Last week we have just passed the birthday of Gary Gyrax, (one of the) founder of Dungeons and Dragons. Way back then his game started as a dungeon crawler and laid the foundations future releases, which after many twists, turns, pitfalls, still provides fun and legendary adventures for many of us.
Almost every member of this forum played with one or another version of DnD so far, but many new players know only 5E, while certain older players tend to stick to older versions they know better, skipping the newer iterations.
Maybe we could celebrate this event by re-discovering these games by running & playing the different milestones (=editions) from the beginning to our present day.
What do I have in mind: I would like to organize (at least) 5 sessions, where we would play each major installment of DnD (ODnD, ADnD, DnD 3x, 4, 5E) with the help of experienced DMs (and players), who could introduce the concept of that specific edition, the differences in comparison to the other versions (THAC0 calculation, advantage/disadvantage rolls, etc.) and run an one-shot game with that. For these, I’m looking for:
Players: who are interested to discover the evolution of dnd
Dungeon Masters: who are familiar with (at least) one edition of dnd and would run a game (with some introduction and explanation) of that version. If a certain edition has many different version (AD&D releases, Dnd 3X), he/she can decide, which version would represent best of that specific edition. If it fits to the DM, the game should (at least some extent) represent that era
(for example ODnD would be probably a dungeon crawler)
The goal: Explore together, how this tabletop game changed the world (and how itself changed) during the last 40+ years. But most importantly, keeping true to its ultimate goal - having fun!
What do you say?