What we're about

This group is dedicated to the Old School Renaissance and to keeping 1st edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D) alive and well, and to reliving the golden age of role-playing. Many of the group's members played AD&D in the 1980s (some in the 1970s), but no experience with 1st edition AD&D is necessary (or D&D at all), and players of all ages and experience are welcome.

Currently, there are three campaign games: the Borderlands Campaign run by DM James, the Harrowing of Hollyhock Campaign by DM Rob, and the Protectors of the Realm Campaign (via Skype) run by DM Bryan. If you wish to join one of those campaigns, please contact the DM. Other DMs periodically run one-shot games.

In addition to our campaign games and one-shots, we have various special events, such as our annual summer tournament, which had 15 attendees in 2018 and 17 attendees in 2019. In the future, the Guild plans on having the tournament the day of or the weekend immediately preceding Gary Gygax Day (July 27).

The Guild also has an annual convention dedicated to old-school RPGs called GrogCon, which is part of the Crucible Convention in the Orlando area. GrogCon 2019 took place October 11-13, 2019, and had more than 30 players. You can read a review of it here: http://gnolltrain.blogspot.com/2019/10/grogcon-2019-after-action-report.html . GrogCon has a Facebook page that can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/GrogCon-2213187365635929/

The Guild has a podcast called Grogtalk, which can be found on iTunes and Google Play! as well as using your browser - http://www.grogcon.com/podcast . The podcast is also on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTgDjmeyxpWPFALgN0Q4vlQ? . You can read reviews of the podcast here: https://chartable.com/podcasts/grogtalk-podcast

The Guild has a Facebook page that can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/392063974529698/

If you choose not to join us (perhaps choosing to adventure in the safer lands of later editions), we understand completely. First edition is not for the faint of heart. However, before leaving this site we encourage you to visit the Character Graveyard (https://www.meetup.com/Central-Florida-1st-Edition-AD-D-Grognards-Guild/pages/23808777/Character_Graveyard/), and pay your respects to those who braved the land of 1st edition, but did not return.

Upcoming events (5)

Kalpoc's Daredevils

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For this 1e AD&D game, I've decide to string together several one-shots into a quasi-campaign like setting. I'm calling it Kalpoc's Daredevils. A brief background. Kalpoc is your lord and benefactor. He was once a successful adventurer and later became a shrewd businessman. These things make him wealthy. Once he established his stronghold he began taking in the downtrodden, many of them orphans. Kalpoc is hell-bent on vengeance against an evil and powerful elven champion wizard named Cullaladoc. This overlord and tyrant has terrorized the region for over a century spreading death and destruction everywhere he goes. Each of you have your own reasons and a similar hatred for the elf and have joined Kalpoc's militia "Kalpoc's Daredevils" to defeat this powerful enemy. I will post pre-gens you can choose from or you can create your own character(s). I prefer that each of you have at least two characters at the ready because this is 1e and character death is commonplace. Also, from time-to-time I would like to play in someone else's game. So, you DMs keep that in mind please. Let me know if you have any questions.

New Beginnings & Old Rivalries

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Whats' a civilization suppose to do when the imminent thread has been defeated and everyone goes home? Why start squabbling among themselves of course!! Little do they know as they renew their petty arguments from the past that a new unforeseen danger is emerging... Going to start a new Campaign/West March style game to be played mid week (Wed evenings). We play AD&D online using Roll20. Looking for a roster of 6 players (Give or take). Until we fill out roster, players will go on minor missions before starting the new campaign. All Players will start with new characters of 3rd level (see rules link below). For Roll20 you will need a computer/Chromebook or iPad (Android may work as well) to run Roll20. A quiet place and a headphone with a mic is preferred If interested in joining PLEASE message me via Meetup so we can arrange creating character sheets and a breif walkthru how we are using Roll20. Rules can be found at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BF-51yL-UzjfhhkVvrODDaOzTDLPeycXpzV1fgJqGPo/edit?usp=sharing

SKYPE AD&D 1E CAMPAIGN - PROTECTORS OF THE REALM!

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The elite squad has its mission, seek, find, and return the ancient elven blades, and help put an end to the war with the south. They are currently standing atop a trapped stairway facing a movable wall that is "manned" by two skeleton archers. One of the clerics turned them away. But for how long? Will they find a way to get past these foes and gain entrance into the lower level of the citadel of Liet Sto. The question is, do they want to find out what lies ahead? Do you want to find out? Tune in to LISTEN to the (mis)adventures of our heroes during our next session. I invite each of you who miss the "old-school" feel of AD&D and those that want to experience what AD&D was like in the early and mid-1980s to check it out for at least one session, and if you enjoy it, stay for the ride there may be room left for you to join this exciting campaign. This campaign will be conducted through a Skype (audio only) format every other Friday evening from 7:00PM-11:00(ish)PM EST. It will not be recorded nor streamed and is expected to run for several months. Players may join at any time. RSVP so you can join Skype. Click on the Skype link and send an invitation to me at my Skype address live:blarch and I can add you to the group. The players of this campaign can expect an overall experience of exploration/investigation (about 35%), challenge encounters/combat (about 35%-40%), and role-playing (about 25%-30%).

Kalpoc's Daredevils

Online event

For this 1e AD&D game, I've decide to string together several one-shots into a quasi-campaign like setting. I'm calling it Kalpoc's Daredevils. A brief background. Kalpoc is your lord and benefactor. He was once a successful adventurer and later became a shrewd businessman. These things make him wealthy. Once he established his stronghold he began taking in the downtrodden, many of them orphans. Kalpoc is hell-bent on vengeance against an evil and powerful elven champion wizard named Cullaladoc. This overlord and tyrant has terrorized the region for over a century spreading death and destruction everywhere he goes. Each of you have your own reasons and a similar hatred for the elf and have joined Kalpoc's militia "Kalpoc's Daredevils" to defeat this powerful enemy. I will post pre-gens you can choose from or you can create your own character(s). I prefer that each of you have at least two characters at the ready because this is 1e and character death is commonplace. Also, from time-to-time I would like to play in someone else's game. So, you DMs keep that in mind please. Let me know if you have any questions.

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New Beginnings & Old Rivalries

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