What are the differences between Holmes, Moldvay, and Mentzer D&D? Also, which one came first?
At the dawn of roleplaying, the Castle & Crusade Society and Lake Geneva Tactical Studies Association (LGTSA) focused on Medieval Britain, and produced the Chainmail tabletop wargame rules with a ...
In a few weeks I'm starting a game of old school D&D for a group of fairly new players, and I'd like to be able to have a few published modules to drop on my hex map, so I can mix it up a bit and ...
A staple of of early D&D is the "1 in 6" or "2 in 6" chance for surprise, finding secret doors, and so on. Recently, some of the retro-clones, mostly noticeably Lamentations of the Flame Princess ...
For those unfamiliar with the concept semi-diceless gaming is only having the players roll the dice. It's used in Cinematic Unisystem and the old (and now free) game Legendary Lives. I'd like to ...
Is Enchant Magic Item (a 6th level AD&D spell) is written up anywhere in the OD&D books, supplements, or Strategic Review? I am researching the difference between OD&D magic item creation ...
One issue with older versions of D&D that heavily relied on treasure GP is that characters have to become rich to advance so that by fourth or fifth level mundane equipment costs become ...
Where can I find a complete list of every D&D book ever released before 3rd Edition? Is there such a thing? If not, can we compile a list on here for reference? I'm mostly interested in the ...
In Moldvay, possibly Holmes, and the retro-clone, Swords & Wizardry, Clerics simultaneously unlock 3rd and 4th level spells at the 6th experience level. They advance from 2/2 at level 5, to ...
I want to listen to the following podcast featuring early edition D&D: http://robertsongames.com/dnd/robertson-games-podcast But I can't find the actual audio files anywhere. The podcast is in ...
So I recently saw a couple copies of ST1: Up the Garden Path become available through a used game store I frequent. This lead me to wondering what exactly was it's plot? As an aside has anyone ever ...
We had an incredibly fun time with our first Swords & Wizardry session and are wondering why non-human character races have a cap for maximum level. For instance, in the core rules: Dwarven ...