goldenrold character sheet

I’m visiting my brother and his family this week and we’re going to run a short game. My brother has never played anything but 1e AD&D so that’s what we’re going to go with for nostalgia’s sake. The icing on the cake is the fact that he has the same old books we played with back when we first started, and I’m enjoying looking at the exact same pages that I used way back in the day. This DMG is the very first D&D product I ever purchased. Seeing the notes penciled in over the years is really something else.

To make it as authentic and old school as we can, we’re going to go with three core books only and using some of the good old goldenrod character sheets. He’s got several of the old ones left, but we actually printed out the replicas from the Mad Irishman.

For a dungeon I used the Myth Weavers random generator for a map and stocked it using the random tables in the DMG.

For all the problems in 1e AD&D, there sure is a lot to like.


5 Comments to “Firing Up the Old 1e”

  1. bat says:

    I am glad that you had fun with it!

  2. ze bulette says:

    The thing that still holds a lot of attraction for me about 1e (aside from the rules themselves) is all of the old TSR modules (many I never played, or at least haven’t in over twenty years) and the idea of doing any one of them at a moment’s notice as a one shot. Sounds like great time!

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