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James Maliszewski

Everything is “new” when history begins yesterday.


In fact, D&D had a “mow down the mooks” rule from the very beginning. Fighting Men in OD&D can attack a number of times equal to their level when in melee with enemies of 1HD or less. AD&D has the same rule, but it applies to enemies of less than 1 HD.


This is what really annoys me about these kinds of articles. Yeah, I realize the idea is new to published D&D. Yeah, I realize it may be new to some D&D players. These ideas aren’t new to the guys writing the books or these articles. It’d be nice to acknowledge that… “Hey, here’s an idea other games have had and how we adapted it to D&D.”