Monday, December 7, 2009
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Permanent Character Folder and Adventure Records
I bought a copy of Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set this summer, and a few extras were included in the box. This was one of the extras along with the Monster & Treasure Assortment sets one - three: levels one - nine, and also the Hexagonal Mapping Booklet. It was a good find!
I was looking over the character sheet and was blown away by how quickly it took D&D to become really detailed and overly complicated. The original copy right for the Character Folder was 1979 (my version is from 1981), It was only a matter of about 5 years from when OD&D was released to when AD&D was released. There's no room on a note card for an AD&D player, that's for sure.
I'm still trying to decide if I want to run an AD&D game or not, just to give it a try. I've really only played it a couple of times and have lost any memories of the feel of game play.