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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Friday, 5th January, I had an old beat up copy and just recently found a new mint one on eBay; quite the score. Not because I don’t like skill systems, but because I prefer using ability checks.

The second is the amount of splat included in the cycolpedia. About as fast combat as Rules Cyclopedia and the BECMI boxed sets a little slowerbut too many broken and routinely ignored rules, too many spells, magic items and monsters.

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Any time you intend to post any promotion, message the mods ahead of time. Rules Cyclopedia is one of the 5 greatest gaming supplements for d&e game.

Still, it’s one heck of a system, and it really does have everything you need. Not only did Cyclopeida use it as source material for my first campaign, but I feel that new GMs can use all the examples they can get. Do not suggest, promote, or perform piracy. I picked up a battered RC via eBay and yes, demand for them was fierce!


Having one now, I still really like the idea. Even with the superfluous stuff that I never really used or more to the point, used once and then said “never again” like the Weapon Mastery rules or the skill system.

Tim Brannan July 1, at 3: Weapon specialization, proficiencies, away-too-math-intensive mass combat system, etc. It’s as if it were someone’s pet project that they somehow managed to sneak on to the release schedule in between Volumes and of the Encyclopedia Riles and after the th domain book for Birthright.

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Only a member of this blog may post a comment. The Rules Cyclopedia includes two optional classes to the game: DnD submitted 10 months ago by Dooflegna.

Dragonlance Forgotten Realms Greyhawk Ravenloft. Is it more or less the 2E core books all combined in one big book?


Identical to Rules Cyclopedia, but lacking critical optional rules such as the death’s door rules and extended demihuman experience tables, and the immortals rules are unplayable.

I’m glad I did.

There is one element of BECMI I’ve considered borrowing though, and that is that combat goes in phases – that is that everyone shoots, the everyone moves, then everyone attacks. Chuck C&d 3, at 2: Become a Redditor and cyclopddia to one of thousands of communities.

Do not attempt to call anyone out. Its product designation was TSR Dragondown Grotto Red Hand of Doom. I liked the Mystara overview. No danger of that for a while though, the highest level character we have is a sixth level thief. Unfortunately, my group at the time refused to play it.


You may notice a pattern here: Newer Post Older Post Home. I should note also, that when it first came out init hit the market with a resounding thud. Reset Fields Log in. Thorne July 1, at 7: I think if anyone takes you seriously, you are quickly going to get caught up in edition warring.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Ed July 1, at 6: The reasons for my dislike are partially ru,es and partially philosophical, but they’re not really important right now, because I’m not actually going to talk about those boxed sets in this entry.

Its high prices on ebay have as much to due to its limited print run as its popularity.

The first is how fast combat runs. Honestly, I love the man. Want to add to the discussion? One thing about it that made me very happy was the degree of customization encouraged, both in the rules and in the support materials. James V July 1, at 4:

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