Category Archives: AD&D

AD&D 1st edition

Print-on-Demand versions of classic Dungeons & Dragons titles

Well, this is interesting! Wizards of the Coast and OneBookShelf have enabled print-on-demand for a initial range of titles on the DMs Guild. This is fantastic news for people who want hard copies of those older products. However, it does come … Continue reading

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AD&D Review: Mordenkainen’s Fantastic Adventure

The earliest days of Dungeons & Dragons saw Gary Gygax run many people through his Greyhawk campaigns, including a young Rob Kuntz. Rob, being something of an inventive sort, soon became a Dungeon Master himself. He DMed Gary through a … Continue reading

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Old School, New School: Thoughts on Adjusting D&D

I’ve been playing Dungeons & Dragons for a very long time. Not for as long as some out there, but for most of my life. I’m not entirely sure which year I began, it’s been so long. It’s somewhere in … Continue reading

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Adventure Review – N2: The Forest Oracle

There are certain adventures that are not regarded well in the community. Some are quite decent adventures that, nonetheless, are written in a style that doesn’t match the tastes of the time. Others are just plain bad. The view of … Continue reading

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A Short History of Monster Stat Blocks

Including monster statistics – stat blocks – in adventures is a challenge. The earliest adventures – the Giant adventures by Gary Gygax – listed the name of the monster and its hit points and nothing else. It’s a little hard … Continue reading

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AD&D Review – DL3: Dragons of Hope

I was still in my very early years of D&D when I first read Dragons of Hope. It’s hard to remember the exact year, but I’d say it was about 1986 or 1987, which puts me in my mid-teens. The … Continue reading

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A couple of interesting releases on D&D Classics…

Two of my favourite Dungeons & Dragons books got posted on DNDclassics.com this week: The AD&D Players Handbook and 3E’s Stronghold Builder’s Guide. Here’s a quick look at both of them. Continue reading

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AD&D Adventure Review: UK4 When a Star Falls

One of the best adventures of the original AD&D line is UK4: When a Star Falls. Here’s my review of this exceptional adventure. Continue reading

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The Original Dragons of Dungeons & Dragons

A recent question was asked on Facebook about why AD&D dragons had so few hit points. In fact, the original D&D dragons had even fewer hit points but, compared to PCs, they were god-like creatures. The history of dragon statistics … Continue reading

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Adventure Review – The Lost Dungeons of Xon: The Crucible

One of the more interesting Kickstarters currently running is that for an adventure: The Lost Dungeons of Xon: The Crucible. Burning Yeti Studios plan to release three versions of their adventure – for 1E, 5E and Pathfinder – but its … Continue reading

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