Every so often I see someone online has created their own homebrew version of "Holmes Basic past level 3" (and even a couple of guides on how to cap a whole Holmes campaign at level 3). Well, didn't you know the Cook/Marsh expert rules were designed for use with Holmes???
I think I kind of always glossed over that little section, or assumed it was referring to the Moldvay basic book; yet it clearly states it is for the D&D book that "has a blue cover with a picture of a dragon on it".
Did anyone ever do this? I mean: start at 1st level with Holmes and move naturally from there to the Expert rules? If so, how did it go?
I know one thing, I shall never refer to Holmes D&D as "Holmes D&D" ever again. From now on it shall be known as "the D&D book that has a blue cover with a picture of a dragon on it".