Tagged: ADnD 2e

New Random Wizard TSR Interview: David Cook

New Random Wizard TSR Interview: David Cook

Random Wizard has done another great interview with a former TSR employee, David “Zeb” Cook this time. The topics include Basic/Expert D&D, X1 Isle of Dread, Tom Moldvay, Conan RPG, Indiana Jones RPG, player feedback surveys during the design of 2e, Ruins of Adventure, SSI, and more computer games. David Cook Interview The...

Another TSR Interview: Skip Williams

Another TSR Interview: Skip Williams

Random Wizard has done another good interview with a former TSR employee. This time its Skip Williams talking about his first adventure, his early days at TSR, his thoughts on 4th edition, his recent work for WotC, and what he has been up to lately. Skip Williams Interview Skip worked on a lot...

Beefing Up the Fighter Option II

Beefing Up the Fighter Option II

As I mentioned in my Beefing Up the Fighter — Option I post on February 26th: Many people seem to think the D&D Fighter class is too weak, especially at higher levels. While I think this is less true in TSR versions of D&D, many people disagree. I’ve come up with two simple...

Beefing Up the Fighter — Option I

Beefing Up the Fighter — Option I

Many people seem to think the D&D Fighter class is too weak, especially at higher levels. While I think this is less true in TSR versions of D&D, many people disagree. I’ve come up with two simple options for beefing up the damage a Fighter does, especially at higher levels. Neither has been...

More TSR Interviews: Jennell Jaquays and Clyde Caldwell

More TSR Interviews: Jennell Jaquays and Clyde Caldwell

Random Wizard has done another set of very interesting interviews with former TSR employees: This time Jennell Jaquays talks about working for Judges Guild (and working on Dark Tower), TSR, ID Games, etc. and Clyde Caldwell talks about working at TSR in the 1980s. Jennell Jaquays Interview Clyde Caldwaell Interview The Brown Box/Wee...

TSR Interviews: Bruce Heard, Frank Mentzer, Steve Winter

TSR Interviews: Bruce Heard, Frank Mentzer, Steve Winter

Random Wizard has done a set of three very interesting interviews with former TSR employees Bruce Heard, Frank Mentzer, and Steve Winter about TSR and the projects they worked on while at TSR. Bruce Heard Interview Frank Mentzer Interview Steve Winter Interview The Brown Box/Wee Warriors Cancer Fund Drive is on. 12 giveaway...

Old School Conversions of WOTC D&D Material

Old School Conversions of WOTC D&D Material

There’s a greater thread on theRPGSite where people are converting classes, races, and monsters from (mainly) WOTC D&D to old school (TSR) editions of D&D is this thread: Oldschool Conversions of Post-Oldschool Material. There is some good (if untested) stuff in this thread. From the first couple of pages of messages: The Warlord...

Classic D&D PDFs Available Again!

Classic D&D PDFs Available Again!

DriveThruRPG/RPGNow has classic D&D PDFs available again on a new site, DNDClassics. There are about 80 items available now (from all versions of DnD through 3.x) and more will be added each month. However, if you purchased D&D PDFs from DriveThruRPG/RPGNow before WOTC pulled them a few years ago, you will be able...

No D&D Next (If I was in Charge of D&D at WOTC)

No D&D Next (If I was in Charge of D&D at WOTC)

I’ve made no secret of the fact that the new “D&D Next” isn’t doing much for me. I’ve been asked what I would do if I were in charge of D&D at WOTC several times over the past year. Here’s my answer. First, I’d hire a couple of D&D 4e experts to go...