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27th-Feb-2005 08:45 pm
tiger hand
I have a question regarding first edition, and can't find anywhere whatsoever to ask it. Maybe someone here can help me.

My girlfriend got me a huge set of first edition books for my birthday, and looking at them they seem pretty cool- I'm looking at trying to run a first edition campaign, but unfortunately, despite digging through all the books that seem like they might contain such information, I cannot for the life of me figure out how non-weapon proficiencies work. Specifically, I can't find anywhere a listing of how many non-weapon proficiencies a character gets, and how frequently they get more, based on their class. I assume it works similarly to second edition, and at worst I could probably just sort of make up a table, but it frustrates me not to be able to find it. Can anyone help me out?
28th-Feb-2005 03:08 am (UTC)
Dungeoneers Survival Guide, page 23, Wilderness Survival Guide, page 11.
28th-Feb-2005 03:13 am (UTC)
Also, I'll add, that if you have any 1st edition questions, check out www.mortality.net. Nice bunch there and verey helpful with info :)
28th-Feb-2005 04:55 am (UTC)
What's really going to bust your noodle is when you find out that you can be an elf, or a fighter, but not an elven fighter.
28th-Feb-2005 05:09 am (UTC)
Not according to Unearthed Arcana, which (to my surprise) is apparently considered a non-optional book (at least according to the intro by Jeff Grubb on page 4).
28th-Feb-2005 05:21 am (UTC)
I thought that was in the Basic Edition. IIRC you could be an elven fighter in the 1st ED AD&D.
28th-Feb-2005 04:14 pm (UTC) - This is where I started playing
This was an area that was really left to the DM to figure for himself. Basically he had to decided a percentage chance of you being able to do something with a skill, and then proceed with die rolling. Non-weapons proficiencies were really optional for most folks. 1st Ed was a first in role-playing but to go back to it now, it may seem more hack and slash then it did when it first came out.
28th-Feb-2005 04:46 pm (UTC) - Re: This is where I started playing
I like hack-and-slash. I'm good at hack-and-slash. ^_^
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