Dungeons & Dragons: Initiative Handling on a per Version Basis

The following is a list of pages that describe how the handling of the initiative has changed over the ages.

As a brief history, it went from a d6 rolled by each character and monster and a possible +1 or -1 Dexterity adjustments, to a 1d6 without adjustments, to a d10 and many  in AD&D 2e, to a d20 when Wizard of the Coast bought TSR and created D&D 3e.

I hope you enjoy the read as it includes many interesting gozzips gathered from all over the world wide web.

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Evolution of Initiative Through the Ages.


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