An update on the 2017 project – Old School AD&D!!

I hinted in an earlier post that I was looking to go all old school and run a AD&D game for Kevin next time he is up. I’ve still got all my books from the late 70’s and early 80’s, the last time I played AD&D. Apparently they are called 1st edition now as AD&D has had 5 editions!!

I have been looking online at 2nd Edition stuff and I am amazed at how much of it is downloadable for free

I have decided to do a traditional ‘Dungeon Crawl’ (hey, up with the cool kids) and I am going to build the terrain myself. I posted a picture of a first thought :

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From this I have decided to not do the sides – I think they add nothing and will just get in the way of fat fingered gamers moving figures!

I  have 50mm x 50mm base boards which I am going to use to represent a 10′ square bit of Dungeon. I thought about what the texture should be – it seems stone slabs is the thing to do – but I want my Dungeon to be a bit more ‘real’. Why would anyone bother to put down stone slabs in a tunnel cut from stone?. Obviously a soft clay/chalk tunnel maybe…………..am I getting to involved in detail???

Anyway the texture will be a simple sand and triple dry brush affair. I am then going to add rubble, puddles, moss and all the other debris you would find in a unloved Dungeon.

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Here I have built some bases with rubble and then wooden retaining walls that look like they have been built to maintain the passageway.

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An early look at some bases laid out.

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The Dungeon grows with bases with puddles and moss, and some wooden bridge pieces.

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Started to build some doors. Doors are very important in AD&D – they keep the baddies away, they open up to treasure and adventure, or as above a whole load of trouble…….. I knocked this door up in 20 minutes – I know it shows.

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Another view of the ruined section, with another door. The three figures are Otherworld’s, the little hobbit (Boris; a liar and a thief) is an unknown from I think the 70’s.  My friend Dave gave me a few boxes of all sorts of old stuff in it.

So there you are – the aim is to have about 200 bases made and 20 doors – I am about 25% there.

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