Poll -- Best Retro, Old School (OSR) Rule Set
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Poll: What is the Best Old School (OSRIC) Rule Set?

Basic Fantasy RPG 9%       9%  [ 4 ]
Castles & Crusades 28%       28%  [ 12 ]
Swords & Wizardry 23%       23%  [ 10 ]
Labyrinth Lord 12%       12%  [ 5 ]
White Box RPG 5%       5%  [ 2 ]
I want my, I want my, I want my B/X/C 23%       23%  [ 10 ]
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Post Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:25 pm 
 

No harm done, and thank you.

I think I'm so happy to have OSRIC in circulation that I may have taken umbrage at simply finding such a fiddling little but annoying flaw in a great product.

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:04 pm 
 

Mythmere1 wrote:Sorry I got the order of events wrong, Jason.  :oops:  Jason had mentioned to me that an unauthorized pdf was circulating early on, but that must have been a different one and before your compilation. My apologies!

Editing my earlier post to fix that.

Editing this one - I'm really glad to hear this, because I really had thought you were the person Jason was talking about, and circulating a pdf of someone's blog without asking first is sort of a crappy thing to do. Now that I recall, I do think that the conversation with Jason about "someone is circulating a pdf" came long before you posted up the permitted pdf. I just didn't think about how those events were separated by a gap of time. Definitely my bad.


No worries--I just wanted to correct the error, that's all.  I agree that circulating a PDF of someone's full blog without their ok is a crappy thing to do.  Not something I'd ever engage in, though I do admit to borrowing artwork I've seen floating around the web to illustrate some of my free PDFs.  However, that's a case that I believe resides within Fair Use (since it is isolated, grayscaled--mostly--low-res imagery and obviously not for profit) and if an artist contacted me and said, "hey, that's my stuff; don't use it," I would respect their wishes.



  


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:45 pm 
 

Just out of curiosity, do you need the C&C rulesbooks for use of the C&C modules, or is it straightforward enough to use with AD&D (for instance)?

Or should the Quick Rules be enough at a push?


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:57 pm 
 

To clarify my earlier thoughts, OSRIC appears to
be an outstanding clone of 1E, while BFRPG is
my favorite OD&D clone.

If you want to collect or play retros, either are great choices.

Another of interest is OD&D + GH.

I had done this "by hand" & photocopy in the 80s
by collating white box booklets with GH & BM.

Here's a link to one person's version, if you're interested --

http://members.cox.net/brucemohler/dnd/odnd.html

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:05 pm 
 

ashmire13 wrote:Just out of curiosity, do you need the C&C rulesbooks for use of the C&C modules, or is it straightforward enough to use with AD&D (for instance)?

Or should the Quick Rules be enough at a push?


I think the modules would adapt easily.
C&C uses AAC, for a simple d20 "to hit" roll
(plus modifiers).
And I think C&C uses Law, Neutral, Chaos alignment,
but I always thought alignment was unnecessary, so that
wouldn't affect things too much.

C&C adapted all the classic D&D monsters that they could,
except for critters like the Beholdler that WoTC owns.

I can't remember about spells off hand, but
I do remember they were very similar to the
ones we know and love/hate

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:08 pm 
 

Thats cool, thanks. Managed to locate the Quick rules anyway, just in case. Will take a look for some mods when I get chance.

still not moving on from 1st ed yet...

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:11 pm 
 

ashmire13 wrote:Thats cool, thanks. Managed to locate the Quick rules anyway, just in case. Will take a look for some mods when I get chance.

still not moving on from 1st ed yet...

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It's a solid system, meant to fast-paced.
Seems to work.

One advantage is that they have rule books in print vice 30-year-old books you have to buy on eBay.  

At first level, Magic-Users get 4 cantrips and two 1st level spells.
And characters do have the 9 alignments to choose from.
TLG makes some good quality stuff, although I got discouraged a couple of years ago over the Castle Zygag material.

I don't have a stake in their business,
but I really do wish them success.

