• D&D Basic Set part 17

    Troll: In OD&D Trolls had an AC of 4, but now it has dropped to 6. They were Chaotic in OD&D, but now they are Chaotic Evil. As has become expected, the damage for the Troll’s...

    • Posted 4 years ago
    • 0
  • Basic D&D part 16

    Owl Bear: Like many other monsters in Holmes, the Owl Bear’s attack routine has been simplified. Instead of two claw attacks that deal 1d6 damage each and a bite that deals 1d12, it now has three...

    • Posted 4 years ago
    • 0
  • D&D Basic Set part 15

    Lizard Man: The lizard man seems to have lost its two claw attacks, now having but a single attack at 1d8 damage. If this is a weapon attack as the description implies, then I guess that...

    • Posted 4 years ago
    • 0
  • D&D Basic Set part 14

    Before I go on, I feel the need to point out that Holmes Basic is the first D&D rule set to have a monster’s stats grouped together with its description. God bless functional design! Gnome: In OD&D,...

    • Posted 4 years ago
    • 0
  • Solo D&D Playtesting

    Most of my D&D time of late has been taken up with designing and playtesting my abstract solo game. (Fear not, Ultimate Sandbox enthusiasts, that project keeps chugging along.) I've played through a few sessions that I...

    • Posted 4 years ago
    • 0
  • D&D Basic Set part 13

    Dwarves: This entry wisely directs the DM to the Dwarf PC class for special abilities. Otherwise things match with OD&D, but with several things omitted. There’s no chance given now for higher-level Dwarves to own magic...

    • Posted 4 years ago
    • 0
  • D&D Basic Set part 12

    Chimera: In OD&D they could have an alignment of Neutral or Chaotic, but in Holmes Basic they are now Chaotic Evil. There’s also a small change to their damage dice. In Supplement I, the goat head...

    • Posted 4 years ago
    • 0
  • Solo D&D Play

    I have a habit of flitting about from project to project. One week I'm obsessed with writing a novel, the next I'm programming a text adventure, and the week after that I'm trying to write a mega-gamebook...

    • Posted 4 years ago
    • 0
  • D&D Basic Set part 11

    MONSTERS: The monster section opens with some broad advice on using monsters in the campaign. It goes through how the monster entries are laid out, how the DM should stock his dungeon, provides some advice on...

    • Posted 4 years ago
    • 0
  • D&D Basic Set part 10

    MAGIC WEAPONS: The brief treatment of magic weapons given here in the combat section matches fairly well with the OD&D rules. We'll see if that's still the case when Holmes gets into more depth in the...

    • Posted 4 years ago
    • 0

Social Widgets powered by AB-WebLog.com.