Goodman Games' Next Reincarnation Is Expedition To The Barrier Peaks
  • Goodman Games' Next Reincarnation Is Expedition To The Barrier Peaks


    Following on from Into the Borderlands and The Isle of Dread, Goodman Games is next bringing 1980's sci-fantasy adventure Expedition to the Barrier Peaks to D&D 5th Edition.




    Announced at Gary Con this weekend, Expedition is due out in September. Like the others in the Original Adventures Reincarnated series, it contains the original module, handouts, and an updated 5E version.

    The adventure features a crashed spaceship, robots, ray guns, and plant people.

    You can find out more directly from GG's website here.
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    1. jayoungr's Avatar
      jayoungr -
      Great news! That adventure is a classic.
    1. Parmandur's Avatar
      Parmandur -
      Very interesting, I was wondering what they would tackle next with this series, particularly with WotC doing many of these classic adventures in-house...
    1. Ralif Redhammer's Avatar
      Ralif Redhammer -
      That's a great choice. With its sci-fi weirdness, it fills a niche that other modern modules don't - and it could be easily paired with the Lost Laboratory of Kwalish.
    1. Wrathamon -
      first AD&D module they picked.
    1. darjr's Avatar
      darjr -
      I can’t wait! I picked up the Isle of Dread at GaryCon
    1. Reynard -
      Consider it bought (or backed -- did they do the previous ones as KSers?)
    1. Whizbang Dustyboots's Avatar
      Whizbang Dustyboots -
      I believe the other two were just pre-orders. WotC may have restricted them from doing this series via Kickstarter for some reason.

      And yeah, this is going to be great. The Goodman vibe is already so similar to this adventure, it shouldn't be hard for them to add an extra level or two.
    1. Mistwell's Avatar
      Mistwell -
      I am surprised. I thought WOTC would want to revamp this themselves for 5e.
    1. chaoshead87's Avatar
      chaoshead87 -
      Guess I'm the only one not excited for this one. Hard Skip for me.
    1. Whizbang Dustyboots's Avatar
      Whizbang Dustyboots -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mistwell View Post
      I am surprised. I thought WOTC would want to revamp this themselves for 5e.
      I thought it was a pretty glaring omission from Yawning Portal. Followed by them doing Kwalish, I suspected they weren't feeling it, for whatever reason.

      I had hoped that Goodman would tackle Castle Amber next, but it's hard to argue with this one for mass appeal.
    1. Parmandur's Avatar
      Parmandur -
      Quote Originally Posted by Whizbang Dustyboots View Post
      I thought it was a pretty glaring omission from Yawning Portal. Followed by them doing Kwalish, I suspected they weren't feeling it, for whatever reason.

      I had hoped that Goodman would tackle Castle Amber next, but it's hard to argue with this one for mass appeal.
      I'm actually really curious as to which old modules are on the table, as I assume Mearls has plotted out which ones to use and how given the success of Strahd and Yawning Portal.
    1. Parmandur's Avatar
      Parmandur -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mistwell View Post
      I am surprised. I thought WOTC would want to revamp this themselves for 5e.
      I had suspected that WotC was letting Goodman do B/X, leaving AD&D modules for themselves. But there is a Basic module in Ghosts of Saltmarsh, and now this, so who knows.
    1. Whizbang Dustyboots's Avatar
      Whizbang Dustyboots -
      I think it's notable that we haven't heard anything about the Slavers, D series or Queen of the Demonweb Pits. Those seem to be the major missing classic modules still missing. There's other great ones -- Beyond the Crystal Cave, Against the Cult of the Reptile God and Dwellers of the Forbidden City, for instance -- but none of them have the profile of A1-4 or D1-3 and Q1.
    1. aco175's Avatar
      aco175 -
      I must be the only one that thought this one was terrible. Maybe it was because I was 12 and remember feeling so let down when we encountered aliens and all the spaceship stuff. I guess I can only suspend disbelief so much.
    1. Parmandur's Avatar
      Parmandur -
      Quote Originally Posted by Whizbang Dustyboots View Post
      I think it's notable that we haven't heard anything about the Slavers, D series or Queen of the Demonweb Pits. Those seem to be the major missing classic modules still missing. There's other great ones -- Beyond the Crystal Cave, Against the Cult of the Reptile God and Dwellers of the Forbidden City, for instance -- but none of them have the profile of A1-4 or D1-3 and Q1.
      There's also the Temple of Elemental Evil (PotA was an homage, but they released ToA the same year as Yawning Portal), among others: Ghosts of Saltmarsh opens up Dungeon magazine article, too.

      If Ghosts of Saltmarsh is successful, I think we'll see subsequent similar sandbox compilations. Makes good use of the old modular adventures.
    1. dwayne's Avatar
      dwayne -
      Loved this old Greyhawk adventure happy they up dated it.
    1. Whizbang Dustyboots's Avatar
      Whizbang Dustyboots -
      Quote Originally Posted by Parmandur View Post
      If Ghosts of Saltmarsh is successful, I think we'll see subsequent similar sandbox compilations. Makes good use of the old modular adventures.
      The only wrinkle on Dungeon and Dragon revamps is the rights issue. I don't know what the old contracts said, but unless they're perpetual rights, WotC would need to renegotiate the use of those old adventures. (Obviously, it's a lot easier when Mearls wrote one of them.)

      But yeah, there's a treasure trove of old material they could dust off, either as its own product or to flesh out module re-releases.
    1. Parmandur's Avatar
      Parmandur -
      Quote Originally Posted by Whizbang Dustyboots View Post
      The only wrinkle on Dungeon and Dragon revamps is the rights issue. I don't know what the old contracts said, but unless they're perpetual rights, WotC would need to renegotiate the use of those old adventures. (Obviously, it's a lot easier when Mearls wrote one of them.)

      But yeah, there's a treasure trove of old material they could dust off, either as its own product or to flesh out module re-releases.
      I'm sure the history of that is... complicated...but they publish old Dragon and Dungt material in every Dragon+ issue, ai they have been working on the legal side of those, and that might just be starting to pay off.
    1. Whizbang Dustyboots's Avatar
      Whizbang Dustyboots -
      Quote Originally Posted by Parmandur View Post
      I'm sure the history of that is... complicated...but they publish old Dragon and Dungt material in every Dragon+ issue, ai they have been working on the legal side of those, and that might just be starting to pay off.
      That's a good point. This is probably a mostly solved issue. (It's possible there's stuff that they don't have or can't get the rights to, and we just never see those reprinted or updated anywhere.)

      In that case, I'm putting in my votes for Citadel by the Sea, Pit of the Oracle and Fedifensor to get updated next. Ooh, and a hag-ariffic update of The Dancing Hut.
    1. Lidgar's Avatar
      Lidgar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Parmandur View Post
      I'm actually really curious as to which old modules are on the table, as I assume Mearls has plotted out which ones to use and how given the success of Strahd and Yawning Portal.
      If I had to guess? Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth combined with the Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun. Has that "Goodman Vibe" as well.

      Really happy to see them do this one, as I think there is plenty of room for improvement and expansion, as they did with the other updates. Look forward to seeing how they do the "figure out how to operate the advanced technology" tree...
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