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TSR Reviews (weekly sometime on Saturdays) - I dig through and review my collection of out-of-print TSR books, adventures, and supplements. This is really just a feeble attempt to bring some life back to this website, haha.
LibOSR (placeholder) - A thing I am noodling with but haven't publically released any code for yet.
Deconstructing B/X D&D (inactive for the moment) - A statistical deconstruction of B/X D&D, to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the system, in hopes of informing us on how to go about improving the “old-school” mechanic while retaining the proper “feel”.
Adventure Generator (inactive for the foreseeable future) - A so-called “Old School” dungeon generator, written in PHP. It makes use of the wonderful Geomorphs created by Dyson Logos, and can key the dungeons with encounters from the Moldvay Basic D&D Boxed Set, the Moldvay/Cook B/X Boxed Sets combination, or the d20 Pathfinder game (though the Pathfinder keying is a little wonky). This project is on hold, because it “got too serious for PHP” (at least for me, as really dislike PHP lol). I may someday reimplement it as a J2EE web application running on google appengine, or maybe a client-side GWT app, but this PHP version isn't going to get anymore love.
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Well, we're a day late and a dollar short, but let's do this right quick…. Sorry if this is kind of a cut-n-paste, but it and the Basic booklet are really two parts of the same whole.
B/X D&D is, far and away, my favorite D&D variant. The rules are simple enough to stay out of the way, and the text is light enough that you can easily find the information you're looking for in the rare instance that you do have to look something up.
B/X D&D is comprised of two 64-page booklets. This first one is the “X” (eXpert) booklet. We reviewed the "B" (Basic) booklet earlier.