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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:57 pm 
 

Alright folks, due to some disagreement in the Dungeon Magazine poll, lets hear exactly what Your Top Twenty adventures of all time are.


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

10) The Forest Oracle

9) Expedition to the Barrier Peaks

8) Temple of Elemental Evil

7) The Gauntlet

6) The Final Enemy

5) Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun

4) Dwellers of the Forbidden City

3) Secret of Bone Hill

2) Ravenloft

1) Queen of the Spiders



Honorable mentions go to Dead Gods, Ruins of Andril (one of those Dragon magazine mini-mods), and Ancient Blood (adventure from Dungeon #20).

  

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:17 pm 
 

No fair! I was going to start this exact same thread. :D



Okay, from #10 down



10) Keep on the Borderlands (sentimental reasons, of course)

9) Citadel By the Sea (Dragon #78 )

8 ) Dwellers of the Forbidden City

7) The Dancing Hut (Dragon #83)

6) Tomb of Horrors

5) Expedition to the Barrier Peaks

4) Throne of Bloodstone

3) Descent into the Depths of the Earth

2) Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun

1) Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth





Honorable mention goes to G1-2-3, D3, Q1 and I11


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:21 pm 
 

Here is mine, but please note these are not in order:



10) Scourge of the Slave Lords*

9) Ravenloft

8 ) White Plume Mountain

7) Temple of Elemental Evil

6) Queen of the Spiders*

5) Castle Amber

4) Isle of Dread

3) Against the Cult of the Reptile God

2) Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth

1) Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh



* I prefer the individual modules to the supermodule, but hey, this takes up less space :wink: .



FWIW, I would give very honorable mention to Dark Tower, Danger at Dunwater, The Final Enemy, Tomb of Horrors, Treasure Hunt, Lost City, Hidden SHrine of Tomachan, Keep on the Borderlands, and the entire R series.  :)


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:23 pm 
 

beyondthebreach wrote:
9) Citadel By the Sea (Dragon #78 )





I actually really really like this little adventure too. :D Dragon #78 was the 1st Dragon Magazine that I ever purchsed and what a really cool adventure.


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:26 pm 
 

beyondthebreach wrote:10) Keep on the Borderlands (sentimental reasons, of course)



7) The Dancing Hut (Dragon #83)




I can't believe I forgot Keep on the Borderlands in my list.  Must have had a stroke or something.



And the Dancing Hut was very cool.  Dammit bclarkie...you should have made it Top 15.  :D

  

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:31 pm 
 

Hey, did you just edit this to twenty instead of 10?  :)


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:31 pm 
 

KingOfPain wrote:
beyondthebreach wrote:10) Keep on the Borderlands (sentimental reasons, of course)



7) The Dancing Hut (Dragon #83)




I can't believe I forgot Keep on the Borderlands in my list. Must have had a stroke or something.



And the Dancing Hut was very cool. Dammit bclarkie...you should have made it Top 15. :D




Well, I had trouble as well with 10, so I modified it now to twenty. :wink: Feel free to modify your list.



beyondthebreach wrote:Hey, did you just edit this to twenty instead of 10? :)


Sorry, yes. :oops:  Ten just didn't seem enough.


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 9:19 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 9:49 pm 
 

Mine are:



10. Keep on the Borderlands

9. Ghost Tower of Inverness

8. Ravenloft

7. Lost Tomb of Martek

6. Descent into the Depths

5. Oasis of the White Palm

4. White Plume Mountain

3. Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh

2. Temple of Elemental Evil

1. Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 9:51 pm 
 

Adam Shultz wrote:Coming to the Acaeum is starting to feel like homework. :lol:


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 9:56 pm 
 

:lol: OK. Here is mine.....



Worst ever.....Isle of Dread

They are laying around my house like unwanted pennies.  :lol:





13. Palace of the Silver Princess

12. The Phantastical Phantasmagorical Montie Haul Dungeon (gamelords)

11. Lost City

10. Sinister Secret of the Saltmarsh

9. Expedition to the Barrier Peaks

8. The Secret of Bonehill

7. Slavepits of the Undercity

6. Investigation of Hydell

5. Fluffy Quest (baddog games)

4. Misty Isles

3. Dwarven Glory

2. Starstone (northern sages)

1. Aid to Falx


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:19 pm 
 

KingOfPain wrote: Ruins of Andril (one of those Dragon magazine mini-mods)




