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I have a lot of old AD&D 2nd Edition books, but I only have the core books for AD&D 1st Edition, plus the Deities and Demigods book. I am looking for a way to convert second edition to first, because there is way more content merging the two. Any suggestions?

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You can pretty much use 2nd ed materials verbatim with 1st edition rules, so without more information I don't think you'll get much in the way of answers. If something in particular is giving you trouble, could you ask more specifically about that? – SevenSidedDie Jan 9 '13 at 3:03
Here is one you may want to look at if you haven't yet. @aramis gives a good answer.… – Leezard Jan 9 '13 at 17:37

Simple answer: have fun.

1E and 2E are pretty much interchangeable. Compared to the upheavals in 3.X and beyond, 2E is effectively 1.5E. Rules-lawyering players might complain about a few details, but that's a separate issue.

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