Realms of Horror
Realms of Horror is a "supermodule" compiled from the S–series of Dungeons & Dragons modules, which were four distinct Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition adventure modules, designed for use by Dungeon Masters as pre-made scenarios that are ready to be played with minimal preparation.
|TSR product code||9209|
|Authors||Gary Gygax and Lawrence Schick with Wm. John Wheeler|
|S1 S2 S3 S4|
Realms of Horror contains four scenarios compiled from modules S1 through S4, which have been slightly revised to form a connected campaign.
The "S," standing for "Special," in the series' name is the first part of the alphanumeric code used to indicate related modules. The four S–series modules were released over the four-year period between 1978 and 1982.
S1-4 Realms of Horror was written by Gary Gygax and Lawrence Schick with Wm. John Wheeler, with a cover by Larry Elmore, and was published by TSR in 1987 as an 80-page book, a 48-page art booklet, a 16-page map booklet, and an outer folder.
|Tomb of Horrors||S1||Gary Gygax||1978||10–14||32||ISBN 0-935696-12-1||3|
|White Plume Mountain||S2||Lawrence Schick||1979||5–10||16||ISBN 0-935696-13-X||9|
|Expedition to the Barrier Peaks||S3||Gary Gygax||1980||8–12||32||ISBN 0-935696-14-8||5|
|The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth||S4||Gary Gygax||1982||6–10||64||ISBN 0-935696-72-5||22|
|Realms of Horror||S1–4||Gary Gygax and Lawrence Schick||1987||Various||144||ISBN 0-88038-486-7||N/A|
- Schick, Lawrence (1991). Heroic Worlds: A History and Guide to Role-Playing Games. Prometheus Books. p. 113. ISBN 0-87975-653-5.
- (The Acaeum; Special Series)
- (Mona; "The 30 Greatest D&D Adventures of All Time"
- Although commercially released in 1978, Tomb of Horrors was originally used at the first Origins Game Fair. (Denmead; Top 10 D&D Modules I Found in Storage This Weekend)
- The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth was actually used first at WinterCon V in 1976, before being published commercially 6 years later. (Schick; Heroic Worlds).
- The module actually consists of an 80-page book, a 46-page book, and a 16-page book, rather than all being part of the same book (TSR Archive; Realms of Horror)
- Denmead, Ken (December 14, 2007). "Top 10 D&D Modules I Found in Storage This Weekend". Wired. Archived from the original on December 4, 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-26.
- Mona, Erik; Jacobs, James (November 2004). "The 30 Greatest D&D Adventures of All Time". Dungeon. Paizo Publishing. 116.
- Schick, Lawrence (1991). Heroic Worlds. Prometheus Books
- "Special Series". The Acaeum. Retrieved February 5, 2009.
- "Realms of Horror". Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Archive. TSR Archive. Retrieved May 4, 2011.