Friday, August 12, 2011

Rules Cyclopedia and OD&D

Here is a very interesting quote I discovered from Dave Arneson.  In his opinion, it appears, Rules Cyclopedia "Mentzer" D&D still qualifies as "OD&D".  Though I realize there are many legitimate differences, and each player or DM has his own reason for making distinctions, recent play of B/X and AD&D 1e support Dave's grouping.  I find that, at least according to the aspects I'm interested in, B/X, Mentzer, Holmes, and OD&D feel almost the same.  AD&D, on the other hand, has a distinctly different feel.

Here's the quote:

 Re: If you could own only one game, what would it
« Result #8 on Mar 2, 2009, 9:02pm »

D&D Rules Cyclopedia. I has almost everything set down for an OD&D game.
Harold Johnson is to be highly praised as the one responsible.

Dave Arneson
"Dark Lord of Game Design" 


Thursday, August 4, 2011


One of the PC's in my Lost Continent campaign owns a hawk whose name is Mahawkma Gandhi.  We have gotten more fun mileage out of that fact than out of some of the dungeons I've created.  D&D is awesome.  That is all.