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Poll: How many of the "30 greatest adventures" do you own?

All 30, baby 21%       21%  [ 15 ]
27. Everything but that 3e crap 10%       10%  [ 7 ]
Between 20 and 26 35%       35%  [ 25 ]
Between 13 and 19 14%       14%  [ 10 ]
Between 6 and 12 13%       13%  [ 9 ]
Between 1 and 5 (am I on the right forum?) 7%       7%  [ 5 ]
None. What is this "D&D" thing ... ? 1%       1%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 72

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:16 pm 
 

Okay, I've always wanted to try a poll, and this seems like a decent enough excuse ...



The November 2004 issue of Dungeon ran an article entitled "The 30 Greatest D&D Adventures of All Time." The list is below; my question to you: at this exact moment in time, how many of these do you own? Feel free to add comments, too.



The list (leaving out some "the's" and "of's" to speed up typing time):



30. Ghost Tower of Inverness

29. Assassin's Knot

28. Lost City

27. Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh

26. City of Skulls

25. Dragons of Despair

24. City of the Spider Queen (3e)

23. Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun

22. Lost Caverns of Tsoj.

21. Dark Tower (JG)

20. Scourge of the Slave Lords

19. Against the Cult / Reptile God

18. Hidden Shrine of Tam.

17. Ruins of Undermountain

16. Isle of Dread

15. Castle Amber

14. Dead Gods

13. Dwellers / Forbidden City

12. Forge of Fury (3e)

11. Gates of Firestorm Peak

10. Return to the Tomb of Horrors

9. White Plume Mountain

8. Return / ToEE (3e)

7. Keep on the Borderlands

6. Desert of Desolation

5. Expedition / Barrier Peaks

4. Temple of EE

3. Tomb of Horrors

2. Ravenloft

1. Queen of the Spiders



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[side note: Erik, if you're reading this, this is exactly the sort of article that would get me to subscribe; if I could count on six such entertaining articles every year, I'd sign up right now. As it is, I've no use at all for the current "here's another three D&D 3.528b4 adventures" format.]

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:19 pm 
 

I'll get it started: 17 for me.

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:25 pm 
 

Whoops, there's no slot for 28 or 29; my bad. :oops:

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:31 pm 
 

22 if I counted right.



I don't have any of the 3e or 2e(??) stuff on the list. Don't want it either.



I do have real problem with that list. I don't think compilation adventures should count. Forget the fact that several of those listed can't possibly ranked correctly.



Then we have X2? ToEE? WG4? No freaking way they are even in my top 30. And how in the hell does I6 make #2. It was/is cool, but no way it is second best all time.


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:31 pm 
 

Got them all



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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:33 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote:22 if I counted right.



I don't have any of the 3e or 2e(??) stuff on the list. Don't want it either.



I do have real problem with that list. I don't think compilation adventures should count. Forget the fact that several of those listed can't possibly ranked correctly.



Then we have X2? ToEE? WG4? No freaking way they are even in my top 30. And how in the hell does I6 make #2. It was/is cool, but no way it is second best all time.




I6 was not only cool, it started a very popular game setting, it definatly belongs very high on the list.



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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:34 pm 
 

What, no Isle of Ape?  :D



(I always wonder if "Isle of Ape" is a pun on "I Love Ape")



Counting strictly I have 16 of those.



18 if I count Queen of the Spiders and Scourge of Slavelords - I don't have the supermods but each of the individual ones.



I won't count Desert of Desolation b/c I have been too lazy to pick up Pharaoh or T1-4 because I only have T1

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:39 pm 
 

All 30.


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:08 pm 
 

All but 5.



I've not read the article, but it seems a bit biased. Only one adventure not published by TSR/WoTC? How biased is that? Are they saying that TSR/WoTC produce stuff of such a high quality that they stand above all other authors?



It seems to me that they are just sucking up to Daddy.


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:08 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Okay, I've always wanted to try a poll, and this seems like a decent enough excuse ...



The November 2004 issue of Dungeon ran an article entitled "The 30 Greatest D&D Adventures of All Time." The list is below; my question to you: at this exact moment in time, how many of these do you own? Feel free to add comments, too.



