[Book] The Maze of Peril by J. Eric Holmes

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[Book] The Maze of Peril by J. Eric Holmes

Post by Cloak-n-Dagger » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:24 pm

Holmes is attributed to being the editor for the first Basic D&D set, which was based off of the original three D&D books from the original box sets. I've taken up something of an interest, as of late, in Original D&D and the various retro White Box based games out that mimic the simple OD&D system. When I read that Holmes had a book published I did some perusing and found a copy on eBay for a good price so I ordered it in. It just arrived today which is great because I can take it on my trip up to Atlanta to read during the holidays.
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Post by Cloak-n-Dagger » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:27 am

Started reading this over the Christmas weekend, haven't finished yet, but I am enjoying the read. It's very simplistic in the writing style and comes off sounding like narrative from a tabletop D&D session. Overall I like it and am looking forward to finishing; you can see strong influence from both the gaming that Holmes was doing at the time and aspects from HP Lovecraft's Mythos.
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Post by grodog » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:51 pm

In case you're interested, Black Blade reprinted Maze of Peril in its entirety in our Tales of Peril collection; details at https://grodog.blogspot.com/2017/05/tal ... r-art.html :D

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Post by Cloak-n-Dagger » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:41 pm

Thanks for the heads up Allan, I think I recall seeing that here and there across the G+ communities a while back.
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Post by grodog » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:12 pm

Cloak-n-Dagger wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:41 pm
Thanks for the heads up Allan, I think I recall seeing that here and there across the G+ communities a while back.
Yep, the book's been out since mid-year, so it's relatively old news now ;)

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