I thought my readers might be interested in more direct reviews of published modules, since I’m running those almost exclusively in my home AD&D game. Since I stopped blogging just as I was wrapping up this module, I thought it would be an excellent one to start with: Dungeon Module N1 – Against the Cult of the Reptile God.
So why did I decide to run this module as my second adventure in Chasing the Dragon, especially when I’ve been so hot to trot for Gygax?
Well, for starters, you recommended it! That is, my Twitter followers took a poll and this was the winner for the classic adventure to run. Second, I really liked that the N-series was aimed at novice players and DMs (more on that later). Third, it felt similar enough to The Village of Hommlet, which I ran last year, to not feel totally overwhelming to a new AD&D DM.
I read some reviews online, sneaked a peak at a bootleg pdf online, then took the plunge on eBay and DriveThruRPG. It’s true…I like a hard copy and a pdf on hand. So how did it fare when it came to actual gameplay?