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From: Ian R Malcomson <ian@assistap.demon.co.uk>
Date: 6/16/98 7:11 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Message-id: <rctuy7B0Llh1EwRB@assistap.demon.co.uk>
A Beginners Guide to 1st-2nd Edition Conversion
----------------------------------------------This post is primarily for those that have concerns over using modules published for the
original version of AD&D with the revised 2nd Ed. of the game. This includes old 1st Edition
campaigners who are worried about the perceived time it would take to convert, and DMs who have
never seen a 1st Edition rulebook in their lives, but would like to run a game set around an old
module.
Hopefully, no-one will hate me too much for this.
Monster Stats
------------There are only three general groups of monster that really need to be worried about: Dragons,
Giants and Outer Planars.
For Dragons, consider the following (based on Red Dragons):
1st Edition
----------Age Cat/Size

HD

THAC0

AC

HP

Max Damage*

-----------------

--

-----

--

--

----------

Very Young, Sml

12

-1

46

Very Young, Med

10

10

-1

10

46

Very Young, Lrg

11

10

-1

11

46

Young, Sml

12

-1

18

46

Young, Med

10

10

-1

20

46

Young, Lrg

11

10

-1

22

46

Sub Adult, Sml

12

-1

27

46

Sub Adult, Med

10

10

-1

30

46

Sub Adult, Lrg

11

10

-1

33

46

Young Adult, Sml

12

-1

36

46

Young Adult, Med

10

10

-1

40

46

Young Adult, Lrg

11

10

-1

44

46

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Adult, Sml

12

-1

45

46

Adult, Med

10

10

-1

50

46

Adult, Lrg

11

10

-1

55

46

Old, Sml

12

-1

54

46

Old, Med

10

10

-1

60

46

Old, Lrg

11

10

-1

66

46

Very Old, Sml

12

-1

63

46

Very Old, Med

10

10

-1

70

46

Very Old, Lrg

11

10

-1

77

46

Ancient, Sml

12

-1

72

46

Ancient, Med

10

10

-1

80

46

Ancient, Lrg

11

10

-1

88

46

* Frontal attacks, no breath weapon


2nd Edition
----------Age Cat/Size
----------------Hatchling
Very Young
Young
Juvenile
Young Adult
Adult
Mature Adult
Old
Very Old
Venerable
Wyrm
Great Wyrm
* Min/Avg/Max
** Frontal only, no

HD
-9
11
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23

THAC0
----7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
-1
-2
-3
-4

AC
-0
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
-11

HP*
-------9/41/72
11/50/88
13/59/104
15/68/120
16/72/128
17/77/136
18/81/144
19/86/152
20/90/160
21/95/168
22/99/176
23/104/184

Max Damage**
-----------53
56
59
62
65
68
71
74
77
80
83
86

breath

Using these tables as a guide, a DM should be able to tailor a Dragon encounter to suit his
group of PCs. I humbly suggest the following:
1st Edition
2nd Edition
--------------------Very Young
Hatchling; vary hp according to size
Young
Hatchling; vary hp according to size
Sub Adult
Very Young; vary hp according to size
Young Adult
Very Young; vary hp according to size
Adult
Young; vary hp according to size
Old
Juvenile; vary hp according to size
Very Old
Young Adult; vary hp according to size
Ancient*
Adult; vary hp according to size
* Obviously, an Ancient Dragon in a 20th level game could well
verge on Wyrm, or even Great Wyrm.

Even using the above, it would appear that Dragon encounters are very much more dangerous than
they were. This is, IMO, as it should be. However, considering the possibilities of
specialisation and so forth, the extended abilities of PCs do go some way to address this
apparant mismatch.
Given that, we come to Giants and Outer Planar creatures. Giants only need straight stat
updates to bring them over - no weird considerations like there are for Dragons. As mentioned,
the extended PC abilities somewhat repair the balance tipped by increased Giant Hit Dice. As

