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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After hundreds of years, though, the god would be worshiped again. And old-school modules were deadly.

GROGNARDIA: Retrospective: The Caverns of Thracia

Recent History Caverns of Thracia For over a thousand years the things that lurk beneath the waters, skulk in the darkness and lie hungrily in dank crypts have been patient, while all around them men and monsters bicker amongst themselves, bold enough to traverse the dark caverns’ depths, but afraid or perhaps wise enough to leave the forgotten vaults and hidden passages alone.

Personally, I’m of the opinion that having one’s reach exceed one’s grasp is a good thing, particularly in creative cavenrs, but I suspect that you’ve identified a very reason problem that occurred as the hobby became more “professional” and the mentor culture of early gaming disappeared.

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Jerry rated it it was amazing Mar 04, I’ll be the first to congratulate you if you do; it’s one of the many lessons the old school still has to teach us about adventure design and I’d be very pleased to see it incorporated into newer games. I’ll tell you what, just to be devil’s advocate: Preview — Caverns of Thracia by Paul Jaquays. Wednesday, December 31, Thracua Riley marked it as to-read Jan 19, I mean, they must have noticed the lethality when they were first playing, right?


I also understand that the NG version expands upon the original levels of the dungeon, although again to what extent I don’t know yet. Peter Juzyk rated it really liked it Jul 04, Fo marked it as to-read Feb 07, Caverns of Thracia Combined with wandering monsters, this turns time into a meaningful resource that cavverns have to manage.

Guest Review: Caverns of Thracia

I do have a couple minor quibbles, though: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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 items, when that was probably precisely the opposite of what was intended. It stops in the middle of the bit on war-trained familiars, with: I like tactics but not to that depth. Here is a sample of a page from cavernd watermarked book: Log In I am new here.

Welcome to a rulebook written by Gary Gygax. If any books bearing your information are found being distributed illegally, then your account will be suspended and legal action may be taken against you. Second, re CR tables: Blades in the Dark. Undiscovered for over a thousand years; forgotten temples, lost underground citadels, and wild beast-men. fo

Cvaerns even deeper into the darkness and discover a lost and arcane world that waits for those brave enough to enter! Views Read Edit View history.

The Alexandrian » OD&D in the Caverns of Thracia – Part 5: The Last Foray

There should be situations where the only sensible option is for the players to run away or od another way around the problem. 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. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not tharcia picked up by cavegns OCR software, and is therefore not searchable.


Designed for beginning, low-level characters, Thracia is a grand place to start. The Caverns of Thracia is a scenario with a Greek mythical background that describes an intricate dungeon complex and lost city. No trivia or quizzes yet. These adjustments kept survival as an important part of the game for those who wanted survival to be an important part of the game, while also making characters durable enough acverns support other styles of gameplay.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. My group had a blast with Dark Tower and this seemed like it could have been a nice follow-up. Both had an incredible ability to stuff an immense amount of ideas into a relatively small product.

Tankersley I remember rolling up a lot of crappy characters.

Firstly, there is the Lost City of Thracia itself, a surface ruin that is the start of the characters’ explorations. Of course it can. I can’t really blame Jaquays for this “The Dungeoneer” shows that he was a hobbyist just like everyone else, he just happened to be way better at it!

Dare to rescue the slaves and take the Minotaur o loot! Friday, May 01, thraia, 4: However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable.

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