View Full Version : AD&D 2nd Edition Question

10-13-2007, 09:29 PM
I wasn't sure where this post belonged, so to be on the safe side, I'm posting it here.

I haven't played AD&D in a number of years, so much of my recollection is fuzzy so this question may seem a bit obvious to most of you, so please bear with me.

I'm planning on starting a campaign for my step-daughter who is a huge Lord of the Rings fan and I'm picking up some 2nd Edition books. I have the Dungeon Master's Guide and have ordered the Tome of Magic and am trying to get the Player's Handbook as well as a DM screen.

I'm also trying to track down a few pre-packaged adventures from this version of the game. I have also found a web-site where I can purchase PDF's of most of the publications.

For general game-play, are the books I'm getting going to be sufficient? I still have dice from back in the day. I'm hoping I can get by with PDFs of things like the Monstruous Manuals and other accessories I would need to use to plan adventures.

Any thoughts are welcome.

Thanks in advance.

10-13-2007, 10:00 PM
Dungeons and Dragons Adventures web site should help. The old stuff up at wizards would probably be fine for most (it's still in the archives I think).

There are numerous websites for the old settings, The Burnt World of Athas (http://athas.org/), Vaults of Pandius (http://www.pandius.com/) , Planewalker.com (http://www.planewalker.com/), Beyond the Moons (http://www.spelljammer.org/), etc. that could be very helpful.

The handbooks with all the fun kits would be cool. All the different kits are what made the characters in 2e.

For monsters, The Creature Catalog at enworld might be useful. Of course it would mean backwards conversion.

10-15-2007, 06:36 PM
You should check out previous edition downloads at wizards.com (http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/dnd/downloads) as well. I had to search for the page. It apparently isn't linked anymore, so it may well go away soon. But, there are a number of 2nd edition campaign resources and modules on that page at: http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/dnd/downloads

Oh, and this post would best fit in the Dungeons and Dragons section. I'll move it there for you.

Digital Arcanist
10-15-2007, 07:45 PM
Don't forget to check you library system. My libraries contain 2nd and 3rd edition materials and some other RPG books as well.

10-16-2007, 06:53 PM
Don't forget to check you library system. My libraries contain 2nd and 3rd edition materials and some other RPG books as well.

really??????? like what?

10-16-2007, 07:04 PM
My library doesn't have anything as far as RPG's. It did at one time, but between the haters and the thieves the books went the way of the dinosaur.

Digital Arcanist
10-16-2007, 08:49 PM
For 3rd edition they have the core books and a couple other monster manuals.

They mainly keep modules for 2nd edition.

Most exciting of all is that they have the WEG version of Star Wars, old White Wolf books, and a few GURPS books.

10-16-2007, 09:46 PM
Thanks for all the tips and links and thanks to Farcaster for putting this thread where it belongs.

I'll be checking the city library this weekend.