AD&D 1st Edition – Dungeon Master’s Guide (Original Cover).pdf – Ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online. The Dungeon Master’s Guide is a book of rules for the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons The original AD&D Dungeon Masters Guide (sic) was written by Gary Gygax, and published by TSR in as a page The 1st edition Dungeon Masters Guide was reproduced as a premium reprint on July 17, Primary Name. Dungeon Masters Guide (AD&D 1e). Alternate Names. DMG. Dungeon Master’s Guide. Guide du Maitre. Handbuch für Spielleiter.

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Inevitably, some bits of the book are better known than others.

Which reminds me, I really must get around to editiob just that sometime. Other bits are less well known—in fact you could call them unsung. My favourite unsung table from the book is actually a series of tables. In brief, the tables deal with the possibility of a PC contracting a disease or parasitic infection and provide an array of such maladies while in a town, city or other such location.

I love them and so do my players…sort of. Rather, I love the nod toward verisimilitude and detail to which the section eludes. Medieval cities were dirty, dangerous and unhygienic places wracked with disease, malnutrition and more. It stands edituon reason anyone living there would have a higher than normal chance of contracting some kind of nasty disease or ailment.

One downside of the tables is that—in theory—a PC could die of some virulent disease. Have you used the tables yourself? Let me know in the comments below. Creighton is the publisher at Raging Swan Press and the designer of the award winning adventure Madness at Gardmore Abbey.

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The thing I like about the Disease and Infection table is that it injects a bit more resource management into the game. It might encourage PCs to prepare Cure Disease and Heal spells or create potions, scrolls, or wands of such spells as well.

Thanks for bringing it up. In my campaign, back in the day, people thought disease was caused by invisible demons. They knew if you boiled water, that drove the demons away. They also knew the demons hated certain herbs, edirion they applied them to wounds to keep the demons out. Peasant midwives knew the secrets of keeping the demons away from mother and baby. Of course, upper-class people knew there were no such things as invisible demons; any ediiton person could tell you that disease was caused by an imbalance of the humors.

Why were peasant babies so healthy and noble babies so often sickly?

Obviously, the animal vigor of the lower classes! There was also a common dgm that could be brewed into a contraceptive tea. Between the reduced number of deaths among the peasants especially the women and the increased percentage of healthy children, there was a definite population pressure at the lower levels.

People win Powerball, too. Or before he left home. My personal favourite would be the potions combination table, to be rolled every time 2 or more potions are taken within a limited space of time. This is based on memory only, but I recall some very fun times making castles with the castle-building rules.

And the artifact creation tables! Those were fun too. I dug up my d,g looks less battered than yours in order to quickly find a fun table. I had forgotten how densely packed this book is with cool tables and other fun stuff.

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That sounds like a very cool section. Several of the players are paranoid about anything adventure involving boats. I fell now duty bound to point out that section to them!

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A little research on real-world parasites would make the parasitic infection table an interesting new way to generate adventures. Maybe the PC is infected by a human-attacking version of the tongue-replacing isopod Cymothoa? What if it begins to whisper 1dt from the PCs mouth, perhaps hinting at great treasures somewhere. Do they follow ad&v on these whisperings? Do they remove the parasite before it eats the PCs tongue completely?

Or leave it in the hopes of getting more info, and replacing the tongue later with a spell?

My Favourite Unsung Table(s) from the 1st Edition DMG

Or how about parasitic worms lodged in the lungs that grant strange abilities like water breathing, or even acid spitting, but at the cost of an increasingly weakened condition. My favorites are a few I was just stealing…. Creighton Broadhurst Menu Skip to content. Posted on Thursday, May 5, Disclosure of Material Connection: Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers.

I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic. 1sy a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Anything that makes the choices the PCs make more meaningful is a good thing in my book. This makes me happy. Love the table efition …. Ladies of the Night. These are very cool ideas. Curse you, for putting them in my head! I really enjoy gritty settings steeped in realism, and suspense.