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: Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:42 pm 
 

Wow, nice bump; this thread was buried! :) I gather that this led (directly or indirectly) into BC's current "Rank Your Top 20" thread?

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:23 pm 
 

Let's bump again, per X's post in the other thread. Any comments now that we've had five years to think about this?

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:10 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:Let's bump again, per X's post in the other thread. Any comments now that we've had five years to think about this?

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I just can't get past all the compilations.  And all the "Return to.. yada yada" modules.

I found much more enjoyment reading the Top 30 lists put together by players and collectors in response to this article.  I actually found every other Top-30 list to be better than this one.

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:16 pm 
 

If it were my ranking:

Lost Caverns of Tosj would be in top 10

White Plume would be in top 5

G1, G2 & G3 (separately) would be somewhere between 10 & 15.

And the 4th Slave Lord module (where the PCs find themselves naked in the dark) would be way up there.  I must be in the 50% that love it. Either that, or the other half.  

Oddly, I've never played, or even read, Ravenloft.
I've never been big on vampires, and it's only getting worse with all this Twilight crap.  
Still, I guess I should find a copy and see why it's #2.

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:24 pm 
 

I hadn't seen this thread before, but I don't really agree with this particular list. Granted, I haven't played the 3e modules, but I think the whole list idea is too subjective.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:16 am 
 

Nice thread necromancy here!  :lol:

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:43 am 
 

I have all of these, but I think the reason more non-TSR/WotC modules are not on the list is simple -- who else had official sanction to produce modules? If we discount the d20 era, I'd think the list of companies who had an AD&D license would be shorter than 5, but I could be wrong... I can think of Judges Guild and Mayfair. Who else?


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:29 pm 
 

It was a great idea to resurrect this.
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Post Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:30 pm 
 

I can't vote in the poll. There's no option for 29 of the 30.  I have everything except the JG module.

Edit:  I think I6 is on the list because it spawned an entire CS, not many modules can  claim this.  It also has a nifty '3-D' map that helps put the entire castle in perspective.  It's replay value is excellent compared to most other modules.  I'm not sure about it being #2 though.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:29 pm 
 

I have 13. Or if you count A1 - A4 as A1-4 and G1-2-3, D1-2/3, & Q1 as GDQ1-7, then 15.


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:31 pm 
 

Keith the Thief wrote:If it were my ranking:

Lost Caverns of Tosj would be in top 10

White Plume would be in top 5

G1, G2 & G3 (separately) would be somewhere between 10 & 15.

And the 4th Slave Lord module (where the PCs find themselves naked in the dark) would be way up there.  I must be in the 50% that love it. Either that, or the other half.  

Oddly, I've never played, or even read, Ravenloft.
I've never been big on vampires, and it's only getting worse with all this Twilight crap.  
Still, I guess I should find a copy and see why it's #2.

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This, all of it. My sentiments exactly.


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:11 pm 
 

MetamorphosisSigma wrote:
This, all of it. My sentiments exactly.


When I think of the I6 vampire, I'm reminded of Stoker's Dracula, not the Rice variety. The setting is creaky castle, not Paris. If that helps.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:46 pm 
 

Keith the Thief wrote:If it were my ranking:

Lost Caverns of Tosj would be in top 10

White Plume would be in top 5

G1, G2 & G3 (separately) would be somewhere between 10 & 15.

And the 4th Slave Lord module (where the PCs find themselves naked in the dark) would be way up there.  I must be in the 50% that love it. Either that, or the other half.  

Oddly, I've never played, or even read, Ravenloft.
I've never been big on vampires, and it's only getting worse with all this Twilight crap.  
Still, I guess I should find a copy and see why it's #2.

My two cents'


Interesting.  I am mostly opposite of this.  S4 isnt even in my top ten.  The G series are all in my top ten.  G3 is number one in my list, closely followed by Ravenloft.  White Plume Mountain, while fun, just doesnt do it for me.  Of course neither does Tomb of Horrors.

Never played any of the Slave Lords modules.  Although I have read them and would have probably enjoyed the hell out of A4 at least.

Ravenloft, in my opinion, is a fantastic module that can be a lot of fun, very scary, and a pain in the ass to survive in the hands of a good DM.  I didnt really care all that much for the sequel, I10, and the campaign setting is something that I just didnt get and dont really care for.


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:29 pm 
 

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Interesting.  I am mostly opposite of this.


One of the reasons I liked the S-series was because I didn't really have a campaign ... just an autonomous collective ... oops, sorry .... I just strung a bunch of modules together.

The S- and A-series lent themselves to this patchwork universe.

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:38 pm 
 

Had 20 or 21 at one point. At 4 or 5 now.

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:45 pm 
 

It's surprising to me how many people have posted saying that they own fewer of these modules now than they once did. I would have thought most collections would simply increase over time, especially when it comes to the older stuff. I've sold off all of me 3rd edition D&D, for instance, but kept my AD&D 1e.


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:42 pm 
 

I don't remember how many I had back in 2005 but I have all of them now - some of the D20 ones purchased only because they were cheap rather than intending to buy top 30 modules.

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:23 am 
 

MetamorphosisSigma wrote:It's surprising to me how many people have posted saying that they own fewer of these modules now than they once did. I would have thought most collections would simply increase over time, especially when it comes to the older stuff. I've sold off all of me 3rd edition D&D, for instance, but kept my AD&D 1e.


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Between 1989 and ~2004 D&D was in my rearview mirror, but I still loved collecting (books, coins, small shiny objects).

Then I turned 40 and realized D&D is just too much fun. And life is too damn short and too damn annoying not to have fun when you can.
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