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Tunnels & Trolls Rules 5th Editon

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Due to the renewed interest in OSRpgs we are issuing the classic 5th edition of Tunnels & Trolls as a downloadable PDF, so if you didn’t get a copy back in the “good old days” now you can get it! 

Tunnels & Trolls is the 2nd oldest role-playing game and has been in print since 1976. This 100 page PDF contains the classic and widely popular 5th edition of T&T. This is the version that most people remember and used from 1979 to 2006. Like most rpgs, you play this with a GM and a group of players.  Play is quick and streamlined and T&T has more emphasis on role-playing and less on charts and reference books. All the rules you need are in this book and there is even a small GM adventure in this book you can use. The other unique aspect of T&T is that it’s one of the few rpgs you can play solitaire. There are well over 50 solo adventures available, including 26 published by Flying Buffalo. (Many of them are on Drive-thru.) Download a copy of the classic version of T&T and find out why it has endured for so long.

 
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Steven C July 27, 2020 7:39 am UTC
I decided to go looking for articles that might mention the very out-of-date spell name used in the older editions of T&T. I found your review (for the first time - its now 2020) and I just wanted to add that we have changed that spell name in all the PDFs of T&T that we are selling. (Deluxe T&T which was published in 2015, did not use that spell name) The spell is now called "Obey Me!" so it more like what an angry wizard or mad scientist might say to someone who they are trying to hypnotize and now has no racial connection. T&T was written in 1975, the same year as Blazing Saddles. It was a different time and if we ever republish any of the older edition we will change the name in the printed version as well. We are sincerely sorry for anyone that was offended by that very badly named spell.
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Jacob T July 23, 2020 11:15 pm UTC
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They just updated the 5th edition rename the spell (you know the one). Excellent. Except they only did it partially and the old spell name is still in the index at the back of the book. Just rename it there as well and who cares if it isn’t in alphabetical order. Please update again. Thank you!
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Ernest R July 24, 2020 6:45 pm UTC
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bump!
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Jerry N July 24, 2020 7:29 pm UTC
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I would assume they will do it, remember, this change took about 3 weeks. I know they are working on 4th, but 1st and 5th have been changed (at least in the spell lists, so far). Great job, FBI!
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Jeff E July 24, 2020 8:33 pm UTC
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I've been thinking on the spell name in question for some time. It was changed Deluxe, of course.

My first copy of the 5th ed rules was a Corgi, as that was what was in my box set that I bought in 1992. And, the spell names were tweaked a bit, and this was one that was changed. It isn't included, by either name, in the quick start rules included in the Corgi version of the solos.

I really didn't think of the spell name, really, until some of the changes made to Deluxe. Since then, it has been on my mind, in a low level way. At times, it bubbles up. In many ways, it's one of the reasons I have leaned away from recommending 5th, or any of the older eds, really, for play.

One little change. One small change. But, it's one that feels like a sliver being pulled out.
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July 25, 2020 10:24 pm UTC
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Looks like they took it out, without adding an index entry for the correct version. Also looks like there are two versions of the file, and I can't tell any difference between the two except that one is 5 MB smaller than the other.
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Jerry N July 04, 2020 7:20 pm UTC
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Absolutely LOVE this game, it's my go-to for fast setup, low-prep fantasy. Any chance of renaming the racist spell name from the Level 2 spellbook? I know it may be easier said than done, but I think it's worth it for 5th and all previous editions. It's impossible to explain that spell to people I introduce this game to. It's 2020, my friends, and slavery isn't funny. Remember, I say this out of a legitimate love for the game that also called sex-based stat/height/weight differences "chauvinist". You were ahead of the curve there, it's time to change this as well. Thank you.
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Jerry N July 24, 2020 7:26 pm UTC
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UPDATE: FBI has updated the PDFs of older editions of T&T, to remove the offensive spell name. It's been renamed. This is great! Thank you, Flying Buffalo, Inc.!
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June 24, 2020 3:10 am UTC
Are there any plans to release the 5.5 edition or the extra parts from that edition to go with the 5th edition?
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Mason Z June 23, 2020 12:33 pm UTC
any chance of releasing the 5.5 edition?
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tito B May 12, 2020 2:58 pm UTC
A superb game. In 100 pages you get everything you need to play.
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james K November 30, 2019 7:36 pm UTC
Mine got flushed in a windows 'update' (the real versions fell apart eons ago). I dont think it was a complete download anyway when I got it, there were some pages only partially scanned, some entirely blank. Any chance I can get a replacement? I already paid for it many times over as it is. I know it's not your fault that windows decided to clear out my 'questionable' files in my downloads folder, but it's more about intellectual property, isn't it? I paid for it, got an incomplete 'book', and now dont have it any more.
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Jeff B July 21, 2019 10:00 pm UTC
This is version 5, not 5.5, correct?
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Steven C July 22, 2019 6:18 am UTC
Correct this is just the classic 5th edition.
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Dan E May 21, 2017 11:26 am UTC
Is there a permission to print page included? I would like to get the PDF printed and coil bound. Thanks.
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Jeff E May 16, 2017 5:25 pm UTC
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Whether you are new to the game, or a long time player, drop by Vin's T&T TrollBridge ( http://trollbridge.proboards.com/ ). There are boards for all versions of T&T. Come to learn, or teach, or just say hello!
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Steven C May 02, 2017 10:12 pm UTC
Curt - YES the cover and slightly new Back cover are included in the PDF. We wouldn't think of releasing it with them! lol

As you folks get the PDF, we would LOVE to have you give it a review here at Drive-Thru, so newbies will know its a good buy. Thanks!
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Curt M May 02, 2017 8:23 pm UTC
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Is the cover in the PDF?
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Steven C May 14, 2017 7:48 pm UTC
YES the cover and Back cover are included in the PDF
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David U May 02, 2017 7:52 pm UTC
This was the second edition I grew up with. I have actually scanned most of it myself for personal use, because my original was falling apart. Nice to have a clean digital copy finally available. Love it!
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Chet C May 02, 2017 9:35 am UTC
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Sooooo tempting, even though I have three physical copies of TnT 5. It's that good!
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Jeff E May 16, 2017 1:20 am UTC
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You can NEVER have enough copies.
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Charles I November 14, 2018 11:59 pm UTC
I agree.
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