D&D 1e

All things related to the first edition of Dungeon & Dragons.

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The Artificer Class, Part Zero

Thanks to the urging of my readers, particularly Episteme and Dave(s) 4 Goombella, I have to go earlier for the invention of the artificer. I’m looking to Official Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Dragonlance Adventures this time, with the tinkers, found ...
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Greyhawk – Underwater – Xanvak

On the World of Oerth, many stories are told of the lands of Greyhawk, the creatures and adventurers who inhabit these stories become legend. This week we delve into Xanvak, a freshwater aquatic lair of a Aboleth in Lake Quag, ...
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Greyhawk Shrines – III

Third and final trip into the shrines of deities from the Greyhawk pantheon. These shrines are designed to be slotted into a region and visited during a game as a side trek or as part of a larger issue. They ...
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Greyhawk Shrines – II

More shrines from the various deities of Greyhawk for your good selves… These shrines are designed to be slotted into a region and visited during a game as a side trek or as part of a larger issue.   Deity ...
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Greyhawk Shrines – I

This week we visit a few shrines from the various deities of the Greyhawk pantheon. These shrines are designed to be slotted into a region and visited during a game as a side trek or as part of a larger ...
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Greyhawk – Underwater – Syrmyr

On the World of Oerth, many stories are told of the lands of Greyhawk, the creatures and adventurers who inhabit these stories become legend.   This week we delve into Syrmyr, a Sea Hag lair within White Fanged Bay, off ...
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The Fighter Class, Part Three

By reader request, I’m returning to AD&D 1e to cover the three fighter-like classes in Oriental Adventures. The bushi, kensai, and samurai are similar enough that 5e would probably present the bushi and samurai as the same subclass with two ...
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The Fighter Class, Part Two

After two weeks of other topics and a weekend of GenCon, I’m back this week to continue the History of the Fighter Class. This time we’ll be talking about AD&D 1e, and as I kick off my research, I’m really ...
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Hit Points, Dying, and Death

Quite some time back, the estimable Tim Baker sent me this: I had an idea for a topic or maybe even a series that you could consider covering in the future.  I'd love to hear your take on damage, dying, and ...
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The Monk Class, Part Two

Another Monday without a UA article, so another Thursday with a new History of the Classes article: to every cloud, its silver lining. (Just a few hours late; I have a pretty unforgiving head cold.) Today I’m tackling one of ...