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i have a question about old school D&D

Post by Alarick » Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:37 am

hi all the other day i was at my local gaming storeand over heard the owner and some younger gamers talk about old school gaming
they said they love to play old school D&Dbut only been playing 2nd and 3rd edition that they loved the first editon feel of the goodman game modules so i asked them why not just use the modules for first edition games which brings me to my thoughtif the 3rd edition bubble is breaking

maybe it s time to bring the first edition rules back in new books
reason being i cant think of any thing more oldschool than gaming 1stedition

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Post by goodmangames » Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:37 pm

There are several web sites devoted to 1E gaming. Check out www.dragonsfoot.org as a great place to start. And if you can make it to Gen Con, you'll get the chance to check out an old school DCC...
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Old School DCC at Gen Con

Post by tacojohn4547 » Thu Jul 13, 2006 12:37 pm

What a tease!

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Post by Akrasia » Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:34 pm

Look at this:

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

Given the nature of this project, there is nothing stopping GG from producing OSRIC (effectively 1e AD&D) products, or providing OSRIC stats for existing DCCs.

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Post by Alarick » Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:36 am

wow now let me if i got this right are you saying theres a chance that goodman games could be making modules and othe source books using osric if so most awesome news

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Post by Akrasia » Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:50 am

Alarick wrote:wow now let me if i got this right are you saying theres a chance that goodman games could be making modules and othe source books using osric if so most awesome news
Well I have no idea what Goodman Games will do. ;) But they could use OSRIC if they wanted. I know that 'Expeditious Retreat Press' (publishers of 'Magical Medieval Society' and other fine RPG products) will be producing some OSRIC products. (See here: http://www.enworld.org/showpost.php?p=2 ... stcount=55 )

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Post by superfan » Thu Aug 03, 2006 4:36 pm

Let's just say that fans of 1st edition D&D, and fans of Goodman Games DCC's MUST.....and I again say MUST get to GenCon this year. No hints but you are in for a big &%%&*# treat !!!!

Can't spoil the surprise, but I've done the maps, and seen the material and it rocks on toast!!!

Run, don't walk to GenCon....arrive early and hit the dealer room as soon as you can!

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Post by JediOre » Thu Aug 03, 2006 4:46 pm

Meanwhile, back in Missouri, JediOre continues to sell college textbooks to angry students wishing textbooks sales begain after GenCon....

It's like I'm trapped in a lame 2nd edition module!

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old school role playing

Post by tacojohn4547 » Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:03 pm

JediOre:

You've got private mail. Read it and weep!

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Post by JediOre » Sat Aug 05, 2006 7:52 pm

I read it and I wept!

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Old School role playing - DCC style

Post by tacojohn4547 » Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:24 pm

For those interested in some old school role playing, DCC style, check out this link to a Dragonsfoot post in the 1st Edition AD&D section:


http://www.dragonsfoot.org/forums/viewt ... 28d125cecb


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Post by JediOre » Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:10 pm

Right back at you tacojohn4547!

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Post by CharlieRock » Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:50 am

Alarick wrote:hi all the other day i was at my local gaming storeand over heard the owner and some younger gamers talk about old school gaming
they said they love to play old school D&Dbut only been playing 2nd and 3rd edition that they loved the first editon feel of the goodman game modules so i asked them why not just use the modules for first edition games which brings me to my thoughtif the 3rd edition bubble is breaking

maybe it s time to bring the first edition rules back in new books
reason being i cant think of any thing more oldschool than gaming 1stedition
1ed has two actual 'games'. Depending on who you ask. There was AD&D and ?D&D (sometimes OD&D or BD&D). Mechanically AD&D was little different then 2ed. So much so I skipped buying any 2edD&D because I thought it was simply a reprint. (didn't stop me from getting add-on books, but applies mainly to core-rules books). So ,if someone asked me to point out a 1edAD&D book, I would suggest any 2edD&D book. Basic (non-A)D&D wasn't much different mechanically(though any transferring of material did need a little converting), just a slimmed down 'lean' version. It got quite comprehensive on its own though. I mostly played the (non-A)D&D. Its modules would work for 3.x with about as much converting effort as it would for 2ed. Basically, you'd just be using the maps and names.
Trying Castles & Crusades for a older edition feel of D&D is the best way to go. I just finished my first adventure in it. Quite well done.
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Post by CharlieRock » Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:53 am

JediOre wrote:Meanwhile, back in Missouri, JediOre continues to sell college textbooks to angry students wishing textbooks sales begain after GenCon....

