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


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8 133 Om nom nom nom.
by thegreyelf
Apr 2, 2020 17:15:22 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

2,051 28,427 I went to the store and picked up the essentials
by tkdco2
Apr 4, 2020 14:36:58 GMT -6
No New Posts Links & Resources - 3 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

348 1,849 Save For Half # 24: "Empire of the Petal Throne by TSR"
by sieg
Apr 4, 2020 18:47:29 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!

215 1,043 Castle Xyntillan
by Melan
Apr 4, 2020 8:53:51 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.

11 75 Concerning Bat in the Attic Games
by robertsconley
Feb 24, 2020 22:36:26 GMT -6
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

223 3,125 D&D plus AS&SH DM Screen
by xmanowarx
Jan 20, 2020 1:26:42 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, Mushgnome’s Chainmail Carcosa 2.0

348 8,503 A Voyage To Arcturus the movie!
by Finarvyn
Mar 31, 2020 5:38:43 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

568 6,899 My Darkness Beneath pdf
by leg1on
Feb 13, 2020 18:38:53 GMT -6
No New Posts Vile Traveller's Dreamscape Design - 1 Viewing

It's already about BLUEHACK™ as well as BLUEHOLME™, and might soon cover AEON:underworld™ as well.

41 646 Blueholme -- what's up with it?
by Vile Traveller
Mar 28, 2020 18:36:22 GMT -6
No New Posts Elf Lair Games - 1 Viewing

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.

75 464 Night Shift Fulfillment BEGINS!!!
by Finarvyn
Apr 4, 2020 18:53:20 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

778 9,634 Space Adventures X - Attack of the Robo-Men!
by simonw
Mar 26, 2020 16:38:50 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 3,450 The worst campaign idea, ever - "Black Moo"!
by doublejig2
Mar 3, 2020 11:13:31 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".

301 4,464 "Number of Spells" in Chainmail 3e
by retrorob
Mar 14, 2020 9:40:24 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.

101 1,161 A Princess of Mars Adventure
by Finarvyn
Apr 4, 2020 4:47:54 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

304 4,739 General Information about EPT
by fullerton
Nov 2, 2019 14:31:01 GMT -6
No New Posts Boot Hill (1975) - 1 Viewing

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.

67 622 Kickstarter for an Old West RPG Zine
by Finarvyn
Apr 3, 2020 14:54:15 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

119 1,299 Which came first, Starfaring or Metamorphosis Alpha
by bigjackbrass
Mar 21, 2020 10:02:37 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

83 1,396 Three Hexes campaign starter for Gangbusters campaign
by rick krebs
Jan 9, 2019 9:07:44 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!

47 465 Dark Sun
by punkrabbitt
Mar 19, 2020 18:01:40 GMT -6


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No New Posts Wargames and Miniatures - 2 Viewing

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.

74 1,452 Cavaliers & Roundheads variant
by stevemitchell
Apr 4, 2020 19:24:32 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, 3E/Pathfinder, 4E, D&D 5E (2014)

329 4,495 Red-Hand Barony Campaign for 1e AD&D
by blackadder23
Apr 4, 2020 11:02:58 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

415 6,677 What's Your Middle-earth Canon?
by muddy
Apr 4, 2020 19:16:56 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)

305 4,213 Greyhawk seminar in Virtual GaryCon 8-10pm CDT tonight!
by grodog
Mar 27, 2020 11:04:53 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, Arduin (1977)

182 1,762 DragonQuest has a new "old" home!
by jeffb
Mar 29, 2020 12:28:43 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.

55 387 Interest Check: Roll20 RQ2 Pavis for Newbies
by dizzysaxophone
Mar 30, 2020 22:39:15 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)

149 1,680 [Any] How Light Is Too Light?
by bexley
Mar 22, 2020 6:23:47 GMT -6
No New Posts Star Trek TOS (1966-69) - 7 Viewing

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/

24 308 abridged Star Trek: the Yeoman Rand canon
by Falconer
Apr 4, 2020 19:16:01 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.

118 1,299 Star Wars: The High Republic
by thegreyelf
Apr 2, 2020 17:47:12 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)

84 772 The Sword of Cepheus - 2D6 for S & S, Sword & Planet gaming
by Deleted
Feb 29, 2020 13:28:09 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.

11 86 Discord users here?
by asaki
Mar 23, 2020 5:33:22 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

28 3,795 019 - Back to the City State
by tombowings
Apr 4, 2020 16:34:17 GMT -6
No New Posts Frank's Wine Dark Rift Sector Traveller Campaign - 1 Viewing

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

Moderator: ffilz

13 1,075 006 Bastinadi Star Port
by makofan
Apr 4, 2020 8:48:05 GMT -6
No New Posts Inactive Online Games - 2 Viewing

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, Meleon, 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....)

644 64,109 Act 3 - Kingdom of the Lost King
by Lord Stargazer
Dec 11, 2019 10:21:29 GMT -6


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