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Post Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:33 am 
 

Order is only important for the top 10 here, the bottom 10 could be put in any order as far as I'm concerned.

1. B2 - The Keep on the Borderlands
2. T1 - The Village of Hommlet
3. X1 - The Isle of Dread
4. Dark Tower
5. Garden of the Plantmaster
6. D3 - Vault of the Drow
7. D1 - Descent into the Depths of the Earth
8. WG4 - The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun
9. I6 - Ravenloft
10. I1 - Dwellers of the Forbidden City
11. WG5 - Mordenkainen's Fantastic Adventure
12. Thieves of Fortress Badabaskor
13. S1 - Tomb of Horrors
14. S4 - Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth
15. D2 - Shrine of the Kuo-Toa
16. G1 - Steading of the Hill Giant Chief
17. G2 - Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl
18. G3 - Hall of the Fire Giant King
19. X2 - Castle Amber
20. T1-4 - Temple of Elemental Evil



  

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:58 am 
 

Here is my list:

1.  G3 Hall of the Fire Giant King
2.  I6 Ravenloft
3.  B2 Keep on the Borderlands
4.  I1 The Forbidden City
5.  L1 Secret of Bone Hill
6.  N2 The Forest Oracle
7.  S2 White Plume Mountain
8.  D3 Vault of the Drow
9.  D1 Descent Into the Depths of the Earth
10.  U1 Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh
11.  WG4 Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun
12.  G1 Steading of the Hill Giant Chief
13.  G2 Glacier of the Frost Giant Jarl
14.  Dead Gods
15.  S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks
16.  U3 The Final Enemy
17.  X1 Isle of Dread
18.  X11 Saga of the Shadow Lord
19.  Vecna Lives!
20.  UK3 The Gauntlet

I am sure someone will say "What...you didnt like Tomb of Horrors?".  I did but not as much as I liked "Return to the Tomb of Horrors".  And I didnt list it here cause technically it could be conceived as a supermodule since it contains the original.  I also never played any of the A or T modules so I really cant put them on my list even though I have read them and they would probably be a blast.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:33 pm 
 

1.) S1 Tomb
2.) G1 Hill Giant
3.) S2 White Plume
4.) G2 Frost Giant
5.) T1 Hommlet
6.) Inverness (tourny version)
7.) G3 Fire Giant
8.) S4 (tourny version)
9.) Tamo (tourny version; a bitch to run, though)
10.) Tsojconth (tourny version)
11.) Fazzlewood
12.) B2 Keep
13.) B1 Search
14.) D2 Shrine
15.) D1 Descent
16.) D3 Vault
17.) MFA (WG5)
18.) DCC #5 (Aerie of the Crow God)
19.) DCC #13 (Crypt of the Devil Lich; haven't run it yet, but it looks very good)
20.) Misty Isles (never played it, but it's just one of those cool-feeling modules)


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:48 pm 
 

Question. How much different are the Tournament verions of the modules versus the fully published ones? I know for instance that there is some signifigant difference in the R series and I12, but I don't know much about Tsojconth, Tamo, Inverness, and Fazzlewood.  Is the difference signifigant enough to differentiate or should I just group them all to thier coresponding adventures?


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:56 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Question. How much different are the Tournament verions of the modules versus the fully published ones? I know for instance that there is some signifigant difference in the R series and I12, but I don't know much about Tsojconth, Tamo, Inverness, and Fazzlewood.  Is the difference signifigant enough to differentiate or should I just group them all to thier coresponding adventures?


I haven't run or played the Gem & the Staff, so I can't make the comparison with Fazzle.  But Tamo, Tsojco, and Inverness were all much smoother in their tourney versions.  I hated the red version of Inverness.  And the non-tourney version of Tamo seems over-complicated.  

I guess that's not really an answer to your question, though, is it?  But they're as distinct in my mind as the individual mods are from their super-mod counterparts.


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:19 pm 
 

dcas wrote:Order is only important for the top 10 here, the bottom 10 could be put in any order as far as I'm concerned.

1. B2 - The Keep on the Borderlands
2. T1 - The Village of Hommlet
3. X1 - The Isle of Dread
4. Dark Tower
5. Garden of the Plantmaster
6. D3 - Vault of the Drow
7. D1 - Descent into the Depths of the Earth
8. WG4 - The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun
9. I6 - Ravenloft
10. I1 - Dwellers of the Forbidden City
11. WG5 - Mordenkainen's Fantastic Adventure
12. Thieves of Fortress Badabaskor
13. S1 - Tomb of Horrors
14. S4 - Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth
15. D2 - Shrine of the Kuo-Toa
16. G1 - Steading of the Hill Giant Chief
17. G2 - Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl
18. G3 - Hall of the Fire Giant King
19. X2 - Castle Amber
20. T1-4 - Temple of Elemental Evil


Well, I won't argue with the top 5. That pretty much sums up the basis for my first 5 years playing D&D campaigns.


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:37 pm 
 

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S4 tourney version and tjosconth tourney version....would they not be the same thing?

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:53 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:stephen

S4 tourney version and tjosconth tourney version....would they not be the same thing?

Al


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:27 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:
Yes, you're right.  Bad day, I guess.  Now my short-term memory is shot, too.


well it was just a wild guess as i have never seen the tourney one to know :)

i was just thinking oooo another tourney to look out for :D

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:05 pm 
 

1.    Starstone
2.    Irillian
3.    Embertrees
4.    Village of Hommlet
5.    Castle Amber
6.    Tomb of Horrors
7.    Dark Tower
8.    Caverns of Thracia
9.    Forgotten Temple Of Tharizdun
10.  In the Dungeons of the Slave Lords
11.  Beyond The Crystal Cave
12.  Night's Dark Terror
13.  The Halls Of Tizun Thane
14.  Ravenloft
15.  Oasis of the White Palm
16.  Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh
17.  Against The Cult Of The Reptile God
18.  Secret of Bone Hill
19.  Vault of The Drow
20.  White Plume Mountain

  


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:10 pm 
 

Oh bollocks, I forgot The Companions.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:41 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:I guess that's not really an answer to your question, though, is it?  But they're as distinct in my mind as the individual mods are from their super-mod counterparts.


