Classic D&D refers collectively to all Original and Basic versions of D&D, as distinct from Advanced D&D and its successors (2nd, 3rd, and 4th edition D&D).
Classic D&D properly covers Original D&D (1974) also known as the White Box, as well as the original supplements; Holmes Basic (1978); Moldvay Basic/Expert (1981); Mentzer/BECMI (1983); the Rules Cyclopedia or Challenger D&D (1991); the Black Box; and the Gold Box.
The Classic D&D tag also covers retro clones of any classic version of the game. These include Basic Fantasy RPG, Labyrinth Lord, and Swords & Wizardry, as well as any others that may be created.
This tag was created as a way to say you are interested in any version of Classic D&D, excluding AD&D or 3E/4E. (To indicate exclusive interest in a specific flavor of classic, use the appropriate tag.)
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- Basic D&D 85
- Basic Fantasy Roleplaying Game 107
- BECMI D&D 51
- BX D&D 40
- D&D Rules Cyclopedia 51
- Dark Dungeons 8
- Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG 28
- Holmes D&D 9
- Labyrinth Lord 151
- Lamentations of the Flame Princess 33
- Megadungeons 5
- Microlite74 8
- Original Dungeons & Dragons 126
- Swords & Wizardry 94
- Wizards Warriors & Wyrms