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wellinghall
Sep. 3rd, 2013 02:59 pm (UTC)
They aren't exactly megafauna, but we recently saw a tray of cockroaches at OUMNH that were at least a new species, and possibly a new genus.
philmophlegm
Sep. 3rd, 2013 03:00 pm (UTC)
OUMNH=Oxford University Museum of Natural History? Is that unexplored? I could have sworn I used to have lectures there!
wellinghall
Sep. 3rd, 2013 04:38 pm (UTC)
That's the place. I think these cockroaches originally came from Borneo; but given the range of weird and wonderful creatures they have scuttling around the entomology department, I wouldn't put it past them to have interbred and evolved into something new and dangerous.
wellinghall
Sep. 3rd, 2013 03:00 pm (UTC)
And the red box post-dates my first involvement with D&D by four years.

*feels old*
philmophlegm
Sep. 3rd, 2013 03:18 pm (UTC)
Were you brown box? White box?
wellinghall
Sep. 3rd, 2013 04:38 pm (UTC)
White, I think ...
andrewducker
Sep. 3rd, 2013 06:25 pm (UTC)
I totally started out with the Red Box. And now I feel _really_ old.
king_pellinor
Sep. 4th, 2013 09:35 am (UTC)
I was DMing last year using my red box Basic rules and B2. And most of the original dice, too.

It was very harsh on half a dozen first-level adventurers, what with the number of goblins there are around, the traps and alarm systems that are set up, and on one case only having 1HP. I'm amazed they survived their foray into the Caves at all, even though they retreated to regroup after a couple of rooms.

I thought that the lack of skills and feats meant they had a lot more flexibility in things they could do than in later versions of D&D where it's all set out for you. But I did feel sorry for the cleric who still hasn't got a spell...
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