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    Is there a Basic D&D ruleset and modules?

    My question is, is there a Basic D&D rule set for Fantasy Grounds and modules like the Rules Cyclopedia and such. I did a search and couldn't find anything.

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    I'm not sure what you mean by a basic ruleset. The 5e ruleset that comes with FG is a complete ruleset.

    I think you may mean are there basic rules? If so then yes, you can find the basic rules in Library>Modules>D&D Basic Rules
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    I think he's referring to the BECMI rules. There is not an officially licensed ruleset for the Mentzer edition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zacchaeus View Post
    I'm not sure what you mean by a basic ruleset.
    D&D Basic. The Red Box!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeo...gons_Basic_Set

    There's no official Basic D&D ruleset or data. There are some threads in this forum discussing it: https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forum...lassic-D-amp-D And I believe there is an application to scrape the Cyclopedia data, but I can't find it with a limited search.
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    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Maybe I can find something. I'm also interested in 1st Edition AD&D and 2nd AD&D, but I have that ruleset and the PHB, DMG, and MM. I forgot about the Classic D&D section in the forums.

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    Go with the AD&D ruleset for now. It really is very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damned View Post
    Go with the AD&D ruleset for now. It really is very good.
    It's second edition, and I'd rather have 1st if I have to get over BECMI.

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    Welcome Hybban

    Both 1st and 2nd Editions were called Advanced Dungeons & Dragons.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=d%26...w=1920&bih=928

    The rule differences between the two are not significant - certainly not relative to the similarities.
    There is an extension to run 1st Edition pretty closely with the 2nd Edition ruleset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hybban View Post
    It's second edition, and I'd rather have 1st if I have to get over BECMI.
    What particular rules difference in 2E and 1E do you see makes 1E closer to Basic? I always thought the RulesCyclopedia of basic was closer to 2e than 1e. Other than the "attack matrix" which even is basic was ignored for THACO at times.
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    Yeah 2e didn't have much of a difference from 1e they were just trying to get Gary's name off if it so they didn't have to pay him anymore.
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