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Vintage D&D Modules!

I always appreciated the artwork that went along with these modules. Maybe the adventures were not that great but how could you possibly live up to these illustrations?

Some frogs getting the ever loving shit blasted out of them.

I guess….

Angry Muppet.

Vampire looks like Trump.

Jesus Christ.

A Skeleton getting all fucked up.

This is the first thing that pops into my head whenever I hear D&D.

What horror? Cavemen?

A fucking dinosaur, that’s cool.

What is this asshole shooting at?

New year goal – I’d like to run a Greyhawk campaign using many of the classic AD&D modules.  It’s been a long time since I ran some of them, and some I have never run or played.  Obviously a few rails will be in place to steer a party toward the modules, with willing players told this in advance, but there should be room for some sandbox play in there as well.

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I get a feelin that you game-minded critters might like the Counter Monkey episode on The Apocalypse Stone. (It’s just a two hour rant, so it’s short for a Critter, heh)  It’s just one dude telling the story of a really really really fucked up D&D module. Definitely a gore warning cuz there’s some bad shit that happens in the module, but like…The Apocalypse Stone is an Experience.

The minotaur of the Caves of Chaos with his mail coat and spear.  (Erol Otus from the early printings of D&D module B2: The Keep on the Borderlands, TSR, 1980.)  This was replaced in later printings with Bill Willingham’s version and the text was changed to update his stats, reduce his # of attacks and increase his spear damage.

Dragon by David Sutherland from the early printings of D&D module B2: The Keep on the Borderlands, TSR, 1980.  In 1981 it was cut from B2 and moved to the later printings of B1: In Search of the Unknown.  Neither adventure includes a dragon encounter, so there’s no official explanation for the lack of wings.

The party battles giant killer frogs with their crossbow, magic sword, and laser rifle and pistol.  (Denis Beauvais, credited as Dennis, from D&D Expert module DA2: Temple of the Frog by Dave Arneson and David Ritchie, TSR, 1986.)  The temple part of this adventure is adapted directly from the sample dungeon included in D&D Supplement II: Blackmoor in 1975, the first adventure ever published for an RPG, set in the first campaign world specifically created for a fantasy RPG.  Sci fi elements from other worlds were a part of D&D from the very beginning.