Thursday, August 25, 2011

Illustrated OD&D Wandering Monster Tables Poster

I don't currently run an (O)D&D game but this poster had me thinking how cool it would be to have this on the wall nearby while running one.  It's was being sold briefly by Paul from Bag of Holding website.  If they reissue this for any reason, but particularly to help raise funds for the Gyagx Memorial Fund, I think I am going to have to get one for the wall of the Game Plus Roleplaying Game Room!

5 comments:

christian said...

That poster is incredible! You could run an entire session with that alone.

MarkCMG said...

Well, that and dice. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Saved this for later... but, why are there Superheroes on the list?

MarkCMG said...

That was the "name" for the level of a 8th-level fighting-man in early D&D. You began as a Veteran, then became subsequntly a Warrior, Swordsman, Hero, Swashbuckler, Myrmidon, Champion, Superhero and finally at 9th-level a Lord. All of the classes had names for each level. A magic-user advanced as a Medium, Seer, Conjurer, Theurgist, Thaumaturgist, Magician, Enchanter, Warlock, Sorcerer, Necromancer and finally a Wizard, while a cleric advanced as a Acolyte, Adept, Village Priest, Vicar, Curate, Bishop, Lama and eventually a Patriarch. They did more of that in the first supplements but those were just the three classes in Men & Magic, the first of the three little original booklets.

Anonymous said...

Back when I started playing you only got one name level at 9th (I think). Superheroes make sense now, though I think Batman would make an excellent random encounter.