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sebacore
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Old May 13th, 2011, 08:20 PM
There seems to be a trend with lots of gamers going back to 1st Edition D&D, or Labyrinth Lords. Are their any prebuilt rule sets out there? Is this even a project people are interested in?
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Old May 16th, 2011, 10:50 AM
I havent heard of anyone taking on this project. It should be easy though, there were no feats back then to modify things.

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Old August 27th, 2011, 06:45 PM
I would LOVE a 1st edition rules set, but I have no idea how to get started.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 06:47 PM
Yea I have no clue how to even begin. I've read through the guide but just cannot make sense of it. I would love to just be able tiger the basics of labryinth lord going.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 06:54 PM
A BECMI D&D data set would be great too. Create immortals, easily.
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Old August 28th, 2011, 05:16 PM
If I was not working (or paid to do so) I could get to this as I have all the old books and I am sure that I would like my own version of Old D&D and 1st Edition D&D rules in a character builder.

While I am finding it struggling I am getting through d6 (spent about 20 hrs on it so far), and when that is complete enough to run with, I am moving on to do Babylon 5 2nd Ed and Legend of the Five Rings 4th Ed.

I expect to complete it enough to run in about another 40 hrs, and then spend the same time (60 hrs) cleaning up the text and presentation.

But for a starting point I would look at the Savage World examples in the Authoring Kit documentation. This is what I have used to get as far as I have and it is a good reference.
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Old August 28th, 2011, 08:01 PM
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I havent heard of anyone taking on this project. It should be easy though, there were no feats back then to modify things.
No, but there was multi-classing, dual classing, race/class restrictions and level limits (that could be altered by your stats or even by whether it was an NPC or a PC), Weapon and non-weapon proficiencies, the wonky mastery rules, and, at least in OA, piecemeal armor. Also there were thief skills and such.

No feats, but lots of other things made it complicated.
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Old January 8th, 2018, 11:35 AM
Long-dead thread, but I wanted to voice my desire for datasets for BECMI, AD&D 1st Edition, and AD&D 2nd Edition. I would also appreciate an AD&D 2e Options (with all the Option books included).

Very new to Realmworks. Wondering if there's fan content available for these systems or if I have to start from sratch. Thank you for your input.
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Old January 10th, 2018, 12:16 AM
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Long-dead thread, but I wanted to voice my desire for datasets for BECMI, AD&D 1st Edition, and AD&D 2nd Edition. I would also appreciate an AD&D 2e Options (with all the Option books included).
RavenX has been working on AD&D 2nd Ed., but I don't think he's got very far recently.

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Old March 18th, 2018, 05:10 PM
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RavenX has been working on AD&D 2nd Ed., but I don't think he's got very far recently.
Update on the "Old School" data...

At this point, I'm going to say don't expect or wait on me to get it done. While I did get it pretty far along, I still have a lot of things to do on it and I am not planning on sharing it with the community once its finished. While it is true that the system is a "dead" system, Hasbro still sells pdf files for it, which means its not 100% dead. I don't have an official license for that data, nor do I have permission from the publisher, so I am not planning to release it. It will be "for personal use" only at this point. Same deal with my Deathwatch 40K rpg file project.

In the V20 book, White Wolf/Onyx Path has explicitly stated they do not care what software the Storyteller uses to build or print character sheets from. I have taken that as explicit permission from the publisher to work on Hero Lab data for V20.

V20 page 83: "As the Storyteller, start by printing a few character sheets, copying them from the back of the book, or use your own digital character-creation method like a wiki."

I am taking this as explicit permission to create a V20 Hero Lab file as it counts as a "digital character-creation method". I also have talked to Eddy Webb on a few occasions and don't feel I have anything to be concerned about as far this data work is concerned. Digital character-creation method most certainly includes Hero Lab as it is digital software.

Edit: To be very clear here, my "Creating" a data file does not mean I intend to distribute the file to the community. As it sits I cannot give away my work without permission from the publishers so I won't be distributing the data files I do work on unless the parent company gives me permission. This applies to all datafiles I have created.

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Please do not PM me to inquire about datafiles I coded "for personal use" such as Exalted, World of Darkness, AD&D, or Warhammer 40K Roleplaying. I appreciate your interest, but I do not own the Intellectual Property rights to these game systems. Nor do I have permission from any of the Publishers to distribute the data files. As such, I cannot distribute the work I have done with community on these files. They are "for personal use" only. Thank you.

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