Friday, 22 February 2019

B/X is the favourite D&D edition among gamers


Earlier this week I ran a poll on Mewe asking people to vote on their favourite edition of Dungeons and Dragons. While I know the sample size is too low to be anything near representative (45 entries), the survey did indicate that B/X is the crowning jewel of D&D.

A majority (40%) of respondents were all about B/X by Tom Moldvay and David Cook, a revision released in 1981 as a standalone game that ran alongside the AD&D line at the time.

Coming in second, 20% said 5th edition was their most loved version - an intergenerational favourite from Wizards of the Coast that stripped back the 4e clutter and went back to basics.

AD&D 1e garnered 15% of the vote, making it the third most popular edition, followed by OD&D with 11%.

The editions recieving the fewest votes were 4th and 3rd edition, which both got 0%, whereas 3.5, BECMI and Holmes Basic were just 2%.

What's your favourite edition?

12 comments:

  1. Dungeons & Dragons (1974), without Supplements. It has everything I need.

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  2. This might also be because most of the RPG people I have seen active on MeWe are from the OSR side of things.

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  3. "Show Me Your Friends, I'll Tell You Who You Are" comes to mind looking at this. It does sound a very small and biased pool of people.

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    1. It absolutely is! I didn't even bother wearing a lab coat

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  4. B/X continues to be my favorite version, with 5th ed as my second fave, so that tracks for me.
    But where's 2nd Edition (the version I started with)? Did it get rolled into AD&D 1e?

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  5. As much as I still love 2e, B/X is absolutely the "official" version that I would be most happy to run. oD&D is just a little too fast and loose for my taste as a referee, though I'd be happy to play it if I had the chance.

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