D&D 1e

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

D&D 1eHistory of the Classes

The Druid Class, Part Two

In my previous post on druids, we looked at how OD&D established a baseline for the class. Today, we’ll see that 1e doesn’t stray far from that, until we get into Unearthed Arcana’s revision of the class. The 1e version ...
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Aquatic Talk with DM’s Block

TL;DR: If you’re reading this column, you’ll want to listen to this pod. This week I sit down with DM Mitch and DM Chris from the Dungeon Master’s Block podcast to talk about everything both roleplyaing and aquatic. If you aren’t familiar with ...
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5 Fun Gimmicks for D&D

Just like a long-term relationship, sometimes D&D needs a little spice to shake things up. Traditional ways of doing this may include: switching out the DM for a new one, trying an original home-brew adventure or story line, starting the ...
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The DM’s Screen – Benefit or Burden?

In recent days, the DM’s Screen for D&D 5th Edition has been released and this has brought up some interesting discussions around my tables. Over my D&D career, I’ve played with dozens of Dungeon Masters of both sexes. Some were ...
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The Bard Class, Part One

For my introductory post here at Tribality, I’d like to talk about the history of the bard class, from its origins in The Strategic Review (Vol 2, Number 1), down to its 5th Edition incarnation. Buckle in, folks, it’s going ...
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The Folio: Neo-Retro Gaming Modules for 5th Edition

I heard about the R Scott Taylor’s The Folio Kickstarter from Ernest Gary Gygax Jr.  R Scott Taylor is the Art Director at Gygax Magazine, and so I was excited to go check out the project. I have seen a ...
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Will Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition End the “Editions Wars”?

If the title of this article made you really angry and filled with hate… take a deep breath. It might be time to heal and move on. Let’s look at the history and why the edition wars should finally end.