I wanted to quickly share a project that I've been working on that was directly inspired by a blog post I read here at The Blue Bard (although I haven't posted much here, I love the blog and have read several of the articles multiple times).
It's an 1E AD&D character generator that is absolutely BTB and very in-depth. You can find more information here: https://www.thepigfacedorc.com
If you're interested, please go ahead and sign-up, follow on social media, give the artist a follow, anything else you can do to help support the project. It's free for everyone.
Here is a sample of the artwork, an homage to the original 1E AD&D races on p18 of the players handbook, drawn by Jenny Hellström (Instagram: jenhelldraws).
The post that inspired it was, "Combat Part I: We Don't Need Segments...Unless They're Awesome". Specifically the two points made therein: Let me tell you the reasons these rules WILL slow the game to a crawl:
The character sheets don't support the rules & all the info is hidden in a book.
The DM is unfamiliar with the rules
So, I set out to remedy that problem, at least in myself. That was almost a year ago, and since then I've certainly learned a LOT of edge case rules, and come a long way to creating a full automated, 100% BTB 1E Character Sheet generator with all the edge cases & 1E weirdness. It's not quite finished, but it strikes me that I might do all this work and nobody will ever know about it! So I thought I'd start promoting it a bit early.
More screenshots & info at https://www.thepigfacedorc.com