D&D Editions: Original Dungeons & Dragons (1974-1977)

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  1. Paul Bellow

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    [​IMG]This is the first in a series of seven articles about all the Dungeons & Dragons editions over the years. If you’ve ever wondered about the history of D&D, keep reading!

    Dungeons and Dragons is a rare game that’s been going for over four decades. Though it has grown and changed over that time, it’s always clung to its roots. The original version of Dungeons and Dragons, now called Original Dungeons and Dragons, was first released in 1974 and was published through 1977. It didn’t go out of print during that time, but was rather supplanted by newer versions of the game. Taking a look at this foundational role-playing game means taking a look at its history, what came in the original box, and how it differed from what would come later.

    D&D Editions: Original Dungeons & Dragons (1974-1977) | LitRPG Reads
     
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    Now you’re speaking my language! I’ve got that replica box and it’s pretty gorgeous. (To be fair, it was a gift.) Except the dice they include are kinda cheapo, which makes you wonder why they included them at all...
     
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    Did you have to color them in yourself? Haha!

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    No, but I will say that the absolute gem of my collection is a 1981 B/X boxed set with the crappy dice and crayon still in their plastic bag... :)
     
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    Jealous! ::))

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