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for Outer Planars, again only a straight stat update is required. In fact, in 90% of cases, the
2nd Ed. stats do not differ from the 1st Ed. ones, so they present even less of a headache than
Giants.
Missing Monsters
---------------Probably 90% of the monsters commonly used in old AD&D modules appear in one form or another in
the Monstrous Manual. Many more can be found in various 2nd Ed. supplements.
Often, when dealing with old modules, you are dealing with the original introduction of rare &
strange creatures into the AD&D game - therefore, the stats often appear in the rear of the
module in question. If you really cannot find a monster, the easiest way out is to either
create the monster yourself based on what stats *are* presented in the module, or else
substitute the monster with one you have got stats for.
NPC Encounters
-------------The two considerations here are (i) whether the NPC in question has been fully detailed, and
(ii) whether the Class of the NPC in question has altered from the 1st Ed.
As far as point (i) goes, most AD&D modules of the early breed (up to about 1981) presented a
minimalistic outline of NPCs (Class, Race, Level, hit points, and maybe Ability Scores). For
these, only point (ii) needs to be considered (there are no changes to base statistics).
Point (ii) can get a little messy, at times. In general:
Dwarves, Elves, Halflings, Half-Elves, Gnomes and Humans: No change.
Half-Orcs: Use either PHB stats, or PHBR10. Or, indeed, PO:S&P.
Fighters & Paladins: No change (although the addition of Specialisation could be considered for
some Fighters)
Rangers: Abilities need to be updated to new rules. Spells for high level Rangers need to be
addressed.
Magic-Users: Consider as Magi of equal level & abilities.
Wizard Spell Checklist
---------------------All Cantrips - now covered by the 1st level spell Cantrip
Audible Glamer - now 1st level (was 2nd)
Cacodemon - Gone; either keep original (from PHB), or replace with other 7th level spell
Cloudburst - Gone; either keep original (from UA), or replace with other 3rd level spell
Detect Illusion - Gone; either keep original (from PHB), or replace with other 3rd level spell
Dispel Illusion - Gone; either keep original (from PHB), or replace with other 4th level spell
Dolor - Gone; either keep original (from UA), or replace with other 5th level spell
Firewater - Gone; either keep original (from UA), or replace with other 1st level spell
Material - Gone; either keep original (from UA), or replace with other 3rd level spell
Melt - Gone; either keep original (from UA), or replace with other 1st level spell
Phantasmal Force - now 1st level (was 3rd)
Precipitation - Gone; either keep original (from UA), or replace with other 1st level spell
Preserve - Gone; either keep original (from UA), or replace with other 2nd level spell
Push - Gone; either keep original (from PHB), or replace with other 1st level spell
Run - Gone; either keep original (from UA), or replace with other 1st level spell
Spiritwrack - Gone; either keep original (from PHB), or replace with other 6th level spell
Torment - Gone; either keep original (from UA), or replace with other 7th level spell
Truename - Gone; either keep original (from UA), or replace with other 7th level spell

