I’ve mentioned that 1974 era OD&D is one of the games I’m most eager to run, and it looks like I’m finally going to have the chance. These are the house rules I intend to use.
I knew that sooner or later I was going to build a megadungeon. It’s the fantasy RPG equivalent of a Hell Week obstacle course. Many try, most fail, and some people lose their minds in the process.
OD&D has a free-wheeling toolbox feeling. However, the default races bring a distinctly Tolkien flavour to the game that I find off-putting, and frankly, kind of boring. So, I’ve developed an alternate approach to species creation that I hope will add more flavour to your game, and more prompts for world building.
There’s term in this hobby I like: Fantasy Heartbreaker. The games on my shelves? They’re the other kind of heartbreaker: the games I never get to play.