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Winston Smith10 Jan 2019 4:26 a.m. PST

Back in my day, we didn't have no pre-written hottsie tottsie modules. No sir!

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Jan 2019 5:07 a.m. PST

Yup! Those were the day, huh?

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2019 5:51 a.m. PST

We slogged through G1-G3, I was the DM. Oh Lord did my players hate me when it became obvious that G3 was going to lead straight into D1.

"Can't you just write the Dungeons like you used to?" they said. And I knew they were right, but it was so time consuming and these modules represented the peak of TSR dungeonering talent! The players were right. We never did do D1-D3 (my copies are still mint I suppose!), mostly because one of the guys bought Q1 (the follow on to D1-D3!) and so the plot was shot.

However – City State of The Invincible Overlord was a great jumping off place for new adventures. The best "module" I ever invested in. For some reason none of the other City Modules produced by Judges Guild were half as good.

USAFpilot10 Jan 2019 8:52 a.m. PST

S2 White Plume Montain
A1-4 The Slaver Series

The G/giant and D/drow modules were rather uninteresting high level hack and slash.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2019 2:57 p.m. PST

Back in the later 1970's and early 1980's I had so many of the modules.

But than I got married and had children and found miniatures.

So dumb old me got rid of nearly every single one of my D&D stuff.

Do you know what these costs these days.

Smart me did keep all of the 1st Edition AD&D books and a few of the modules, like; Tegel Manor, The Temple of Elemental Evil (just do not where that is at the moment).

City State of The Invincible Overlord

Had the original of this way back when.

But I got the Collector's Edition of 5th Edition of D&D for Christmas so I have began to get some of these old Modules, which is why I know what they cost these days.

So far I have gotten:

Got this one in the mail last night.


This one I got last week.


Plus I have this coming


So yes The City State of The Invincible Overlord is the best city and lets just say that to get this book you will pay.

The great thing is that since I buy stuff from Amazon this ended up costing me nothing.

Oh and yes I did but one of the new ones.


Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2019 5:43 p.m. PST

T1 was great. Just seemed a long time to wait for T2.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2019 8:23 p.m. PST

Yes it was and back in the later 1970's we lost several characters and NPC's going into it.

First is was the Giant Frogs then the Green Slime (you know what happens to NPC's when Green Slime drops onto them and your Cleric is only level 1/2… they die) than the other monsters.

It was only a final sleep spell that lucky put down a brunch of bad guys that we allowed us to finally get out of there.

Though still not as bad as:

The Tomb of Horrors where 21 went in and only 4 came out alive and one of those was struck in the skull.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2019 10:48 a.m. PST

I remember Tomb of Horrors – in the sense that I know I was a player in a game that used it – but I recall nothing about it except that there was a Liche on the cover, and I knew our party had no chance if we met a liche…..

…probably we all died.

Phrodon11 Jan 2019 12:47 p.m. PST

My favs:

T1 – Village of Hommlet
A1-A4 – Slavers
U1 -Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh
C2 – Ghost Tower
C4 – To Find a King
L2 – Assassins Knot
N1 – Against the Cult Reptile God
S2 – White Plume Mountain

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2019 11:29 a.m. PST

BTW, both B1 & B2, in all editions, are available as exact reprints in the compilation hardback Into the Borderlands by Goodman Games. The book also includes 5e versions of these, with a linked storyline and additional adventuring locations. There's also a nice write up of the history of the original modules. Worth a look!

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2019 7:47 a.m. PST

That sounds really interesting – but £60.00 GBP (on Amazon) was a bit more than I expected to see!

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