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The Lost City - Goodman Games Next Classic TSR Adventure Revisited

From their GenCon Livestream on Facebook, Goodman Games has announced the next of their Original Adventures Reincarnated will be 1982's The Lost City by Tom Moldvay. This follows the big hardcovers of Into the Borderlands, The Isle of Dread, and Expedition to the Barrier Peaks.

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The Lost City takes place within a massive pyramid in a city buried in the desert, and was originally a 32-page module. Goodman Games takes these old modules and presents the original plus a 5th Edition update and other materials in a big compiled hardcover.
 
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darjr

I crit!
In the stream they’ve said there is a list of them they want to do. They picked this because Mike Mearls was really excited for it.
 

Parmandur

Adventurer
In the stream they’ve said there is a list of them they want to do. They picked this because Mike Mearls was really excited for it.
It's a legit module, for sure, but probably not destined for a more mainstream WotC book like Ghosts of Saltmarsh. I do have a used copy of this, so I'm not sure I'll buy this one.
 

David Howery

Explorer
Heh. I ran this one back in the day, the players and I had a blast. Mostly because of the rather weird citizens of the city...
 

JeffB

Adventurer
Another Moldvay Masterpiece. I am super excited for this. This adventure always plays out so differently and is really a mini setting/campaign. I so wish Tom was still with us through the rise of the OSR and D&D's comeback.

Now if they can just tackle his revision of B3, and Chateau.

And surely Zeb's X4/X5 next :)
 

Sacrosanct

Slayer of Keraptis
You know, I never actually played that module. No idea how it ever got ignored, but never actually played it (I started in 1981, so it was available as current). I’ve heard rave reviews about it, so I am very interested in seeing how the remake is done.
 
Any release date on this? I know Expedition to the Barrier Peaks comes out in December, so I'm assuming this'll be released in the first half of next year sometime.
 

David Howery

Explorer
You know, I never actually played that module. No idea how it ever got ignored, but never actually played it (I started in 1981, so it was available as current). I’ve heard rave reviews about it, so I am very interested in seeing how the remake is done.
if you ever do run it... be prepared to put some work into the bottom levels. The top levels are fairly well done and detailed (particularly the city's human inhabitants). The lower levels are rather sparse on notes, and have a lot of 'random critters here and there, just chilling'...
 

Sacrosanct

Slayer of Keraptis
if you ever do run it... be prepared to put some work into the bottom levels. The top levels are fairly well done and detailed (particularly the city's human inhabitants). The lower levels are rather sparse on notes, and have a lot of 'random critters here and there, just chilling'...
OH, over the years I've scanned through it and definitely got the B1 Search of the Unknown vibe. I've been writing adventures for decades, so I'm not worried about that. I'm curious to see how they handle it. I will say, I am not all that thrilled with how they are taking these classic modules and putting them in 400 page books though. That's just too much. Defeats the purpose of modules (short one shots).
 

not-so-newguy

Explorer
OH, over the years I've scanned through it and definitely got the B1 Search of the Unknown vibe. I've been writing adventures for decades, so I'm not worried about that. I'm curious to see how they handle it. I will say, I am not all that thrilled with how they are taking these classic modules and putting them in 400 page books though. That's just too much. Defeats the purpose of modules (short one shots).
Yeah, i’m wondering what’s the level expectancy for this adventure. I know that originally it was intended for 1-3, but with the extra content perhaps 1-5?
 

Parmandur

Adventurer
Yeah, i’m wondering what’s the level expectancy for this adventure. I know that originally it was intended for 1-3, but with the extra content perhaps 1-5?
The original is basically an invitation to start a megadungeon, so it would not surprise me if they took that up.
 

darjr

I crit!
In the video they do say they may add content to the lower level, but not change the actual creatures/encounters
 

darjr

I crit!
Something about adding a bit more of an optional plot. I think it was in context to the barrier peaks adventure, but I think it was in response to a question about the lost city one. For instance adding an optional mastermind to barrier peaks was along the lines of the options they are adding to the lost city to flesh out the story and make some semblance of a pre packaged story reason for the monsters in it.
 

Mycroft

Explorer
I hope they go into Zargon and his expanded lore (Ancient Baatorian, ruled the Hells before Asmodeus and the Baatezu).
 

Scrivener of Doom

Adventurer
if you ever do run it... be prepared to put some work into the bottom levels. The top levels are fairly well done and detailed (particularly the city's human inhabitants). The lower levels are rather sparse on notes, and have a lot of 'random critters here and there, just chilling'...
There was a 3.xE-era Dragon article that provided a colour map of the lower levels and a few more details. I hope that's used as a source for this product, as well as the stuff from Elder Evils.
 

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