As mentioned in a previous post, we’re in the process of deciding what RPGs we should play this year. Normally everyone in the group picks a game they will run, and we go with it for one to two months depending on how much we enjoy it.
Last week I was having a discussion with one of our gaming group (Duncan) about WotC releasing a PDF version of the original Temple of Elemental Evil. He mentioned that he had inherited all of the original books from his dad and had actually started going through the campaign a few years ago.
At this point a thought struck me. We have been so focused on playing the shiny new games – what if we went super retro… What if we went back to a game that was published before I was born (and I’m not young…). The Temple of Elemental Evil is one of the all time classics. Written by the man himself, Gary Gygax, it has befuddled, confounded, frustrated and killed more PCs than almost any other printed campaign. On top of all of that, it was originally written for the RPG that brought it all together.
So, sometime this year, we’re going to play The Temple of Elemental Evil using the AD&D 1e rules…
Any suggestions out there on minimising the pain?
- A Modern Day 1st Edition AD&D Review
- Rearranging Roleplaying Character Creation
- D&D Basic Released by Wizards of the Coast
- Including Roleplaying Characters in Large Scale Battles, Part II
- AD&D 1st Edition Revised XP and Spell Tables