It’s the 50th anniversary of the Chainmail game being published; miniature combat for medieval armies by Gary Gygax & Jeff Perren. With a little appendix known as the “Fantasy Supplement” including rules for elves, dwarves, wizards, and dragons that players went nuts for and spawned a little thing called Dungeon & Dragons. Does it stand the test of time? What bits do we still use to inform our D&D games today, and what parts are better left behind and replaced?
Watch Paul Stormberg’s video on the history of Chainmail — https://youtu.be/82b059ydfko
Get Dan’s Book of War game — http://www.oedgames.com/
Get Paul’s ODD Encounters skirmish rules — https://deltasdnd.blogspot.com/2020/03/book-of-war-skirmish-rules-odd.html
Wandering DMs Paul Siegel and Dan “Delta” Collins host thoughtful discussions on D&D and other TTRPGs every week. Comparing the pros and cons of every edition from the 1974 Original D&D little brown books to cutting-edge releases for 5E D&D today, we broadcast live on YouTube and Twitch so we can take viewer questions and comments on the topic of the day. Live every Sunday at 1 PM Eastern time.