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2021-07-19 12:28:27 AM  
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2021-07-19 12:42:57 AM  
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/obligatory
 
2021-07-19 12:46:49 AM  
I've got a stack of D&D guides a foot high from back in my playing days

/Yes, I am a nerd
 
2021-07-19 1:14:44 AM  
"Tell me you play D&D without telling me you play D&D."

Me: I buy dice by the pound.
 
2021-07-19 2:46:08 AM  
I've spent the last 10 years going to Dirt bikes & Dames rallies; you're out of your mind, subby.
 
2021-07-19 2:47:44 AM  
They're really phoning it in with only five wallpaper resolutions to choose from.
 
2021-07-19 3:24:21 AM  
I was hoping for Gummy Owlbears.
 
2021-07-19 3:38:37 AM  
I thought this was gonna be about this:

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2021-07-19 4:31:56 AM  
Ugh. M&M or Reece's Pieces for munching candy.

You only bring Nerds to *my* table and nothing I like to munch on, you're Rolling with Disadvantage the entire session.

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2021-07-19 6:41:46 AM  
Chees-its and coke.
 
2021-07-19 7:50:20 AM  
Dungeons and Dragons are natural enemies. Like jocks and nerds! Or like preps and nerds! Or nerds and other nerds! Damn nerds! They ruined nerddom!
 
2021-07-19 7:55:00 AM  
Anybody else remember with Nerds were part of a nutritious breakfast.

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2021-07-19 8:05:29 AM  

dennysgod: Anybody else remember with Nerds were part of a nutritious breakfast.

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Wasn't there a special bowl that kept them separate until you removed the middle?
 
2021-07-19 9:16:39 AM  
Nerds is one of those candies I loved as a kid but wonder what I was thinking now.

Smart players bribe the DM with chocolate. Peanut M&Ms will keep your character alive.
 
2021-07-19 9:20:23 AM  
"Okay, you eat it? Make a constitution save.... And your ranger now has diabetes."
 
2021-07-19 9:55:55 AM  
I'm a 23rd level Dungeon Master, so I'm really getting a kick from some of these replies.

When I started playing D&D, it was still called Dungeon & Dragon. We got so excited when the second dragon showed up.

Now, you kids get off my trap door.
 
2021-07-19 11:08:15 AM  
Somewhat related, I'm still sore that Netflix pulled the Dungeons and Dragons episode from the second season of Community. I completely understand why (Chang appears in blackface as a 'black elf' for about five seconds at the beginning) but that's a really, really good episode, and I've never even played D&D.
 
2021-07-19 11:17:55 AM  
I played 1st edition "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons" way, way back in the day.  THAC0, percentage rolls for thieves, Fighters having 18/00 strength, ah, the memories...

Now those memories actually cause confusion with me playing the current 5th edition.  Even after a 35 year hiatus, I'm getting the two editions rules mixed up.
 
2021-07-19 12:43:48 PM  

LeoffDaGrate: I played 1st edition "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons" way, way back in the day.  THAC0, percentage rolls for thieves, Fighters having 18/00 strength, ah, the memories...

Now those memories actually cause confusion with me playing the current 5th edition.  Even after a 35 year hiatus, I'm getting the two editions rules mixed up.


THAC0 was officially 2nd edition, but I'm pretty sure it was listed on either the official DM's screen or the blank character sheets from first edition.  I know I saw it in my playing days (only 1e), but only as a one-off thing that was obviously clear to any player (with any sort of math background, i.e. nearly all D&D players).
 
2021-07-19 1:30:14 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: LeoffDaGrate: I played 1st edition "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons" way, way back in the day.  THAC0, percentage rolls for thieves, Fighters having 18/00 strength, ah, the memories...

Now those memories actually cause confusion with me playing the current 5th edition.  Even after a 35 year hiatus, I'm getting the two editions rules mixed up.

THAC0 was officially 2nd edition, but I'm pretty sure it was listed on either the official DM's screen or the blank character sheets from first edition.  I know I saw it in my playing days (only 1e), but only as a one-off thing that was obviously clear to any player (with any sort of math background, i.e. nearly all D&D players).


