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ZENOPUS ARCHIVES is a blog devoted to the original D&D Basic set (aka Holmes Basic) & the writings of its editor, J. Eric Holmes.

OUT NOW: The Ruined Tower of Zenopus, a 5E D&D conversion of the original dungeon, available on DMs Guild for just $1.99! Now with a dungeon map suitable for Roll20.

FIND ME also on the OD&D Discussion forum, Dragonsfoot (as Zenopus77).

READ zines I'm published in.

LISTEN to podcasts I've been on.

HOLMES REF is Reference Sheets for Holmes Basic Referees




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