Get a free D&D adventure based on a classic dungeon crawl on DND Beyond | Gaming

Fv6mzs9dwnmysjzg3nopge 1200 80.jpg

Wizards of the Coast’s upcoming D&D book Quests from the Infinite Staircase will remix six old school adventures from the days of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st Edition, including Expedition to the Barrier Peaks and The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth. The latter is also being made available in an abbreviated form called Descent into the Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth, and you can currently claim it for free on DND Beyond.

First published in 1982, The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth began life as a tournament module run by D&D co-creator Gary Gygax six years prior. A competitive one-shot explicitly designed to kill the characters players brought with them to convention games, it remained unforgiving even in its modified, published form. A lovely document of this is Jason Thompson’s comic-style walkthrough map of the module, which has one of the party members crushed to death by rocks before even making it to the dungeon—a common occurrence back in the day.

Tsojcanth was just another dungeon crawl in both of those incarnations, but it was notable for the amount of new monsters it added to D&D like the water weird, behir, marid, and derro, as well as various demon princes like Graz’zt and Baphomet, which remain part of the D&D bestiary to this day. If you’re interested in the topic, here’s more on the origins of D&D’s odder creatures, specifically the ones you’ll meet in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Quests from the Infinite Staircase transforms these old adventures into a new campaign linked by a series of doors accessed via the Infinite Staircase—a multiversal travelator first detailed in the Planescape campaign setting. In the new adventure…

read more

FTC: We use income earning affiliate links. More on Sposored links.
Terms of use and third-party services. More here.

Ad Amazon Minecraft Clothing, toys, and accessories.

Stay connected throughout the year with official, ongoing Microsoft podcasts.
Microsoft Podcasts Apple | Microsoft podcasts YouTube

“Awakening is not changing who you are, but discarding who you are not.” —Deepak Chopra
“It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered, or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters.” —Amit Ray
“Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion. Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning, and purpose to our lives.” —Brené Brown

Related Posts