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    [Let's Read] The AD&D Dungeon Masters Guide (1e)

    This is a let’’s read of the first edition DMG. I wanted to look at something old school. I was tempted to do the 1e Monster Manual, which is interesting in some ways such as the fact that Drow are described as possibly mythical, but there’s a ton of other bestiary Let’s Reads out there...
  2. Umbraed Nox

    eBay (EBAY) 2 Auctions, low prices: 4 Mage the Awakening Books; Gygaxian Fantasy Worlds Vol. 3 RPG d20 RPG World Builder Book

    I have lowered the price on my items as low as I can, and I thought I would post here again to see if anyone is interested. The auctions are going on for a little over 9 more hours. Mage the Awakening RPG Books"Boston Unveiled", " Night Horrors, the Unbidden", "Secrets of the Ruined Temple", &...
  3. Umbraed Nox

    eBay (EBAY) RPG Auctions: Call of Cthulhu Metacreator, 1920s Investigator Guide; D&D 5th; Mage the Awakening; Gygax +

    Three Auctions (the 1st two end in a little over ten hours)Gary Gygax's Living Fantasy: Gygaxian Fantasy Worlds Vol. 3 RPG d20 RPG START BID:$23Buy-It-Now:$32https://www.ebay.com/itm/232940482312Call of Cthulhu RPG Metacreator (for 6th Edition) and Two RPG Books by Chaosium1920s Investigator...
  4. Umbraed Nox

    eBay (EBAY) Gary Gygax's Living Fantasy: Gygaxian Fantasy Worlds Vol. 3 RPG d20 RPG

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/232935771148 Start Bid: $25 Buy-It-Now: $35 The auction ends in a little over 6 hours.
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    How much was Gygax involved in the design of OD&D?

    When looking for info about the role and involvement of Arneson, I am always getting the impression that he and his group created the game pretty much themselves. And that he then approached Gygax with the idea of publishing it as partners, since Gygax had already his own small company that...
  6. Old Geezer

    E. Gary Gygax, my friend.

    July 27, 1938 – March 4, 2008
  7. Tequila Sunrise

    [+] "Hit points are hit points. They represent hit points, and they simulate hit points."

    Today I got to thinking about game history, and I thought of the above quote, which I believe was delivered by Old Geezer. Anyhow, I'm not interested in debating the hit point issue -- although knowing the interweb, it'll probably come to that if the thread goes on for long. What I'm interested...
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    [B/AD&D/2 ED] Did Gary Gygax "Hate" spears? why?

    Hey Old Schoolers, I heard Gygax disliked spears for some reason and it is reflected in the rules of 2 ed. and older (Most D&D editions?). Can someone yea or nay this hearsay. Also, why. I know Gary was a military historian so he had a good reason for his belief. Was it because people in...
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    Gord the Rogue: was Gary Gygax a good writer of fiction?

    I utterly love Gary Gygax's prose when it comes to his gaming rules. Did that unique style translate to his works of fiction?
  10. Old Geezer

    So.....

    ....how 'bout that D&D? (I'm feeling like telling tall tales from Ye Olde Dayse)
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    [WOTC]1st Edition Core books being reprinted!

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/Catalog.aspx Just saw the 3 on the product catalog. Talk about unexpected! Mayhaps we'll see 2nd and 3rd?
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    Happy Birthday, Mr. Gygax!

    Thought the forum deserved a little thread to celebrate the birthday of one of the father's of the hobby, Gary Gygax! Leave some thanks in case his ghost reads it, or just talk about him/his influence. RIP Gary, you've brought a lot of joy to a lot of people over the years.
  13. timbannock

    [4e] Skill Challenge(s) Needed!

    So, I'm running a new 4e campaign in Gary Gygax's Castle Zagyg (using Yggsburgh and Upper Works), and I need a non-combat Skill Challenge or two. No knowledge of the setting or anything is necessary. Situation the First: I have a fey-like creature that runs a cobbling shop...but of course...
  14. Piestrio

    Let's talk about Dangerous Journeys.

    Dangerous Journeys doesn't get a lot of commentary and most of what it does get is negative. Brushing aside the cob-webs I stated re-reading my copy and have found a few things that I like. 1.) At it's core it's a simple percentile system, reminiscent of BRP but with a better relationship...
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    Do you think Gary Gygax liked the new editions?

    I'm familiar with Mr. Gygax saying this: "The new D&D is too rule intensive. It's relegated the Dungeon Master to being an entertainer rather than master of the game. It's done away with the archetypes, focused on nothing but combat and character power, lost the group cooperative aspect...
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    Has anyone played Gygax's Lejendary Adventures?

    How is it? What are the books that I need to play it and are they still for sale?
  17. vultureboy

    [1st Ed.] Did Gary hate fighters?

    So I'm reading my 1st Ed. PHB, and finally find the section where "Attacks per round" are listed ( hidden after the Ranger entry. Why? Dunno, ask Gary ). And it clearly states: "Note: This excludes melee combat with monsters of less than one hit die and non-exceptional ( 0 level ) humans and...
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    Gary Gygax Memorial Statue

    I just found this article linked on Canonfire. I don't know if it's been scooped. Plans under way for memorial to gaming icon in Lake Geneva Given all of the "I'm a doctor/lawyer/other professional today because of Gary" stories that I read after his death, I don't think getting contributions...
  19. Tom McCambley

    [OOC] AD&D - The Mouths of Madness - II

    Alrighty folks we have ourselves a brand new thread, and over 999 posts to go before the third thread is needed. Have fun with your various weekend plans and come on back bright and shiny for the Kobold stomping. :D
  20. Piestrio

    What the fuck is Gygax Games doing!?

    Edited at request of OP. Please see http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?p=9748999#post9748999 (post 24 in this thread) for a less inflammatory expression of Piestro's concerns. JonA
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