Published by Elf Lair Games.
One of the bits of gaming trivia grognards know is that the D&D combat system with which most people nowadays are familiar — roll high on 1D20 against a number determined by the Armor Class of one’s target — began its life as OD&D’s “Alternative Combat System,” so called because the assumed standard combat system was that of the miniatures wargame Chainmail. By all accounts, comparatively few players of OD&D used Chainmail’s system, instead opting for the alternative and the rest, as they say, is history. But what if it hadn’t happened that way? What if the links between Chainmail and Dungeons & Dragons hadn’t been severed and the latter game developed in a way that was more closely tied to the wargame from which it sprang?
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