Podcast Episode 29 - Realistic AD&D Initiative, Update on Campaigns and Playtests

There have been many attempts to house-rule and update AD&D Initiative/Surprise rules to make it more "realistic." I visit one of those alternative systems from an email I received, as well as talk about what happened with my player that I thought was leaving my campaign! Plus... I'm nervous about a new type of game!

Anchor Episode link: https://anchor.fm/thedungeonmastershandbook/episodes/Episode-29---Realistic-ADD-Initiative--Update-on-Cam-eb2k7s

Links and Resources mentioned in this episode:

Goblin's Henchman Houserules from AD&D Inspiration


Gronardia vists Dragon #71 on Initiative - "Who Gets the First Swing"

Adventure Logs from Etinerra Campaign Game



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Intro music: Dragonaut by Bradley The Buyer (bit.ly/2ASpAlF)
Outro music: Dream by Wild Shores (bit.ly/2jbJehK)
Stinger music by TJ Drennon - Check out his Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/
Stinger music by Nightingale - https://www.looperman.com/users/profile/207475
All music used with permission.


  1. A D & D players handbook also has section on combat pg 105 first strike.


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