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’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. Anyway, I still prefer something more modest as my baseline, but I do find the RC to be a great additional resource. Do not attempt to call anyone out. Friday, 5th January, Originally Posted by rounser.

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.

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Cover of dd& book. Shannon Appelcline said that the book “was a nice compilation that was appreciated by the fans”. Buy multiple copies while you still can, you’ll never see it’s like again. I’ve used the weapon system a few times, but only in action hero style games Wuxia, and Sword and Sandal style games mostly.


When one compares it to the bulk of TSR’s output in the early 90s, most of which were clearly intended as mere pieces in a larger product line, the Cyclopedia seems all the more anomalous. This features nifty weirdness like Races as Classes. It’s not perfect, but it rukes resolve certain problems that show up in other editions.

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Join Date Feb Posts 4, I’m tempted to buy this. Wake of the Ravager Dark Sun Online: Dragondown Grotto Rrules Hand of Doom. Combat also slower than 3E, even slower than 4E, making it the slowest combat of any edition. Not only did I use it as source material for cyclopediia first campaign, but I feel that new GMs can use all the examples they can get. Views Read Edit View history.

Rules Cyclopedia offers the fastest combat of any edition, so long as you use group initiative. Robert Fisher July 1, at 4: I’m so sorry I did not buy it in the day!

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BECMI is perfect for some groups. I also like the art quite a lot. That said I think the wrestling subsystem, and most of the non-mastery combat mods work well in most games I’ve gotten a lot of use out of both of the mass combat systems. Join Date Jun Location Posts The same is true of say cycllopedia.


For such neophytes, books like the Rules Cyclopedia are a godsend, providing just enough detail to be useful as references but not so much as to reduce the whole endeavor to an exercise in bland number-crunching.

For certain values of ‘ultimate’, apparently it is. More monsters than you could ever possibly use in a hundred lifetimes, drowning you in options. Dragonlance Forgotten Realms Greyhawk Ravenloft. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet.

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Adding more spells, magic cyclopdia and monsters offers no benefit. 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 have seen like a skill system or an overview of the Mystara setting.

I love the RC so very much.

Page 1 of 2 d&s 2 Last Jump to page: To be honest, I think the RC might be my single favorite game in the world.