Tag Archives: OD&D

Microlite81 (Part 1: Just the Essentials)

So far during the pandemic’s stay-at-home orders I’ve crash-coursed Roll20.net, spent a lot of time developing adventures for it, started some online B/X games, and worked quite a bit on some of my potential rules variants. In addition, I’ve bought … Continue reading

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Character Upkeep Costs

In Original D&D Book III: Player/Characters must pay Gold Pieces equal to 1% of their experience points for support and upkeep, until such time as they build a stronghold. If the stronghold is in a wilderness area, all support and … Continue reading

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Retainers: Loyalty in OD&D vs. B/X

While looking for something else I came across this in Volume 1: Men & Magic of the original Dungeons & Dragons ruleset: This is not unlike the 2d6 reaction and morale/loyalty checks in B/X (pages B21 and B27), except that … Continue reading

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Oe Armor Classes in 1e Monsters

One thing I did not realize until a couple of years ago is that original edition D&D used an armor class scale with 9 representing unarmored. I had always thought that was just some Basic edition wonkery, but it is … Continue reading

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