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Ultravision - Gone; either keep original (from UA), or replace with other 4th level spell
Vocalize - Gone; either keep original (from UA), or replace with other 2nd level spell
Volley - Gone; either keep original (from UA), or replace with other 7th level spell
Whip - Gone; either keep original (from UA), or replace with other 2nd level spell
Write - Gone; either keep original (from PHB), or replace with other 1st level spell
Zephyr - Gone; either keep original (from UA), or replace with other 2nd level spell
[Note: If the module you are converting is S4: Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth, then some of the
spells listed as "Gone" above are described in Booklet II]
Illusionists: Consider as Specialist Wizards of the Illusion/Phantasm School. Since some spells
available to Illusionists have altered in level, their spells need to be reviewed. In my
experience, however, most of the once-Illusionist only spells have been altered in the Wizard
Spell Lists to equal the level they were on the Illusionist spell lists in the PHB and the UA.
Illusionists of 16th+ level now gain 8th and 9th level spells.
Illusionist Spell Checklist
--------------------------All Cantrips - now covered by the 1st level spell Cantrip
Alter Reality - Gone; use original (from PHB) or replace with other 7th level spell (suggested:
Limited Wish)
Astral Spell - Now 9th level (was 7th)
Chromatic Orb - Either use PHBR4 version, or replace with other 1st level spell
Continual Darkness - Now 2nd Level (reverse of Continual Light; was 3rd)
Continual Light - Now 2nd Level (was 3rd)
Darkness - Gone, although a reversed form of Light can be used (albeit not official)
Detect Illusion - Gone; replace (possibly) with Detect Magic
Detect Invisibility - Now 2nd Level (was 1st)
Detect Magic - Now 1st Level (was 2nd)
Dispel Exhaustion - Gone; use original (from PHB), or replace with other 4th level spell
Dispel Illusion - Replace with Dispel Magic (?)
Dispel Magic - Now 3rd (was 4th)
Fascinate - Gone; use original (from UA) or replace with other 2nd level spell
Fear - Now 4th Level (was 3rd)
First Level Magic-User Spells - See Wizard list above
Hallucinatory Terrain - Now 4th Level (was 3rd)
Magic Mirror - Now 4th (was 5th)
Maze - Now 8th level (was 5th)
Paralysation - Gone; replace with Hold Person (both were/are 3rd level)
Phantasmagoria - Gone; use original (from UA), or replace with other 6th level spell
Phantom Armour - Gone; replace with Armour
Phantom Wind - Gone; use original (from UA), or replace with other 3rd Level spell
Prismatic Wall - Now 8th level (was 7th)
Projected Image - Now 6th level (was 5th)
Read Illusionist Magic - Replace with Read Magic
Rope Trick - Now 2nd (was 3rd)
Tempus Fugit - Gone; use original (from UA), or replace with other 5th level spell
True Sight - replace with True Seeing (name change)
Ultravision - Gone; use original (from UA) or replace with other 2nd level spell
Ventriloquism - Now 1st Level (was 2nd)
Weird - Now 9th level (was 7th)
Clerics: No change necessary, although my personal preference would be to change them to
Speciality Priests of a relevant deity.
Cleric Spell Checklist

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---------------------Animate Dead Monsters - Now a function of Animate Dead (3rd level; ADM was 5th)
Ceremony - Gone (basic function of Class); replace with 1st level spell
Cloak of Fear - replace with Cloak of Bravery (name/function change)
Cloudburst - Gone; either use original (from UA), or replace with other 3rd level spell
Cure Blindness - replace with Cure Blindness or Deafness (name/function change)
Death's Door - Gone; either use original (from UA), or replace with other 3rd level spell
Detect Life - Gone; either use original (from UA), or replace with other 2nd level spell
Exorcise - Gone; either use original (from PHB), or replace with other 4th level spell
Golem - Gone; use original (from UA), or replace with other 5th level spell
Holy Symbol - Gone; either use original (from UA), or replace with other 2nd level spell
Magic Stone - replace with Magical Stone (name change)
Penetrate Disguise - Gone; either use original (from UA), or replace with other 1st level spell
Portent - Gone; either use original (from UA), or replace with other 1st level spell
Precipitation - Gone; either use original (from UA), or replace with other 1st level spell
Resist Cold - Now 2nd level (was 1st)
Spike Growth - Now 3rd level (was 5th)
Spike Stones - Now 5th level (was 4th)
Druids: No change to abilities.
Druid Spell Checklist
--------------------[forgive me for mistakes here, but there are *three* books (UA, 1989 PHB, and 1996 PHB) to
consider here, and something may have slipped as I was trying to balance them all]
Druids now have additional access to: Air Walk (5), Atonement (5), Augury (2), Bless (1),
Combine (1), Detect Charm (2), Detect Evil (1), Dust Devil (2), Earthquake (7), Find Traps (2),
Flame Walk (3), Giant Insect (4), Heal (6), Locate Object (3), Lower Water (4), Meld Into Stone
(3), Messenger (2), Part Water (6), Purify Food & Drink (1), Rainbow (5), Speak with Dead (3),
Snake Charm (2), Stone Tell (6), Water Walk (3), Wind Walk (7)
Ceremony - Gone; now a Class function
Cloudburst - Gone; use original (from UA) or replace with other 3rd level spell
Commune with Nature - If using the 1989 PHB2, add this spell to the Elemental Sphere
Create Water - Now 1st level (was 2nd)
Cure Critical Wounds - Now 5th (was 6th)
Cure Disease - Now unavailable to Druids (Necromantic Sphere); replace with other 3rd level
spell
Cure Light Wounds - Now 1st level (was 2nd)
Detect Balance - Gone; use original (from UA) or replace with other 1st level spell (suggested:
Detect Evil or Detect Good)
Feeblemind - Gone (from the Priest spells); either use original (PHB), or replace with other
6th level spell
Feign Death - Now unavailable to Druids (Necromantic Sphere); replace with other 2nd lvl spell
Finger of Death - Gone (from Priest spells); either use original (PHB), or other 7th level spell
Insect Plague - Now unavailable to Druids (Combat Sphere); however, I would advocate the
addition of this spell to the Animal Sphere (5th lvl)
Know Alignment - Now 2nd (was 3rd)
Locate Animals - Replace with Locate Animals & Plants
Locate Plants - Now 1st level (Locate Animals & Plants)
Neutralise Poison - Now 4th (was 3rd)
Precipitation - Gone; use original (from UA) or replace with other 1st level spell
Predict Weather - Gone; use original (from PHB), or replace with other 1st level spell
(suggestion: replace, since the function of this spell is partially reproduced in the Weather
Sense NWP)

