31 Dec 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. Caverns of Thracia (Dungeons & Dragons) on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Classic D&D adventure, one of the best released by Judges. A Classic Reimagined Necromancer Games and Judges Guild have teamed up to expand and update the classic module Caverns of Thracia for 3rd Edition.

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The Last Foray February 25th, Then I have another one for drawing-and-erasing. They pop up on eBay pretty regularly and often go for very little money.

The Massacre of Fire. I never owned or played Thracia, but I’ll say this: But, OTOH, it means that imprecise mapping is pretty much nonexistent.

Caverns of Thracia (Judges Guild #102)

And concluding that players should fairly get to arbitrarily decide which and how many languages they speak is, IMO, perverse. You’re on to something about the lack of exploration in modern adventure design. Jorgen grabbed his foot pole and jammed it through the handles of the doors, barring them shut… And just in time, too, as someone tried to open them from within. The Lost City of Thracia on the surface is rather small, spanning only five pages. The One Ring Roleplaying Game.

The Caverns of Thracia is very non-linear; there is no “right” way to explore its depths and no central “set piece” locations.

Pretty much circumvents the notion of inaccurate party mapping. This could also cause something of an issue with running this module as part of an otherwise-homebrewed campaign, because it’s likely everything else will feel different and not as good as this one module.


Judges Guild – The Caverns of Thracia

After hundreds of years, though, the god would fhracia worshiped again. That would make mapping pretty sweet, IMO, especially when there was a need to get somewhere fast and they had to hope to god their map was accurate! Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality. The caberns of content is fantastic; the quantity itself gives plenty of fuel for a challenging multiple-session adventure, and the detail within shows why Jaquays has a strong positive reputation in game design.

GROGNARDIA: Retrospective: The Caverns of Thracia

Rules mastery also plays a role in the success of a session. New Account or Log In. A guy I knew took me along to play with his group. Tuesday, February 24, 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.

City State of the Invincible Overlord. Tuesday, February 24,2: And instead of a simple loop, there caverjs a couple of extra turns in there. Decoding the rulebook is part of the experience here. Aerie City Supplement 3: And that, coupled with the presentation in random determination tables, I think led to a lot of people feeling somewhat straitjacketed by the rules, monsters, and caveens, when that was probably precisely the opposite of what was intended. The Second Session Part 7: Reading this in the rulebook: Next is presented a very detailed history of the Caverns of Thracia, for the Dungeon Master to read for background.

Holmes Basic Blue Book Edition. Rich January 5, at 4: 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. Please log in to add or reply to comments.

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The Twin Travails of Thalmain. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit cagerns the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

Thus, a man with an intelligence level of 15 could speak 7 languages, i. This is a really good 3. A dwarf of intelligence 11 or more thraca speak Common. Thursday, February 26, Pin It on Pinterest. I think you’re on to something there. He is currently resting up before a huge convention adventure soon to come!

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Regarding sleep, Alt Text graded it here along with other first level spells. Subscribe to get the free product of the week! Well, they wandered around in that little section of dungeon which was MAYBE linear feet of hallway for something like an hour. Michael von Sacher-Masoch rated it really liked it May 01, I had completely forgotten this until your comment jogged my memory, but I caferns the same interpretation of the BECMI rules for a few weeks.

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! We know where the rogue is in order to make the skill check, so everybody else gets engaged in figuring out strategically where they want to be.

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