Friday, March 18, 2011

More D&D Trivia

Three more questions to test your old-school D&D knowledge: answers forthcoming in the comments.

(1) The first use of "race as class" (i.e., advancement tables specific to "Elf", et. al.) was in what ruleset?
(a) OD&D (1974)
(b) AD&D 1E (1977-9)
(c) Moldvay Basic D&D (1981)
(d) AD&D 2E (1989)

(2) The first use of "4d6 drop lowest" for ability score generation was in what ruleset?
(a) OD&D (1974)
(b) AD&D 1E (1977-9)
(c) Moldvay Basic D&D (1981)
(d) AD&D 2E (1989)

(3) The first use of "To Hit AC 0" as shorthand for attack level was in what ruleset?
(a) OD&D (1974)
(b) AD&D 1E (1977-9)
(c) Moldvay Basic D&D (1981)
(d) AD&D 2E (1989)

12 comments:

  1. Ok without cheating and going to my books.

    A

    B

    B

    Umm... I already have a sense of shame.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'd have said C, B, D.

    *has teh shames*

    ReplyDelete
  3. I say A, B, D, but I'm prepared to be wrong. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. CBB

    I'm pretty sure THAC0 appears as an optional rule in some appendix of the 1e DMG, though it didn't really become 'standard' use until 2nd.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Answers:

    (1) (c) Prior to Moldvay Basic, elves always had to split XP between separate classes in fighter and magic-user (et. al.) [OD&D Vol-1 p. 8; AD&D DMG p. 16; Holmes D&D p. 7]

    (2) (b) In AD&D's section on Generation of Ability Scores, this is listed as "Method I". [AD&D DMG p. 11]

    (3) (b) "To Hit A.C. 0" is the third column header in the DMG's Appendix E: Alphabetical Monster Listing. [AD&D DMG p. 196]

    Good job to those who got it right or close! :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Comment removed for being off-topic.

    ReplyDelete