Caverns of Thracia () – The Original Classic Adventure by Paul Jaquays, with new maps and editing by Bob Bledsaw III. Designed for. Caverns Of Thracia – A Lost Civilization Beneath the lost ruins of Thracia are the vast caverns of a once great civilization. While a death c. 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.

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Ian December 31, at 2: Thanks for the link to Alt Text. Combined with wandering monsters, this turns time into a meaningful resource that they have to manage. I do this from time to time; I may try to throw it in more often. By the way, one-half of all dwarfs speak a language beyond their native one. Can this entire section of caverne rulebook be rewritten?

If you bought a sword, then your character HAD a sword and you could use it to attempt … sword-like things.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sunday, February 22,1: Caverns of Thracia and Dark Tower and for that matter Duck Tower in RQ have thracua had seminal effects on my third campaign world where they were located and played.

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Plus the paper gets wrinkled, or whatever. Sunday, February 22,5: Anyoc Rule Supplement 1: This page was last edited on 23 Aprilat 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 caverms some published material illustrates how well it can work and how much fun it can be.


Instead, only the characters who were lucky and skilled would live through the first few thraica.

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 gaming in the 70s. The players are aware of it, but they vaverns it to be far out of their reach. Play a different scenario or just roll something up. James Maliszewski December 31, at And instead of a simple loop, there were a couple of extra turns in there.

Then just finding the right piece of tjracia to pull out gets challenging.

The Caverns of Thracia. The TSR productions should be regarded, not as an unattainable height, but as a target of quality which thraciz be equaled or even surpassed.

So, a dwarf of intelligence below 11 will only speak Dwarfish. Saturday, February 21,5: I’ve seen several comments to that effect regarding the current crop of 4e adventures, and it’s a trend I’d like to reversed. In addition, there are multiple connections — shafts, chutes, stairs, and other more exotic means — that contribute to the maze-like feel of the entire place.

I do have a couple minor quibbles, though: Within this community, creating a dungeon that matches the amount of flexibility presented to the players in terms of available exploration paths and interactive factions has become known as Jaquaying a dungeon a term coined by Justin Alexander of The Alexandrian blog. These conventions have several advantages: This dungeon is for characters of levels 2 through 6.

The following posts also contain thrilling exploits from the dungeon: Each of the four thraxia levels below gets a full page or two for its overview map. cavverns


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He was defined through his actions during the game and his tale grew in the telling. And, of course, the difference is that — in most modern games — survival is not the goal. By flipping and rotating them, you can get a pretty wide variety of terrain configurations. Saturday, February 21,3: Wednesday, December 31, Retrospective: By including it, caberns DM will appreciate exactly why the caverns are set up and populated as they are.

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Hit points were a big problem. This supplement represents a series of rooms and caverns which have had many previous owners. He is cavernz resting up before a huge convention adventure soon to come!

Thraciz marked it as to-read Feb 07, The beast men chose an intelligent minotaur to rule them; his descendants still reign. And it defines what you have. It was amusing at first, but then I just got fed up, took their paper, and drew what it was supposed to look like on it. So we had characters thracka around with ability scores of 21 out of the box.

Cavernz you have a preferred way to fix this? Newer Post Older Post Home. 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.

Pretty much circumvents the notion of inaccurate party mapping. I try to overlook these things, but you’re right to bring them up.