OAR #6 Temple of Elemental Evil

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OAR #6 Temple of Elemental Evil

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So Goodman Games is working with WOTC to produce 5th Edition updates to several classic modules. They include commentary, interviews, usually a couple of full re-prints/scans of the several printings of the modules (that had changes) so you can compare them; and a 5th Edition version of the adventure. The books are pretty thick about the size of the DCC Rulebook. So far they've done the following: Keep on the Borderlands, Isle of Dread, The Expedition to the Barrier Peaks and The Lost City. All under the "Original Adventures Reincarnated" or OAR moniker.

I've picked up OAR 1 (Keep on the Borderlands) and thought it was pretty good, but didn't pay much attention to the 5th Edition Adventure. I'm considering getting the others but wanted to know what y'all thought of them. (never played or read Lost City, and am passing familiar with Expedition).

Next up is OAR 5 Castle Amber, but following that is a Two Volume version OAR 6 Temple of Elemental Evil. Very interested in this one.

Here is part of Blurb from Goodman Games
This book collection is an homage to the origins of an adventure that began decades ago with T1: The Village of Hommlet and T1-4: The Temple of Elemental Evil. Herein you will find high-quality scans from multiple printings of the original first edition adventure modules, plus commentary by gaming legends. Full fifth edition conversions of both adventure books are included, as well as brand new adventure material that adds new wilderness encounters, expands the Village of Nulb, fully details the evil Elemental Nodes, and provides fifth edition updates of many original magic items, monsters, and spells. This is a fully playable mega-dungeon and mini-campaign—many hours of classic-style adventure await you!
Very interested to see how they update this. Especially the expanded Nulb, additional encounters and what a fully fleshed out node will look like.

I know the Greyhawk Grognard was working on updates and attempting to really flesh out the connections of this classic. He even did his own follow on adventure to it T5: Beneath the Temple of Elemental Evil

http://www.greyhawkgrognard.com/2020/03 ... ntal-evil/

Anyone know if he's working with GG on this? He's done a crap ton of research on this adventure and it would be a shame to not have him be part of this project. Especially incorporating his ideas into the new adventure.

Anyway, 'nuff said - thoughts?

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