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10-10-2010, 10:47 PM
In addition to the regular, biweekly 1E game I've been a part of, I decided to start another game (also 1E) to take place once a month for people on our osdnd boards who have not been able to find a group. I thought I'd post the info here, too, in case anyone might be interested. Here is the general info:

Friday evenings are best for me as long as it is not a Friday evening that my regular 1E group is playing (this new game will not replace that group/game). Saturdays are possible, too, but I'm definitely not available on Sundays. A weeknight is possible as long as it is not on a Tuesday.
I'd like to run the game at my place in South Arlington (Shirlington) mainly because I have all my DMing supplies here. But if a more suitable, accessible location can be found, I'd be willing to travel to it as long as it is in Fairfax County. The Chantilly Game Parlor is one possibility, though the background noise there can sometimes make it less than ideal.
The 1st Edition AD&D Players Handbook is the only rulebook allowed for players in terms of character creation, spells, etc. If you would like to use a unique class or other feature presented elsewhere (for example, in an old issue of "Dragon" Magazine), though, I'd consider it.
Some house rules are involved, though not many. THAC0 and thieves' discretionary points from 2E are used.
Characters will start at 1st level.
The setting will be Greyhawk. Your PC can come from anywhere in the Flanaess. The initial adventure will most likely take place in a remote location in the general vicinity of Greyhawk City.
The campaign will be episodic, with each adventure being mostly unrelated to the ones before and after it (think episodes of Star Trek). Some connectedness between adventures is possible, but there won't be a long, involved story arc/plot that ties all the adventures together.
I'd prefer to kick this off with a minimum of three players. The maximum is six players.

If interested, post here, PM me, or head over to our site: http://www.osdnd.org/forums.

10-11-2010, 01:42 PM
I'd definitely be up for some 1E D&D,especially in Greyhawk, but I'll have to see how the meeting times work out, I guess. Friday evenings would be difficult (it's a hike and I know what the traffic will be like on the Beltway) and I too, have a regular game to work around (Ars Magica, currently on Saturday afternoons). But hope springs eternal.

Still, I will watch this like a hawk. And regardless, don't forget to get your goldenrod character sheets from my site! :biggrin:

10-12-2010, 07:56 AM
Thanks, I'll keep you updated here. I'll start working out scheduling over on the osdnd forum.

11-02-2010, 01:42 PM
Sorry for taking so long to get back to this. It looks like we have a group, and we're ready to start. Our first session is scheduled for this Saturday, Nov. 6, at 2:00 PM at my place in South Arlington. If interested, PM me or reply here.

11-03-2010, 04:20 PM
Our regular Ars Magica game had to switch days so I'm afraid I'm no longer available on Saturday afternoons.

Have fun,

11-04-2010, 07:55 AM
No problem, Patrick. It's possible, though, that we might move to a Friday evening. This coming Saturday is just our first session, so it's safe to say nothing is set in stone re scheduling at this point. I'll post back here with updates.

01-31-2011, 07:47 AM
Just an update: We had our fourth session this past Saturday, and it went well. There are a couple of spots open in this group, so if you're looking for a monthly old-school AD&D game, this might be a good fit for you.

02-10-2011, 02:59 PM