I could write a essay. Complete work! Has everything to run infinite games, include a few colored maps inside. Plenty of tables and charts. This is the way DnD. Find great deals for Dungeons Dragons RPG Rules Cyclopedia D&d TSR Shop with confidence on eBay!. I have it on good account that Rules Cyclopedia is best version of D&D. That includes 5th edition in being inferior to it. Why? Two things.

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This is deeply ironic as everyone knows that new editions are supposed to improve the game.

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Any time you intend to post any promotion, message the mods ahead of time. And really bad for some other ones. When discussing a specific edition, include the edition in the title or select the appropriate link-flair. Check out our Getting Started Guide! The Rules Cyclopedia in my opinion strikes a fairly happy medium between rjles extremes to which roleplaying games can fall prey.

I still love the maps and some the Mystara goofiness of it all. I’m glad I did. Join Date Jun Location Posts Dragondown Grotto Red Hand of Doom. Chris Tichenor July 1, at 3: Tuesday, 20th January, JB July 1, at 3: He’s a bit removed from the era of gaming I focus on here. Dragonlance Forgotten Realms Greyhawk Ravenloft.

BECMI is perfect for some groups. Akrasia July 1, at 4: It’s rules-moderate and complete nature really makes me wish that the RC could have been the RPG market perennial that it should have been.

Reset Fields Log in. I never really thought of it as its own version of the game – just a compilation of the rules I was playing with d&r one handy volume.



It’s not perfect, but it does resolve certain problems that show up in other v&d. I’ve always looked at it as a big book of options, never daring to use all of them at once. You see a similar sentiment among 2e fans, who pretty universally voice the opinion that the best adventures created for 2e were free lance submissions in Dungeon magazine.

Very slow combat, a lot slower than 2E, which is bad bad bad. If there was ever a company that deserved to go out of business But the RC has always held something of a soft spot with me. In fact, until I picked up the rule book for Chaosium’s Basic Roleplaying, I was planning to use the Cyclopedia as the engine for a campaign I’m putting together.

GROGNARDIA: In Praise of the Rules Cyclopedia

This page was last edited on 25 Augustat For you, apparently you hit that sweet spot in BECMI, which suggests you don’t like combat very much at all and I hope you don’t do very much of it. I still have trouble thinking of them as in anyway separate games even though I know that a detailed analysis shows a lot of differences.

The system works great if you start with the assumption that the characters are cyclopeda to have the upper hand. That includes 5th edition in being inferior to it. Rach’s reflections July 2, at 7: Ed July 1, at 6: I’ve used the weapon system a few times, but only in action hero style games Wuxia, and Sword and Sandal style games mostly.

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It’s only in the last decade that the RC has obtained the cache about it that it has now.

That’s not to say I love everything about this book. Retrieved September 9, cyclopediw The RC was the perfect book to have a place forever in hobby shops and book stores. Nevertheless, I always keep this book close at hand and enjoy re-reading it every now and then. Dark Sun Dark Sun: Robert Fisher July 1, at 5: I even liked the Mystara section, not for the gameworld itself it seemed a bit too fragmentary for mebut as an cycloppedia of the sheer scope that was possible with the rules presented.

What you judge combat on is fun per unit of time – that is, did the investment dd time I spent on the combat generate a suitably interesting award in fun.

Andrea Rocci July 1, at 6: Is it more or less the 2E core books all combined in one big book? And the books are prone to wearing rulws.

Anthony Los Angeles July 1, at 2: Oh no for sure it is. Still, it’s one cycloopedia of a system, and it really does have everything you need. Nick July 1, at 4: I have a love hate relationship with the domain rules.