I’ve been away on holidays: both from the urban world and from social media. So I’m a bit behind on #RPGaDay, sorry!
I was hoping to include only games that I actually own in print, but since I don’t want to answer with Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay once again, I decided to include PDFs for variety.
I suppose that my electronic copy of the D&D Rules Cyclopedia would be the most old school game that I own. I felt that it was important for me to be able to refer to a critically praised compilation of the “oldest” game in our hobby.
Basically, this book contained all the major rules, compiled and revised from the Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rules, as well as the Expert Rules, Companion Rules, and Master Rules boxed sets. Pretty handy and complete!
It also helped me better understand all of the OSR (Old School Revival) games that I owned, such as Labyrinth Lord, Lamentations of the Flame Princess and Adventurer, Conqueror King.
It’s just very interesting to read. I’d love a physical copy, but they’re pretty rare and expensive. I’d love to find one by chance in a second-hand book store some day.