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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It is quite a lovely work. Unfortunately, my group at the time refused to play it. A worthy person to follow Gygax and Mentzer. It’s rules-moderate and complete nature really makes me wish that the RC could have been the RPG market perennial that it should have been. There isn’t enough crunch to offer much drama, and a very large percentage of fights just become straight burn downs. But the RC has always held something of a soft spot with me.

That’s not to say I love everything about this book.

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About the right number of spells if you don’t include the Spell Compendiums, too many magic items in the core rules. Right amount of monsters. For years it was my favorite RPG. Cover of the book. Excessive numbers of options are the enemy of short preparation times and familiarity with the game. 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.

I even liked the Mystara section, not for the gameworld itself it seemed a bit too fragmentary for mebut as an example of the sheer scope that was possible with the rules presented. Posting Quick Reply – Please Wait.



I’m glad I did. Even as relatively slim as it is, it’s still too long for my liking and wastes a lot of space on things I’d rather not x&d seen like a skill system or an overview of the Mystara setting. Adding more spells, magic items and monsters offers no benefit. Rules Cyclopedia offers the fastest combat of any edition, so long as you use group initiative.

Log in or sign up in seconds. Cyyclopedia fact, until I picked up the rule book for Chaosium’s Basic Roleplaying, I was planning to use the Cyclopedia as the engine for a campaign I’m putting together. Originally Posted by Celebrim.

It could have been a generational common point within the hobby, like folks talking about their Monopoly sets. That being said, there rulees was a lot of dross in there, IMO. Posted By Morrus Friday, 28th December, I might d&&d an interview with Bruce Heard at some point, but it’s not high on my priorities list at the moment.

I like that it is so complete and I like the “simpleness” of the game. Posted by James Maliszewski at 1: If there was ever a company that deserved to go out of business Andrea Rocci July 1, at 6: It’s among my most treasured items, don’t even want my players touching it thus ruling out much of a chance for running it.

Anthony Los Angeles July 1, at 2: I had an old beat up copy and just recently found a new mint one on eBay; quite the score.

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Will Mistretta July 1, at 4: The same is true of say 4e. I keep saying that I’ll write a program to simplify things, but I since I so rarely use the rules I just can’t seem to get up the motivation.

Why Rules Cyclopedia is the ultimate D&D edition

Most apps include their own filtering systems. Thorne July 1, at cyclopedka About the right number of spells and magic items. This is cyclpoedia ironic as everyone knows that new editions are supposed to improve the game. Do not suggest, promote, or perform piracy. One thing about it that made me very happy was the degree of customization encouraged, both in the rules and in the support materials. If you really want ‘fast’ in a combat, you should just flip a coin.

The skill system is dull, and easily ditched, as is the weapon mastery system which gets very broken very quickly, if I remember right.

On a side note, it must remain popular with a lot of people: I have never used the skill system. The second is the amount of splat included in the game. It’s not perfect, but it does resolve certain problems that show up in other editions.

I never really thought of it as its own version of the game – just a compilation of the rules I was playing with into one handy volume. Campaigns should ideally begin and end with these level numbers.