AD&D 2e, Learn the Game

The Combat Round in ADnD 2e

I know that I've mentioned several times that there are drastic changes between AD&D 2e and D&D 3e but no where is this more apparent than when we're talking about combat. So please forgive me if this sounds a bit over the top: but the AD&D 2e combat round is 1 minute long. Let that… Continue reading The Combat Round in ADnD 2e

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THAC0, or How I Learned to Love Descending AC

When it came to the Combat chapter of Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Second Edition (AD&D 2e) I found myself struggling to understand the way that THAC0 (To Hit Armor Class 0) worked. In large part this is because D&D 3e, and the subsequent editions, all worked in a significantly different manner. In D&D 3e the… Continue reading THAC0, or How I Learned to Love Descending AC

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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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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