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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Curtis Darlage marked it as to-read Sep 13, They eventually reached a chapel guarded by more of the ebon-eyed guards.

With the background complete, along with some charts for wandering monsters and patrols of gnolls or lizards, the book then dives into the adventure areas themselves. Wednesday, February 25,1: One-click unsubscribe later if you don’t enjoy the newsletter. And concluding that players should fairly get to arbitrarily decide which and how many languages they speak is, IMO, perverse.

They headed off in a different direction, crossing over another rope bridge through a chasm where they were harried by giant bats.

I’d be very curious to see this thesis tested. Caverns of Thracia Monday, March 30,4: The humans used beast men gnolls, minotaurs, dog brothers, etc. Wellington marked it as to-read Feb 07, Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

Now, ask me to map it, you know, where the DM says: Log In with Facebook.

Second, re CR tables: It mentions that some unique monsters are to be found within all the better to surprise players who think they know everything! 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!

It is appropriate for use by first level characters to start, though there are elements later on which can easily challenge some strong parties. Plus the paper gets wrinkled, or whatever.

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I’m seeing it as a kind of ‘reverse Hickman;’ 4e has all the room in the world to support this style of play f’rinstance, the streamlined skill list moves a lot of things back into the realm of player cleverness and DM adjucationbut I don’t think it will really catch on until some published material illustrates how well it can work and how much fun it can be.

Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality. Then there was … The Incident. The First Foray Part 3: And treasure is not something that typically comes up. Bundles containing this product: After hundreds of years, though, the god would be worshiped again. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

This is perhaps the best-designed dungeon ever published with Jaquays’ own “Dark Tower” being one of the other prime contendersboth in its map which is really amazing and I don’t think gets enough praise in your retrospective — the extensive use of the third dimension and hidden sub-levels are light-years ahead of anything else released up to that point, and most things released since and its content other designers were doing “living dungeons” by this point – G1 and “Snake Pipe Hollow” for RuneQuest are good examples – but Jaquays takes the complexity up a notch, with a half-dozen different factions, plus three different “lost” areas.

Judges Guild – The Caverns of Thracia

To the contrary, I think it actually results in players caring about their characters. But the laborious process of cutting the map up into usable chunks was definitely laborious. Tuesday, February 24, The beast men chose an intelligent minotaur to rule them; his descendants still reign. Ian December 31, at 2: Everything within fell quiet… too quiet.

The Caverns of Thracia – Wikipedia

The Intemperate Jungle My Favorite Character Sheet You might also want to check out the Pf Running the Megadungeon essays, which use a behind-the-scenes peek at this campaign as an example of how to properly run a megadungeon. The Lost Cavrrns of Thracia on the surface is rather small, spanning only five pages. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.


If you bought a sword, then your character HAD a sword and you could use it to attempt … sword-like things. The effort given on the history side, for example, could well have been glossed over. Posted by James Maliszewski at From my perspective, I would have liked to see the Caverns of Thracia get a little more thoroughly explored. Newer Post Older Post Home. Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook.

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So, bravo if your commercially understandable apparent hatred of everything 4e stands for means you like the idea of people being slowly turned from it. The players were also slowly learning or re-learning classic dungeoncrawling skills. But, OTOH, it means that imprecise mapping is pretty much nonexistent. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

He is currently resting up before a huge convention adventure soon to come! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. For narrative sake, these hints may be discovered in conversation with non-player characters, or just given more directly to the characters themselves.

Clash of the Princes. I do remember the first time I played with a group, though. This strategy caerns rarely complex and frequently standardized, but it emphasizes that their characters are still part of the scene for those few short seconds while the rogue is rolling the dice.

Reading through book 2, especially the magical treasures, makes me wonder about why there are a bunch of magical swords for example listed, but only 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. The Hotness Games People Company.