21:00:20 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)

311 4,273 My Back-to-Basics Greyhawk Campaign
by scottenkainen
Sept 26, 2020 20:10:57 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-boards: Tunnels & Trolls (1975), Wee Warriors

153 1,505 Terror at Trollmarsh (White Dwarf 74)
by Rafael
Sept 20, 2020 11:09:51 GMT -6
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.

56 419 [RQ] History of Runequest
by ffilz
Jun 17, 2020 12:36:23 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)

152 1,706 Exploring Space RPG
by sean
Sept 16, 2020 9:28:25 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/

26 333 TOS Klingons vs. Movie Klingons
by Falconer
Jun 9, 2020 10:57:30 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.

120 1,345 Star Wars: The High Republic
by ampleframework
Sept 25, 2020 15:13:15 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)

84 782 Wanderer
by hamurai
Jul 8, 2020 23:33:55 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.

16 113 Recruiting for Bushido Valley of the Mists on Unseen Servant
by muddy
Sept 22, 2020 8:39:46 GMT -6
No New Posts Frank's Wilderlands/CSIO OD&D

Frank intends to send a party of OD&D adventurers into the Wilderlands, the world first created by Judges Guild in the 1970's and the home of the infamous City-State of the Invincible Overlord.

Moderator: ffilz

29 3,898 [020] At the door of a dungeon on Devil's Cauldron Island
by ffilz
Sept 11, 2020 10:57:31 GMT -6
No New Posts Frank's Wine Dark Rift Sector Traveller Campaign

An adventure in the Winedark Rift with a blend of '77 and '81 Traveller rules.

Moderator: ffilz

13 1,144 006 Bastinadi Star Port
by eris
Aug 14, 2020 15:01:32 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, 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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