Sunday, April 15, 2012

List of OD&D products from the 1970s

Here's a product list I typed up for the new OD&D sub-forum on Dragonsfoot:

OD&D Products (most links are to the relevant Acaeum pages):

Rules & Supplements:
Chainmail (1971)
Dungeons & Dragons (1974) - the original D&D set, aka the Little Brown Books (LBBs).
Supplements I-V: Greyhawk, Blackmoor, Eldritch Wizardry, GD&H, S&S (1975-1976)
Warlock (1975) - non-TSR D&D supplement from CalTech group
Arduin Grimoire trilogy (1977-1978) - non-TSR D&D supplements by Dave Hargrave)
All the Worlds' Monsters, Vol 1-3 (1977, 1978, 1981, Chaosium) - monster compilations
Monster Manual (1977) - 1st AD&D release but compatible with OD&D/Holmes (e.g. no AC over 9, 5-point alignment, spell progressions per OD&D, magic missile requires "to hit" roll).

Dungeon Geomorphs Sets 1-3 (individual versions, 1976-1977)
Outdoor Geomorphs (1977)
Monster & Treasures Assortments 1-3 (individual versions, 1977-78)
Character Record Sheets (1977)
Ready Ref Sheets (1977, Judges Guild, booklet of tables for OD&D)
Judges Shield (1977, Judges Guild, OD&D DM screen)

Campaign Settings:
Empire of the Petal Throne (1975, TSR) - OD&D variant/campaign setting by M.A.R. Barker
City State of the Invincible Overlord Playing Aid (1977, Judges Guild)
First Fantasy Campaign (1977, Judges Guild) - Blackmoor setting by Dave Arneson)

Palace of the Vampire Queen (1976, published by Wee Warriors, distributed by TSR)
Dwarven Glory (1977, published by Wee Warriors, distributed by TSR)
Misty Isles (1977, Wee Warriors)
Tegel Manor (1977, Judges Guild)
Modron (1977, Judges Guild)
Recent thread listing published OD&D tournament modules
See also Falconer's list of "official" modules of the 1970s

See also Judges Guild Product List by Code - many of the earlier products are for OD&D

Magazines (in 1978 these magazines begin to trend towards AD&D and other games)
Strategic Review (1975-1976)
The Dragon (1976-1979 or so)
Dungeoneer (1976-1980)
White Dwarf (1977-1979 or so)

Holmes Basic Set & Modules:
Holmes Basic Set (1977) - edited from OD&D by J. Eric Holmes
B1 In Search of the Unknown (1978)
B2 The Keep on the Borderlands (1979)


  1. Great list Zach! Thanks for compiling it :D

    Two possible additions to consider:

    - Misty Isles
    - Different Worlds: two of the latest issues contain adventures penned by Arneson in Blackmoor


    1. Added Misty Isles. The Garbage Pits of Despair module is a bit beyond the scope here, being from the mid-80s - plus IIRC it mentions Basic/Expert.

  2. That's an excellent list. Thank you.

  3. This is a great resource, but what about the "All the Worlds' Monsters" book series by Chaosium?

    Volumes 1 and 2 are both copyright 1977, before the debut of the AD&D PHB. Volume 2 contains monsters reprinted from early Dungeoneer and Alarums & Excursions magazines, along with "The Perrin Conventions," Steve Perrin's house rules for OD&D.

    1. Added them. I have Vol 1 & 2 here at home. Thanks for the reminder.

  4. Replies
    1. Yes, certainly. The monsters in the early issues are statted for OD&D.

  5. I would also add" " The Necromican " ," Booty and the Beasts", Overland and Underground Encounters", "DeepDelve", Wizards Aide", "The Spell Casters Bible" and " The Manual of Aurania ". All of this stuff came out around 1977 to 1980 and was based around using it with OD&D.

  6. Correction: Deep Delve came out in 1980, but the rest are entirely from the 70's.