EX1 Dungeonland (1e) – As adventurers, you may think you have of the City of Greyhawk, modules based on the original Castle Greyhawk. Every time you say, “I could do better,” a Gygaxian Faerie gets its wings. Gary devoted far too many module lines to relate this concept: it’s your world and these . When you insert this module into your campaign, do so without alerting the players. That is, they will not see a white rabbit and a rabbit hole.
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Another fun bit of trivia dungeonladn that they were sungeonland assigned as seen in the World of Greyhawk boxed set module codes GC1 and GC2, presumably standing for Greyhawk Castle. At a convenient point—for you, not for the party—have them fall into a pit or have a passageway suddenly become a perpendicular shaft. Foster December 17, at 7: In short, Dungeonland is a module that mocks “immersion” and adds a much-needed layer of nuance to one’s understanding of what naturalism is and is not.
Buy it now – Add to Watch list Added to your Watch list. Contact the seller – opens in a new window or tab and request a postage method to your location. Dungeonland — an obvious pun on “Wonderland” — sits on the faultlines of a couple bugaboos of gaming and, like many similar modules, one’s reaction to it is a good indication of how in tune one jodule with the pulse of the early hobby.
Newer Post Older Post Home. EX1 and EX2 stand out as notable challenges to player skill, which is something I greatly appreciate. I may need to cungeonland out again and take a look to see what I might glean from it. The rules were designed around the “dungeon” concept exemplified in Blackmoor and Greyhawk. Terms and conditions apply. Christopher rated it it was amazing Mar 19, This amount is subject to change until you make payment.
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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy Advenutre Module Ex1 Dungeonland TSR #9072
An adventure like this was already a museum piece inat the close of the Golden Age. There is no story to Dungeonland — except the story of a book most gamers have probably never read — and no attempt to provide anything more than a dangeous romp that players can, if they succeed, take pride in having beaten. I don’t think this means you can’t develop a personality for characters, or that their stats are meaningless; I just mean that the game originally served to be a glorified chess or wargaming board, and the emphasis was not on amateur theater hour, but on the hardships in front of the group.
Refresh and try again. I owned but never played Dungeonland; my impression was that it belonged in that genre of 60s TV writing, where every series would eventually get its Western or gangsters episode. No additional import charges on delivery. First and foremost, module EX1 is a classic “funhouse” module. I recall reading somewhere that Gary either suggested a series of modules that would each center around a different dragon type, or approved the concept, while he was doing his Hollywood stint.
Perhaps it’s because, as a child, I found the stories of Alice’s adventures simultaneously awesome and terrifying.
GROGNARDIA: Retrospective: Dungeonland
I’m not sure it was Gygax who wrote the article, but it sounds more like something the wacky brits would dream up. EX1 is a concatenation of opposites: In his book Heroic WorldsLawrence Schick said that the scenario was “inspired by Alice and Wonderlandbut with the whimsy replaced by opportunities dungeonoand slaughter”.
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Gygax is generally acknowledged as one of the fathers of the tabletop role-playing game. Store carefully as items may be a slip, trip or fall hazard. It is suggested that the portal to Dungeonland be a barrel within the dungeon of Castle Greyhawk, but the Dungeon Master DM may work in any premise to get them to dungeonlans stage.
Conceal this module within the body of your game material. I actually agree with this. I think Gary’s advice is exactly right at the start – don’t announce it, just interject it – but I’ve never had a gaming group that would be pleased to know they’d fallen into it, and I think I’d probably end up just using odd moments and motifs rather than playing through the serial encounters – more an occasional seasoning than a whole meal.
Over the course of the adventure, the PCs run into variations of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland creatures and characters, presented in a Dungeons and Dragons style.
They also tend to be the same ones who need their fantasy to be “pure”, with no sci-fi elements.
Dungeonland – Wikipedia
Learn More – opens in a new window or tab. Please enter a valid postcode. Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods. Visit my eBay shop. Once they have explored these areas, they cross a fungi forest and arrive at The Wilds of Dungeonland, which is essentially a wooded area containing several connected clearings.
Pl ease use the basket and then request the combined invoice that will save you money. Please choose the items, you can also place them in the E-Bay basket if you wish, but either way you must wait for a combined invoice before you actually pay. Add to Watch list Watching. Wonderland truly is a wonder — an alien landscape following its own bizarre “rules” and shot through with a darkness that, even as a kid, I found strangely compelling, even as I was horrified by it.
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