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Purify Water - replace with Purify Food & Drink


Reflecting Pool - Gone; either use original (from UA) or replace with other 2nd level spell
Reincarnate - No longer available to Druids (Necromantic Sphere). However, given the nature of
the Reincarnation table (96PHBp298, 89PHBp235), I would advocate the addition of this spell to
the Animal Sphere.
Speak with Animals - Now 2nd (was 1st)
Starshine - Now unavailable to Druids (Sun Sphere); replace with other 3rd level spell
Sticks to Snakes - Now 4th (was 5th)
Thieves: The only thing that needs to be done with Thieves is an update to their ability %s.
The simple method is to use the Standard Thief Abilities table from the DMG2, applying Race and
Dex bonuses. The longer (but ultimately more satisfying for major antagonists) method is to use
the PHB2 rules & recreate the Thief in a relevant, customised role.
Assassins: Numerous methods here, considering the demise of the Assassin Class from 1st to 2nd
Ed. The obvious method is to make the NPC a Thief or Fighter, and apply the Assassin kit (from
PHBR2 or Dragon magazine respectively). Personally, I prefer to ignore the Assassin kit, and
make the NPC a dual-Classed Fighter/Thief, calculating level as: Fighter: Assassin-2, Thief:
Assassin-1. Thus, a 7th level Assassin becomes a dual-Classed F5/T6. Of course, when dealing
with multi-Classed PCs, just replace "dual" with "multi" in the above (which may get a little
odd when considering Half-Orc Cleric/Assassins).
Bards: Either keep the Bard "as is" (using the PHB appendix rules, or the reprinting of the
Class in the appendices to PHBR7: Complete Bard's Handbook), or use the following conversion
tables:
Fighter Lvl
----------5
5
5
5
6
6
6
6
7
7
7
7
Bard Lvl
-------1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23

Thief Lvl
--------5
6
7
8
5
6
7
8
5
6
7
8

Net XP
----------41500
57750
82750
90000
67500
83750
108750
142500
112500
128750
153750
187500

Additional XP
------------+1000
+3000
+6000
+12000
+20500
+32500
+50000
+72500
+97500
+130000
+175000
+300000
+500000
+700000
+900000
+1100000
+1300000
+1500000
+1700000
+1900000
+2100000
+2300000
+2500000

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Compare the net result with the Rogue XP table in the PHB2 to determine the new level of the
Bard in question (eg, a 6th level Fighter/7th level Thief/9th level Bard has a net XP of 226250,
making him 11th level as a 2nd Ed. PHB Bard).

Monks: Another tricky one.

