Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition Review
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Pro Compatible with 1st Edition material
AD&D 2nd Edition cleans up and clarifies a lot of the rules, but the core mechanics are the same. Adventure modules, monsters, etc. written for 1st Edition can be used with little or no revision.
Con Core setting is somewhat bland
Due to concerns over public perception, for 2nd Edition TSR chose to eliminate mature themes and explicitly "evil" player options; remove references to angels, demons and devils; and otherwise smooth over potentially offensive content in the core game. This deliberate sanitization is easily reversed in personal play, but results in a presentation that feels somewhat naive and juvenile.