This is another one from Eldrith Enterprises & this one I've got a grudge against. This is the adventure that recently killed a PC of mine. The deed happened quick, quietly, & without much fuss last year over Larry's house. Lets dive right into Lich Dungeon. This adventure weighs in at 84 pages & the layout for the pdf is cool & crisp. The whole thing is very well done. This is one of the strongest entries into the Eldrith line up that I've seen. According to the advertising its "
Yeah right. Sure it is. This is an adventure in the old school tradition meaning one wrong step & your rolling a new character up. There's lots of personal touches in this adventure from the mind of Frank Mentzer. The whole adventure feels like a walk through a campaign of his. As if you've sat down at his table, brought your dice, & he's Dming.
This has the writer's touch all over it. The whole adventure is DM customize city. You can go to town & really stock it the way you want it. This isn't simply a low level adventure this is a tool kit.
Frank Mentzer's Lich Dungeon Level 1 As Old School Tool Kit
The Lich Dungeon is a more then simply an adventure. This is an old school primer & tool kit. Basically the author is guiding the DM with a design philosophy as clear as day. This isn't so much a rail road job as a statement of intent.
The fact is that this adventure could be dropped anywhere & still retain the author's voice & works so that the location can be expanded & built upon. This adventure hearkens back to a time when the game was free wheeling & fun. Sure you could place this dungeon in the Forgotten Realms but really this feels like Greyhawk or Black Moor. The dungeon is more then adventure & 84 pages of encounters. This is a fun experience that can actually challenge even the most jaded players of the hobby. It solidly put together, well written, concise, & easy to adapt to any fantasy system. This could be drop into an existing campaign or adapted as the start of a brand new one.
Frank_Mentzer is well known for his approach to game design, writing, & all sorts of OSR related activities before there was even an OSR. You can find out even more about this great module right Here
And even check out a sample ! Click on the download link to get the preview PDF. Lich-Sample.pdf (816.07 kb)