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The following, I have found very useful in the making of this web site.
This is a website that is primarily for collectors of D&D and first edition AD&D. It is a great resource if all you want is pictures and printing histories of D&D items. All my links to cover art lead to this site.
This site was put together by Adrian Newman. Essentially, it is a pretty much complete list of every TSR product ever released, divided by product range, and with the cover graphics. I have to admit that I initially found this site frustrating, because there was no commentary from the site designer. However, I have subsequently linked to it from some of my own pages, because it effectively complements the material found here, by providing pictures and the occasional bit of back cover copy I couldn't be arsed typing out.
The OD&DITIES Original Dungeons & Dragons fanzine, which can be downloaded as PDFs. It used to have its own official website, but now is found on Dragonsfoot.org. (Scroll down six or so pages to find the first issue.)
Finished at issue 12
A website devoted to role playing games which contains a lot of good articles on and comment about Dungeons and Dragons.
Naturally, this only covers the
3rd 4th edition game, which I have little interest in. There used to be a link to a downloads for the "notorious orange" version of B3 - Palace of the Silver Princess, but the link is now dead. However, I am quite interested in the coverage of "D&D Next". Who knows - it might even encourage me to buy WOTC products!
Wizards of the Coast have finally started a proper program of releases of old D&D modules as PDFs. It's either this or EBay. For obvious reasons, I haven't downloaded anything off there, so I can't attest to their quality. However, posts on DragonsFoot have been generally positive.
A list of errata compiled for the Rules Cyclopedia. More in depth, and up to date; also has some useful suggestions. Also see here.
Part of the Dragonsfoot role-playing games site. A forum devoted to all non Advanced and 3rd edition varieties of Dungeons & Dragons
This is a very good site for finding older roleplaying stuff. The owner is very professional, and I have never had any problem with him.
Unfortunately, this is not online, but I heartily recommend this set of 5 CDs covering "The Strategic Review" from 1 to 7, and Dragon Magazine from 1 to 250. I have used this to clear up some of the reasoning behind the various BD&D rules. In the later issues, they even start reviewing their own products! It amazes me that considering it is a house magazine, there are so few "puff" promotions in the earlier issues.
In any case, this is only place you will be able to get the unexpurgated "Voyage of the Princess Dawn" series, which was only partially reprinted in the Champions of Mystara box set. Admittedly some of it appears in the later Savage Coast boxed set, but the maps have no hex grid, and it is all updated for use for 2nd edition AD&D (grr!).
A brilliant resource for Original and Classic D&D. Delta is a smart guy, and has influenced a lot of my recent thinking on the game. Whilst I don't agree with all his says, this is the No.1 place to find out about the evolution of the rules. This makes a lot of my site obsolete!
This is an interesting blog which covers a lot of topics, mostly Original, Classic & 1st Edition AD&D.
This contains a lot of Known World information which Bruce Heard has subsequently added to fill in the gaps. This has been around for about a year. And it looks as if this is before "Wrath of the Immortals".
A great place if you want to find both old and new roleplaying materials. But beware of bad spelling, worse grammatical construction, and some very misleading sales pitch.
Being the one single person most identified with Dungeons and Dragons, it was only fair to list him first. Relatively informative.
UPDATE!! 2nd June 2003: It looks as if the gygax.com domain has disappeared and been taken by some evil ISP company!
UPDATE!! 3rd June 2003: Well, it looks as if someone was trying to con Mr. Gygax by domain-squatting. Luckily, the egarygygax.com domain was available. It should have content soon.
UPDATE!! 8th February 2005: There is an error on the page!
UPDATE!! 5th August 2009: Not surprisingly, after his death, this website is now gone forever.
As the co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons, Dave Arneson's website contains a lot of insight into the original Dungeons and Dragons game.
Dave Arneson's website has disappeared since his death.
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