The list (leaving out some "the's" and "of's" to speed up typing time):



30. Ghost Tower of Inverness

29. Assassin's Knot

28. Lost City

27. Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh

26. City of Skulls

25. Dragons of Despair

24. City of the Spider Queen (3e)

23. Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun

22. Lost Caverns of Tsoj.

21. Dark Tower (JG)

20. Scourge of the Slave Lords

19. Against the Cult / Reptile God

18. Hidden Shrine of Tam.

17. Ruins of Undermountain

16. Isle of Dread

15. Castle Amber

14. Dead Gods

13. Dwellers / Forbidden City

12. Forge of Fury (3e)

11. Gates of Firestorm Peak

10. Return to the Tomb of Horrors

9. White Plume Mountain

8. Return / ToEE (3e)

7. Keep on the Borderlands

6. Desert of Desolation

5. Expedition / Barrier Peaks

4. Temple of EE

3. Tomb of Horrors

2. Ravenloft

1. Queen of the Spiders

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I have all of these...I guess the list is pretty much subjective, obviously there are a few of my choices not on here, and some of those on here don't deserve to be on any such list much this this one.  I mean, no rip on 3e, but has it even been around long enough to spawn not one but THREE entries on this list?  Ridiculous.  Forge of Fury, City of the Spider Queen and RTOEE need to be gone.  Give them 10 years and if people are still talking about them, then leave them there.  I would replace them with B1 In Search of the Unknown, L1 Secret of Bone Hill and either B10 or WG5,  or maybe even something else.  



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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:11 pm 
 

i have 24 of them.



imo tegel manor is better than dark tower but there we go.



i dont like queen of the spiders - the booklet is shite - the booklets individually are much better and easier to use.



there are certainly some items that should not be there imo.



  

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:18 pm 
 

I suppose the magazine needs to suck up to their average reader, and be representative of their experience. That would explain all the shite.


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:44 pm 
 

I have 8 (if you count A1-4 as Scourge) but I used to have 12 of them.


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:14 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Okay, I've always wanted to try a poll, and this seems like a decent enough excuse ...



The November 2004 issue of Dungeon ran an article entitled "The 30 Greatest D&D Adventures of All Time." The list is below; my question to you: at this exact moment in time, how many of these do you own? Feel free to add comments, too.



The list (leaving out some "the's" and "of's" to speed up typing time):



24. City of the Spider Queen (3e)



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[side note: Erik, if you're reading this, this is exactly the sort of article that would get me to subscribe; if I could count on six such entertaining articles every year, I'd sign up right now. As it is, I've no use at all for the current "here's another three D&D 3.528b4 adventures" format.]




I have 29 of them. Missing #24. I have been meaning to pick it up but there always seems to be a reason I decide against it.


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:22 pm 
 

All. Yes, even the 3E crap.


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:28 pm 
 

Currently, four.  I'm not collecting modules at the moment.



Previously, 23.  (No 2E/3E except City of Skulls.).

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:34 pm 
 

18 or 19, I think. Or are we only meant to count those that can be found? ;)

  


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:40 pm 
 

I have 28, all 1st & 2nd and RTTOEE. :)


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:44 pm 
 

Twenty-two...and counting.



Along with some on that list, and replacing others IMHO, are I2, I3, I4 and I5. Good 'ol Jim Mor...er, I mean Lizard King.



Plus, I always liked X4 and X5.



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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:51 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:I suppose the magazine needs to suck up to their average reader, and be representative of their experience. That would explain all the shite.




I think that the scope of the poll should have been more clearly detailed.  I look at it as rather than being the 30 GREATEST adventures of all time, they are the 30 MOST REPRESENTATIVE of all time.  Most of these at one time or another have been played by the average old timer, and if nothing else a lot of these guided our own writing and gaming habit for years to come.Most are cited I believe for their landmark status, like the first Dragonlance module or the first Ravenloft module. I mean, I personally disliked S2 as an adventure but I can see the reason to have it included in the poll, I mean this was voted one of the greatest all time adventures in the TSR silver anniversary poll (along with S1, I6, G1-3, and B2).  So somewhere someone really liked playing this to see them reprinted.



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