For many, the Temple of the Frog is synonymous with Blackmoor. Over the years the Temple of the Frog has been presented in many published versions. DA2: “Temple of the Frog” (), by Dave Arneson and David J. Ritchie, is the second of the four Blackmoor adventure. It was published in. Temple of the Frog (Dave Arneson’s Blackmoor) [Harley Stroh] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. For thirty years, no name has been more.

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There’s a famous library not valued, but yeah at least another K GP and a pipe organ worth even more in the temple – of course invading, rather then infiltrating it is going yemple be hard as these things all weigh tons and moreover the 1, soldiers of the Frog Temple will likely retreat here and the whole building is going to disappear, and reappear due to it’s magical powers when threatened – allowing those 1, guard or the remaining after the siege to be ready for intruders, stocked for siege.

The city of the Brothers of the Swamp I will likely mangle this name to Frog Brothers repeatedly in this review is a strange place, a muddy river town of twisting docks and shanties, kf sort of mangrove Port Royal on one side of its great temple and frgo neatly ordered garden of military and religious asceticism on the other.

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Therefore it’s an easy bet that what you see in the DA series of modules is a similar situation. As the person who had the correspondence with Mr. When S1 was written doesn’t change that. Beneath the temple are two dungeon levels – the first is funny maze of barracks where each level of temple solider has a bizarre hidden meeting spot, a club, filled with naughty paintings, guards and treasure.

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Dragonlance deities Forgotten Realms deities Greyhawk deities. The Genie’s Curse Birthright: I don’t recommend it DA2 might be okay if you can deal with the acres of boxed textbut it does blacimoor the skeleton of a good adventure and it gets the basic premise of location based exploration adventure right. I decided to run them through all of the editions instead.

Why the Temple of the Frog, Dungeons & Dragons’ first printed dungeon, seemed unplayable

Also at the center of town is a giant three level temple in the shape of a rhe frog. Shattered Lands Dark Sun: Guy Fullerton April 27, at 9: I reduced the number of guards because I was sure they were a typo. He ran some very complex campaigns. PatW is Playing at the World.

Retrieved on November 26, I told Dave Arneson and he was delighted. Third, The tunnels need some evocative detail. Look at all those JG modules, there is a paragraph of backstory and a map.

Temple of the Frog was published prior to Tomb of Horrors. Views Read Edit View history. This is true, and I think blac,moor good that you point that out.

A History of the Temple of the Frog

I wish Dave were alive to ask for certain! Pure Fortress and Maze adventures are pretty rare Though B12 – Queen’s Harvest is an example of a hybrid Fortress and Dungeon adventure where the fortress is quite well done while the dungeons, despite interesting faction conflict, are pedestrian.

Privacy policy About 1d4chan Disclaimers Mobile view. Hooked, I sought everything I could find for the game. Both give a pretty good idea of how folks played circa This second module takes place 30 years after the defeat of St.

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Newer Post Older Post Home. My inspiration eventually was from an old episode of the original Star Trek television series. Dark Alliance Baldur’s Gate: The Dungoneer 3 Borshak’s Lair Feb: Tomb of Horrors was written in as a tournament adventure for the first Origin’s Conference of July Back then, people would know what to do with such an adventure, because that is how they played it.

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The First Fantasy Campaign Dec: Now, it’s up to the PCs to infiltrate the Temple, discover teh secrets, and in general do what adventurers do.

Gus L April 27, at This page was last modified on 7 Novemberat More of a super In Search of the Unknown, perhaps, but blackmor, depends on your definition of ‘published module. Zenopus Archives April 26, at Treasure is also sometimes well described, especially in the temple levels of the adventure where it consists of large, basically immobile, fixtures of enormous value.

Is it possible that the TOF as published was intended to be sparsely detailed? Or act as super heroes vs common troops using Chainmail?

I think disorganized isn’t the right word. In reality the adventure was written with Dave’s original system in mind.

Certainly portions of TotF could be turned into a mass combat game, as could portions of the giant series or portions of the Temple of Elemental Evil etc.

No objectives are given. This is a paranoid’s home from Las Vegas built in the ‘s.

Of course to do te the players will need to find an army – and likely a good one. I mean both Gygax and Arneson tempke to think it’s an adventure – why scramble around dismissing it? I have no clue what Rob might have said, but ToH was not only intended for use, it was used by Arneson. October 21, at 7: The answer of course is to bring an army, and stage a wargame rather than a dungeon crawl.