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Sunken Treasure: 1e AD&D Monster Manual

Written by Nick Monitto It has fallen into my lap to review the “Monster Manual” from the 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game.  Or really, it would be more accurately said that I leapt at the opportunity when it came about!  Why the strong enthusiasm?  Well, let me set the table for you here… I was introduced to Role-Playing …

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Sunken Treasure: The Great Modron March

Written by James C. Boney Once in a blue moon, a spectacular piece of work comes out of the Dungeons & Dragons constellation of RPGs. Monte Cook’s and Colin McComb’s The Great Modron March nicely fits this bill as an adventure for 2nd Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Planescape supplement (for the younger people in our crowd, Planescape was a …

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Sunken Treasure: Different Worlds #21

Written by John Leutz A review of Different Worlds #21 from June 1982. The advertisements are nostalgic and amazing. Some are for games we play even today.  The first article called “Racial Sight Differences” (written by Shadowhawk) is very interesting. It touches upon infravision and different races, as well as how elves and orcs come from the same stock (and …

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Sunken Treasure: Cairn of the Skeleton King

Rob Kuntz’s Old-School Effort a Hit Written by Joe Bingaman Black Blade Publishing made a sweet deal with the legendary Rob Kuntz, creator of classics such as Maure Castle and Garden of the Plantmaster, to work on his Lake Geneva Castle and Campaign line of products. CAS-1, Cairn of the Skeleton King, fits right into this line, as it takes …

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Sunken Treasure: IMAGINE #2

Written by Christopher Bishop Imagine Magazine.  Ahhh, the golden age of 1983, when roleplaying games were still in their first vital decade of growth.  Thrust up from a cottage industry one-off to a somewhat controversial icon overnight, Imagine was the UK’s answer to Dragon Magazine, focusing both on local gaming centers in the UK, as well as having gamers classified …

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FMNH PR2081 The Tyrant Dungeon Master

The history of Sue the T. Rex at Chicago’s Field Museum is a roller coaster of up and downs and that’s just regarding her fossil and not including her danger fraught life that resulted in death at a young age. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that she would understand what makes a good story and the eternal battle of good …

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Dragonlance! Of course, it’s a musical

I’ve known about the Dragonlance musical, or as it’s actually titled “The Last Trial,” based on the Dragonlance Legends story, for a decade, thanks to Wikipedia in Russian. It wasn’t until some time later, after the theater production had been out for many years and grown to be performed by three different troupes that an exhibition video appeared on Youtube …

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Sunken Treasure: WG4 Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun

Written by Joe Bingaman WG4: Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun is a classic World of Greyhawk adventure, written by the man himself, Gary Gygax. First published in 1982, it is somewhat of a sequel to S4: Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth, as it follows up on the characters encounters in Gnome Vale. There were, however, no modules with the stock numbers WG1 …

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Dungeon World: The Review

Written by Christopher Bishop Dungeon World is a tabletop role-playing game created by authors Sage LaTorra and Adam Koebel.  The game is ran on the same engine as the Apocalypse World setting.  At first glance or flip-through you will find many of the standard conventions that one sees in a more D20-themed fantasy game.  However just reading the first chapter …

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Sunken Treasure: IMAGINE #1

Written by Nick Monitto Anyone familiar with old-school RPGs will know a little (or likely a lot!) about the classic Dragon Magazine.  Evolving from the wargames-heavy The Strategic Review in 1976, it quickly became the premiere magazine for TSR’s US gaming audience.  But what about our friends across the pond? In 1983, TSR Hobbies UK Limited launched their own magazine …