My friend Randy (TotalGMKills) sent me an email a few days ago regarding The Original D&D Setting by Wayne Rossi (Semper Initiativus Unum), an analysis of OD&D’s wilderness rules as applied to the Outdoor Survival Map. I had already read Mr. Rossi’s PDF (indeed, I read it again the other day), but I was inspired to assemble as many OD&D related links as I could find: materials, resources and inspirations.
So, here it is, in no particular order:
- OD&D PDFs (available at RPGNow)
- Original D&D Setting (Wayne Rossi)
- Quick Primer for Old School Gaming (Matthew Finch, free PDF on Lulu.com)
- Grey-Elf.com (a collection of D&D resources, including some referenced below)
- Philotomy’s Musings (on OD&D, including house rules, by Jason Cone)
- Forbidden Lore (on using Chainmail to resolve OD&D combat, by Jason Vey)
- Ryth Chronicle (chronicle of an early non-Greyhawk, non-Blackmoor OD&D campaign from back in the day)
- The OD&D Discussion Forum
- The Ruins of Murkhill OD&D Forum
- Terminal Space (OD&D in space! – by Albert Rakowski)
- Delta’s D&D Hotspot (a blog of OD&D analysis and scholarship)
- Playing at the World (a blog of historical analysis on OD&D, and its origins)
- Outdoor Survival map (Hexographer file by yours truly)
- Dungeons and Dragons is the Apocalypse (Tavis Allison, The Escapist – Not strictly OD&D related, but I found it inspirational)
No doubt there are things I’ve missed, probably even obvious things that I’ll later feel like an idiot for not having included in the first place. So, as I find new OD&D related material, I’ll add links to it here. I may eventually create a separate page on the blog for this list if it generates any interest.
I hope you’ve found this interesting and useful. If you think of anything that should be added, feel free to comment and I’ll check it out. Thanks, and cheers!