If you have a copy of either the PHB1 or the Oriental Adventures

book, I would suggest using those rules to cope with Monks.

Otherwise, there is always the

PHBR3 Monk Kit, or the F&A Monk Class (neither of which, IMO, do the Class justice).

Non-Weapon Proficiencies
-----------------------You don't *need* to add these in at all (they're only optional in the PHB2).

Only if the NPC in

question warrents the addition of NWPs (and, of course, you use the NWP rules) does it really
need considering.

I nearly always note some arbitrary NWP target for various craftsmen, etc., just to give a basis
to work from.

My preference.

Psionics
-------For creatures & NPCs with Psionics, you've got a task, since the 2nd Ed. Psionic rules are very
different from the 1st Ed.

Better, IMO, whichever of the 2nd Ed. rules you use - either those

from PHBR5: Complete Psionics Handbook, or from PO: Skills & Powers (the latter is, IMO,
preferable).

Magical Items
------------Yet another check list.....
[Note: if you have slade's Enclyclopedia Magica, then you're laughing]

Potions & Oils


-------------Elixir of Life - Gone
Oil of Sharpness - Gone
Philter of Beauty - Gone

Scrolls
------Protection from Demons - Gone
Protection from Devils - Gone
Protection from Breath Weapons (Non-Dragon) - Gone

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Protection from Illusions - Gone


Protection from Paralysation - Gone
Protection from Traps - Gone
Protection from Weapons (Magical blunt) - Gone
Protection from Weapons (Magical edged) - Gone
Protection from Weapons (Magical missile) - Gone
Protection from Weapons (Nonmagical blunt) - Gone
Protection from Weapons (Nonmagical edged) - Gone
Protection from Weapons (Nonmagical missile) - Gone

Rings
----Anything - Gone
Boccob - Gone
Faerie - Gone

Rods, Staves & Wands


-------------------Staff-Mace - Gone
Anything Wand - Gone
Buckler Wand - Gone
Wand of Defoliation - Gone
Wand of Fireballs - Gone
Wand of Force - Gone
Wand of Ice Storms - Gone
Wand of Lightning Bolts - Gone
Wand of Metal Command - Gone
Wand of Steam & Vapour - Gone

Miscellaneous Magic
------------------Bucknard's Everfull Purse - If you have the 1989 DMG, you're probably missing a table here
(p163).

It goes:

Roll
-----01-50
51-90
91-00

cp
--26
26

sp
--26
-

ep
--26
26
26

gp
--26
-

pp
--26
-

gems*
----26

* Gems base 10gp each, possible value increase to maximum of 100gp

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Instruments of the Bards - Gone


Anything Item - Gone
Cyclocone - Gone
Dart of the Hornet's Nest - Gone
Dicerion of Light & Darkness - Gone
Egg of Desire - Gone
Egg of Reason - Gone
Egg of Shattering - Gone
Gloves of Thievery - Gone
Hat of Difference - Gone
Lens of Ultravision - Gone
Mantle of Celestian - Gone
Prison of Zagyg - Gone
Shadow Lanthorn - Gone
Shoes of Fharlanghn - Gone
Slippers of Kicking - Gone
Spoon of Stirring - Gone
Ultimate Solution - renamed Ultimate Solvent
Zagyg's Flowing Flagon - Gone
Zagyg's Spell Component Case - Gone

Armour & Shields


---------------Straight "+'s" are irrelevant if they appear in the tables/rules of 1st Ed. or 2nd Ed., for
obvious reasons.
Anything Armour - Gone

Swords
-----As above for straight "+'s".
Sun Blade - Gone
Anything Sword - Gone
Broadsword, Final Word - Gone
+6 Defender - Gone (but easy to figure...)
+6 Holy Avenger - Gone (again, easy enough to figure...)

Miscellaneous Weapons
---------------------

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As per usual for straight "+'s"

Artifacts & Relics


-----------------These are only in modules if they are the focus of such, and are thus generally described in
said module.

Finally.....
-----------From the above, it may appear like conversion between 1st and 2nd Ed. modules is a daunting
task.

