AD&D (aka Advanced Dungeons & Dragons) is here to stay and after almost forty years, it’s popularity has never been higher. Back in the day, we played a lot of adventure modules that came directly from original publisher TSR. Some of our favorites were the ones for beginners, like the “Slave Lords” series.
Now, we can get those modules again, this time in a brand new hardcover collection, complete with the original artwork. That’s right, Wizard of the Coast has got us covered:
Ranked the 20th greatest Dungeons & Dragons adventure of all time by Dungeon magazine in 2004, these four modules — A1: Slave Pits of the Undercity, A2: Secret of the Slavers Stockade, A3: Assault on the Aerie of the Slave Lords, and A4: In the Dungeons of the Slave Lords – are together again, complete with original black-and-white interior art.
Added to the collection is an all-new fifth adventure — A0: Danger at Darkshelf Quarry — that players can use to kick off an AD&D campaign that pits a group of adventurers against the evil Slave Lords! Module A0, designed for levels 1-3, sets the stage for events that unfold throughout the remainder of the “A” series.
The new collection is available today right here. Click through for full descriptions of the classic modules in the collection.
A1: Slave Pits of the Undercity: It is time to put a stop to the marauders! For years the coastal towns have been burned and looted by the forces of evil. You and your fellow adventurers have been recruited to root out and destroy the source of these raids—as hundreds of good men and women have been taken by the slavers and have never been seen or heard from again!
A2: Secret of the Slavers Stockade: The battle against the slavers continues! You and your fellow adventurers have defeated the slavers of Highport, but you have learned of the existence of another slaver stronghold, and you have decided to continue the attack. But beware! Only the most fearless of adventurers could challenge the slavers on their own ground, and live to tell of it!
A3: Assault on the Aerie of the Slave Lords: Into the Drachengrab Mountains! Hot on the trail of the marauding slavers, you and your fellow adventurers plunge deep into hostile Hills. Spurred on by your past success, you now seek the heart of the slaver conspiracy. But hurry! You must move quickly before the slavers recover from your previous forays and attack!
A4: In the Dungeons of the Slave Lords: Trapped in the dungeons of the Slave Lords! The hardy adventurers must find a way out, with only their wits and courage to help them. But can they do it before everything is destroyed by the dreaded Earth Dragon?