Sunday, November 2, 2014

Module Research: L1 The Secret of Bone Hill

I've been reading the AD&D module, L1: The Secret of Bone Hill, to see if it would be a good place to run a 5th Edition D&D game.  It would take some tweaking for sure, but it would have to wait until the Dungeon Masters Guide comes out so I can see how monsters are designed/built and see how the magic items have changed for the new edition.  Also I would need to see how treasure distribution is implemented.  In skimming through the module, there are a bunch of magic items and loads of treasure I think would imbalance the game.  It may be okay for the 1st Edition of AD&D, but might not fit the design philosophies of 5th Edition.
Scarlet Witch scores a crit!

I went to the internet to see if others had run a campaign using this module and any reviews of it that might be helpful in running the game in general.  I found this blog The Restenford Project that discusses the module and provides some interesting insights and suppositions to the rumors tables and the NPCs in the module.  This really helps to flesh out the sparse NPC backgrounds and provides some food for thought.

Though it is never really stated what exactly the "secret" of Bone Hill is, there are certainly mysteries within that an enterprising DM can expand upon.

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