Not so!

so to speak.

If you know your game properly, you can do most of the conversions "on the fly",
The guidelines above are mostly taken up with the rarities that cause headaches

even when running an old module with the original books.

The list of "Gone" magical items & spells may also seem to indicate a major difference between
1st and 2nd Ed.

Again, not so!

Most of the missing subjects were introduced to AD&D through

the Unearthed Arcana and, although interesting and useful in their own right, are not
particularly widespread in their use within modules.

Again, the same note applies as it did for

missing monsters, in that these spells and items were often introduced through modules - and if
you're using a module that contains such an item, it's odds on that the item was first described
within the very pages you are going through!

Of course, there are several spells and items (and monsters, for that matter) that exist in the
2nd Ed. books (even just considering the DMG & PHB) that don't appear in the 1st Ed. rules at
all, so you've got plenty of stuff to draw on if you need to find replacements.

Have fun - there is a wealth of really good modules out there that were good first time around.
Conversion into the detail the revised rules offer can make these excellent adventures even
better!

-Ian R Malcomson

"When advancing, appear to be in retreat"


- Sun Tzu, "The Art of War"

Subject: Re: Converting 1st Ed modules to 2nd Ed [long]


From: huggins@ugsparc0.eecg.toronto.edu (Allister Huggins)
Date: 6/16/98 1:04 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Message-id: <Pine.GSO.3.96.980616120324.4486E-100000@ugsparc10.eecg.toronto.edu>

On Tue, 16 Jun 1998, Ian R Malcomson wrote:

> A Beginners Guide to 1st-2nd Edition Conversion


> ----------------------------------------------> This post is primarily for those that have concerns over using modules published for the
> original version of AD&D with the revised 2nd Ed. of the game.

This includes old 1st Edition

> campaigners who are worried about the perceived time it would take to convert, and DMs who have
> never seen a 1st Edition rulebook in their lives, but would like to run a game set around an old
> module.
>
> Hopefully, no-one will hate me too much for this.
>
Your work is greatly appreciated. A lot of people would like this.
I know have saved this and will eventually put it on my website (whenever
I get around to completing my website, sigh...)

<snip of Monster changes>

Just a couple of comments here for those who might be interested


to know whether or not, the spells have reappeared in 2nd Ed products..

> Wizard Spell Checklist


> ---------------------> Cacodemon - Gone; either keep original (from PHB), or replace with other 7th level spell
Replaced by CacoFiend - Now appears in the planescape product "The
Planewalker's Handbook"

> Detect Illusion - Gone; either keep original (from PHB), or replace with other 3rd level spell
I believe this now falls under the dominion of Detect Magic.

> Dispel Illusion - Gone; either keep original (from PHB), or replace with other 4th level spell
Again, this aspect has been incoporated into Dispel Magic

> Spiritwrack - Gone; either keep original (from PHB), or replace with other 6th level spell
Appears in "The Planewalker's Handbook"

> Truename - Gone; either keep original (from UA), or replace with other 7th level spell
Again, in "The Planewalker's Handbook"

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> Ultravision - Gone; either keep original (from UA), or replace with other 4th level spell
Appears in Spells and Magic.

> Vocalize - Gone; either keep original (from UA), or replace with other 2nd level spell
In the Complete Wizard's Handbook

> Write - Gone; either keep original (from PHB), or replace with other 1st level spell
Er..this one, i'm not sure..I think it is the same thing as COPY
in the Complete Wizard's Handbook

<snip change to Illusionist class>

> Illusionist Spell Checklist


> --------------------------> Alter Reality - Gone; use original (from PHB) or replace with other 7th level spell (suggested:
> Limited Wish)
Appears under the Chronomancy supplemental

> Chromatic Orb - Either use PHBR4 version, or replace with other 1st level spell
Appears in the Complete Wizard's Handbook

> Dispel Exhaustion - Gone; use original (from PHB), or replace with other 4th level spell
Dispel Fatigue? - Could be used as a substitute, but appears as a
priest spell (Lvl 1) in Spells and Magic.

