Sunday, February 16, 2020

Time for Me to Brush Up on My AD&D 1e Knowledge

It looks like I'll need to brush up on my Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1e knowledge, not just the rules but the history and evolution.

Which is why I am breaking out my copy of the Dragon Magazine Archive. I didn't realize how important this would be for me on a personal level when I bought it back when it was released back in 1999. Apparently, I've lost the DM utility disk over the years. Doubt it would work on my Mac in any case ;)

Before the internet and social media became what they are now, the best way to get a feeling for the pulse of anything was magazines and the like. Dragon issues from the bast should give a decent view of the "inside baseball" of what became AD&D 1e.

Going to be some fun times :)


  1. Replies
    1. The crazy high ones are fake. There are logarithms for some, money-laundering for others.

  2. I have that archive. I don't recall if the DM Utility stuff works on modern computers, but the files are all in PDF anyway.

  3. I can vouch that the DM Utility is absolutely dead for anything after Win7 on PC's. But all the files are pdf. The only struggle is that they're listed by issue number, not date. There's a Dragon Index on line which will help you find things by date, like if you're looking for the April Fool's issues....

  4. Why are you brushing up on your AD&D 1e knowledge and history?


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