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Tomb of the Serpent Kings - Deluxe Print Edition

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People keep asking for "beginner" dungeons. Everyone can name "classic" dungeons - Tomb of Horrors, Barrier Peaks, The Temple of Elemental Evil, etc. - but in order for those adventures to make sense, there needs to be some sort of introduction.

It's like all the adventures we have are Bach concertos. People keep writing amazing works of staggering genius, but someone needs to write a book on how to play the piano.

I had the same questions, and since I couldn't find anything satisfactory, I decided to write the kind of dungeon I would have loved to find. I wanted to write the best basic old-school dungeon for new players that I could, and I also wanted to show the design process. And since people keep refereng to it, I figured I'd put up a fancy print version.

Tomb of the Serpent Kings is designed to be easy to adapt to your system of choice to create an old-school dungeon-crawling tomb-robbing experience.

The PDF is free and licensed under Creative Commons NC-BY-SA. Hack it, share it, translate it (there are French, German and Spanish translations available on my blog). 

If you want a fancy print version, buy the print-on-demand copy. It's sold at cost - I don't make a cent off it. If you'd like to support me, consider adding Kidnap the Archpriest or Epochrypha: a Book of Speculative Ages to your order.

 
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November 8th, 2018
I like this dungeon a lot. It was the first OSR thing I ran, and the first RPG experience for a dozen or two people who played with me over several runs. It has been very successful in putting my players into the OSR mindset; the first level (about 7 [...]
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November 6th, 2018
Don't listen to the hype, this isn't worth your time. It's a railroaded dungeon with high-lethality traps that have no warnings and "lessons" which either don't come up or aren't clearly written. Skerples has been asked about why the encounte [...]
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