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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 Magical Murder Mansion, Kidnap the Archpriest or Epochrypha: a Book of Speculative Ages to your order.

 
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Dan L May 03, 2020 4:11 pm UTC
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The 5e conversion of this module includes a “Background” blurb which helped me wrap my head around the entire concept before reading each room detail. I’ll leave that paragraph here in case it’s helpful. And maybe the author of this module would provide any critique or corrections.

> The **Tomb of the Serpent Kings** was an underground lair of snake-men a long time ago. They used it to bury their heroes and rulers and to worship their gods. Almost a millennia ago, one of the snake-men, a great wizard called **Xiximanter** moved into the tomb to advance his magical research into immortality. He still exists in the tomb as a lich (see **room 43**). Centuries ago, the Empire of the snake-men had disintegrated, and the snake-men abandoned the tomb. They left behind some odds and ends, a little bit of treasure, some functioning traps, and even a bound demon (see **room 32**). The tombs main inhabitants are in the **fungus goblins**. They are an unexpected result of one of Xiximanter’s foul...See more
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