The Basic Crawl
00:00:21 - Overview
00:02:09 - How have we used this in our games?
00:03:00 - Things we liked about this adventure
00:21:47 - Questions we had about this adventure
00:24:33 - Chain Lightning Round
The Expert Delve
00:27:02 - Tutorial Levels/Invisible Tutorials
00:45:07 - a blog article
00:45:22 - website archive
00:45:49 - video game
Further notes from Tom:
Through Ultán's Door (the Ben Laurence thing we couldn't remember the name of): https://throughultansdoor.bigcartel.com/
Tribe 8: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/1229/Tribe-8-Rulebook-1st-Edition
Zenopus Archives: https://sites.google.com/site/zenopusarchives/
GMTK - Half-Life 2’s Invisible Tutorial: https://youtu.be/MMggqenxuZc
Fen Orc piece on the legacy of Tower of Zenopus: http://www.fenorc.co.uk/home/legacy-of-zenopus
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9/13/2022 12:37:00 pm
I finished listening today & greatly enjoyed the show. I liked how you dug into what makes the dungeon still relevant today. And thank you for mentioning my site. On my blog I'm currently drafting a companion dungeon, "The Forgotten Smugglers' Cave", area-by-area. It is inspired by the line in the coda (which you highlighted), "Do the pirates have other treasure troves hidden in the sea caves?". I plan to run it at Gary Con next spring and then release it.
9/13/2022 01:33:14 pm
You mentioned the PDF of the dungeon found at the ZA site, and I just wanted to clarify that the link is not to a pirated copy, but rather to a WOTC site that shared it (just the dungeon) back in a 2008. Unfortunately, for reasons unknown, they have not yet released the Holmes Basic D&D rulebook on DMsGuild. However, what you can find on DMsGuild is a 5E conversion (with some added content) that I made called "The Ruined Tower of Zenopus". For old school enthusiasts I also have notes & stats on my blog for running this "retro".
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