I was browsing my much unused blogger account (I’m not going to link it because it’s emptier than this site believe it or not) and I found an intersting article at the Platonic Solid regarding AD&D 1st Edition combat.
Long story short, there’s a link to a Dragonsfoot article entitled ADDICT or the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Initiative and Combat Table. Note – it is not a table – it’s a 22 page PDF! Reading it I’ve now discovered I actually didn’t play AD&D 1st Edition really. I played a combination of Basic/Expert (Erol Otus covers) mixed with AD&D. I think this is why I liked Labyrinth Lord when I read it. LL is so much closer to how I played.
Anyway – for a nostalgic look at how you didn’t play according to the Law of Gygax take a look at the both the Platonic Solid article and the Dragonsfoot download.