A D&D 5th Edition Conversion of the Early Edition Adventure Module. Classic Adventure. M odule Conversion. WG4. The Forgotten. Temple of. Tharizdun. The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun, Advanced Dungeon and Dragons Module Wg-4 [Gary Gygax] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 17 Apr Expanding/Salvaging The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun. This old module is certainly a quite interesting one. First you have a pretty regular.

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Sean Healy rated it liked it May 07, I think that’s another part of hemple makes this module work for me: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I still get shivers when I hear the name of the module — or see its cover. Lord Hobie November 19, at 4: On a structural level, I find that really creepy in a 4th-wall kind of way.

The Forgotten Temple Of Tharizdun by Gary Gygax

The CCA states that adventure conversions must be:. The module is entirely illustrated by an artist otherwise unknown to me, Karen Nelson. The module is a quasi-sequel to The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanthanother excellent Gygaxian dungeoncrawl and one with a similar theme: Oh well, I was almost done with mine, so what the heck.

I have tried to maintain the spirit of the module itself and added a few of my own things to it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This module literally forces the PCs to dress up like Tharizdun cultists or take damage.

It is quite interesting to note that the wilderness map design for Tharizdun is actually quite different than that for Tsojcanth, with Tharizdun using much more of a hex-map approach Tsojcanth is almost a line design. Unusually, once this battle is completed, the bulk of the combat for the adventure is done.


It’s a very effective mood piece and one I’d love to be able vorgotten emulate some day in my own work. What this tome is, says, and does is the subject of some later revelation.

Also, please check your gmail. Bloch has mentioned in tying the Temple of Elemental Evil with Eclavdra’s machinations….

Log In with Facebook. I find the cover image perfect: Dragonlance deities Forgotten Realms deities Greyhawk deities. Thanks to Trent and Allan for their insights here. If I have forgotten someone, and you see something that may be your work, please let me know and I will add credit to you. Bloch has mentioned in tying the Temple of Elemental Evil with Eclavdra’s machinations… Nor was Gygax the only one to do this. I just remember Gary speaking somewhat ill of FF, which suited me fine, since I never much liked it.

Beholder Drow dark elf Githyanki Illithid mind flayer Lich. Things pick up on the lower level of the temple, where various statues of the aspects of Tharizdun tantalise the players, and finally the Undertemple and Black Cyst are tremendously evocative and rharizdun deadly if precautions are not taken.

Thoughts on The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun

I wonder why Rob deleted them off the forogtten The temple is less a repository of horrific things and more of a place that tells you, through several small cues, “You don’t belong here. I say “unfocused” because, as I said, I can’t quite put my finger on why module WG4 makes me feel so unsettled.

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The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun – Wikipedia

The concept of a trapped, malevolent god, intent upon the destruction of all that is, harkens to the dark and insane Great Old Ones of H. Who says history is always written by forgottne victors? Tem;le rated it liked it Mar 09, This module seemed to just come out of nowhere, like Tharizdun itself, as something that foggotten belong.


Bloch’s points about thagizdun patience” reminded me of something I noticed about these early Gygax modules, namely the possibility for all kinds of interesting story twists in them, and how they can lead to something well beyond what’s just written in the text. They’re these unassuming woodland guys who hang out with badgers and moles and are renowned for their trickster natures. It certainly lends a much deeper and more layered aspect of horror to the second half of the adventure than one typically sees in the early TSR modules.

The storming of the humanoids can be an epic, hours-long masterwork of a set piece. Michael von Sacher-Masoch rated it liked it May 01, Dragonlance Forgotten Realms Greyhawk Ravenloft. This is a conversion of the pen and paper module “The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun”.

There are many nooks and crannies. Behold this passage from the introduction:. I think the module is a bit less than it could be for various reasons – there is an odd disjointedness in it that does not quite work for me – but tempel is also something that is missing from a lot of modules: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It contains background information, referee’s notes, encounter keys, outdoor and dungeon level maps, and new monsters and treasures.

I had the same question Mr. More generally, though, I find it interesting how Gygax included the possibility of some very drastic changes to the direction of a campaign or even just individual characters.

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