Sunday, September 19, 2010

"My" D&D; or, oh yay a meme.


when you think about Dungeons & Dragons, the cover of what product comes first to mind?"

Oh yeah. I went there. *snorts*

I may be happily pittering about with the Rules Cyclopedia off and on at the moment, but AD&D2 is my home and always will be -- and one of these days I'll be getting that Spelljammer campaign up and running. And my next Planescape campaign for that matter.

7 comments:

Hamlet said...

A woman after my own heart.

If you ever get that Spelljammer campaign together, let me know. I'll move just to join in.

Christian said...

I don't know why so many old schoolers get so butt hurt about 2e. The settings that came out for 2e were pretty amazing, Planescape for example.

Jayson said...

Yes. the settings were 2e's real saving grace.

taichara said...

@Hamlet:

Hehe. If I ever manage to get my act together, certainly ;3 At the least, I'll try to throw material on another blog --


@Christian:

My best guess is because it's not Gygax, combined with admittedly arsed business policies on the part of TSR-the-company. Nonetheless, I've always found the ruleset worked just fine -- and as you say, the settings were often stellar.


@Jayson:

Indeed they were. The rules aren't anything to complain about either ;3

J. E. Badelaire said...

Same cover for me here. I started playing in 1993, and although my introduction was the "Big Black Box", within a couple of months I had purchased the 2E core books and was well on my way towards having a full shelf of 2E materials. Fun times, fun times...

chuck said...

I have to agree! It is a great system. The only thing I miss from 1e is the true Gygaxian prose (a joy to read). From BX and the Cyclopedia, I miss the fun wonkiness of it all, but for actually DMing, I love 2e. It can be as simple and pure as you make it, but just a few extras over other old school versions (such as NWP and weapon based initiative) really turn me on. I know that the priest packages and magic schools is beginning to go down the trail of gamesmanship that ended up in 3e and 4e, but in 2e it is still just fine.

C'nor said...

The monster manual with everything on it. Or possibly the players handbook with the wizard summoning gargoyles.