Ark's Stars Without Number game, we cracked the books and started building characters for an upcoming 2e game that I'm about to start running. I was born into this world of Dungeons and Dragons in the time of 2e, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. Which is unfortunate, because it's grown up to be the redheaded stepchild of the D&D community. Not old school enough for the grognards, but too old fashioned for the Pathfinder generation. Which is unfortunate, because it had some really great ideas. I love non weapon proficiencies, and THAC0 just make sense to me.In addition to starting character creation for
Yes, as Ark reminded me (several times) the books were not laid out as well as they could have been, but that's more an impediment to getting started - once you move past that, of course the armor prices are on a different chart than their respective armor classes!
Anyway, I've got a great idea for a campaign, and I'm looking forward to running them through it. The greatest joy of the night, though, was our resident powergamer trying to min/max his way out of fantastically average stats, finding out he had 4 hit points, and one spell that he could use once per day. You are not a hero, you are not special. You are a dude who picked up a sword. Now go out into the world and make something of yourself!