A D&D 5th Edition Conversion of the Early Edition Adventure Module. Classic Adventure. M odule Conversion. WG4. The Forgotten. Temple of. Tharizdun. I’m going to start picking apart the Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun, and see if there’s anything that we might glean from a close examination. Over 25 years later, The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun still creeps me out. I’m not entirely sure why, but I suspect, even moreso than its.

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Brett rated it it was ok Jul 27, See Kuntz’s “History of Tharizdun” on Canonfire! Physically, the adventure looks quite primitive — more in the order of the adventures of than those ofand I expect it came out early in the year. What intrigues me with the whole thing is that it seems designed to force the PCs into taking on the role of worshipers of Tharizdun.

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Thoughts on The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun

The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdhn. It’s a sickly shade — the color of decay, entropy, and insanity. I’m not entirely sure why, but I suspect, even moreso than its quasi-Lovecraftian theme — a dark, imprisoned god — it’s the artwork that does it for me.

Again, the citadel is made from a shiny black material and the reactor room contains a huge swirling sphere of blackness. Before I get started, I have just one thing to say: Kevin rated it liked it Mar 09, The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun.

Bloch’s points about “strategic patience” reminded me forgorten something I noticed about these early Gygax modules, namely the possibility for all kinds of interesting story twists in them, and how they can lead to something well beyond what’s just written in the text. The second level has walls and floors made from polished obsidian that in many places seems to have strange swirling purple lights inside them or are carved with unidentifiable patterns resembling worms or pf.


A Return to the Temple of Tharizdun – Spriggan’s Den

Wednesday, November 19, Retrospective: Then there are the gnomes. The infamy of the module comes primarily from a hidden room behind several secret doors.

There are no images of graphic violence or even of psychological disturbance. Equally jarring are all the Fiend Folio monsters that make their appearance here.

Forgottej noted that “The Temple is brought to life excellently and contains plenty for players to think about, gaining tempke requires good tactical play and an imaginative approach is needed to fathom out the Temple’s hidden secrets. At first I thought making the module into a reactor repair mission would be rather technical and lessen the weirdness.

I think it makes for a very good contrast when you go down to the lower levels, to make you realize how strange it really is. It is quite interesting to note that the wilderness map design for Tharizdun is actually quite different than that for Tsojcanth, with Tharizdun using much more of a hex-map approach Tsojcanth is almost a line design.

Harry Bond rated it it was amazing Apr 08, This can be an extremely entertaining battle; Gygax constructed it carefully so that the players would face several waves of reinforcements, with any survivors hiding down in the dungeon levels until they get a chance to escape or to wreak their revenge on the party, if they considered themselves powerful enough to attempt the latter!

Thorin Palladino rated it liked it Sep 17, To progress further, the characters must enact portions of the rituals of worship of Tharizdun, traveling into an underground sub-temple, and magically opening an inner sanctum called the Black Cyst.


Pages using deprecated image syntax. You may well be correct. Sean Healy rated it liked it May 07, I will echo the general sentiment of creepiness engendered by this module. Rich rated it really liked it Feb 19, Things pick up on the lower level of the temple, where various statues of the aspects of Tharizdun tantalise the players, and finally the Undertemple and Black Cyst are tremendously evocative and quite deadly if precautions are not taken.

Thoughts on The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun – Greyhawk Grognard

In fact, the lowest chamber at the very bottom is filled with a supernatural cold that can only be protected against with special purple robes found in the gemple rooms of the priests, which cover the entire body. Only a member of this blog may post a comment. Groorg is a giant, and a relatively intelligent one at that. Its got both the potential for a pitched battle that G3 has, as well as the weird eldritch temple, but with both tbarizdun ste I like to call this The Forgotten Module of Gygax.

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A Return to the Temple of Tharizdun

Bloch has mentioned in tying the Temple of Elemental Evil with Eclavdra’s machinations…. How connected it is to S4 and what one does with the surrounding gnomes are totally campaign-dependent calls, I’d forgoten, as are most intro-type text sections in TSR modules.

Maybe, but it’s also realistic. Dead Space had been heavily influenced by the movie Event Horizonwhich is also about a disabled space ship.