2 New Videos - The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan

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Lots of Pathfinder Second Edition fun around the shop lately, but fear not old school AD&D fans! I have some classic fun just for you!

Two new videos take a look at the classic module, C1 -The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan, from a Dungeon Master’s perspective and with ideas you can really use to make it more fun for today’s players, especially if you run this for your kids!

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The first video is a high level overview of the module, the Amedio Jungle, a touch of world history, location suggestions, and background research in the World of Greyhawk.

We take a peek at the Origins 1979 pregenerated characters in our cool character sheets, their backstories, and how they ended up on the run!

This module is perhaps my personal all-time favorite. Yes, we all know I love D3- The Vault of the Drow, but Tamoachan is untouchable.

TSR published this module before Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981 so it makes you wonder sometimes doesn’t it?
”Originally printed for the 1979 Origins International Game Expo, the module was made available to the general public in 1980” (Schick).

Overview Video

Room One Design Jam

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The second video is a 45 minute design class. Hang out as I walk you through some of the fine details of just the first room with ideas on how to kick off the action with the animated clay figures that 99% of players completely miss.

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Getting that door open requires a key that is an obscure little shepard’s crook in the half-dome diorama that no one ever finds. The ideas and sketches in this video will give you some ways to make completing this room fun and rewarding for your players.

Check it out.

Design jam on room one!

References

Schick, Lawrence (1991). Heroic Worlds: A History and Guide to Role-Playing Games. Buffalo, New York: Prometheus Books. p. 87. ISBN 0-87975-653-5.