RetroRoleplaying Forum: Coming Soon

I’ve decided that RetroRoleplaying needs a forum where both new players and long time players of older RPGs can feel at home. This forum isn’t designed to replaces forums like those at Dragonsfoot and Knights and Knaves Alehouse, but to supplement them by taking a slightly different direction and moderating style.

It will also be home to my new Caves of Chaos project: a game in the Holmes Basic Set style that can either be used as an introduction to Classical D&D or First Edition AD&D or as a complete game/campaign. It will be set in a world where civilization has to fight to take land from the forces of chaos and where character advancement stops at level 6. Current plan are to base this on the Labyrinth Lord rules as they are entirely open game content.

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4 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    As someone who started roleplaying back in 1980 with the Holmes rules and the B2 module, I am very interested to watch this project unfold.

  2. Randall says:

    So am I. It’s one of those ideas that just burst into my mind in almost complete proposal form. There are a number of ways it could go, however, and I’d really like lots of input.

    Using Labyrinth Lord means we don’t have to do a lot of grunt work writing rules from scratch, but can concentrate on an interesting background and making it fast and easy for the DM to create quick adventures (random works as it is a chaos area), while providing lots of room for custom created stuff of DMs with more time.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Printed off the electronic version of Labyrinth Lord then today got a bit crafty and turned it into a hard back (living in Australia makes POD a bit expensive because of postage).

    My group is playing 1eAD&D at the moment(which I introduced them to a year ago), but LL is next on my list to throw at them.

    Hope your ideas keep bursting forth Randall.

    Dave 🙂

  4. Randall says:

    I just saw the pictures of the binding job you did on LL over on Dragonsfoot . Like I said there, I’m very impressed.