With EN World still under some kind of hacker attack there's a little less community out there this week. A couple of D&D-related tidbits:
- With the coming hardback compilation of S1-4 I went back and looked over my copy of Realms of Horror, the older S1-4 compilation, and there was no effort at all in that to link the 4 adventures together. I believe the A1-4 compilation made some effort at this (I don't have a copy of it) and I was wondering if either hardback would contain any of that extra material. In the case of the S modules, clearly not as it does not exist. For the A modules, I'm guessing "no" because people may prefer the original text.
- Dungeon 209 (the December issue) apparently will include a 4E version of Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan - might have to look at that one.
- Dragon 417 (also December) will have a couple of articles on the tarrasque - this interests me also. I've never used it, but I used Godzilla in a Champions campaign once and as a fan of the giant monster genre I am always interested in more material on that kind of thing.
- Update on the class mechanics for D&D Next here. My lack of playtesting this round limits what I can say here, but it's good to see that the effort continues.
Final Note: As I was writing this Lady Blacksteel commented on the cover pic up above. Looking at that cover again I know where the skull, the armor*, and the dracolisk come from but I don't think there's a female vampire in S2. There is a vampire, but Ctenmiir is a boy vampire and even for an 80's product she definitely appears to be a girl. It wouldn't be a bad idea to mix it up considering the majority-male parties I see but I've never noticed this apparent gap before.
*"no boys that's a suit of magical armor, it would be silly to put a robot on the cover of a D&D adventure" he said as he put the book away, trying to avoid spoiling a classic module that they will someday experience firsthand.