A Classic Reimagined Necromancer Games and Judges Guild have teamed up to expand and update the classic module Caverns of Thracia. Caverns of Thracia has 10 ratings and 1 review. Ken said: Simply put, the greatest D&D adventure of all time. Or damn close. The author is a 3 dimensiona. . Caverns of Thracia The Original Classic Adventure by Paul Jaquays, with new maps and editing by Bob Bledsaw III. Designed for beginning, low-level.

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GROGNARDIA: Retrospective: The Caverns of Thracia

And They have been waiting. The beast men chose an intelligent minotaur to rule them; his descendants still reign. Peter Juzyk rated it really liked it Jul 04, Skeletons, dead bodies, statues, etc. No screencaps of a random frame of a video. Books by Paul Jaquays. I’ll be the first to congratulate you if you do; it’s one of the many lessons the old school still has judfes teach us about adventure design and I’d be very pleased to see it incorporated into newer games.

There’s much more of a story to it than, say, Isle of Dread and its conclusion even features a super-powerful NPC who can right all the “wrongs” done to the PCs in their explorations of the Castle.

I like tactics but not to that depth. Undiscovered for over a thousand years; forgotten temples, lost underground citadels, and wild beast-men. The upper levels are for low-level characters; lower levels are more difficult. Rich rated it it was amazing Jan 05, Chris Tichenor December 31, at 3: I never owned or played Thracia, but I’ll say this: Although this product could not include the large maps and charts of the original product, it still holds the entirety of the original booklet: I keep meaning to throw up reviews of the M-series of modules on my own blog.


Justin rated it it was amazing Apr 08, My fear is that a lot of younger gamers simply have no experience of this kind of play and would consider it “unfair. S’mon January 1, at 5: Don’t post links to illegal PDFs.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I or to crawl from hex to hex uncovering 5 ants in one hex to the ancient red dragon in the next Jaquays is an underrated talent, IMO.

I have Paul Jaquays and Judges Guild to thank for that; I wish similar lessons might be imparted to today’s generation of gamers. Bravely running away, we are told, is not “cool” and gaming is supposedly all about being cool.

Curtis Darlage marked it as to-read Sep 13, Ian December 31, at 2: Even more significant, from my perspective, is the diversity of environments within this module. I’ll also critique Moldvay’s X2 just read it over the holiday.

There is a feeling of randomness about Caverns of ThraciaDark Tower and guidl others which is not present in the TSR Modules, and one gets the impression that the coherence is incomplete. That the two designs by Paul Jaquays come closest in quality to the TSR standard is reassuring, since it seems that at least Paul is making the effort.

You’re on to something about the lack of exploration in modern adventure design.

It’s a game that requires very precise and detailed small squad military tactics. Riley marked it as to-read Jan 19, Sea-Steeds and Wave Riders This is the extensive technical and historical work, first guold indesigned to add realistic naval conditions to any miniatures, strategic war-game, or fantasy RPG campaign. Sailor’s Chaos Lord might have been the head priest of the chaos cult that summoned Zargon.


One of the problems I have with a lot of 4E design is the idea of balance that seems so intrinsic to it’s philosophy and which shouldn’t guilld in a more fully-realised world. Also, his Runequest work, mainly Griffin Mountain, is outstanding. Within this community, creating a dungeon that matches the amount of flexibility presented to the players in terms of available exploration paths and interactive factions has become known as Jaquaying a dungeon a term coined by Justin Alexander of The Alexandrian blog.

Suitable for use with any medieval or fantasy role-playing system currently in print, and ideal for campaign Judges wishing to expand their gaming horizons into maritime traffic, trade, and ram-and-cutlass naval warfare.

A module IMO should inspire the DM to create his own stuff, not intimidate him out of trying to do so. I’ve seen several comments to that effect regarding the current crop of 4e adventures, and it’s a trend I’d like to reversed.

Caverns of Thracia (Judges Guild #102)

caverbs This is a “living” environment that puts paid to the notion that old school dungeons are static places with monsters statically side by side without any interactions between them. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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