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[#] Thu Oct 14 2021 20:44:23 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

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For $9.99 for 6 games, one of them basically an "Unlimited Adventures" game... yes... 

But keep in mind, these are early CFRP games. There isn't any real role playing. It is easy to get confused because event though it is non linear - it is easy to "lose the plot". Also... 1st ed. rules are merciless without a human DM behind the DM screen to fudge rolls in the players favor. You'll die, a lot. The Gold Box Companion is necessary - and you've got to kind of be your own generous DM. :) 

But... the rules are super faithful to 1st ed, and it is basically a simulator of the exploration and combat systems of AD&D. The limit is.. you know... if you find a bunch of treasure - in a pen and paper campaign you can work out having part of the team stay with the treasure, someone else going and hiring a bunch of porters... and work out the cost to get that heap of gold and gems back to town. In this game... you end up just leaving most of the treasure behind. Because the encumbrance rules are strict. 

But the feeling of progression is cool... and you really could take the characters, write their stats onto a pen and paper game - and play them there. 

 



 

Thu Oct 14 2021 16:31:07 MST from TheDave

I've always wanted to play the old dos D&D games.   Are they worth buying on GoG? 

Also: That's awesome that you can run it that way.

 

Wed Oct 06 2021 23:10:15 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

Found myself wondering today if the GOG support for Linux extends to ARM. It doesn't. Which is stupid. BUT... I thought to myself, their old games run on DOSbox - they've just put a wrapper around it to make it easy for end users... I wonder if I can just install DOSBox on ARM and then copy over their DOSBox games and run them on my Pi400+. 

I totally can. Witness Curse of the Azure Bonds running on my Pi 400+. 

 



 



[#] Fri Oct 15 2021 11:16:17 MST from TheDave

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Sounds like a good deal, then.  I totally used my Baldur's Gate characters as NPCs when I was still running 2nd edition.

 

 

Thu Oct 14 2021 20:44:23 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

For $9.99 for 6 games, one of them basically an "Unlimited Adventures" game... yes... 

But keep in mind, these are early CFRP games. There isn't any real role playing. It is easy to get confused because event though it is non linear - it is easy to "lose the plot". Also... 1st ed. rules are merciless without a human DM behind the DM screen to fudge rolls in the players favor. You'll die, a lot. The Gold Box Companion is necessary - and you've got to kind of be your own generous DM. :) 

But... the rules are super faithful to 1st ed, and it is basically a simulator of the exploration and combat systems of AD&D. The limit is.. you know... if you find a bunch of treasure - in a pen and paper campaign you can work out having part of the team stay with the treasure, someone else going and hiring a bunch of porters... and work out the cost to get that heap of gold and gems back to town. In this game... you end up just leaving most of the treasure behind. Because the encumbrance rules are strict. 

But the feeling of progression is cool... and you really could take the characters, write their stats onto a pen and paper game - and play them there. 

 



[#] Fri Oct 15 2021 14:16:28 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

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I'd recommend it. It is an easy way for a lonely person without other geek friends to get some pretty satisfying AD&D gaming in. 

:) 

 

Fri Oct 15 2021 11:16:17 MST from TheDave

Sounds like a good deal, then.  I totally used my Baldur's Gate characters as NPCs when I was still running 2nd edition.

 

 

Thu Oct 14 2021 20:44:23 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

For $9.99 for 6 games, one of them basically an "Unlimited Adventures" game... yes... 

But keep in mind, these are early CFRP games. There isn't any real role playing. It is easy to get confused because event though it is non linear - it is easy to "lose the plot". Also... 1st ed. rules are merciless without a human DM behind the DM screen to fudge rolls in the players favor. You'll die, a lot. The Gold Box Companion is necessary - and you've got to kind of be your own generous DM. :) 

But... the rules are super faithful to 1st ed, and it is basically a simulator of the exploration and combat systems of AD&D. The limit is.. you know... if you find a bunch of treasure - in a pen and paper campaign you can work out having part of the team stay with the treasure, someone else going and hiring a bunch of porters... and work out the cost to get that heap of gold and gems back to town. In this game... you end up just leaving most of the treasure behind. Because the encumbrance rules are strict. 

But the feeling of progression is cool... and you really could take the characters, write their stats onto a pen and paper game - and play them there. 

 



 



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