Dungeon Magazine's "30 greatest adventures"
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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 ]
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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.



But as the years went on, and my players played all of the E1 modules, I began to take what I wanted from Mods and mix in my own imagination to create adventures.

  

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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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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:56 pm 
 

I have 28.  Dont have Dark Tower or Dragons of Despair, unless you count the Saga reprint (shudder) or the miniaturized version.



What?  Castle Greyhawk and Child's Play didnt make the list?  :P

  


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:56 pm 
 

Zippanthropus wrote:Twenty-two...and counting.


So much for "Lost most of my earlier Mods and other books via theft and stupidity... I only started collecting a few years ago, and only an item every 6 or 8 months or so".



Got me beat, hands-down! :P

  


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:40 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:I think that the scope of the poll should have been more clearly detailed.




By "scope of the poll," do you mean "scope of the article?"



I had nothing to do with the article, just to clarify. As to the poll, I thought it would just be a harmless way to see if anyone had all 30, or how many people would come in at 20-plus, etc.



But, my God, it's getting so you can't have a thread around here without a "this sucks; no THIS sucks" debate ... :?

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:42 pm 
 

Marlith wrote:I have 29 of them.




Yeah, sorry about that; I can't believe I jumped from 30 to 27 ... :oops:



And either I'm missing something, or else you can't change the poll options once the original poll has been submitted.

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:13 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:Currently, four. I'm not collecting modules at the moment.



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




Considering your answer to my mono back cover question...do I detect some pdfs?  :wink:

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:25 pm 
 

I have 28



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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:31 pm 
 

zhowar1 wrote:
deimos3428 wrote:Currently, four. I'm not collecting modules at the moment.



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




Considering your answer to my mono back cover question...do I detect some pdfs? :wink:


*nearly chokes*

Hell no.  I wouldn't trust my collection to technology!  Are you insane?

( I should clarify; I only collect mono modules, and supers, for some reason. And rares, but I don't have any at the moment. ;) )

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:49 pm 
 

harami2000-

I use to have a lot more stuff! I had to go through what I had in my trunk. I didn't know what I had until 2 nights ago. Now that I'm selling my Tragic the Gathering cards to fund my AD&D addiction.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:02 pm 
 

Zippanthropus wrote:harami2000-

I use to have a lot more stuff! I had to go through what I had in my trunk. I didn't know what I had until 2 nights ago.


*looks impressed at your trunk of holding*. Why can't I find one of those around here?



Hey, neat to know you've managed to find all that! Image

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Zippanthropus wrote:Now that I'm selling my Tragic the Gathering cards to fund my AD&D addiction.


:lol:



If I haven't said so before, welcome.... :D

  

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:06 am 
 

Zippanthropus wrote:harami2000-

I use to have a lot more stuff! I had to go through what I had in my trunk. I didn't know what I had until 2 nights ago. Now that I'm selling my Tragic the Gathering cards to fund my AD&D addiction.




So how far back does your MtG collection go? Are you going to sell on eBay or are you selling them locally? If you are going to sell them on eBay can you let me know when you are going to post them. I still dabble in collecting these still.


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:27 am 
 

Is there a like to the list?


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:58 am 
 

I pick "          27. Everything but that 3e crap" but don't call 3e crap, I just don't AGREE with their 3E choices



I'd swap out RoTTEE, CotSP, and FoF with these 3e adventures:



The Sunless Citadel

Shadows of the Last War

Grasp of the Emeral Claw

(I'm a Eberron fan obviously)



Keep the other 27 on there.  I like them all.



I'm no expert, that's just my 2 cp. :)


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:10 am 
 

"So how far back does your MtG collection go?" - Marlith



I started buying them back in the days of Unlimited and Arabian Nights. But I didn't buy a lot then because I was buying for the artwork. I had been buying the Conan, Hildebrandt, and Frazetta cards and I saw these other two card systems...one of them was M:TG. So I scooped up a few packs. And in typical Zippanthropus fashion I saved a starter pack (unopened to this day). I sold my Unlimited Force Field and Time Vault recently on Ebay, and that is how I am selling them....a few cards at a time.



Anything ya looking for?

  


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:18 am 
 

"*looks impressed at your trunk of holding*." - harami2000



Funny ya should mention that item. Recently, within the past 2 months, I got in touch with my old best friend. He came over and we were reminiscing of our days of AD&D. I pulled out my trunk and he said, "Holy shit, you still got that thing?". I got it back in 1988. But I didn't go through what was in it until a few nights ago. I saved some weird stuff in that magical device!

  


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:19 am 
 

Top for me is Tomb of Horrors. But then I enjoy killing PCs :D



P.S. I got a whole loads of M:tG I need to unload. Couple of thousand cards I'd guess? Nothing less than 5 years old when I stopped collecting. I'm in the UK but feel free to msg me if you don't mind the postage across the pond! :)

  


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:18 am 
 

I pointed this out when the list came out, and since the subject came up again...



Their polling was flawed. They asked each contributor to send them a top ten list, and then built a top thirty list with the submissions. You can't build a top thirty list from a list of top tens. Basically the first ten are trustworthy, but after that the list is more or less random.

  
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