Lord Caladin
 member, 361 posts
 It all about the journey
Wed 11 Mar 2020
at 23:14
Red Box D&D
I was thinking of starting a Red Box game.
What type if any rules would be a must have or a no go.
Yozi
 member, 605 posts
Wed 11 Mar 2020
at 23:46
Red Box D&D
We gotta kill that Bargle!
Lord Caladin
 member, 362 posts
 It all about the journey
Wed 11 Mar 2020
at 23:53
Re: Red Box D&D
Yozi:
We gotta kill that Bargle!

? Explain
Yozi
 member, 606 posts
Wed 11 Mar 2020
at 23:59
Re: Red Box D&D
In the red box, Bargle murders Aleena in the solo game at the start and in then mentioned again in the DM's book as the 'hook' for the published level there. If you're running a Red Box game, I was suggesting that his murder be a part of that.
MrKinister
 member, 46 posts
Thu 12 Mar 2020
at 00:07
Re: Red Box D&D
Wow, that is some way old-school stuff. I still remember the Red Box from when I was in high school, over thirty years ago.

I don't know about which rules you should or should not use, but if you are only using the original stuff, you won't be needing to worry about rules until... what?... level 15? That's when the blue book turns into the green book? ... I think... =)  Been a while...

I like to use the Rules Cyclopedia. It contains all the rules and some optional stuff as well.

But if you are planning in runnin', I would be planning on playin'. =)

And kudos for remembering Bargle. It was a pleasant shock to remember that from waaaaaay back. =)
MrKinister
 member, 47 posts
Thu 12 Mar 2020
at 00:15
Re: Red Box D&D
But to reply to the actual question: I would recommend a slightly altered characteristic roll system. Anything but the original one. I find it stiff and expensive, and very often creates characters you don't actually want to play because the numbers just don't fit themselves into the idea.
MrKinister
 member, 48 posts
Thu 12 Mar 2020
at 00:17
Re: Red Box D&D

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Lord Caladin
 member, 363 posts
 It all about the journey
Thu 12 Mar 2020
at 00:27
Re: Red Box D&D interest check
Yozi:
In the red box, Bargle murders Aleena in the solo game at the start and in then mentioned again in the DM's book as the 'hook' for the published level there. If you're running a Red Box game, I was suggesting that his murder be a part of that.


Ok, I was actually reading that hook and thinking of a re-write.

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Lord Caladin
 member, 364 posts
 It all about the journey
Thu 12 Mar 2020
at 00:31
Re: Red Box D&D
In reply to MrKinister (msg # 5):

Well one thing I was thinking was fix damage
Less rolling more role playing is an idea
MrKinister
 member, 49 posts
Thu 12 Mar 2020
at 05:04
Re: Red Box D&D
Fix damage? As in weapons do a fixed amount of damage? Interesting.

I don't think I've ever played with that before in an RPG.