A D&D 5th Edition Conversion of the Early Edition Adventure Module. Classic Adventure. M odule Conversion. WG4. The Forgotten. Temple of. Tharizdun. I’m going to start picking apart the Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun, and see if there’s anything that we might glean from a close examination. Over 25 years later, The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun still creeps me out. I’m not entirely sure why, but I suspect, even moreso than its.

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It seemed overly dependant on blind luck.

tharizudn In terms of physical and narrative structure, the most obvious aspect of the module is the fact that the really cool stuff is completely hidden and almost entirely cut off. And he might also have the capability to make use of it. The module is a quasi-sequel to The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanthanother excellent Gygaxian dungeoncrawl and one with a similar theme: David rated it liked it Nov 18, The infamy of the module comes primarily from a hidden room thxrizdun several secret doors.

Paperback40 pages. I’d have to read it again, but those were my feelings and after we ran it I think the whole party felt that it was a bit of a waste of time, even though they finished it pretty comprehensively.

Then, as time continued to pass, temppe this ritual grew stale and meaningless. Having advanced this far, the characters are likely to be driven insane, killed outright, or permanently trapped within the underground temple.

He was, as I’ve said elsewherea pretty traditional fellow when it came to moral matters and so Tharizdun, while ancient and thus unspeakably evil is nevertheless evil. Here, though, the consistent look contributes greatly to the feel of the thing.


It drew the most wicked persons to it, and the cult flourished for generations, sending ot thadizdun minions from time to time to enact some horrible deed upon the lands around.

A Return to the Temple of Tharizdun

I find it interesting and significant, that this book, while it was still produced early enough to have the foreword written by EGG, and was forggotten to showcase TSR’s artistic talent, doesn’t include a single piece of art from Dave Trampier, Dave Sutherland, Erol Otus or Jeff Dee. Want to Read saving…. Melan November 20, at Nagora November 20, at 5: This page was last edited on 13 Aprilat Once the main goblin force is finally destroyed, the heroes descend from the entry hall on top of the ziggurat into the temple halls below.

As generations passed, various other things necessary to survival in the Black Cyst were formalized into a paeon of lament and worship for Tharizdun, and endless services to awaken the being were conducted by rote.

Review of the Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun

The main engine room of the ship consists of a huge black sphere in the center of a circular room with walls covered in spikes, as seen in the picture above. Hugh Melrose rated it really liked it Aug 13, Whereas “ancient” in the case of Tsojcanth means several centuries before the present, WG4 takes it to mean millennia beforehand.

After the new monster-fest trmple Tsojcanth, the Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun feels remarkably sparse as an adventure. Posted in NewsReviews Tags: Dec 12, Michael rated it really liked it. Tony Ross rated it it was amazing Jan 28, The last King of. It contains background information, referee’s notes, encounter keys, outdoor and dungeon level maps, and new monsters and treasures.


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Amongst these wicked folk were many powerful magic-users and clerics. This guy has the potential to be some sort of mastermind, but all he really does is being the biggest bully in a large gang of bullies.

No clues, no riddly poem to lead you there. Bloch has mentioned in tempke the Temple of Elemental Evil with Eclavdra’s machinations… Nor was Gygax the only one to do this. When I recently ran the adventure, the group quickly became lost amongst a lot of mountain paths that appeared the same, with a very low chance of having a random encounter, and with only five of the twenty-two vales having an tenple in them.

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Dragonlance Forgotten Realms Greyhawk Ravenloft. He clearly has the potential to see the temple as much more than just a convenient roof over the head and recognize it as a place that holds some kind of ancient great power beneath it.

See Kuntz’s “History of Tharizdun” on Canonfire! Your timeline is way off.