The History of Original Dungeons & Dragons [REUPLOAD]

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Shared December 26, 2019

Note: This was a revised version after the original was taken down on a copyright notice. The video has been edited to resolve the original claim and hopefully prevent a future takedown. New videos to come!

In this episode we introduce another new format as we discuss an entire D&D system and it's history. This episode focuses on the original edition of D&D, the one that is often referred to as edition zero. Come learn about the origins of many early D&D concepts such as levels, classes, and THAC0.

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eldergroan

the first time i played D&D was with a buddy of mine named Mark in the early 80's. he had the game because his mother was creating maps for this company called TSR.

2 months ago | [YT] | 17

TyrantAnimates

2020 is the best year for d&d




Because its 2 nat 20s

2 months ago | [YT] | 38

devekut2

I just like seeing all the old crappy artwork again.

2 months ago | [YT] | 12

Dustin Provost

So much of our culture was created by Tolkien and DnD. Our world would be so different if it werent for LotR.

2 months ago | [YT] | 63

John Armenta

And to think, all this was being developed BEFORE "Personal Computer" was even a thing. I still have all of my D&D and AD&D books from the late 70's and early 80's. I still have a number of modules, and TON (figuratively) of dungeon dice. They are my treasures! . . . p.s. - I am 54 years old. Still a kid at heart!

2 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 26

majikos

It could be argued that wargaming is even older than H.G. Wells with a wargaming scenario described in Laurence Sterne's Life of Tristram Shandy from the mid eighteenth century

2 months ago | [YT] | 11

Garry Eckert

D&D was a guide line rather than rules.

2 months ago | [YT] | 42

Henry Bemis

YouTube continues to suck. I understand copyright protection, but this is ridiculous. These videos are about the history of roleplaying and are essentially your own content. What happened to Fair Use?

3 months ago | [YT] | 163

Bob Smith

I’m glad to see it back. But you might want to start backing up videos to Bitchute or Library or Brighteon in the future to protect against this sort of thing. Particularly cause never know when Wizards of The Coast is gonna have a go at you.

3 months ago | [YT] | 56

theguywhowillruletheworld

I'd like to point out that 5e doesn't follow the Vancian magic rules. You can cast a spell you've already casted as long as it's prepared.

2 months ago | [YT] | 28

Ninjagai

Needless nudity? Never heard of it.

2 months ago | [YT] | 13

Josh James

I would argue Fighting Men have one ability that makes them OP in OD&D - they're the only class that, running the game by the book, can use magic swords, which are broken AF in OD&D and can possibly make you a one man wrecking crew.

3 months ago | [YT] | 16

Xzaxeous X

1st edition D&D has been and still is the best edition to play. Gygax says it best in the Dungeon Master's Guide. The rules are merely guidelines. I never needed any new edition books to tell me how to play the game... psh.. I am the Dungeon Master! All starts with imagination.

2 months ago | [YT] | 10

TheRamsesII

Original AD&D will always be the "real" D&D for me. 2nd edition was alright, after that I lost interest (or got too busy to learn a brand new system). Either way, if you're going to do vids on D&D "history" you've got to do the AD&D "1st Edition".

2 months ago | [YT] | 6

Phred Bookley

I always thought that halflings 'were like' hobbits....but dang. That's pretty direct. ( See 16:33 )

2 months ago | [YT] | 12

jeff deathrage

Still have all my old modules n books(81-2ish), even the old dieties & demigods w/melnibonean mythos. Elric was the model for SO many heroes now(the witcher). Jeff Dee's art was peerless. Oh the days of graph paper dungeons, polishing dice, and endless tables committed to memory. The world of greyhawk is still framed in the attic, or the basement... Thanks for bringin me back, and for putting this up.

2 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 19

brian langhan

I still have the modules and books that some of those drawings came from, that's some old school stuff lol

3 months ago | [YT] | 8

J. M. Knoell

I ran an OD&D campaign with some friends after our DM, who was running 4th edition, ended the game very suddenly. I can say that is was a lot of fun and gave me a great deal of experience DMing. We only ran with the base three books, which were my grandfather's when he was in the army in the 70s.

2 months ago | [YT] | 10

Adrian Naranjo

"Needless" nudity

2 months ago | [YT] | 9

john frazier

Fighting-men was a name that was taken from the old name for Foot Solders in the medieval times.

2 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 18


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