[Review] WG5 Mordekainen’s Fantastic Adventure (AD&D); Left-Hand Path

[Adventure]WG5 Mordekainen’s Fantastic Adventure (1984)Robert J. Kuntz & Gary Gygax (TSR)Lvl 8 – 14 Twilight approaches. The great odyssey through Gary Gygax’s ouvre of fantastic modules, beginning with the platonic B2, covering the fantastic GDQ series, the stellar S series, the promising but ultimately unrealized T series, the interesting but sub-par EX duology ends at … More [Review] WG5 Mordekainen’s Fantastic Adventure (AD&D); Left-Hand Path

[Review] Fez 1 – Valley of Trees (AD&D 1e 3PP); Alien

[Adventure]Fez 1 – Valley of Trees (1982)Len Bland & James Robert (Mayfair Games)Lvl 1 -7 A rewarding aspect of delving into old modules that are relatively obscure is that you discover something genuinely alien to modern sensibilities. It is almost inconceivable that something like Fez I would be made today. It is a tournament module … More [Review] Fez 1 – Valley of Trees (AD&D 1e 3PP); Alien

[Review] WG4 The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun (AD&D); Delayed Gratification

[Adventure]WG4 The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun (1982)Gary Gygax (TSR)Lvl 5 – 10 Maybe the best module Gygax has ever done? I haven’t read Necropolis yet but it’s hard to imagine something better then this. A kind-of sequel to the inspired but somewhat uneven S4, WG4 starts off coy, unassuming, with the Gnome King that you … More [Review] WG4 The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun (AD&D); Delayed Gratification

[Review] S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks (AD&D); Beyond

[Adventure]S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks (1980)Gary Gygax (TSR)Lvl 8 – 12 The legendary S3. If the GD(Q) series can be seen as a roadmap for ‘normal’ high level adventures as T1 can be seen as a normal low-level adventure, the S series is where Gygax gets wacky and more experimental, and few things in … More [Review] S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks (AD&D); Beyond

[Review] The Keep (AD&D 3PP); Echoes of Thulian Echoes

[Adventure]The Keep (1983)Daniel Greenberg, Samuel Shirley, Gregory Maples & Anne Jaffe (Mayfair Games)Lvl 9 – 12 Back with another Role Aids, for high level adventurers, written as an adaptation of an obscure 80s fantasy horror movie with time travel and nazis in it? Truly the oddest of oddeties. The Keep is a curiosity from the … More [Review] The Keep (AD&D 3PP); Echoes of Thulian Echoes

[Review] T1-4 The Temple of Elemental Evil (AD&D); Archaic

[Kilodungeon]T1-4 The Temple of Elemental Evil (1985)Gary Gygax & Frank Metzer (TSR)Lvl 1 – 8+ It’s time. There’s something unique about the history of D&D in that it is littered not only with the creation of enduring classics (GD, S, B2 etc.) but also with blunders, near misses, could-have-beens and adventures that are now forever … More [Review] T1-4 The Temple of Elemental Evil (AD&D); Archaic

[Review] S4 Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth (AD&D); Enigma

[Adventure]Lost Caverns of Tjocanth (1982)Gary Gygax (TSR)Lvl 6 – 10 The famous S module series stood for ‘Special’, denoting a departure from the usual procedure of adventuring and the ambition to do things differently. Of the original four module run, three of which were written by Gary Gygax, and among them was numbered the legendary … More [Review] S4 Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth (AD&D); Enigma

[Review] T1 The Village of Hommlet (AD&D); Foreshadow

[Adventure]T1 The Village of Hommlet (1979)Gary Gygax (TSR)Lvl 1 Summary: (B2) ^2 Back from vacation so it’s time to get busy. T1 is legendary, the granddaddy of introductory dungeons penned by the Gygaxter himself, and likely resting place of many first level characters. A sort of spiritual successor to B2, everything has been given a … More [Review] T1 The Village of Hommlet (AD&D); Foreshadow

[Review] Q1 Queen of the Demonweb Pits (AD&D); Not with a Bang…

[Adventure]Q1 Queen of the Demonweb Pits (1980)David C. Sutherland III (TSR)Lvl 10 – 14 Q1 is the Return of the Jedi of the GDQ series. Still well liked by some, it is obvious to any but a casual observer that the final episode of the great AD&D Epic that started with G1, both in tone … More [Review] Q1 Queen of the Demonweb Pits (AD&D); Not with a Bang…