What will you be doing to celebrate D&D’s 40th birthday?
This hobby we cherish was born four decades ago, when Tactical Studies Rules published Dungeons & Dragons by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson in January 1974. Jon Peterson, D&D historian extraordinaire, makes a reasonable case for proclaiming the 26th to be the “official” anniversary. I’m thinking to mark the occasion maybe I should run a game of OD&D – using only the Little Beige Books that I acquired just over a year ago.
The question is: what should I run? The Temple of the Frog, maybe? Or a game of my own making? I thought about doing a “proof of concept” Alien Orifice one-shot, but AO comes with a raft of house rules, including a “no clerics” policy, and I think I’d prefer to run something closer in “feel” to OD&D as written. Hmmm… This requires some more thought.
Anyway, I was just wondering. Is anyone else planning something special, either in their gaming or on their blog, to mark the Big Four-O?