Dungeons and Dragons at BOYL


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Post Mon May 14, 2018 12:22 pm

Dungeons and Dragons at BOYL

Would there be any interest in some old school Dungeons and Dragons, probably in the Saturday evening slot?

For the GW connection I am thinking of running either one of the following:

Option a) Dungeons of the Ground Goblins, a promotional dungeon created by Steve Jackson. It featured in some early magazine articles and promotional flyers, and at some point seems to have been slipped into some of the early box sets sold in the UK. This was before the first Basic set or Advanced D&D, so would be run with the original rules. For ease I would not be using the Greyhawk etc expansions or Chainmail, and using a strict word as written interpretation (which has some unusual effects). It is not a particularly exciting dungeon, and requires some additional work to finish it off - but it does have the distinction of being the first scenario Games Workshop produced for anything.

Option b) Albie Fiore's The Lichway. White Dwarf's first Dungeons and Dragons scenario. A much more interesting dungeon, but may not be finished in the limited time slot available - though as this is very much a looting expedition I don't think that matters overmuch. This would be run with either the first Basic set of rules written by Holmes, or first edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. As well as being the first full scenario for anything published by Games Workshop, it also has the distinction of (supposedly) being the first scenario that Terry Pratchett played.

So, is there any interest in either of these options? Let me know and I'll get something booked.

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Post Wed May 16, 2018 2:18 pm

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Love this idea - I'm in!
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Post Wed May 16, 2018 5:20 pm

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Excellent! Will see you then then.

From the discussions on Facebook we are going for option A; Dungeons of the Ground Goblins. We even have 70's lead coming along, some 70's dice and we'll even be using green chalkboard paper for the dungeon map just like Holmes did.

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Post Wed May 16, 2018 5:21 pm

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Well, he used chalboard paint. But I don't think the Foundry would be happy with me painting their tables green.
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Post Wed May 16, 2018 6:18 pm

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Folowing the Rigg's shrine game - this might be light relief, before a night on the town :lol: , put me down as a player, if, all the places haven't been bagged by the Facebook group. :lol:

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Post Wed May 16, 2018 6:44 pm

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There's 3 people interested on the Facebook group. Geoff indicated an interest as well. I haven't had a chance to speak to Harry about it but he may be up for it. But these old dungeons were built with large parties in mind. If we get more than about 8 players I might have to have a bit of a think, but up to that no worries.
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Post Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:03 pm

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I’ve never played D&D before but I’ve always wanted to... would I be welcome?!
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Post Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:03 pm

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Our GM is a highly-esteemed professional. I'm sure you'll be well looked-after. ;)

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Post Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:10 pm

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Legiocustodes - the more the merrier!

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Post Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:22 pm

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Happy to join in BUT I anticipate the jungle game rolling on a bit.
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