Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The OD&D Handbook Project - Part the Second (Progress and Sharing)

Yesterday, I mentioned the newest project on my overladen plate. To avoid keeping anyone in undue suspense, I'd like to post a brief progress report.

In brief: This is tough going.

Because I am me, the details are almost as important as the content. I want to capture the feel of the original, as well as offer a comprehensive and cohesive final product. It is important that the material look a lot like the original, but I also want the content to be presented in such a way that the player is not forced to flip back and forth through multiple sections and volumes just to make a single character. A tall order, you can trust me on this. Not to mention correcting the errors in the original and hunting down various bits of errata. I even tracked down a special font or two.

Because I care, that's why. So, without further agonizing ado, here is a sample of what I've created so far. It isn't much, but it should give you an idea of the pain to come. Enjoy!


  1. Yes, I've noticed the errors in the Index and they've already been corrected.

  2. Annnnnnd, I'm also editing some of the text for Fighting-Men. Oops.