theron: My Dice Are Probably Older Than You (Default)
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Despite buying tons of new gaming stuff at Gen Con, it appears the next thing I'll likely be running on a regular basis is old-school Red Box D&D (or one of its retroclonal cousins).  My friend and Gen Con roommate J is on an old-school kick, and his wife (also a Gen Con roommate) recently discovered the joys of killing things and taking their stuff via Dragon Age, and wants to do some tabletop gaming.  So, it seems something appropriately old-school is the best choice to properly bring her into the fold. And while I keep flirting with the idea of Castles & Crusades, I keep coming back to the old BECMI rules.  I've even thought about merging them into some sort of unholy union, but that's probably more work than necessary to get things off the ground and running.

In fact, I think what I really need to do with this is as little thinking about the game system as possible.  Because every time I do, I start considering house rules and ways that later editions of the game improved upon this or that, and the next thing I know, I'm discarding things and throwing out the baby with the bathwater.

(The one real bummer in all of this is that my wife who, despite being a gamer of unquestioned credentials, hates D&D and fantasy gaming in general is rather disappointed because she really wants me to run DC Adventures.  I've promised on a bag of dice that when the hero and villain supplements come out, I will run a proper DCA campaign, come Hell or high water.)

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