That's what old hands call the Great Dismal Swamp. For centuries, this tangled maze of sluggish watercourses, stagnant ponds, and festering marshes has defended Blackmoor's southwestern frontier. Large armies and smaller parties have disappeared altogether inside its vast, dripping, claustrophobic corridors.
Among those who have dropped from sigh in this arboral hell is young Rissa Aleford, one of Blackmoor's most important leaders. Carried off to the sinister City of the Fron, she is now being held by the eccentric Monks of the Swamp. By making the baroness captive, the deranged monks have seriously weakened Blackmoor at a time when enemies already threaten it from all sides."So begins DA2 Temple of The Frog by Dave Arneson, & David J. Ritchie
"St. Stephen the Rock is one of the
For those who collect & know the ins & outs of Blackmoor through the First Fantasy Campaign plus countless interviews, articles,etc. about Dave Arneson & his campaign's history its really the players who made it. Most people know DA2 Temple of the Frog as the gate way into Mystara's ancient past because of the TSR crew in the Eighties;
"Blackmoor popped up again to be integrated into the default setting "Mystara" as an antediluvian or precursor civilization to Mystara. Three modules were writen by David J. Ritchie and Dave Arneson:
- DA1 Adventures in Blackmoor
- DA2 Temple of the Frog
- DA3 City of the Gods
- DA4 The Duchy of Ten"
And Stephen the Rock – First D&D Arch Villain has been one of the main driving forces in my game adventures for years. The impact of Stephen The Rock isn't to be under estimated & neither is the continuing influence of DA2 Temple of The Frog. Thank you Dave Arneson, & David J. Ritchie