Hey, the issue of Dragon with Ruins of Andril was the first Dragon I ever bought (at good ole B. Dalton). I still have the Ruins of Andril part. Good thing I took it out, because I left the rest of the magazine outside and it rained.  8O

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:01 pm 
 

Bill's Top 20:



20.  A2 Secret of the Slavers Stockade

19.  B2 Keep on the Borderlands

18.  X5 Temple of Death

17.  G3 Hall of the Fire Giant King

16.  C1 Ghost Tower of Inverness (first convention tourny I played)

15.  X1 Isle of Dread

14.  B5 Horror on the Hill

13.  I1 Dwellers of the Forbidden City

12.  O2 Blade of Vengeance

11.  T1 Village of Hommlet

10.  S1 Tomb of Horrors

9.  B1 In Search of the Unknown

8.  N1 Against the Cult of the Reptile God

7.  G1 Steading of the Hill Giant Chief

6.  A4 In the Dungeons of the Slave Lords

5.  I2 Tomb of the Lizard King

4.  L1 Secret of  Bone Hill

3.  X4 Master of the Desert Nomads

2.  A1 Slave Pits of the Undercity

1.  U1 Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh



If I think about it more, I might juggle a few of these around. But there it is. I kept my list to 1e TSR modules.


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:10 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote:12.  O2 Blade of Vengeance




I haven't heard much about this one...it's one I've never had. What do you like about it? I know it's one of the UK mods, which are generally good (although I sold off my B.Dalton bargain bin X8 recently...)

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:16 pm 
 

I am kind of the opposite. I don't like most of the UK stuff. The U-series is awesome, but I don't think I like any of the UK-series stuff.



O2 is your basic linear adventure, but it has some excellent encounters that are original. It is definately worth picking one up if you can. They do not come up as often as many other modules.



If you couldn't tell from my list, I am a guy who prefers the classic high-adventure, low role-playing adventure.


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 2:01 am 
 

Not sure I am adding any new ones to the list but here she goes....



20) B5 - Horror on the Hill

19) L1 - The Secret of Bone Hill

18) WG6 - Ise of the Ape

17) I1 - Dwellers of the Forbidden City

16) X3 - Curse of Xanathon

15) B3 - Palace of the Silver Princess

14) UK1 - Beyond the Crystal Cave

13) S2 - White Plume Mountain

12) B2 - Keep on the Borderlands

11) S3 - Expedition to the Barrier Peaks

10) B1 - In Search of the Unknown

9) JG Dark Tower

8) I6 - Ravenloft

7) S4 - Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth

6) GDQ1-7 - Queen of the Spiders

5) T1-4 The Temple of Elemental Evil

4) JG Tegel Manor

3) S1 - Tomb of Horrors

2) X2 - Château d' Amberville (Castle Amber)

1) U1 Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh



And an honorable mention to CSIO and CSWE as two of the best City environments....was not sure they would qualify as adventures.


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 2:06 am 
 

In no order at all.



CM1 Test of the Warlords by Douglas Niles

CM6 Where Chaos Reigns by Graeme Morris, Jim Bambra, and Phil Gallagher

CM9 Legacy of Blood by Steve

B12 Queen's Harvest by Carl Sargent

C2 Ghost Tower of Inverness by Allen Hammack

U1 Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh by Dave Browne with Don Turnbull

T1-4 Temple of Elemental Evil by Gary Gygax with Frank Mentzer

S1 Tomb of Horrors by Gary Gygax

S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks by Gary Gygax

O2 Blade of Vengeance by Jim Bambra


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 5:32 am 
 

My top 8:



1. Dark Tower (Judges Guild)

2. D3 Vault of the Drow

3. Inferno (Judges Guild)

4. S1 Tomb of Horrors

5. G3 Hall of the Fire Giant King

6. G2 Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl

7. B2 Keep on the Borderlands

8. Caverns of Thracia (Judges Guild)



I could fill out a top 10 or 20 but in terms of actual play over my whole gaming career those are the ones that have given the most satisfaction (played all multiple times, etc.)



All but one of these were written by Gary Gygax or Paul Jaquays - that's not a fluke, those guys are the true aces of old-school dungeon design IMO.


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:43 pm 
 

Damn. I've played or GM'ed so few mods.....



U1 - Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh

U2 - Danger at Dunwater

U3 - The Final Enemy

C1 - Hidden Shrine of Tomoachan

C2 - Ghost Tower of Inverness

Q1 - Queen of the Demonweb Pits

S3 - Expedition to the Barrier Peaks (stupid munchkin players)



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