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Post Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:14 pm 
 

Hello my fello AD&D geeks. I would like a little help on the subject of "What are some good (well written) mods from Judges Guild?". Any one wanna give me a clue? Thanks in advance! :lol:

  


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:35 pm 
 

My favorites are Dark Tower and Inferno. Others I have enjoyed include Caverns of Thracia, Hellpits of Nightfang (you pretty much can't go wrong with Jaquays), Citadel of Fire, Tegel Manor, Book of Treasure Maps, and a few others. Even some of the mediocre stuff has really fun bits though.

The Wilderlands campaign setting stuff (CSIO, CSWE, Tarantis, four Wilderlands books with maps, etc.) is also at a very high level, really good.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:46 pm 
 

Tegel Manor, Thieves of Fortress Badabaskor, Caverns of Thracia, Dark Tower, Inferno and any of the Book of Treasure Maps are good.

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:07 am 
 

All modules written by Paul Jaquays are highly recommended:
-Dark Tower
-Caverns of Thracia
-Hellpits of Nightfang (it is for Runequest, but easily converted)
-The Book of Treasure Maps
-The modules in the Dungeoneer's compendium of the first six issues. The compendium is usually very cheap on eBay or other stores, and it contains some overlooked gems.

Apart from Paul's stuff, the early JG modules from Bob Bledsaw et al are very good - I've run the first two, and they are just tons of fun:
-Thieves of Fortress Badabaskor
-Tegel Manor
-Citadel of Fire

  

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 1:56 am 
 

I haven't looked at Hellpits of Nightfang for years.  As I recall, it is all about a pit...and that's pretty much it.  Some creatures in a pit....yup, they're down there all right.  Must be hell....?

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:39 pm 
 

My clear favourites are:

Inferno
Dark Tower
Thieves of Fortress Badabaskor
Citadel of Fire

They're great to DM and it would appear that the players really get a kick out of them as well.


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Post Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 12:54 am 
 

Dark Tower
Verbosh
Tarantis (if you need a large city map...this is best and cheapest)
Book of Treasure Maps I

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Post Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 1:05 am 
 

You may also want to look at some of the adventure supplements that were included in Pegasus magazine. They were all designed with the CS in mind but I am sure they could be adapated.


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Post Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 1:36 am 
 

Lots of good adventures are already listed in the above posts ... I'll just throw in a quick "I second that!" for Dark Tower and Thracia. Both are excellent. The two "Treasure Maps" books are also quite good.

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Post Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 9:54 am 
 

Dark Tower
Thracia
Thieves Fortress
Zienteck
Dragon's Hall
Under the Storm Giants Castle... :lol: ...just kidding. Avoid like the Bird Flu


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Post Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 10:16 am 
 

bbarsh wrote:Under the Storm Giants Castle... :lol: ...just kidding. Avoid like the Bird Flu


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Post Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 11:10 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:
bbarsh wrote:Under the Storm Giants Castle... :lol: ...just kidding. Avoid like the Bird Flu


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It is according to my wife. 8O


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Post Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 6:46 am 
 

bbarsh wrote:It is according to my wife. 8O


hehe  :D  :D

i dont get any comments like that. all i get is "HOW MUCH??!!" but then my money is my own, so whatever :)

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:50 am 
 

Okay I know this got posted before (think Ian posted the link once), but do these rankings seem about right for the various products?

http://cgibin.rcn.com/aardy/rate/disratejg.cgi?jg2

Only oddity is why Inns and Taverns got ranked when it wasn't even in print - unless those people got confused on the Pegasus article I think it was by the same name. Though don't think Lurid Lairs was an article title and yet it got votes too.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:21 am 
 

Plaag wrote:Okay I know this got posted before (think Ian posted the link once), but do these rankings seem about right for the various products?

http://cgibin.rcn.com/aardy/rate/disratejg.cgi?jg2

Only oddity is why Inns and Taverns got ranked when it wasn't even in print - unless those people got confused on the Pegasus article I think it was by the same name. Though don't think Lurid Lairs was an article title and yet it got votes too.

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well i just had a quick flip through them ratings and a few there seem a fair way off to me. dont seem tremendously accurate imo, but hey its not just about what i think.

i think its only when they go over say 10 votes per item that you might start to see some form of settled rating and even then, the ppl who have voted, have they actually seen and read the item? ie. your lurid lairs comment and the potential mix of inns & taverns.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:34 am 
 

Verbosh was rated too low.  So were the "portals" modules.

Everything else seemed pretty good...except that it's not possible to pour too much scorn on Caves and Caverns.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:42 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Verbosh was rated too low.  So were the "portals" modules.

Everything else seemed pretty good...except that it's not possible to pour too much scorn on Caves and Caverns.

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well i thought inferno deserved a far better rating than that tbh...

but hey there you go..

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 2:50 pm 
 

Not a Module, but the Necromancer Games Wilderlands of High Fantasy Box Set is worthy to be picked up.
Very little D20 content (since there are those that do not care to buy d20 products :wink: )

http://www.acaeum.com/jg/OC-Necromancer ... ntasy.html

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Plaag wrote:Not a Module, but the Necromancer Games Wilderlands of High Fantasy Box Set is worthy to be picked up.
Very little D20 content (since there are those that do not care to buy d20 products :wink: )

http://www.acaeum.com/jg/OC-Necromancer ... ntasy.html

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i just dont like d20 - that just totally puts me off and the high price tag isnt good for me either (i just wrote that and thought "what a hypocrit" :D )

if i can pick one up real cheap i would check it out....more for curiousity than anything tho i have to say.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 4:07 pm 
 

What is the content of the books like? Any chance of some photos of the insides of the books. Unfortunately this isn't the sort of thing we can flick through in the UK. We have to buy online. We don't get the chance to browse and decide whether we want to buy, and necromancer don't like to put pictures on their website less it puts off potential customers.


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