Luke tells me D&D Basic Set (magenta box) edited by Tom Moldvay is the best. It’s apparently quite lethal – combat has distinct rules, like most D&D, but it’s not .. D&D Rules Cyclopedia is Mentzer Basic, not Moldvay Basic. Which set was “better” – the Basic D&D Moldvay set (the one that you could put in your binder, which came in one single book) or the later set.

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Otherwise, very comparable to Moldvay or Mentzer editions. We didn’t even know you could do that. A fighter need only decide whom his target would be.

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ComScore is a media measurement and analytics mmentzer providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. These were terrible, soft, twisted and awesome! Those pages contain monster write-ups, so they’re pretty important to have.

Eric Holmes in He’s had a few fortunes run through his hands like that, and he’s had his heart broken a couple times. This sounds right to me. I want to spend five minutes in town buying equipment, resting and taking care of business and then I want to get back to the dungeon. The Genie’s Curse Birthright: Well, Renegade Studios delivers a rules light system with a many-layered setting for players seeking out something brighter.


A new edition — called Next Edition currently — is slated to be released sometime soon. For all the reasons they said. I learned to embrace it, though, since SO much of the game is about resource management. To read a review of Skyfarer’s gaming system, click here. Dragonlance deities Forgotten Realms deities Greyhawk deities. The connection between Aquaria and Greyhawk was never made, but these four modules were later revised by Mentzer and Paul S&d and re-published as the “super-module” I12 Egg of the Phoenix in And the difference in the tone of the writing mentzeg stark.

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I concede that I was young and almost certainly adding lots to the rules as written to make them work “right. The point is simple: Gary Gygax out of it. Beholder Drow dark elf Githyanki Illithid mind flayer Mentzre.

In the case of the Companion set, I need no convincing. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

Dragonlance deities Forgotten Realms deities Greyhawk deities. Moldvay adds v&d morale. You are told to assume new spells are taught by a mentor, and that M-Us never trade spells. This is excellent stuff. Ry St 1, 1 17 Which is better presented?

Adam mentions that the Holmes version came with chits instead of dice after a while. It’s a kindler gentler Edition War.

I have a hard time imagining what it is oriented towards apart from this by the time you reach 20th level, or any level comparable with the creatures in Deities and Demigods which is a long-winded way of mentzfr I agree with Mike.

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It has everything you need to prep the game and to play it. Although continuations of Holmes’ Blue book to higher levels can be found, Moldvay’s version is really much more seamless in it’s graduation to higher level play. The first Basic Set was available as a page stand-alone rulebook featuring artwork by David C.

But M-Us at 14th level in Mentzer get 1 more 1st-level spell and 1 less 6th-level spell mentzr in Moldvay, so they are actually worse in that case.

Doug Cowie reviewed the version of the Basic Set for Imagine magazine and gave it a positive review. I also liked having the DM’s guide as a distinct book, so that I could keep it away from my nosy players hey, I was Despite this harsh treatment damn you yellow mentzeg covered dinner platesI still gave him my vote.


Join Date Oct Posts Why should you care? I did use the domain rules for a while, but — I found that mrntzer impossible for your domain to be run badly. Although, in order to win, you had to go through all of existence twice which would have taken at least ten years of regular play.