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 scottenkainen
Jul 26, 2021 18:00:43 GMT -6
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Here are general rules and posts to your Admin or by your Admin.

11 217 14 years of "OD&D Discussion"
by scottenkainen
Jul 25, 2021 13:16:54 GMT -6
No New Posts General Board - 7 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

2,202 32,093 "You have no class, sir!" (Discussion on classless D&D)
by tkdco2
Jul 29, 2021 17:23:37 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

389 2,203 Save For Half episode # 33: "Mutant Future by GoblinoidGames
by sieg
Jul 28, 2021 13:11:14 GMT -6
No New Posts Classified - 6 Viewing

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

245 1,318 MIKE'S WORLD: THE FORSAKEN WILDERNESS BEYOND now available.
by simrion
Jul 29, 2021 15:42:01 GMT -6

Community

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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.

19 123 Blackmarsh Southland and Wild North combined!
by Haldo Bramwise
Jan 3, 2014 10:08:45 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

223 3,033 Hyperborea- AS&SH 3rd Edition is on KS
by jeffb
Jul 12, 2021 9:17:58 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

340 8,280 Random Carcosa Musings
by tkdco2
May 24, 2021 23:40:06 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

570 6,956 Darkness Beneath
by doublejig2
Jul 7, 2021 18:19:06 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.

41 657 BLUEHOLME™ at the Cons
by Vile Traveller
Dec 12, 2020 10:07:08 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/

108 599 Elf Lair Games joins itch.io
by thegreyelf
Jul 14, 2021 4:23:52 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

798 9,901 The Annotated DD (V5)
by makofan
Jul 29, 2021 9:50:09 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 3,556 Hit Points and Experience taking their roots from Strategos
by captainjapan
Jul 5, 2021 16:02:19 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".

321 4,773 Jousting: Broken Lance Rule
by Phenster Dragorgn
Jul 29, 2021 13:52:52 GMT -6
No New Posts Warriors of Mars (1974) - 1 Viewing

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

109 1,316 Barsoom Comics on Sale (Comixology.com)
by thomden
Jul 20, 2021 6:29:10 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

309 4,776 So apparently Undermountain = EPT
by tombowings
Apr 10, 2021 23:27:21 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.

70 641 Google Sheet Boot Hill Sheet with auto calculations
by Malchor
Mar 25, 2021 6:18:36 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

125 1,325 S3-Expedition to the Barrier Peaks.
by bobjester0e
Jun 6, 2021 11:05:54 GMT -6
No New Posts Gangbusters (1982, 2016) - 1 Viewing

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!

51 488 Bio One: Hit locations for all eras of gunpowder combat.
by Finarvyn
Jun 29, 2021 16:51:59 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)

364 5,231 You are Tom Moldvay, Dave Cook, and Steve Marsh-It's 1980
by aramis
Jul 7, 2021 18:17:56 GMT -6

Other

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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.

58 443 Pronunciations
by ffilz
Jul 12, 2021 17:17:18 GMT -6
No New Posts Dungeon Crawl Classics (2012) - 1 Viewing

"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.

18 254 [video] Why DCC is Awesome
by Finarvyn
Jul 23, 2021 7:53:26 GMT -6
No New Posts "Third Party" and Non-TSR Classics - 1 Viewing

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

Sub-board: Wee Warriors

144 1,437 En Garde! Gentlemen Adventurer
by derv
Jul 2, 2021 6:33:59 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.

94 1,880 What War or Boardgame are you playing?
by owlorbs
Jul 19, 2021 7:33:28 GMT -6
No New Posts Fiction - 7 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

476 7,773 ICE Middle-earth: 1st and 2nd waves
by Falconer
Jul 29, 2021 11:48:07 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)

316 4,343 Role Playing Journals
by Max_Writer
Jul 26, 2021 17:24:21 GMT -6

Science Fiction

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No New Posts General SciFi - 1 Viewing

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)

163 1,743 Dune 2021
by ampleframework
Jul 23, 2021 6:22:22 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/

31 367 RPG Pop Club
by Falconer
May 25, 2021 21:35:55 GMT -6
No New Posts Star Wars Original (1977) - 3 Viewing

Here we can discuss STAR WARS, with a focus on the way it was originally conceived in 1977.

136 1,640 (Possibly) last chance to nab WEG Star Wars 1e hardcovers
by ampleframework
Jul 20, 2021 15:57:59 GMT -6
No New Posts Traveller (1977) - 7 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

107 2,138 Tabletop Simulator
by tkdco2
Jul 21, 2021 20:55:28 GMT -6

Online Games

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No New Posts Online Game Classifieds - 13 Viewing

Here we can post if a person wants to start an online game on these boards, or ask about open spots in existing games.

19 88 advertising for my OD&D Greyhawk Shieldlands PBP campaign
by scottenkainen
Jul 29, 2021 19:35:05 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

31 4,224 [021] Back into the dungeon on Devil's Cauldron Island
by makofan
Jul 14, 2021 14:16:52 GMT -6
No New Posts Mushgnome's Deep Arkham

A Lovecraft-inspired classic dungeon crawl using Delving Deeper rules.

Moderator: mfort

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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, 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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