Your Favorite AD&D Module?

Discussion in 'Dungeons & Dragons' started by Honza, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. trevpr1

    trevpr1 ASL Player

    Feb 24, 2007
    There are some lonely women here.

    Back when I was a student I used to travel between my parents place and Preston on a Sunday evening. It was an old coach style medium distance bus. One day I was sat on an otherwise quiet bus when a guy got on. Didn't take much notice of him at first but then I noticed that he was stood next to the driver as we pulled out of Liverpool. He was talking to the driver. After about five minutes the driver had to insist that the man sit down and not talk to him.

    So he came and talked to me about Leyland Tiger buses and how this was the only one he'd ever seen which was a Mark III from 1975 but with some different controls than the usual ones because they had some bits left over from the mark IIs (something like this - details not accurate). he travelled to Ormskirk on that bus that day merely so he could say he'd been on that bus.

    Small mercy for me he was only there for 40 minutes. Had he been there for the full hour-and-a-half journey to Preston I fear there may have been bloodshed, even if it was me ending it all.
  2. jwb3

    jwb3 Just this guy, you know?

    Feb 21, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Is it just me, or does this sound exactly like some of the discussions we've had in the ASL forum recently about WWII AFVs? :devious:


    *who has done Live-Action Roleplaying, written amateur SF/Fantasy, and been to one Trek convention, but will never descend to the level of train-spotting.
  3. jwb3

    jwb3 Just this guy, you know?

    Feb 21, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    We didn't really use the published modules much; I only remember going through bits of B1 and B2, the Hidden Shrine, and part of a couple of the Slaver modules.

    But my favorites would be two of the few I actually bought, namely Hommlet and Ravenloft. I've always been a sucker for anything with castles in it, which both have. Plus Hommlet did a really good job with the village (including some interesting hiding spots for the villagers' meagre wealth) and Ravenloft had the first of the really cool cutaway "3-D" maps.

  4. Dr Zaius

    Dr Zaius Chief Defender of the Faith Staff Member Administrator Moderator

    The original Ravenloft module was groundbreaking when it was released. Those were the best castle maps I had ever seen, and Ravenloft was truly a creepy place to explore with a good DM.
  5. King Billy

    King Billy Active Member Silver Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    for a couple of more years yet I hope !!
  6. trevpr1

    trevpr1 ASL Player

    Feb 24, 2007

    You know we may have discovered the thing the Reactionary Forces of Evil will propose in four years. I mean.. d'ya think Pailin's daughter would be up the duff if the only guys she knew played D&D?
  7. McIvan

    McIvan New Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Just to resurrect this, how many ever played the two modules set in Alice in Wonderland? They were probably the most fun I ever had in a module...pure escapism :)

    Another vote for X2 Castle Amber, very well done.
  8. MerricB

    MerricB New Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    I ran the Alice modules (EX1, EX2) about six years ago for my 3E group of the time. We had a great time - especially when, in the Magic Mirror House, they discovered copies of the D&D rulebooks, and started a quest for the magic "d20" that could slay dragons!

  9. ChrisM

    ChrisM Active Member

    Sep 30, 2004
    Mineola, NY
    GDQ 1-7 Queen of the Demonweb Pits - the supermodule which tied up the whole Giants/Drow/Lolth series under one cover with some GREAT added stuff.

    Closely followed by T1-10 Temple of Elemental Evil - the supermodule that started with hommlet then took you all the way through the Temple itself and on to ther realms. Surprised that one wasn't mentioned yet, BTW.

    Free City of Greyhwak boxed set was also endlessly enjoyable - though not quite a module, more of a setting.
  10. micky

    micky That costs HOW much now??

    Dec 26, 2009
    Alexandria, Va
    wow.. more to this forum than just ASL.

    Funny... I just got back in ASL around the beginning of the year which is how I found this forum .. however that was preceded a few years ago by getting back into another game of my youth as it were...D&D. Not as much playing it but doing a lot of creative writing for Mystara (centered around the excellent Gazetteer series) which still has a thriving online fan base though the product line itself has been dead for decades.

    anyhow.. back on topic

    G1-2-3. that has always been my favorite classic AD&D module, loved battling the Giants and mucho treasure to be found there.

    D&D.. always loved X11 the Shadowlord module.
  11. grumpywargamer

    grumpywargamer New Member

    Nov 17, 2009
    I've never really been much of a devotee to modules much.

    Always hated the part where you had to read it all through, actually remember the details :) and then keep it all straight.

    But I have been warming up to using them a bit in 4th edition. Played in a few, and I occasionally browse some to see if I might be interested.
  12. KacyCrawford

    KacyCrawford New Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    Orange County, CA
    Dark Tower, Temple of Elemental Evil, Egg of the Phoenix and the G Series all rank up there for me ...
  13. brucekenway

    brucekenway New Member

    Oct 23, 2015
    Dallas, TX
  14. greuh

    greuh Active Member

    Aug 2, 2016
    My favourite module in AD&D is Harbinger House, a Planescape adventure, followed by Freedom, for Dark Sun. After that, in order of preference : I8 - Ravager of Time, I6 - Ravenloft, I3-5 Desert of Desolation, ...
    Including the official current stuff, I'll choose Out of The Abyss (5th Ed).
    Before AD&D (D&D, then), it would be B2 Keep on the Borderlands, followed by B7 - Rahasia.
    All over including OSR stuff, it's A Red And Pleasant Land for Lamentations of the Flame Princess.

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