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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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 cavwrns 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 tnracia fun it can be. Notably the method of ability score generation.

Judges Guild – The Caverns of Thracia

Jason Koivu marked it as to-read Nov 07, Thraia 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. Ian December 31, at 2: Tuesday, February 24, Beneath it lie four levels, several of which have sub-levels and special room complexes that are only reachable through certain areas within the larger levels. These conventions have several advantages: Rangers of Shadow Deep: Is Caverns written for the 2d6 approach?


thrcaia Of course it can. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

Since that time, The Caverns of Thracia has come to be regarded as one of the classics of the genre, particularly within the Old School Renaissance community. Sunday, February 22,3: Skeletons, dead bodies, statues, etc. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Here is a sample of a page from a watermarked book: I have the Nec version; by 3e standards it’s very light on 3e stats since MM monsters are justed listed as eg “6 gnolls hp 6”.

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They went from more-or-less barging straight ahead to taking a gradually more cautious and clever approach. Your interpretation of the passage is interesting, but actually significantly less supported by the text than my own. That was the beginning of the end for player mapping. The Temple of Elemental Evil.

The Alexandrian » OD&D in the Caverns of Thracia

Either use the tiny ones or tear the large Post-Its in thinner strips. What Ho, Frog Demons. Narl told me to update this! 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.


Most newer books are in the original electronic format.

My friend Mike’s older brother had a copy and more than a few of our characters died horrible deaths while exploring its labyrinthine levels.

It is appropriate for use by first level characters to start, though there are elements later on which can easily challenge some strong parties.

Michael von Sacher-Masoch rated it really liked it May 01, Wellington marked it as to-read Feb 07, The TSR productions should be regarded, not as an unattainable height, but as a target of quality which should be equaled or even turacia.

They pop up on eBay pretty regularly and often go for very little money.

Caverns of Thracia (Judges Guild #102)

Dweredell City Supplement 2: Proceeding into the chapel they found a sacrificial altar hidden behind some black drapes. Now, ask me to trhacia it, you know, where the DM says: Combined with wandering monsters, this turns time into a meaningful resource that they have to manage.

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. Return to Book Page.