Tagged: BECMI

D&D Rules Cyclopedia Finally Available in PDF

D&D Rules Cyclopedia Finally Available in PDF

The D&D Rules Cyclopedia is now available in pdf from DrivethruRPG/RPGNow/DNDClassics for US$9.95. This is the compilation of the rules from the D&D Basic, Expert, Companion, and Masters boxed sets by Frank Mentzer (from the 1980s) into a single handback set of rules by Aaron Allston. It is probably the best one-volume version...

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...

Blackmoor’s Temple of the Frog Available as a PDF

Blackmoor’s Temple of the Frog Available as a PDF

It looks like WOTC has released this week’s PDFs. The first one to catch my attention is DA2 Temple of the Frog (for BECMI). TSR lured Dave Arneson back in the mid-1980s to co-write four Blackmoor-based modules, the “DA” series. All for were excellent adventures that did a good job of bringing Blackmoor...

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...

Review TSR Era PDFs in the RetroRoleplaying Forum

Review TSR Era PDFs in the RetroRoleplaying Forum

WOTC is releasing TSR era products as PDFs again on DNDClassics/RPGNow/DriveThruRPG. To review these games there, you have to buy a copy there. This helps to prevent fake reviews. However, it also prevents the large number of gamers who already own these products in TSR era hard copies from reviewing them. I’ve set...

B1 is FREE for the opening week of DnDClassics.com

B1 is FREE for the opening week of DnDClassics.com

The classic module B1 – In Search of the Unknown is available for free for one week to celebrate the opening of DNDClassics. Module B1: “In Search of the Unknown,” forms a complete adventure for use with Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set. It is especially designed as an instructional aid for beginning Dungeon...

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...

New Microlite74 Forum — Join Now

New Microlite74 Forum — Join Now

We haven’t had a lot of luck with message boards. I get too busy to do the software maintenance and spammer management, so our boards eventually die. One of my players, Al (who plays the infamous Snarley in my Microlite74 Wilderlands campaign), has volunteered to do the software maintenance and spammer checking on...

Microlite74 Plus Edition: Work Begins

Microlite74 Plus Edition: Work Begins

I’ve started “work” on the Microlite74 Plus Edition. At the moment, this work consists of dumping open game content that might be useful into a document with the Microlite74 3.0 Extended and Companion I rules. The document dumps have some lite editing to try to catch most trademark issues, no other changes (not...