Here is a quick updated Appendix N style list perfect for a Sword & Sorcery style OSR or old school campaign. These would be perfect for setting up a Dungeons & Dragons Expert game campaign.
All of these are available for download from various sources.
They represent a nice cross section of only a few of the many tales of sword and sorcery but the reason is that many of these stories take place in the wilderness & dungeon works of their settings.
- Quest of the Star Stone - CL Moore
- A Siege of Cranes - Benjerman Rosenbaum
- The Spawn of Dagon -Henry Kuttner
- Beyond the Black River (First Published in Weird Tales, May and June 1935)- Robert Howard
- The Stories of James Branch Cabell
- The Black God's Kiss - C.L. Moore
Taking adventure elements gives the dungeon master all of the control with the player's dealing with the realities of life in the adventurer's campaign by adding a bit of everything, drawing on ancient history, medieval history, various real-world myth cycles, Tolkien's Middle-earth, Leiber's Lankhmar, Vance's Dying Earth, and Howard's Hyborian Age. This allows the dungeon master to keep things fresh & the campaign moving along.
Expert Dungeons & Dragons was all about picking up & moving the game into other unexplored & expanded upon levels. It wasn't just about adding in more levels & experience but to grab that sense of expanding adventure for your old school campaigns.