Forum Update: Stage One
Retro Fantasy: TSR Dungeons & Dragons
Discussions of various TSR editions of Dungeons & Dragons: Original D&D, Classical D&D, First Edition Advanced D&D and Second Edition Advanced D&D. It’s also the place to discuss third party supplements for these games as well as simulacrum rules sets like Basic Fantasy Roleplaying, Labyrinth Lord, and OSRIC as well as house rules, etc.
Retro Fantasy: WOTC Dungeons & Dragons 3.x
Discussions of 3.0 and 3.5 editions of Dungeons & Dragons published by WOTC. This system dominated the fantasy roleplaying market from about 2000 to 2008 when WOTC replaced it in June 2008 with a new and mostly incompatible 4th edition of D&D and completely dropping support for the 3.x edition. While disliked by many who prefer older TSR editions, D&D 3.x has a large following who have no plans to move to an incompatible D&D 4. Fortunately, the OGL means that third party support need never end.
Retro Fantasy: Other RPGs
Discussions of out-of-print and/or out-of-style fantasy RPGs other than the various editions of D&D. While D&D has always dominated the market, many other Fantasy RPGs have been popular: RuneQuest, Arduin, Rolemaster, MERP, Ars Magica, Dangerous Journeys, and many more. Many are now out-of-print or have older editions which are out-of-print. This is also the place to discuss adventures, supplements, and house rules for these games.
Retro Science Fiction and Horror RPGs
Discussions of out-of-print and/or out-of-style science fiction and horror RPGs. Games like Traveller, Gamma World, Star Frontiers, Aftermath, Call of Cthulthu, Cyperpunk, Space Opera, and Spacemaster are now out-of-print or have older editions which are out-of-print. There are many other games in this category. This is also the place to discuss adventures, supplements, and house rules for these games.
Retro Anime, Superhero, and Other RPGs
Discussions of other out-of-print and/or out-of-style tabletop roleplaying games like Anime RPGS (e.g. Robotech, Mekton), Superhero RPGs (e.g. V&V, Superworld, Champions) and all those RPGs that are hard to classify (e.g. Top Secret, Commando, TORG). There are many other games in this category. This is also the place to discuss adventures, supplements, and house rules for these games.
Modern Rules, Retro Feel
Discussions of modern games that have a retro feel/style, like Castles & Crusades and Lejendary Adventure, fan published “lite” versions of D20 systems like Lite20, Microlite20, or Core Elements: Toolbox Edition, or games like Dungeon Squad and its many variants. The hosts and staff have the final say on what games fit here.