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Clinically Insane
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Apr 2, 2013, 02:06 PM
Chainmail was an attempt to bring realism and realistic rules to a fantasy simulation. First edition D&D used the Chainmail rules, which were really intricate. Just look at the THAC0 table with damage and AC modifiers for weapon vs. armor type.

I actually really like it, but it's not for everyone. Some people don't care about the mechanics as much as the story. It's a hard balance between the two.
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Apr 2, 2013, 02:13 PM
1st ed. was like that for tournament play. OD&D (brown books) wasn't all crazy like that. I'm pretty sure Chainmail wasn't that crazy either. It couldn't be, it was wargame scale.

Also, wasn't Chainmail just a medieval wargame, and it was the brown books which added the fantasy element? I don't have Chainmail.

Edit: wiki says there were two books. Chainmail, and the "Fantasy Suppliment".
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