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TSR Reviews

Join me each Saturday as I dig through my boxes of TSR stuff and review something that looks interesting (or at least amusingly cringe-worthy).

Basic D&D

In my opinion, so-called “Basic” D&D is not “lesser” than “Advanced” D&D. This was just Dave Arneson's branch of the game, whereas “Advanced” D&D was Gary Gygax's. The two variants have distinctly different flavors, but it would be unfair and misleading to call one superior to the other. “Basic” D&D tends towards a sort of concise simplicity that lends itself to a more narrative style of play, whereas “Advanced” is more structured and lends itself to a crunchier more simulation-oriented playstyle. Adventure modules are largely compatible between the two with only very minor changes, though.

Core Rule Books

Adventure Modules

Advanced D&D

This was Gary Gygax's branch of the game. It has considerably more rules and is much crunchier than so-called “Basic” D&D. Not that that's a bad thing, they're just different. Adventure modules are largely compatible between the two with only very minor changes, though.

Adventure Modules

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