Very much agreed on both counts, although I would argue that the immensity of ideas contained within small products was pretty much the standard in the early days of the hobby. Personally I think that particular module is just tuild, definitely the weakest of the Master M-series line. Posted by James Maliszewski at JD Thornton is currently reading it Dec 17, Upper dungeon that leads to lower water filled cavern that functions as a sorta wilderness. Return to Book Page. Is anyone else out there familiar with both? Keith rated it really liked it Aug 27, If you find yourself posting or responding just to score points or be snarky, you may get reported.
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OR do a few more things need to be added to make this be a sandbox worth exploring? The Caverns of Thracia. Published inThracia is both a large dungeon and a campaign setting in its own right. Fantasy role-playing game adventures Judges Guild publications.
Borderlands is certainly the less exciting of the 3. Want to add to the discussion? Some elements of the adventure will be relatively easy, for low-level groups to gain experience, while other areas may send great lords and heroes fleeing in terror! No screencaps of a random frame of a video. Only a member of this blog may post a comment.
Only run it once myself and it was a tpk. I like to crawl from hex to hex uncovering 5 ants in one hex to the ancient red dragon in the next The author is a 3 dimensional genius and went on to work for ID software creating Quake levels, and it shows. But we had fun doing it, because the pseudo-ancient Greek atmosphere of the place, combined with its memorable encounters — like the cult of Thanatos, the incarnation of Death — spoke to our dreams of being Indiana Jones.
The beast men chose an intelligent minotaur to rule them; his descendants still reign. I have a lot of fond memories of The Caverns of Thracia. Paul Jaquays remains one of my favorite adventure designers. Bring on the pirates! Pretty fucking od though of course it can get brutal too. Riley marked it as to-read Jan 19, Is anyone else out there familiar with both? Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Submit a new text post. The fact that there are two opposing sides in the caverns opens up the possibility of the players allying themselves with one of the sides. To ask other readers questions about Caverns of Thraciaplease sign up. This dungeon is for characters of levels 2 through 6. I keep meaning to throw up reviews of the M-series of modules on my own blog. These are updated product downloads worked from the original material.
All three adventures are low level, but contain high level areas. TOP Related Articles.
JUDGES GUILD CAVERNS OF THRACIA PDF
Retrospective: The Caverns of Thracia The Caverns of Thracia by Paul Jaquays is a good example of why Judges Guild is remembered so fondly by so many of us who started gaming in the 70s. Published in , Thracia is both a large dungeon and a campaign setting in its own right. While perhaps not large enough to be called a true "megadungeon," the four levels of the caverns are nevertheless expansive and filled with a wide variety of humanoid factions -- a few of them mutually antagonistic -- which contributes greatly to the feeling of dynamism the module evokes. 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.
JG 102 Caverns of Thracia Review
It is huge. It has many levels and quite a few sub levels. This adventure was published by Judges Guild in Caverns of Thracia was written and illustrated by Jennell Jaquays. From cover to cover it is 79 pages long. It is written for Original Dungeons and Dragons. The adventure does not specify a level range.
There is a feeling of off about Caverns of ThraciaDark Tower and the others which is not present in the TSR Modules, and one gets the impression that the coherence is incomplete. Pretty much circumvents the notion of inaccurate party mapping. The effort given on the history side, for example, could well have been glossed over. The city and four levels of the caverns are vast, caversn more than enough material for many gaming sessions. In my Ptolus campaign, I just draw out every single inch of the dungeon crawl on my very large Chessex battlemap. Tue, 31 Mar And still, they wait, undisturbed. Caverns of Thracia Judges Guild Rich January 5, at 4: Gygax in particular seemed to delight in elaborate traps and situations likely to kill or at the least inconvenience characters.