Oh, I agree, dungeon crawl play is where D&D entirely clicks. It really lacks of nothing in that milieu and the process of play is quite effective! I think Dave and Gary were quite capable of delivering on that game. It might not be the best foundation for 2e-esque "lets have a story" but heck, they were in pretty much uncharted waters. It was a great game.Now this is the pure distilled essence of D&D, right here. Brilliant stuff!