Champions of ZED May 17, 2012 10:51:05 GMT -6
Post by Finarvyn on May 17, 2012 10:51:05 GMT -6
Well there is Champions of ZED....
In reading this, it occurs to me that there are quite a few Arneson documents out there that all tie together in one form or another....
1. Blackmoor Supplement (TSR)
2. First Fantasy Campaign (Judges Guild)
3. Adventures in Fantasy RPG
3. Dragons at Dawn
4. D@D Supplement I: Twilight
5. Beyond this Point Be Dragons manuscript
6. Radagast the Brown's "Arnesonian Combat" doc
7. Champions of ZED
...and most folks probably don't have a good feel for how they fit together or what they represent. It would be nice to see something that explains what they are and how they fit together.
The first three are directly from Dave. The Blackmoor supplement has importance mostly from the Temple of the Frog, FFC is significant because it has early Blackmoor campaign notes, and AiF is key because it shows what a non-Gygax rules system created by Dave might look like.
Dan can probably address #4-5 better than I.
Dragons at Dawn is a retro tribute to the very first fantasy gaming system pioneered by Dave Arneson, the man who later went on to co-author the worlds most popular roleplaying game.
Supplement 1 is a broad ranging expansion of the Dragons at Dawn retro-tribute fantasy role playing game honoring the first years of fantasy adventure role playing as envisioned by gaming pioneer Dave Arneson.
Champions of ZED develops the available Open Game License material and brings together the scattered intentions of both authors of the original 1974 edition