[Holmes] Collection THX1138 boxed set video

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[Holmes] Collection THX1138 boxed set video

Postby Big Mac » Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:50 am

YouTube user Collection THX1138 has made a video that explains what's in the Holmes boxed set:
Collection THX1138 wrote:Dungeons & Dragons 1st Edition Holmes Box Set TSR 1979 Grenadier Minis Keep on Borderlands Primer

This is my vintage 1st Edition DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Dr. Eric Holmes Basic Box Set TSR 1979. It also shows a TSR catalog, Adventure Module B2 The Keep on the Borderlands by Gary Gygax featuring the Caves of Chaos, polyhedral dice, Grenadie Die Cast Minatures, Advanced D&D Dungeon Masters Screens, Character Sheets.

I show every page of the rule book which includes spells, treasure tables, and a monster manual. including a classic bare breasted Harpy illustration.

I go over a Primer of how D&D 1sr edition is played and show some closeups of Maps, Stat Blocks, and Example Gameplay between PC's and a DM Dungeon Master.

I also show my game collection.

Some of you probably already know this stuff, but as someone who used to really struggle with where OD&D, Holmes, B/X, BECMI and AD&D fit together, I found this video pretty informative.
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Re: [Holmes] Collection THX1138 boxed set video

Postby Tim Baker » Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:02 pm

I'm fascinated by the differences between the early versions of D&D and the various OSR products that are attempting to emulate or capture the feeling of these products. I hope to see more content like this!
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Re: [Holmes] Collection THX1138 boxed set video

Postby Hugin » Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:16 am

Definately going to go watch this (as soon as I'm finished here though ;) ). Like Tim, I find the evolution of the game is fasinating, especially in the early years.
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