OSR Neighborhood Learn-Alongside wrote:
It is February, and it is time for the second merchandise in our OSR Neighborhood Learn-Alongside. And it’s fairly an formidable one, one of many unique retro-clone rulesets. Labyrinth Lord!
It is a 140 web page, full ruleset based mostly on the B/X model of Dungeons & Dragons. Labyrinth Lord was first revealed in 2007 and is likely one of the unique „trinity“ of retro-clones, with the opposite distinguished ones being OSRIC (emulating AD&D) and Swords & Wizardry (emulating OD&D).
As that is fairly a hefty quantity to debate, I used to be initially desirous about specializing in some side of the e book, however as it’s exhausting to resolve what may be significantly attention-grabbing a few e book you haven’t learn but, I’ve determined to go along with a unique strategy: a „let’s learn“ thread the place I’m going by means of the entire thing cowl to cowl, spotlight stuff I discover attention-grabbing, whilst you can drop in (our out) as you see match! So, let’s crack this one open!
Slightly bit about my background, so you will get a greater thought of what to anticipate right here. Mainly, I discovered in regards to the OSR motion final 12 months and was intrigued. I’ve learn and performed a few of its trendy proponents (Cairn, Mausritter). I haven’t got the fond reminiscences of the D&D pink field a whole lot of you’ve gotten although. My gaming background will not be a lot within the D&D of outdated – except you depend Superior Dungeons & Dragons (2nd Version), which was my first RPG ever, however I solely dabbled in it for slightly bit, earlier than actually stepping into RPGs by means of Shadowrun (4th & Twentieth Anniversary Editions) some years later. I have not learn or performed any retro-clones up to now, and I’ve solely finished a cursory studying of the Fundamental D&D rulebook from the pink field, which I personal as a PDF. So after all I am keen to listen to feedback from seasoned D&D veterans! And now, let’s get began!