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I was looking at the stats of the Crunchy Bit section and was surprised to see that the number of posts and thread of the OAD&D section is very low, compared to other editions except OD&D. Do you have an explanation for this?

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I think most of use happily migrated to AD&D 2e because AD&D 2e was actually a new edition of the same game whereas editions after that were not editions at all but entirely new games which you couldn't use your old stuff with.
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OAD&D is also pretty well covered on other major forums, such as Dragonsfoot.

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JamesMishler wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:47 am
OAD&D is also pretty well covered on other major forums, such as Dragonsfoot.
This.

Also, the Piazza attracts primarily fans of Mystara and Spelljammer. Mystara does not exist in AD&D 1e (it started in BECMI and transitioned to 2e), and Spelljammer came about at the same time as AD&D 2e. Thus, the community of AD&D 1e at the Piazza is certainly much smaller than those for BECMI D&D and AD&D 2e.

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I see... and OAD&D was tied to Greyhawk by the same author. Makes sense.

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