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Out with the Old, In with the New

One of the things that I love about learning new games are the questions that I find myself asking as a result. For example: one of the major questions I keep asking is why did Dungeons & Dragons change so much from Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Second Edition (AD&D 2e) to Dungeons & Dragons Third… Continue reading Out with the Old, In with the New

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Combat in ADND 2e, Part 4: Initiative

So I really like the way that D&D 2e asks for us to determine initiative. Each side (the DM and the players) roll a single d10. The lowest result goes first and that side acts before the other. Now this result can be modified by various situational modifiers (for example being "Slowed" will add 2… Continue reading Combat in ADND 2e, Part 4: Initiative

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Learning AD&D 2e: Chapter 9, Combat, More than Meets the Eye (pgs 118 – 141)

Image by Moebius, Title Unknown All that we have explored this far in the Learning Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Second Edition (AD&D 2e) project has been a preamble for this chapter as it represents one of the most common occurrences within the game: the combat encounter. Before we get into the meat of this chapter… Continue reading Learning AD&D 2e: Chapter 9, Combat, More than Meets the Eye (pgs 118 – 141)

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Projects and Progress

We’re officially at the tail end of July and I’m still going with this blog! I’m not as prolific as I was hoping to be when I launched it in December of 2018 but we’re moving in the right direction. So what I’d like to do today is talk a bit about where I’m planning… Continue reading Projects and Progress

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Learning to Play Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Second Edition: Chapter 8 Experience (pg 116 – 117)

In an earlier part of this series, Player Character Classes, I noted that not all classes, or groups, advance in experience at the same rate. What does Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Second Edition (AD&D 2e) mean, though, when it talks about experience? . . . Every time a character goes on an adventure he learns… Continue reading Learning to Play Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Second Edition: Chapter 8 Experience (pg 116 – 117)

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Learning to Play Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Second Edition: Chapter 7 Magic (pg 107 – 115), Part 2

Priests: Priests are different from their wizard counterparts, not only in how they are balanced as a class, but also in how their magic is themed. This comes from the Priest’s role as a defender and spiritual guide for the party and for non-player characters (NPCs) in the game. As a result, a lot of… Continue reading Learning to Play Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Second Edition: Chapter 7 Magic (pg 107 – 115), Part 2

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Progress on Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Second Edition

Just a quick update to let you know that I'm still working on Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Second Edition (AD&D 2e) learning project but that part of the reason why I took a break from the blog was that I was beginning to become bored. I'll be back at it shortly but for right now… Continue reading Progress on Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Second Edition

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Learning to Play Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Second Edition: Chapter 7 Magic (pg 107 – 115), Part 1

As was the case with Dungeons & Dragons Third Edition (D&D 3e) characters with powerful magical weapons at their disposal were some of the most powerful in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Second Edition (AD&D 2e). Unlike D&D 3e, however, AD&D 2e made it a point to ascribe such powers as rare in the game. .… Continue reading Learning to Play Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Second Edition: Chapter 7 Magic (pg 107 – 115), Part 1

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Learning to Play Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Second Edition: Money and Equipment (pgs 88 – 105)

I'm skipping ahead a few chapters in learning Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Second Edition (AD&D 2e) because I have no interest in discussing Alignment (Chapter 4 pgs 64 - 69) right now and I'm not ready to study an optional rule set (Chapter 5: Proficiencies pgs 70 - 87) until I understand the basics of… Continue reading Learning to Play Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Second Edition: Money and Equipment (pgs 88 – 105)

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Learning to Play a Wizard in Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Second Edition, Part 2: Specialist Wizards

Specialist Wizards concentrate their efforts into a single discipline – kind of. See the thing to remember about Specialist Wizards is that they aren’t cut and dried. There are five Specialist Wizards who concentrate on a single school (Abjurer, Diviner, Illusionist, Necromancer, and Transmuter) and three that concentrate on two schools (Conjurer, Enchanter, and Invoker).… Continue reading Learning to Play a Wizard in Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Second Edition, Part 2: Specialist Wizards