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New member, on a quest to get back to the roots: OD&D
« on: March 06, 2017, 03:56:47 AM »
Keep on the Borderlands was my intro in 1983. From that moment, through my visit to Gen Con '88, I was hardcore. From checking the Holmes set out from the public library, to owning every 1st edition hardcover and meeting all of the big names (Gygax included), I was there for the boom. Then I quit, cold turkey, for decades.

I've finally felt drawn back, very recently, but only to the roots of the game. Even though I have both Basic sets and all my old 1E stuff, I just can't get too excited about them. The White Box has been calling to me, and I finally picked one up, along with Greyhawk, Blackmoor, and Gods, Demigods and Heroes. I've also ended up, somewhat by chance, with the Arduin trilogy, and the City State of the Invincible Overlord. Eldritch Wizardry is the only really essential piece I still need to grab. Well, that and ideally the map from Outdoor Survival.

Pretty excited to delve back in, and resume my DM status after so many years away.

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Re: New member, on a quest to get back to the roots: OD&D
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2017, 10:09:37 AM »
Welcome Nanotear! That is awesome. I'm indeed a big fan of OD&D as well. I've used the Outdoor Survival map for the basis of a couple of campaigns in the past with success. In playing are you looking at playing OD&D with all the supplements? That'll essentially make it like a slightly toned down 1e. Lots of flavor in how you can play OD&D at least. Make sure to pick up chainmail if you haven't already!

Outdoor survival can be pretty easy to find and for a good price. Chainmail is a bit iffy sometimes. Eldritch Wizardry shouldn't be a hard find.

Lots of love for CSIO and I recently acquired the Arduin Trilogy myself, lots of cool stuff in there.

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Re: New member, on a quest to get back to the roots: OD&D
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2017, 02:09:41 AM »
glad to see your back to playing whatever the edition. Hope you have fun

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Re: New member, on a quest to get back to the roots: OD&D
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2017, 06:53:30 PM »
Eldritch Wizardry obtained. I'm in business!

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Re: New member, on a quest to get back to the roots: OD&D
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2017, 12:54:53 PM »
Nice! that is awesome. Just gotta get that OS board now (and even that isn't actually necessary). Hopefully you get a game started up!

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Re: New member, on a quest to get back to the roots: OD&D
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2017, 01:55:18 AM »
Outdoor Survival is in the mail... :)

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Re: New member, on a quest to get back to the roots: OD&D
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2017, 02:01:27 PM »
Nice! I like using OS for my world map for OD&D. Someone wrote a document about using the UW&WA tables with Outdoor survival and what kind of setting that implies. I love it.

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Re: New member, on a quest to get back to the roots: OD&D
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2017, 09:27:14 PM »
That's the one! Glad you got it!

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Re: New member, on a quest to get back to the roots: OD&D
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2017, 07:45:03 PM »
Welcome back!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhzzAUaOzsk

I also cut my teeth on that Keep, and it remains my favorite module of all time!
"Attack now! We can level up in Hell!"
~ My nephew getting carried away at his first D&D game