I recently reacquired TSR's Celts Campaign Sourcebook for AD&D 2nd ed because I wanted to reread some parts I thought were in that book. After reading the copy I found, however, I don't see the information I expected. I don't know if there are multiple printings of this book, or if the information I'm looking for is in one or more other books. IIRC both pieces of information are Celtic-flavored, so I'm surprised I'm not seeing them in Celts.

The first piece of information was a statblock for Irish legendary hero Fionn mac Cumhaill. If my memory is correct he was statted as a Druid, and probably a dual-class Druid plus something (likely Fighter, but I'm inferring that instead of remembering it). He may have had Dimension Door or a similar ability. This book may have come out before 2nd edition's Tome of Magic was published, as Tome contained elemental wizards and I had been thinking of trying to make a Fionn-like character using elemental wizardry when I discovered he already had a stat block.

The second, more hazily remembered information (which might even be in a different book from the first piece of information) involved adapting a class (I'm pretty sure it was Bard) from 1st to 2nd edition. I remember this because the proposed Bard class had curses, which the 2nd ed PHB Bard did not. The Bard in the Celts Campaign Sourcebook does have curse abilities, but I think I remember notes on converting a 1st edition class to 2nd edition, and I can't find that in my copy of Celts.

Do either or both of the above pieces of information ring any bells, and if so, do you know what books they appeared in?


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DMGR5 Creative Campaigning (1993)

Creative Campaigning has stats for Fionn MacCumhail as an 18th level Warrior/8th level Druid. It used a similar style of book cover and interior design to Celts and came out around the same time.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I suppose I should have asked about the two different remembered entries separately, since they could very well be in two different books. I'm trying to get a copy of creative campaigning. I appreciate this answer as it looks like a great resource with lessons I can apply in other additions! \$\endgroup\$
    – mkdir
    Oct 26, 2021 at 17:26
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    \$\begingroup\$ @mkdir I don't know the source for the bard 1e to 2e conversion, though it sounds like something that might have run in Dragon magazine. \$\endgroup\$ Oct 26, 2021 at 17:40
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks! I didn't have Dragon, but some friends did, so it's certainly a possibility. \$\endgroup\$
    – mkdir
    Oct 26, 2021 at 18:03

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