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Offline BanjoJohn

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Old school essentials vs Basic/Expert Remastered
« on: August 30, 2019, 10:52:02 AM »
So I've listened to the episodes of SoD covering these two projects, but I'm still trying to wrap my head around comparing the two of them against each-other.

These are both  new takes/organizations/edits on the same basic edition of D&D? How are they different? How are they similar?

I was looking to get into playing basic D&D, as I started playing D&D like a month or two before 3rd edition came out, so while I was learning about THAC0 and whatnot, a shiny new version came out that kinda took over, and I haven't really gone back to older editions except to play Baldur's Gate1 and Icewind Dale1, so I'm not that familiar with basic.

I kinda want to get both, but I'm wondering if it is worth it to get both of these, or if one is preferable over another.

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Re: Old school essentials vs Basic/Expert Remastered
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2019, 09:55:11 AM »
Basic is a great way to go for old school D&D.  I'm not familiar with either of those two iterations, but if you want to check out the Basic style in general, you can try the FREE version of Labyrinth Lord at:


Or my favorite version of Basic, Basic Fantasy (basicfantasy.org), at:


Hope this is of some help to you.
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