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Labyrinth Lord: Revised Edition (no-art version)
Publisher: Goblinoid Games
by James M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/19/2015 22:21:23
Labyrinth Lord is hands-down the best classic B/X retro-clone/simulacrum system available; the only way to get a closer experience to the original Moldvay/Cook is to buy the original Basic and Expert books!

When you add in the material from the Advanced Edition Companion, the overall game plays more like the "Best of the LBBs" than Advanced D&D, which I feel is a definite feature, not a bug. The two volumes together have everything one needs to play for decades of campaigning.

Even with all the improvements in the new, 5th Edition of D&D, Labyrinth Lord is the best way to introduce young players to fantasy role-playing. As with the original, the system is clean, simple, and easy to understand, yet leaves wide vistas open for the imagination, on the part of the player as well as the Labyrinth Lord.

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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Labyrinth Lord: Revised Edition (no-art version)
Publisher: Goblinoid Games
by James W. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/04/2015 15:36:52
As a B/X fan I look upon any attempt to emulate or clone it with great criticism. This book does not disappoint. It is lovingly true to its source material while being its own thing at the same time.

The key difference between LL and B/X is that this game takes your PCs all the way. Each XP chart goes through 20th level (or to the level limit for the class). The spells go through their 7th or 9th level limits so you can play your campaign at any level you prefer.

I own print version of bot the LL and AEC so I highly recommend picking those up and buying the full PDFs. The art is wonderfully old school.

Whether you are a game writer creating material compatible with B/X or simply wish to play something like the best version of the greatest game, Labyrinth Lord is right in the sweet spot.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Labyrinth Lord: Revised Edition (no-art version)
Publisher: Goblinoid Games
by Nohn N. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/16/2013 13:24:50
I got LL because it is closer to 1st/2nd ed fantasy than most competitors. Having started playing with 3rd, I was curious what I had missed. Basically I had missed simplicity and fun in the pursuit of killer feat/class combos. LL brings you back to basic. If you are a 3e person like me, the AC seems wierd, although I have played enough Call of Chthulu that percentile based skills were plenty comfortable. The way the saves are laid out eliminates annoying math, although you have to hunt for your attack bonus...just like the 1st ed books I have seen. It also has the inevitable "unplayable" characters that so many older players complained to me about. Namely, a 1st level Rogue is freakin useless! No HP, and the skill that are it's forte fail more than they succeed. But then I have almost never played any D20 based game starting at 1st level, because most 1st levels of any D20 game are somewhat sucky. LL like 3rd ed is best played from 5th to 15th levels, and then it is a lot of simple easy to learn fun. Character creation is 10 to 20 minutes so you can actually play at your first session.
Step back into the old school days and enjoy.

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Labyrinth Lord: Revised Edition (no-art version)
Publisher: Goblinoid Games
by Michael H. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 04/11/2011 15:10:13
Read my full review here: http://rpg.brouhaha.us/?p=4108

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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Labyrinth Lord: Revised Edition (no-art version)
Publisher: Goblinoid Games
by Eric J. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/09/2010 12:28:00
Just what I was looking for. Its all here and for free no less. I honestly prefer this clean streamlined single book to OD&D - for pure utility. The ideal retro-clone in my opinion.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Labyrinth Lord: Revised Edition (no-art version)
Publisher: Goblinoid Games
by David C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/02/2010 13:59:17
Oh, the simple days of taking your 1st level magic user into a dungeon armed only with a dagger and magic missile and praying to every god in every dimension that you will survive to second level. The simple days when a goblin was a goblin, an orc was an orc and a dragon would probably kill half your party. Then the survivors would divvy up a huge amount of xp and gold.

If you remember fondly the days of old school gaming or would like try what us old guys talk about some times as we start to nod off at the table than I highly recomend this product. They have done a great job of presenting for the public a game that I started my RPG hobby with and still love today.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Labyrinth Lord: Revised Edition (no-art version)
Publisher: Goblinoid Games
by Ronald W. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/08/2009 12:02:32
Labyrinth Lord (revised) really satnds out as one of the better retro clones available at this time. I am really looking forward to the Advanced edition companion.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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