Monday, August 5, 2019

2019 AD&D schedule?

For the past couple of years, we're thrown in some 1st edition AD&D here and there. We played two adventures so far:

S2 White Plume Mountain


C2 Ghost Tower of Inverness

A year back, after C2, I mentioned that the A-series was in the lead.

I think it still is in the lead. G1-3 (in this case, just G1 this year) would be fun but the pre-gens are a bit overpowered for G1 in my experience. So I'd either need to accept that, or allow the players to roll up their own higher-level guys.

G1 also has the issue of being extremely high-combat. This is a disadvantage for my GURPS players because it's hard to adjust to AD&D with combat - in GURPS, a well-executed combat can have no consequences for you besides some consumables expenditure and fatigue. That's almost never the case in AD&D, where every fight wears you down and a bad one can end your ability to progress in an adventure. So I'm not sure that's as fun as it could be, not just yet anyway.

The A-series is a bit of a mix of combat, puzzle-solving, and careful play. I think that's a good match for my players.

I'm not sure if this will happen soon, although I could literally pull A2 off the wall right now and run it tonight if I had to. But I'd like to get the ball rolling so we don't miss out on 2019's AD&D!


  1. The a series is really good. I ran my son through it with his level 6 guy plus henchmen and we had a good time.

    1. I like them a lot, especially A3 and A4. It's been years since I ran them.


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