For many, the Temple of the Frog is synonymous with Blackmoor. Over the years the Temple of the Frog has been presented in many published versions. DA2: “Temple of the Frog” (), by Dave Arneson and David J. Ritchie, is the second of the four Blackmoor adventure. It was published in. Temple of the Frog (Dave Arneson’s Blackmoor) [Harley Stroh] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. For thirty years, no name has been more.

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Should anyone be interested more specific info from myself and others can be found on the Blackmoor forum and a bit on my Hidden in Shadows froog.

A History of the Temple of the Frog

This would present difficulties given the magical power of the temple to disappear sliding sideways in time with an illusion making it appear as if the building turned into a frog and leaped off into the swampmeaning that infiltration and subterfuge are the ideal means of invading the temple.

Monks broke my notion of fantasy.

The first published adventure however was the Temple of the Frog. No wonder this adventure vexed a generation of players.

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Playing It [ edit ] Herein lies the problem with the Temple of the Frog: Back then, people would know what to do with such an adventure, because that is how they played it.

In addition to having some pretty sweet cover blackmoo, by Den Beauvais – perhaps one of the better 80’s module covers really, and actually depicting events from the module, DA2 is a decent adventure that follows the original very closely – and while plagued by the boxed text, tendency to railroad, and over-explanation of mid 80’s TSR is really quite playable looking.


Thanks for publishing my comment Dave.

Most of the supplement is a scattering of house rules stupidly complex combat rules based on hit location and height, the fragmentary Monk and Assassin classes, a monster manual very trog to the Monster Manual largely focusing on aquatic foes, some rules for underwater adventure, diseases and hiring specialistsbut there in the middle is “Temple of the Frog”.

The things I want from it are not hard to concoct – and were I currently running ASE it’d be there in the Jungles to the South past the Livid fens with weird frog eyed trader priests and killer frog assassinations appearing on random encounter and event tables. A published RPG scenario.

Dragonlance Forgotten Realms Greyhawk Ravenloft. Between his wish-fulfilling gear and pf name, Stephen the Rock shows his origin as a villainous Mary Sue. Two versions of the Temple of the Frog appeared in Once the players tried the standard dungeon raid This is the module also written by Arneson in as a rephrasing and expansion of the original “Temple of the Frog”.

Third, The tunnels need some evocative detail.

Why the Temple of the Frog, Dungeons & Dragons’ first printed dungeon, seemed unplayable

Therefore it’s an easy bet that what you see in the DA series of modules is a similar situation. Everyone assumed referees wanted to invent their own scenarios. Evil is based on this image of Earnst Blowfeld from James Bond films. Most of the right parts are included and one can see that a game could be run from “Temple of the Frog”, but it might be clunky and fairly uncomfortable. Robin Irwin May 1, at ToH was drafted and written in part as a response to the request of a player of Arneson’s named Stephen Rocheford Stephen the Rock to play a social engineering alien character similar blakcmoor a Star Trek character who was an earth professor who used his knowledge of history to take over a planet.

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Room descriptions are similar to those in ‘s City State of the Invincible Overlord, ie, “Store Room, twmple, six giant rats, 3 gp, 12 sp. JDJarvis April 28, at 1: Wednesday, September 29, The Frog God.

Is it possible that the TOF as published was intended to be sparsely detailed? The new Monster Manual delivered a treasury of creatures—with pictures!

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Add a monorail and Blofeld could move in. Dark Sun Dark Sun: As kids we certainly imagined it as such! No objectives are given.

Gus that was a really interesting read! The Temple of the Frog merely describes a place. It’s hard for me to decide what to include in my comment.