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Offline Beezulbubba

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Labyrinth Lord
« on: August 31, 2016, 06:50:23 AM »
Was curious how many others are still using labyrinth Lord ?






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Re: Labyrinth Lord
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2016, 09:28:11 AM »
I keep a short, rotating stack of books I am reading and/or referencing handy - everything else goes in the basement.  Since I acquired LL and its AEC printings years ago, those two books have never left the stack.  I think LL is an excellent B/X clone/expansion (to 20th level), and AEC has everything I wanted from 1E, in a short, concise package.

I recently acquired Starships & Spacemen from the same author (aka "LL in Space"), it am looking forward to reading it soon, too.
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Re: Labyrinth Lord
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2016, 10:50:56 AM »
I like Labrynth Lord but have sadly never run it myself. I've ended up running BFRPG for my B/X fix, but I keep telling myself I want to run 1e and think I would use LL+AEC to do so.

It really is a solid ruleset! I always enjoy flipping through it. I've also quite enjoyed the campaigns I've played in that used it.

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Re: Labyrinth Lord
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2017, 09:26:58 AM »
Sorry for the necro, but...

Labyrinth Lord is the D&D I played BITD, and the D&D I want to play today. YMMV. I find it intuitive and flexible, true to B/X-1e AD&D, but verrsatile enough for whatever I need. Just started running it for my gaming noob nephews. Starting off easy, party initiative and the like, but can add things in later, once they start to grasp the fundamentals. And I can do so without overhauling the characters or adventures. I can run any B/X or 1e AD&D module with LL, needing little or no alteration. Overall, it's perfect for me.
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Re: Labyrinth Lord
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2020, 02:29:53 AM »
I'm currently using Old School Essentials as the basis for my house rules abomination-- but a number of the pre-OSE, pre-BXE supplements written by Gavin Norman were written for Labyrinth Lord.

I really wish someone would make a full-throated BECMI clone with Druids and Mystics and racial variant classes.

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Re: Labyrinth Lord
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2020, 09:10:15 PM »
I don't use LL, but I appreciate Dan P's paradyme of "This is how we played D&D in the 1980s, not necessarily how D&D was written." I especially like LL adventures and supplements as they're a breeze to convert on the fly to whatever OSR I'm running.

Re: FGF, doesn't Darker Dungeons copy BECMI, Rules Cyclopedia to be precise?

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Re: Labyrinth Lord
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2020, 07:08:34 AM »
Re: FGF, doesn't Darker Dungeons copy BECMI, Rules Cyclopedia to be precise?

I think so, and I'm a fan... but I'm kinda under the impression there's more going on under the hood.