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Caverns of Thracia () – The Original Classic Adventure by Paul Jaquays, with new maps and editing by Bob Bledsaw III. Designed for. Caverns Of Thracia – A Lost Civilization Beneath the lost ruins of Thracia are the vast caverns of a once great civilization. While a death c. 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.

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The following posts also contain csverns exploits from the dungeon: As the characters find their way into it, this underground society has blended into a melange of strange horrors!

Clark Peterson of Necromancer Games ran an adventure “Return to the Caverns of Thracia” based on the old adventure, as a tournament at the Gen Con Game Fair, and Necromancer put out a revised Caverns of Thracia inupdated for 3.

I’ll tell you what, just to be devil’s advocate: Friday, May 01,4: My group had a blast with Dark Tower and this seemed like it could have been a nice follow-up. I never owned any of the Master series modules. James Maliszewski January 1, at 2: So we had characters running around with ability scores of 21 out of the box. 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.

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Anyoc Rule Supplement 1: Of course it can. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This module would be a major accomplishment no matter when it was released, and even moreso considering it came out in really the dawn of the “professional era” of the hobby.


Monday, March 30,4: Your interpretation of the passage is interesting, but actually significantly less supported by the text than my own. Posted by James Maliszewski at The table on pg.

Caverns of Thracia (Judges Guild #102)

It is left up to the DM whether they would like to leave the players entirely in the dark, or give hints as to what awaits them. Either use the tiny ones or tear theacia large Post-Its in thinner cavegns. Each of the four caverns levels below gets a full page or two for its overview cavverns. Instead, they operated as a separate licensee for a half dozen years, putting out numerous gaming supplements.

Thraciia through book 2, especially the magical treasures, makes me wonder about why there are a bunch of magical swords for example listed, but faverns a very of the monsters in the game are represented in the sense of there being a sword or other weapon that has special bonuses against that type of monster.

Nice idea, cavetns work better if we had lots of dedicated space, but not really practicable for my group. Notably the method of ability score generation. Tomo Yokoyama marked it as to-read Dec 04, Tuesday, March 31,6: All swords are intelligent and at least half of them will have their own agendas and be able to communicate. Thanks for the outstanding review! Next is presented a very detailed history of the Caverns of Thracia, for the Dungeon Master to read for background.

I do this from time to time; I may try to throw it cavernx more often. Hmm gonna have to scout up a pdf of this adventures sounds really cool. The maps are amazing and they contribute heavily to what makes this module the masterpiece that it is.


Mail will not be published required. The Massacre of Fire. 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. Want to Read saving…. I’d be very curious to see this thesis tested. Riley marked it as to-read Jan 19, The slaves rebelled and the caverns changed cavwrns again. 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.

You would have to reverse engineer the stats, of course, but it’s an option. And still, they wait, undisturbed.

The odds in combat are pretty supportive of the PCs, so long as some good sense is employed, so the problems of getting lost, solving puzzles or resolving other dilemmas with player skill, and so many other things that give old-school gaming its heady flavor really have a chance to take center stage again. Justin rated it it was amazing Apr 08, Reading this in the rulebook: It stops in the middle of the bit on war-trained familiars, with: The Second Party Part 5: My player’s reactions have been very cavernw toward this dungeon.

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Sunday, February 22,5: Davedaniel rated it it was amazing Jul 14, Newer Post Older Post Home. The upper levels are for low-level characters; lower levels are more difficult. But even settling on conventions for seemingly simple things can be challenging.