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Friday, June 29, 2018

The Tavern Chat Podcast - Episode #44 - Unearthing the AD&D 1e Unearthed Arcana - P1



Ah, the Unearthed Arcana. The official book to destroy all AD&D 1e campaigns. Oh, how I loved you so. Broken in so many ways but also so magical.
This is Part 1 of a series episodes digging into the AD&D 1e Unearthed Arcana. Today, we look at Method V of generating character stats.
Link to Episode #44https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/episodes/Episode-44---Unearthing-the-ADD-1e-Unearthed-Arcana---P1-e1nr80

3 comments:

  1. Actually, putting the new character creation method in the DM's section follows the general structure of AD&D. The original character creation methods were in the Dungeon Master's Guide, not the Player's Handbook. I remember being shocked to find out that 3d6 in order was not one of the official character creation methods in 1e. Then I found out that the DMG was published after the PHB and figured that the old method was carried on because people didn't find out you were supposed to be using high-powered stat-generation methods until the DMG came out. Until then, they were using the new classes and monsters with their old 3d6 method.

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  2. Actually, putting the new character creation method in the DM's section follows the general structure of AD&D. The original character creation methods were in the Dungeon Master's Guide, not the Player's Handbook. I remember being shocked to find out that 3d6 in order was not one of the official character creation methods in 1e. Then I found out that the DMG was published after the PHB and figured that the old method was carried on because people didn't find out you were supposed to be using high-powered stat-generation methods until the DMG came out. Until then, they were using the new classes and monsters with their old 3d6 method.

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  3. Never had it until recently (lucky enough to find a used copy in decent shape); Comeliness? Drow PCs? A TOC that stops half way through the book?! Ah well, one of my favorite 1e covers.

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