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.

Author: Yogis Dougul
Country: El Salvador
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: History
Published (Last): 23 December 2015
Pages: 338
PDF File Size: 1.87 Mb
ePub File Size: 6.89 Mb
ISBN: 420-6-29726-474-1
Downloads: 40849
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Mikajind

When one compares it to the bulk of TSR’s output in the early 90s, most of which were d&v intended as mere pieces in a larger product line, the Cyclopedia seems all the more anomalous. Its high prices on ebay have as much to due to its limited print run as its popularity. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Cyclopeda Policy. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet.

On a side note, it must remain popular with a lot of people: Anyway, I still prefer something more modest as my baseline, but I do find the RC to be a great additional resource.

Rules Cyclopedia (Basic D&D)

That said I think the wrestling subsystem, and most of the non-mastery combat mods work well in most games Cyclopedix gotten a lot of use out of both of the mass combat systems.


Dragondown Grotto Red Hand of Doom. For you, apparently you hit that sweet spot in BECMI, which suggests you don’t like combat very much at all and I hope you don’t do very much of it.

Errors The following errors occurred with your submission. It’s arguably the best RPG in the world. Only a member of this blog may post a comment. Right number of spells and magic items. Check out our Getting Started Guide!

One thing about it that made me very happy was the degree of customization encouraged, both in the rules and in the support materials. Cover of the book. Nevertheless, I always keep this book close at hand and enjoy re-reading it every now and then.

There are tradeoffs with everything.

About the right number of spells if you don’t include the Spell Compendiums, too many magic items in the core rules. I’m using Labyrinth Lord as my simple system of choice but I plan to use the RC for if the players ever start rubbing up against the highest levels in LL. The skill system is dull, and easily ditched, as is the weapon mastery system which gets very broken very quickly, if I remember right.

Will Mistretta July 2, at 5: Jer July 1, at 3: Akrasia July 1, at 4: I still have this, but have never used it.

I love the RC so very much. This is absolutely critical to running long term campaigns.


Even with the superfluous stuff that I never really used or more to the point, used once and then said “never again” like the Weapon Mastery rules or the skill system. There isn’t enough crunch to offer much drama, and a very large percentage of fights just become straight burn downs. The second is the amount of splat included in the game. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: Anyway, it’s a great book.


GROGNARDIA: In Praise of the Rules Cyclopedia

Not only did I use it as source material for my first campaign, but I eules that new GMs can use all the examples they can get. Reset Fields Log in. Unless a player realizes this it will lead to a lot of disappointment and dashed hopes. Thorne July 1, at 7: Any time you intend to post any promotion, message the mods ahead of time.

Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities.

Posted by Cydlopedia Maliszewski at 1: The Rules Cyclopedia in my opinion strikes a fairly happy medium between the extremes to which roleplaying games can fall prey. DnD submitted 10 months ago by Dooflegna. It’s my “desert Island” game.