So, it took me longer than I planned but I finished a set of homebrew rules for to run with my local group. My aim is to re-create the flavor and difficulty of the original 2e setting (before the novels).
We’ve spent a couple nights playtesting and it seems reasonably balanced while maintaining the full flavour of the original. I added in an optional subset of environmental rules that can be used to make the desert wastes inhospitable and deadly. The mechanic is not difficult once the base number is calculated, akin to AC, and is framed around the 5e skill diffiulty progression.
Anyhow, I had inspiration and credit from many sources I found while lurking around this site, and I think I captured them all in the credits. If I missed you, I am truly sorry!
Any feedback is welcome. If you choose to run this I would be interested in knowing what works well and what does not.
I’m slowly converting monsters and I may upload those in this thread at a later date; but don’t hold your breath.
Thanks, and I hope you find something to enjoy in here!
If you want or need to email me directly, reach me at email@example.com. Cheers!