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Dice of Doom Podcast 044: Listener Questions, Gaming Lectern and Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st Edition

In this, the first episode of the Dice of Doom podcast of 2014, we go through a massive back log of listener’s questions regarding various aspects of games, gaming and philosophy. We also discuss our thoughts on playing through the Temple of Elemental Evil campaign for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st Edition. Continue reading

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A Modern Day 1st Edition AD&D Review

Over the course of this year we have been playing through the classic AD&D campaign Temple of Elemental Evil, in all its original 1st Edition glory. We have just finished the first section of the campaign (T1). I’ll be writing about how the actual module plays out in the coming weeks. In this post, however, I was interested in having a look at how the 1st Edition AD&D rules hold up in 2013, 35 years since the first AD&D book was published. Continue reading

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A Prayer to St Cuthbert, or: How I Lost My Roleplaying Virginity

I have been a gamer for just over 15 years but our recent foray into the Temple of Elemental Evil feels like the first time I have ever played a character. Continue reading

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The Foresight of My Father’s AD&D 1st Edition House Rules

A summary of my father’s house rules for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st Edition – many of which would become official rules in later editions. Continue reading

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Going Retro: The Temple of Elemental Evil, First Edition AD&D

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… Continue reading

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