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Poll: Favorite OD&D Supplement

Greyhawk 28%       28%  [ 16 ]
Blackmoor 28%       28%  [ 16 ]
Eldritch Wizardry 21%       21%  [ 12 ]
Gods, Demigods & Heroes 9%       9%  [ 5 ]
Swords & Spells 3%       3%  [ 2 ]
No preference 12%       12%  [ 7 ]
Total votes : 58

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:51 am 
 

What is your favorite Original D&D Supplement?

I've included Swords & Spells as "Supplement V" even though "Gods, Demigods & Heroes" was the last official supplement booklet.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:30 pm 
 

I'll say Blackmoor, since it's the only one I've read so far - and the thought of giant man-eating frogs being bred by a cult is so ridiculous you've got to love it.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:39 pm 
 

I've always been partial to nudity, so Eldritch Wizardry. ;) Wait, no, I just like the book.


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:15 pm 
 

Center_Stage_Hobbies wrote:I'll say Blackmoor, since it's the only one I've read so far - and the thought of giant man-eating frogs being bred by a cult is so ridiculous you've got to love it.

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Temple of the Frog was the first published adventure scenario.

Blackmoor is available as free download on Dave Arneson's website.

I have always found the sight of that perverted girl abusing a tree stump to be very disturbing.  :twisted:

I voted for Swords and Spells because that is easily my own most-used supplement.


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:50 pm 
 

Thanks, FormCritic. I knew my little excerpt came from "TOF," but since it was included in the original Blackmoor supplement, I figured it was fair to include it.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:33 pm 
 

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Temple of the Frog was the first published adventure scenario.

Blackmoor is available as free download on Dave Arneson's website.

I have always found the sight of that perverted girl abusing a tree stump to be very disturbing.  :twisted:

I voted for Swords and Spells because that is easily my own most-used supplement.


Perverted girl abusing a tree stump? Mmmm! You have my interest there!
Im just disturbed that i have not seen it!

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:36 pm 
 

No preference at all. I went from the blue book straight to AD&D and never looked back. The original supplements just don't hold the same nostalgia factor for me as, say, a classic 1e module or rulebook.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:36 pm 
 

My personal favorite is Blackmoor because of the "Temple of the Frog", as well as the undersea creatures.  The combat tables, though, were basically worthless as I recall.  

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:14 pm 
 

Yeah, I voted for Blackmoor. Always dug the adventure "Temple of the Frog" and I was always partial to the illustration on the cover.


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:37 pm 
 

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Perverted girl abusing a tree stump? Mmmm! You have my interest there!
Im just disturbed that i have not seen it!


What's disturbing is that avatar of yours!  :lol:  I had to clean my monitor off after seeing that awful thing.

I decided Eldritch Wizardry is my favorite supplement.  I just like the word 'eldritch'.  The nude woman on the cover had no bearing on my decision whatsoever.  :wink:

  


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:41 pm 
 

As mentioned above, I voted no preference," but if that option hadn't been a choice ... well, I guess I would have gone with Eldritch Wizardry.

But I never looked at the pictures; I just bought it for the articles.  :)

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:38 pm 
 

Loved Greyhawk for the new classes & magic items/spells, Blackmoor for Temple of the Frog & other misc. things, Eldritch Wizardry for the "artistic" nature of the book & all of the cool artifacts, but I really (voted for) enjoyed Gods, Demi-Gods, & Heroes when it came out. All of the mythos, including Melnibonean and Robert E. Howard's, plus some of the cool artifacts or spells, especially that Noose of Flesh spell WHOA!  8O  8)


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:33 am 
 

That's a tough one. It is between Greyhawk and Gods, Demi-Gods & Heroes for me. Think I'll go with Greyhawk.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:17 am 
 

PM-Knight wrote:Loved Greyhawk for the new classes & magic items/spells ...


Greyhawk more or less made D&D into D&D.  So it is arguably the most important supplement.

Blackmoor appealed to my interest in HPL and that's why I gave it the nod in the poll.

I like EW's artifacts, but I knew several people who quit the game after finding out about the inclusion of demons.  It never bothered me personally, but I rather wish TSR had not gone down that path.  (JMHO, of course.)

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:46 am 
 

Keith the Thief wrote:
Greyhawk more or less made D&D into D&D.  So it is arguably the most important supplement.

Blackmoor appealed to my interest in HPL and that's why I gave it the nod in the poll.

I like EW's artifacts, but I knew several people who quit the game after finding out about the inclusion of demons.  It never bothered me personally, but I rather wish TSR had not gone down that path.  (JMHO, of course.)

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Demons were a bad marketing move from the get-go.  But, then again, they say that "there is no bad publicity."  Maybe it was some of the hooplah that made D&D fly.


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:27 pm 
 

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Demons were a bad marketing move from the get-go.  But, then again, they say that "there is no bad publicity."  Maybe it was some of the hooplah that made D&D fly.


That's a good point.  I hadn't thought about it like that.  

My perspective is probably skewed since I grew up (and still live) in a state with an unusually large number of religious fundamentalists.  Of course, the whole Univ of Chicago thing didn't help matters either.


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 8:37 pm 
 

Keith the Thief wrote:
Greyhawk more or less made D&D into D&D.  So it is arguably the most important supplement.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:34 am 
 

Hey I voted for Blackmoor 8O

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:21 am 
 

Well, with 960 members, we're not really close to a statistically significant sample size yet.

I think we'd need about 90 votes to have +/- 10% confidence level, but things are definitely trending toward a tie between Greyhawk and Blackmoor.

I had a feeling that GD&H wouldn't receive many votes.  I don't even care much for it myself, and I enjoy "monster manual"-type books.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:35 am 
 

Greyhawk for the reason so very well stated above by that Thief fella.

Though I feel that ALL of them are quite important to the history of D&D in their own ways.

BTW: The Thief is My own personal favorite class PC to role play.

Other than Thief - Mage that is...........

I never did get the notion that a thief could read most MU spell scrolls and use most MU items and yet no one else could. Most thieves in history were uneducated as a rule, so how is it that they can use MU spells and Magical objects that almost no one else could?

Perhaps a note in Mr. Perleman's Players Handbook is in order.   8)

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