You know what you need? A classic D&D retroclone

Posted by on February 10, 2012

Update: I\’ve added an EPUB version of Dungeon Raiders, so you can read it on your Kindle, Nook, or other eReader. Download below.

If you want a Dungeons & Dragons retroclone that explicitly mimics first-edition mechanics, you\’ve got Basic Fantasy, Dungeon Crawl Classics, Heroes Against Darkness, Labyrinth Lord, OSRIC, Searchers of the Unknown, and Swords & Wizardry. If you want a game that just tries to re-capture the flavor of early D&D, you\’ve got Dungeon Squad, Dungeon World, Expedition, Fantastic Adventures, Fudge Dungeon Crawl, Old School Hack, and Warrior, Rogue & Mage.

Why did I write another retroclone? To study the process. There are so many of these things that I wondered, Is there some inherent value in writing a retroclone? What does it teach?

I\’ll be posting a series of articles at Troll in the Corner about the decisions I made in designing this system.

In the mean time, here\’s Dungeon Raiders, a tabletop RPG system that goes all the way back to original D&D and \”first edition\” D&D, and simplifies them into a coherent, easy-to-use system.

Download Dungeon Raiders (free PDF and EPUB for Kindle/Nook/etc.)


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