It's not that THAC0 was hard, it was just nonintuitive, a needlessly convoluted way to get where you're going.  I get what they were thinking, but giving an enemy a set armor class and just saying "match/beat this number" is a way more straightforward solution.
 
2021-07-19 1:38:29 PM  

LeoffDaGrate: I played 1st edition "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons" way, way back in the day.  THAC0, percentage rolls for thieves, Fighters having 18/00 strength, ah, the memories...

Now those memories actually cause confusion with me playing the current 5th edition.  Even after a 35 year hiatus, I'm getting the two editions rules mixed up.


I play a weekly with a crew that used to play AD&D 1st edition and 2nd edition together in the late 90s/early 00s.  We took our old 1st/2nd mixup system, and slapped 5th ed casting onto it and played that way for a few years.  I had a bard who became a bard in (our bastardized) 1st edition way (fighter 5 + rogue 5, or whatever).  rogue percentages plus bardic inspiration and 5th ed spells is a weird world.

Recently we paused the pain storyline and started a pure 5th ed separate story to try it out.  Honestly, as much as I enjoy the memories of 1st/2nd and some of the flexibility that the many many optional tables provide, it is way easier to keep track of what the crap is going on in 5th.
 
2021-07-19 1:42:38 PM  

LeoffDaGrate: I played 1st edition "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons" way, way back in the day. THAC0,...



Know how I know you didn't play 1st edition AD&D way, way back in the day?
 
2021-07-19 2:06:15 PM  

sniderman: LeoffDaGrate: I played 1st edition "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons" way, way back in the day. THAC0,...


Know how I know you didn't play 1st edition AD&D way, way back in the day?


Honest mistake.  Wasn't actually called "THAC0" until 2nd, but the to hit grid was printed on some third party content during 1st edition, then carried over with a proper name.

Know how I know you just wanted to be an ass?
 
2021-07-19 2:10:00 PM  

NkThrasher: LeoffDaGrate: I played 1st edition "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons" way, way back in the day.  THAC0, percentage rolls for thieves, Fighters having 18/00 strength, ah, the memories...

Now those memories actually cause confusion with me playing the current 5th edition.  Even after a 35 year hiatus, I'm getting the two editions rules mixed up.

I play a weekly with a crew that used to play AD&D 1st edition and 2nd edition together in the late 90s/early 00s.  We took our old 1st/2nd mixup system, and slapped 5th ed casting onto it and played that way for a few years.  I had a bard who became a bard in (our bastardized) 1st edition way (fighter 5 + rogue 5, or whatever).  rogue percentages plus bardic inspiration and 5th ed spells is a weird world.

Recently we paused the pain storyline and started a pure 5th ed separate story to try it out.  Honestly, as much as I enjoy the memories of 1st/2nd and some of the flexibility that the many many optional tables provide, it is way easier to keep track of what the crap is going on in 5th.


Totally agree.  I'm now more comfortable with the newer edition, but every once in a while I'll wonder why there are no +5 magic items, or having to memorize the same spell multiple times for multiple castings, etc.
 
2021-07-19 2:12:35 PM  
It's easy to laugh at THAC0 now, but it was a f*cking game-changer at the time.

No more convoluted hit tables!  (Just convoluted Saving Throw tables ...)
 
2021-07-19 2:41:15 PM  

skyotter: It's easy to laugh at THAC0 now, but it was a f*cking game-changer at the time.

No more convoluted hit tables!  (Just convoluted Saving Throw tables ...)


Christ, don't remind me. The GM screen for 2e was a lifesaver, but that THAC0 wheel for 1E was always handy if you wanted to use weapons vs armor class adjustments.
 
2021-07-19 2:41:18 PM  

skyotter: It's easy to laugh at THAC0 now, but it was a f*cking game-changer at the time.

No more convoluted hit tables!  (Just convoluted Saving Throw tables ...)


Oh, yeah, I'm 100% in the camp of "THAC0 *made* sense", but I am not in the camp of "THAC0 *makes* sense".

As a step along the evolution of table top games, definitely, it was a good step.

As something to be romanticized and stuck with?  Nope.  My 1st/2nd ed character sheet that I did in a google spreadsheet had big purple boxes by things for "ROLL HIGH" vs "ROLL LOW", and a formula for putting my roll in to say what AC I hit.  It was annoying as crap.
 
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