I would agree for Tamoachan, Inverness, and Tsojconth, and R1-4, too.  I don't own Fazzlewood, so I can't opine (though I can pine ;) ).


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:34 pm 
 

1.   A2 Secret of the Slavers Stockade
2.   U1 Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh
3.   X4 Master of the Desert Nomads
4.   G3 Hall of the Fire Giant King
5.   A1 Slave Pits of the Under City
6.   T1 Village of Homlet
7.   I2 Tomb of the Lizard King
8.   L1 Secret of Bone Hill
9.   I1 Dwellars of the Forbidden City
10. S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks
11. N1 Against the Cult of the Reptile God
12. A4 In the Dungeons of the Slave Lords
13. S1 Tomb of Horrors
14. B5 Horror on the Hill
15. X1 The Isle of Dread
16. B1 In Search of the Unknown
17. UK5 Eye of the Serpent
18. Thieves Fortress of Badabaskor
19. G1 Steading of the Hill Giant Chief
20. D3 Vault of the Drow

I am trying to look at these as great modules vs. my favorites. In many cases they are one in the same, though. I am looking at several features that make a module stand out: great story, new features/monsters, runs easy (not hard on the DM), innovation and finally, just plain coolness.


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:37 pm 
 

nn wrote:
2.    Irillian




Good call!!  Nice to see that cropping up.  I have never run it - but reading it, it is soaked full of atmosphere  8O  :D


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:47 pm 
 

nn wrote:Oh bollocks, I forgot The Companions.


You can fit them in where the White Dwarf adventures are.  I think this was for non magazine adventures.  All time adventures is for another list :)

I think these are from White Dwarf:

2.    Irillian
3.    Embertrees
13.  The Halls Of Tizun Thane

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:37 pm 
 

In the spirit of "old school", I am numbering mine 1 through 0 (ten), twice.  

1. B2
2. T1-4
3. WG4
4. S2
5. X7
6. C2
7. U1
8. I5
9. S4
0. X2

1. B2
2. T1-4
3. WG4
4. S2
5. X7
6. C2
7. U1
8. I5
9. S4
0. X2

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:44 pm 
 

Great idea for a thread Brian. My top 20:

1. G3 Fire Giants
2. G1 Hill Giants
3. S4 Tsojcanth
4. B4 Lost City
5. G2 Frost Giants
6. B2 Keep on the Borderlands
7. A2 Slaver Stockade
8. S1 Tomb of Horrors
9. A1 Slave Pits
10. S2 White Plume Mountain
11. D3 Vault of the Drow
12. D1 Descent into the Depths
13. I1 Dwellers of the Forbidden City
14. D2 Shrine of the Kuo-toa
15. WG4 Tharizdun
16. EX1 Dungeonland
17. X1 Isle of Dread
18. Q1 Demonweb Pits
19. X2 Amber Castle
20. T1 Hommlet

Looks pretty similar to a lot of other lists... except I imagine I'll be the only person giving EX1 any votes.

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:00 am 
 

1.        T1 Village of Hommlet
2.        B1 In Search of the Unknown
3.        L1 Bone Hill
4.        Ruins of Undermountain
5.        G3 Fire Giants
6.        D1 Descent Into the Depths
7.        S1 Tomb of Horrors
8.        WG4 Tharizdun
9.        I1 Forgotten City
10.        U1 Secret of Saltmarsh
11.        N1 Cult of the Reptile God
12.        B2 Keep on the Borderlands
13.        B10 Night's Dark Terror
14.        WG5 Mordenkainen's Fantastic Adventure
15.        D3 Vault of the Drow
16.        A4 Dungeons of the Slave Lords
17.        Night Below
18.        WGR6 City of Skulls
19.        G1
20.        G2

I have explanations for all of these, but I am dead tired and can't go into them...have to wait for a later post!

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:44 am 
 

1.   B7 Rahasia
            My favourite, ever!
2.   B4 Lost City
            Classic
3.   I6 Ravenloft
            Smart
4.   DCC#5  Aerie of the crow Gods
5.   T1-4  Temple of Elemental Evil
6.   S2  White plume mountain
7.   C1  Hidden shrine of Tamoachan
8.   UK3  The Gauntlet
9.   UK2  The Sentinel
10.  N4  Treasure Hunt
11.  L1  The Secret of Bone hill  
12.  R1  Aid of Falx
13.  C2  Ghost Tower of Inverness
14.  UK5  Eye of the Serpent
15.  S1 Temple of Horror
16.  U1  Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh
17.  B6  Veiled Society
18.  B10  Night's dark terror
19.  D1 Descent into the dephts
20.  G1  Steading of the hill giant chief

  

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:43 am 
 

nn wrote:1.    Starstone
2.    Irillian
3.    Embertrees
4.    Village of Hommlet
5.    Castle Amber
6.    Tomb of Horrors
7.    Dark Tower
8.    Caverns of Thracia
9.    Forgotten Temple Of Tharizdun
10.  In the Dungeons of the Slave Lords
11.  Beyond The Crystal Cave
12.  Night's Dark Terror
13.  The Halls Of Tizun Thane
14.  Ravenloft
15.  Oasis of the White Palm
16.  Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh
17.  Against The Cult Of The Reptile God
18.  Secret of Bone Hill
19.  Vault of The Drow
20.  White Plume Mountain


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