Tom Moldvay was a game designer and author most notable for his work on early materials for the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). Moldvay D&D. Whereas Holmes’ Basic D&D was mostly a matter of organization and explanation, Moldvay’s Basic D&D also engaged in. It sounds like D&D ultra light, and who really wants to play that when you Moldvay (Moldvay basic) and also the Expert Rules written by David.

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Moldvay D&D – Greatest Hits | Dyson’s Dodecahedron

This seems like the perfect reason to have retainers in the first place. Next there are six rings. When it happened it was the GM using the moldavy from the books wrong. Patching up cuts, casting healing spells, securing prisoners and finishing off any enemies that are not quite dead yet is assumed to take up the rest of the turn after the actual fighting ended. Dark Sun Dark Sun: That’s really not bad.

Moldvay D&D – Greatest Hits

RIP Laser-Snail, may you live on in our hearts forever. Which I personally find to be the absolute upper maximum that still works. Magic-users and armor I’ll discuss with the magic system. Web is f&d a fun spell, at least in theory.

Good magic items give new abilities.


My normal players were just like “wait, but why did you even charge into the middle of the Hobgoblin’s warcamp? But when exploriring the dungeon, the speed is about all the other activities you do while moving, not about the speed or the length of your steps. It’s a completely different philosophy that fosters rather than assumes GM competence.

Interestingly, it also lets you crack codes and decipher treasure maps, which is very powerful. This is an oft-repeated misconception.

Insect swarm and noble are moved to the Expert rules. This makes it actually useful for taking out guards and getting in and out of the place before they wake up. Holmes’ book is a reference manual.

The rules are clear, compact, and to the point. The green d8 seems like it was the second most used die — it suffered the most damage after the If you create a monster, it has a lowly Armor Class of 9 or 11 if sensible math is used and any hit against it will automatically end it. Entirely subjective oppinions that aren’t really in any way relevant to discussing the actual rules as they are in the book.

All the mapper needs to do is to keep a sketch that shows all the intersections and locations of recognizable landmarks. However, there is a 1 in 6 chance that instead everyone within 30 feet hears the thoughts of the user instead. It never really bothered me until I grabbed the RC many years later and saw how interesting that branch was.


I am much more in favor of flowchart maps. Cure light wounds, detect evil, detect magic, light, protection from evil, purify food and water, remove fear, resist cold.

It can go through 2 feet of rock, which would be most normal walls and include pretty much all doors. No score can be reduced below 12 and no score raised above 9 that way.

A number of rpg rulebooks seem to have adopted the moldvay style of organization. And the best thing d&x that the spell lasts until the target makes a saving throw.

Moldvay gives weapons individual damage ratings. The potion of growth doubles your size, but it doesn’t say if it doubles your mass or your height.


It has been my observation, and I’ve seen similar claims from people who study these things, the way people interact with each other as a group has a magical tipping point that seems to be about 6 people. Notify me of new comments via email.

Dark Alliance Baldur’s Gate: If moldavy players try to shake of a faster pursuer, they have a good chance by throwing stuff behind them.