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Merric's Erratically Updated Reviews of old D&D adventures


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grodog

Adventurer
Alas, I can't find the pdf of "The Oracle of Fate", which is the one adventure from my home campaign I actually posted on the web. [MENTION=1613]grodog[/MENTION] might have a copy, but it was quite a time ago and the website it was on has passed into oblivion (and it's not even stored on the wayback machine :()

I'll dig around, [MENTION=3586]MerricB[/MENTION]. You should also ping Brian/Cebrion on CF!: he's as much of a packrat as I am :D
 






Scrivener of Doom

Adventurer
Nice one. ;)

I know we cannot rewrite history but I do sometimes wonder how the 1E canon of adventures would have turned out if Gary had been the chief creative rather than trying to run a company. Imagine if T1-4 had been delivered on time and, dare I say it, complete as one example and you have mentioned another: what would Gary's version of Tharizdun be? (I suppose we have his atrocious novels for one perspective but I'm sure a version formed by actual play would have been different.)

Ahhh, if wishes were fishes....
 

MerricB

Eternal Optimist
Here's the next one, my favourite adventure, I3 Pharaoh

I held off on reviewing this until I'd finished the rest of the 1982 adventures. I've been tossing up whether to review the RPGA ones, but most of the early ones got reprinted, so I'll just review the reprints.

Cheers!
 

darjr

I crit!
These two are among my favorite adventures. Little did I know how they were tied together until you brought it up. Interesting, thanks.
 

MerricB

Eternal Optimist
I'm quite indebted to Shannon Appelcline's research - and that of others - when I'm trying to discover the historical context for the reviews. :)
 
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grodog

Adventurer
Have you read _Playing at the World_ yet, Merric? Would be curious to hear your thoughts (but it may be earlier in focus than you're intersted in too, perhaps?).
 

MerricB

Eternal Optimist
I must confess I didn't even know it existed, Allan! Thanks muchly for bringing it to my attention - I'll have a look at it tonight.

My recent reading has been histories of Bronze Age, Greek and Roman Warfare, so I think I can deal with Playing at the World; I'm always interested in seeing how the hobby has developed!

Cheers!
 


MerricB

Eternal Optimist
Lenard Lakofka's L2: The Assassin's Knot is the latest of my reviews. I gained a new appreciation of the adventure whilst rereading it for the review, but I still think it's very, very challenging to run.

B5: Horror on the Hill and I4: Oasis of the White Palm are next on my list. (I might get to one today, but more likely after a lot of gaming this weekend!)

Cheers!
 

Al'Kelhar

Adventurer
Slightly off-topic, but can anyone recall the name of the module that was simply the amalgamation of B1 to B4 (or B5)?

Cheers, Al'Kelhar
 

MerricB

Eternal Optimist
B1-9 In Search of Adventure. (It contains bits of each of those adventures, out of order and chopped to pieces).
 




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