It's like I'm trapped in a lame 2nd edition module!
Fellow Missourian Charlie has mountainous issues with travel atm, and wishes he had time for GenCon :cry:
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Post by PeelSeel2 » Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:35 am

I am correct in assuming that people who have the subscription service will get a copy?

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Post by goodmangames » Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:41 am

PeelSeel2 wrote:I am correct in assuming that people who have the subscription service will get a copy?
You mean a copy of DCC #12.5 1E? It depends on the date of your subscription (before or after the release) -- email me and I can let you know for sure.
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Post by PeelSeel2 » Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:00 am

Never mind......

I thought this thread was new and it was talking about next Gen Con....... :roll:

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Post by Argamae » Fri Dec 01, 2006 3:27 pm

For those who wish for a more 1st Edition feel for their D&D Games, yet don't want to dust off their old AD&D books, try CASTLES & CRUSADES. It captures nearly all the "feel" of the old AD&D game yet streamlines it for a more seamless and more intuitive gameplay.
Just a suggestion, though. :wink:
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Post by Treebore » Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:15 pm

Argamae wrote:For those who wish for a more 1st Edition feel for their D&D Games, yet don't want to dust off their old AD&D books, try CASTLES & CRUSADES. It captures nearly all the "feel" of the old AD&D game yet streamlines it for a more seamless and more intuitive gameplay.
Just a suggestion, though. :wink:
At least 6 posters on these boards play C&C, so it isn't like your "alone" here.

Glad to see another fan, though. As we C&Cers like to say, "Welcome to the Crusade!" I hope to see you on our home messageboards or in our forum on Dragonsfoot. Preferably both.
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Post by grodog » Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:33 am

Any plans for another 1e conversion for GenCon 2007 (the 40th anniversary of GenCon)?
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Post by tacojohn4547 » Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:33 pm

grodog wrote:Any plans for another 1e conversion for GenCon 2007 (the 40th anniversary of GenCon)?
Grodog --

As far as I know, there is nothing formally on the drawing board for another 1E conversion for GenCon Indy 2007.....yet. But I'm working on Joseph's DCC staff to see what we can put together.

If you have time tonight or Sunday, give me a call. I'd like to follow up with you on part of the GenCon discussion we had last week during our AD&D session at Agents. I'd really like to see what we could organize for Indy.

Thanks,

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Post by superfan » Sat Dec 02, 2006 9:24 pm

Taco,

Let me thank you in front of all your fans for

1) the wonderful Christmas and birthday present you sent. Unreal in its DCC goodness!!!! Will be treasured!!!

2) Your excellent module conversion

3) Your efforts to repeat your prior success. I will be first in line to buy a new conversion module if it is released, if for no other reasons than the writing and the collectibility.

please do more! Not knowing the economics, I'm guessing that this last publication paid for itself, and I'm sure that further conversions would as well. Seems a "no brainer" to keep this ball rolling while folks are still playing 1E.

Rock on my friend, and thanks again!!!! See you at GenCon '07. Hopefully I'll be allowed to do the maps for the tourney!

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Post by Warduke » Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:57 am

heard rumors of another 1e release at gencon 2007 ..... if so, i'm getting in line early(er) this year :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

no more than 5 copies per person!
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Post by guslandt » Sat Jan 13, 2007 6:55 am

I am hoping Goodman Games will never do another module with such a ridiculously low print run. I also hope they will start restricting sales to 'x copies per person'.
At GenCon 2006, doors opened at 10am. Before 10:01am, my buddy was at the Goodman booth, buying his 12.5 1stEd. He asked if he could buy all 60 copies, and they said YES! :evil: I think the only reason he didn't is because he has a good reputation on collecting sites, and maybe he didn't want to ruin that. But I'll tell you now, if Goodman allows unlimited purchases on a limited release at GenCon 2007, someone will buy them out within the first 2 minutes of the doors opening.

I personally hope they never do a print run lower than 500. Anything that doesn't sell at a convention will sell within a week or two online, so there is no reason for them to ever do a print run lower than 500.

I have a feeling things will be different, because I don't think GG realized before GenCon 2006 what a hot item their limited edition modules had become. They also didn't realize there was a legion of us rabid '1st edition' fans. :D

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Post by Addermcone » Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:10 am

Just to clarify PeelSeel2's question,

If you have a subscription running, say I signed up next week :) , would you automatically receive a copy of the modules available at the various cons? or would you nedd to organize for someone to collect one for you at the event. Just asking for us overseas collectors.
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