Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Tavern Chat Podcast - Episode 71 - Reminiscing about the AD&D 1e Fiend Folio

Ah, the AD&D 1e Fiend Folio. Amazing cover art. Some amazing content. Other content, not so much. It did, however, teach me the proper meaning of "HD" for monsters ;)
The AD&D 1e Fiend Folio holds a special place in my personal gaming history - it was the first time I ever saw HD defined for monsters. My players never had it so good as when I thought 4+1 HD was 5 HP. Doh! 
The quality of the creatures included ranges from awesome to WTF!?!, but you knew that, right? :)

Link to Episode 71https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/episodes/Episode-71---Reminiscing-about-the-ADD-1e-Fiend-Folio-e1sn69

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1 comment:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Goldner

    Out of curiosity, I looked him up. The CEO of Hasbro was the mover and shaker -- and Executive Producer -- of the Transformers movies. Which makes sense, as that's a huge Hasbro coup, and a revival of the toys. So, not a gamer for sure, but somebody who would likely see Matt's point regarding ways to mainstream D&D, make millions -- but then also move people back into the actual "game" itself (where "game" is becoming a customer of Hasbro products, be they books, minis, or even just D&D toys).

    After all, as you point out, most people's ideas of the Bullywugs were as presented in the cartoon.


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