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. Item Code: WW Title: Caverns of Thracia. Type: Scenario. System: d20 Dungeons & Dragons. Author(s): James Collura, Paul Jaquays, Scott Greene.

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Combined with wandering monsters, this turns time into a meaningful resource that they have to manage.

Then I have another one for drawing-and-erasing. Handling the Table Personality: It mentions that some thrxcia monsters are to be found within all the better to surprise players who think they know everything!

Next is presented a very detailed history of the Caverns of Thracia, for the Dungeon Master to read for background.

Guest Review: Caverns of Thracia

So, a dwarf of intelligence below 11 will only speak Dwarfish. That was the beginning of the end for player mapping.

The depth of content is fantastic; the quantity itself gives plenty of fuel for a challenging multiple-session adventure, and the detail within shows why Jaquays has a strong positive reputation in game design. Rich January 5, at 4: Wednesday, February 25,8: This module would be a major accomplishment no matter when it was released, and even moreso considering it came out in really the dawn of the “professional era” of the hobby.


I never owned any of the Master series modules. The irony, of course, is that this module actually did inspire me to try and imitate it and, while I failed by xaverns measure, Cavernw did learn a lot from the experience.

A pretty fundamental BECMI mistake that we made — and one that persisted for a long time before we realized we were doing something wrong — was our interpretation of ability score adjustments.

These books were pretty much the genesis of the tabletop role-playing game genre. Aerie City Supplement 3: Thanks for the outstanding review!

The Caverns of Thracia – Wikipedia

Works like a charm. The players are aware of it, but they consider it to be cavernss out of their reach. Cam Banks and the Future of Cortex. Otherwise, your constant 4e knocks during many posts seem surprisingly heavy-handed compared to most of your writing. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

My group typically only draws things out on the mat when encounters are, if not underway, than more-or-less imminent. 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”.


There should be situations where the only sensible option is for the players to run away or seek another way around the problem. Reading this in the rulebook: Tuesday, February 24, My group had a blast with Dark Tower and this seemed like it could have been a nice follow-up.

GROGNARDIA: Retrospective: The Caverns of Thracia

The following posts also contain thrilling exploits from the dungeon: Ian December 31, at 2: As the characters find their way into it, this underground society has blended into a melange of strange horrors! Paul Jaquays is probably my favourite adventure designer and a great artist to boot. Posted by James Maliszewski at The Second Session Part 7: 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.

Anyoc Rule Supplement 1: Tue, 31 Mar And concluding that players should fairly get to arbitrarily decide which and how many languages they speak is, IMO, perverse. My fear is that a lot of younger gamers simply have no experience of this kind of play and would caferns it “unfair.

I think you’re on to something there.