Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Gary's OD&D House Rules

For a score of 15 or over:
STR: +1 to hit and +1 to damage if a Fighter
INT: +1 1st level m-u spell
WIS: +1 1st level cleric spell
DEX: +1 to AC, and +1 to move silently
CON: +1 HP per HD (same as a Fighter class gets, +2 if a Fighter)
CHA: +1 (positive) on reaction checks

HPs: Characters are only unconscious at 0 HPs. For each level a character may have a minus HP total equal to the level, so a 1st level PC is dead at -2, a 2nd level at -3, etc.

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4 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:04 AM

    Nice for looking for this.

    You should post it in OD&D Discussion.

    Thanks,

    Z-

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  2. The gradually increasing negative threshold for death is genius. I'll definitely work that into the next old-school style game I run.

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  3. Semi-related:

    Someone has collected the D&D ads that used to run in comic books in the early 80's.

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  4. Akiyama8:37 AM

    Gary's house rules from a game he ran in 2005, posted on OD&D Discussion.

    http://tinyurl.com/ywjyq8

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