Playing Basic

[ed: found in tablet’s “local drafts” in Jan 2013; probably written spring 2012? am guessing April.]

I don’t know where I originally got the idea to play Basic Dungeons & Dragons as written — the original(ish) rules, circa 1978 — but we do have two copies of “the red book”, so that might have something to do with it.

clear order of play
morale checks
simple character creation
surprise rules

very lethal (also a like, though, sorta-kinda)
hard to adjudicate non-combat
things that are wtf that makes no sense
surprise can be confusing

So: killing a guy with a 10 foot pit.