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'''Frank Mentzer''' brought the Epic into [[Dungeons & Dragons]], revising [[Tom Moldvay]]'s Basic/Expert Set into its full glory under the [[Companion Set|Companion]] (especially), Master, and Immortal rules. The [[AD&D]] crew was [[Bloodstone Pass|attempting high level play]] but, really, nothing compared to BXCMI until late 3e.
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'''Frank Mentzer''' brought the Epic into [[Dungeons & Dragons]], revising [[Tom Moldvay]]'s [[Basic Dungeons & Dragons|Basic/Expert Set]] into its full glory under the [[Companion Set|Companion]] (especially), Master, and Immortal rules. The [[AD&D]] crew was [[Bloodstone Pass|attempting high level play]] but, really, nothing compared to BXCMI until late 3e.
  
 
Mentzer also (somehow) made a coherent and mostly-playable module out of [[Gary Gygax]]'s [[Temple of Elemental Evil]].
 
Mentzer also (somehow) made a coherent and mostly-playable module out of [[Gary Gygax]]'s [[Temple of Elemental Evil]].

Latest revision as of 14:16, 12 August 2021

Frank Mentzer brought the Epic into Dungeons & Dragons, revising Tom Moldvay's Basic/Expert Set into its full glory under the Companion (especially), Master, and Immortal rules. The AD&D crew was attempting high level play but, really, nothing compared to BXCMI until late 3e.

Mentzer also (somehow) made a coherent and mostly-playable module out of Gary Gygax's Temple of Elemental Evil.

Writing as "ExTSR", Frankie stayed in contact with the fandom at (for instance) rec.games.frp.dnd; where (for instance) he defended Moldvay's decision to include the Wight and its permadrain in Basic play.

Sadly, proving the adage that you either die a Moldvay or live to see yourself become Ed Greenwood, Mentzer got into trouble in the late 2010s for some #metoo bullshit. Skub-a-dub-dub, and all that.