Tunnels & Trolls

Trolls! And Tunnels! This week on the Vintage RPG Podcast, we look at Tunnels & Trolls, the earliest Dungeons & Dragons competitor. Designed by Ken St. Andre (Stormbringer), T&T was developed as a simpler, less expensive alternative to D&D, with a focus on solo play (solo T&T modules were the first adventure gamebooks, paving the way for series like Fighting Fantasy and Lone Wolf). Back in the day, folks said T&T was too simple to have much staying power, but the game is still with us and is an important first step towards modern attempts at streamlined rules systems.

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2 thoughts on “Tunnels & Trolls

  1. Just a few items. 1st ed T&T was I believe in 1976. 6th edition was unauthorized. There is currently a Deluxe edition with Trollworld in it. There is even an app you can download and play the solos on your phone.

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