<snip>
> Cleric Spell Checklist
> ----------------------

> Holy Symbol - Gone; either use original (from UA), or replace with other 2nd level spell
Create Holy Symbol - 2nd level spell Tome of Magic (Creation
sphere)

<snip>
> Druid Spell Checklist
> --------------------> [forgive me for mistakes here, but there are *three* books (UA, 1989 PHB, and 1996 PHB) to
> consider here, and something may have slipped as I was trying to balance them all]
You're forgiven...you deserve a break:)
>
> Commune with Nature - If using the 1989 PHB2, add this spell to the Elemental Sphere

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Correction: Spells and Magic, Listed as Lvl 5 Plant Sphere (Druids


still get it..)
> Cure Disease - Now unavailable to Druids (Necromantic Sphere); replace with other 3rd level
> spell
Correction: S&M, Listed as Lvl 3 Healing Sphere (Druids retain
access)

> Detect Balance - Gone; use original (from UA) or replace with other 1st level spell (suggested:
Analyze Balance - Tome of Magic (Lvl 1 , divination sphere..Druids
do nNOT get access to this sphere..)

> Insect Plague - Now unavailable to Druids (Combat Sphere); however, I would advocate the
> addition of this spell to the Animal Sphere (5th lvl)
And TSR agrees with you Ian, has been added to the Sphere in S&M.

> Predict Weather - Gone; use original (from PHB), or replace with other 1st level spell
> (suggestion: replace, since the function of this spell is partially reproduced in the Weather
> Sense NWP)
Interesting comment. The weather sense NWP doesn't do as much as
the old spell..yet TSR in S&M has "Weather Prediction" (an improved
version of the 1st level spell) as a 3rd level Weather Sphere spell.

> Reflecting Pool - Gone; either use original (from UA) or replace with other 2nd level spell
Whoops..1st mistake:)..Reflecting Pool appears in PHB. Has been
moved to the Elemental Water Sphere in S&M. It was in the Divination
sphere which druids did not have access to.

> Reincarnate - No longer available to Druids (Necromantic Sphere).

However, given the nature of

> the Reincarnation table (96PHBp298, 89PHBp235), I would advocate the addition of this spell to
> the Animal Sphere.
And TSR agrees with you, once again. Has been moved to the Animal
Sphere..same level.

> Starshine - Now unavailable to Druids (Sun Sphere); replace with other 3rd level spell
Correction: S&M has given Druids major access to Sun. Thus, they
get Starshine now.

>
> Magical Items
> ------------> Yet another check list.....

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> [Note: if you have slade's Enclyclopedia Magica, then you're laughing]
Snicker..basically, if it appears in the Module, its in the EM.
(Arguably TSR best non-setting product)

> Potions & Oils


> -------------> Elixir of Life - Gone
interestingly..this first appeared in the UA. Thus, an optional
supplement was needed.

> Oil of Sharpness - Gone


Again, appears in UA first.

> Philter of Beauty - Gone


UA again.
>
> Scrolls
> ------> Protection from Breath Weapons (Non-Dragon) - Gone
note: i can't find this scroll in the EM.
>
> Miscellaneous Magic
> -------------------

> Instruments of the Bards - Gone


doesn't seem to appear in EM

> Shadow Lanthorn - Gone


Doesn't appear in EM

> Ultimate Solution - renamed Ultimate Solvent


Make that Universal Solvent..

> Zagyg's Spell Component Case - Gone


Renamed Zagyg's Spell component pouch..

>
> Of course, there are several spells and items (and monsters, for that matter) that exist in the
> 2nd Ed. books (even just considering the DMG & PHB) that don't appear in the 1st Ed. rules at
> all, so you've got plenty of stuff to draw on if you need to find replacements.
>

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Well done Ian..on that note, if one has the EM and the wizard's
spell compendium, then a lot of magic item hunting and spell lookup is
rendered moot as I would say 98-99% of the spells and magic items from 1st
Ed have been converted over , or appear as they were, in the respective
tomes..

Allister H.

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