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[AD&D and me] The Cleric

October 26, 2011

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This is part of an ongoing series. Previous posts can be found here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Today’s post covers page 20 of the 1987 AD&D Player’s Handbook. Finally! Today we’re getting into what for many people is the core of D&D: the classes. Originally I was going to do a post per class […]

[AD&D and me] : Intermission

October 19, 2011

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I’ve got an AD&D and me post in the works, but it’s just not together today, folks. If you haven’t read the archive, go ahead: Intro Gandalminster? What’s this game about? Strength through Charisma! On the Origin of Races Or tool around a little bit and see what else I’ve written, hmm? See you next […]

GMing for the long (or moderate) haul

October 12, 2011

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Again, no [AD&D and me] post today. It’s not a project that’s dropping, though. The vision is to post something new every Wednesday night, with [AD&D and me] being a continuing series. It won’t be here every week, but it will be here. I’m quite looking forward to writing about it again next week, in […]

[AD&D and me] On the Origin of Races

September 28, 2011

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(previous posts in this series: one, two, three, four) Today we cover pages 15-18 of the 1978 AD&D Player’s Handbook. After the ability tables, the book gets deeper into what characters are about, starting with Character Races. I really wish Gygax had picked a term like “species” or something, but he didn’t, and it’s stuck […]

[AD&D and me] Strength through Charisma!

September 21, 2011

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(previous posts in this series: one, two, three) Today we cover pages 9-13 of the 1978 AD&D Player’s Handbook: Strength through Charisma! We’re fully into “Creating the Player Character” now, and after a brief detour into An Explanation of the Usages of the Term ‘Level’ (Summary: there’s character level and spell level and monster level […]

[AD&D and me] What’s this game about?

September 14, 2011

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Previous posts in this series: 1. Intro 2. Gandalminster? This series updates once a week, with new posts on Wednesday evenings. Today we cover pages 7 & 8 of the 1978 AD&D Player’s Handbook. That’s right. Two pages. Well, then! We’ve gotten through the foreward and the preface, which means of course that we have […]

[AD&D and me] PHB: Gandalminster?

September 7, 2011

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If you don’t know what this series of posts is all about, start here! (this is post one, and covers through the preface). Well, then. I’m going to do these posts page-by-page. I won’t necessarily talk about every page of every book, but I want to begin at the beginning and move from there, mostly […]