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:02 pm 
 

The full version has 13 classes --
Fighter
Ranger
Rogue
Assassin
Barbarian
Monk
Wizard
Illusionist
Cleric
Druid
Knight
Paladin
Bard

Spells for Wizards correlate to AD&D's Magic Users.
They have 20 spells available per Wizard level up to 5th.
6th thru 9th levels have 12 spells.

There's a similar structure for Illusionists, Clerics and Druids.

Races are 
Human
Dwarf
Elf
Gnome
Half-Orc
Half-elf
Hobbit (sorry, Halfing)

Overall, they took my favorite parts of
1E PHB, classic 1E monsters, and some additional material
and morphed it with quick AAC combat & saving throws.

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:11 am 
 

This is a page where I collected a bunch of old school links.

http://www.batintheattic.com/oldschoolsurvey.htm

  

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:07 pm 
 

robertsconley wrote:This is a page where I collected a bunch of old school links.

http://www.batintheattic.com/oldschoolsurvey.htm



Just bookmarked it!

Question:
How do you join the Knights & Knaves forum?
I can't figure out how to register.
I've even e-mailed them.  

Anyway, your  site will help a lot.  

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:41 am 
 

robertsconley wrote:This is a page where I collected a bunch of old school links.

http://www.batintheattic.com/oldschoolsurvey.htm


Thanks Robert!

That's a great collection of links.  I had fun today searching through them.


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:54 am 
 

Thanks for the compliment folks.

I need to add Dark Dungeons which is a clone of the Rule Compendium of D&D.

http://darkdungeonsblog.wordpress.com/

http://darkdungeonsblog.wordpress.com/get-it-now/

  

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:19 pm 
 

robertsconley wrote:Thanks for the compliment folks.

I need to add Dark Dungeons which is a clone of the Rule Compendium of D&D.

http://darkdungeonsblog.wordpress.com/

http://darkdungeonsblog.wordpress.com/get-it-now/


Any suggestions for a good, old-school play-by-forum site?

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:19 am 
 

Keith the Thief wrote:

Question:
How do you join the Knights & Knaves forum?
I can't figure out how to register.
I've even e-mailed them.   

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You can't. I can't. No one can. Its a secret club operating out in the open that is virtually impossible to join without some payola involved! lol
I gave up trying, and told them I withdraw my application.  :x


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:19 am 
 

I joined about 3 months ago, but the last month or so, the site has gone up the left, seemingly as a result of some maintenance work.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:08 am 
 

Thork N Hammer, Esquire wrote:
You can't. I can't. No one can. Its a secret club operating out in the open that is virtually impossible to join without some payola involved! lol
I gave up trying, and told them I withdraw my application.  :x


ashmire wrote:I joined about 3 months ago, but the last month or so, the site has gone up the left


Okay, then. Sounds way too painful to even try.
And to quote Daffy, "I can't stand pain.  It hurts me."

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:53 am 
 

Keith the Thief wrote:
Okay, then. Sounds way too painful to even try.
And to quote Daffy, "I can't stand pain.  It hurts me."

akp


Yeah, it does appear broken right now. I just logged out and then checked the front page again. Its only got the log on option, not register.

It does appear to have been under repair for some weeks now.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:32 am 
 

I joined ages ago but I can't remember my password and the email address on the account is an old one that I no longer have access to.  I emailed the forum admin but never got a response.

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:33 am 
 

Sardan wrote:I joined ages ago but I can't remember my password and the email address on the account is an old one that I no longer have access to.  I emailed the forum admin but never got a response.

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They moved to here:

http://knights-n-knaves.com/

Try and contact admin again. The site is running just fine from my vantage point.


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

New modules for your Old School game http://pacesettergames.com/

Everything Pacesetter at http://pacesettergames.blog.com/

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:38 am 
 

Thats where I end up for the forums, which gives you this screen.. maybe its my browser??

http://knights-n-knaves.com/phpbb3/

EDIT - But did manage to find this bit..

http://knights-n-knaves.com/phpbb3/view ... =31&t=1999


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