Welcome to my OD&D page. I grew up playing a mixture of Holmes D&D, Moldvay/Cook/Marsh B/X D&D, and first edition AD&D. It all just kind of went into the pot together and we went back and forth between all of them, often combining elements of the different variations into our playstyle. I've always liked the creative freedom of the older editions where "use your imagination and have fun" was the golden rule and it was expected that each DM would have their own individual set of house rules. As I've delved deeper into the hobby, I've discovered that the original LBB and supplements represent that freedom the best to me. Toward that end, I've undertaken to tinker with the old guidelines a bit for my own enjoyment and because I've always been a hobbyist at heart. This page will be where I fiddle around with new ideas, tinker with rule variants, and work on creating my own "world". Some of what is written here are my own ideas and inspirations, some were ideas taken from other places on the web and adapted and modified to fit my own vision and aesthetics, and some have been lifted completely intact from various forum postings, gaming blogs, and the like made by people far more creative than me. As always, my ideas and needs are constantly changing, so this is a continual WIP.
I've played around with the original D&D classes to give them a little more individuality, make them a little more interesting, or broaden their skills and abilities a bit. I've drawn a few concepts for Fighters from the old Chainmail game, rolled in some assassin and thief-acrobat skills with the Thief to make it more versatile, written demi-humans to feel more like completely different races rather than just "small humans with pointy ears", and made the Cleric class both more general, in order to make it fit into a wider scheme, and more specific to better fit the particular order the individual player is a part of. I've also played around with the magic system a bit, combining spell points with spell levels. In the section below are some links to text files for each of the classes.
Here be various OD&D rules, classic D&D rules, house rules, tables, magic spells, a creature catalogue, magical treasures, my own World of Aurora as I design all the bits and pieces of it, and a few other things. There are also some ideas for psionics and a psion class - a mixture of D&D and Traveller rpg powers - which is completely unfinished.