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Die Vecna Die!
System: Dungeons and Dragons 2e 
Abbreviation: — 
Author: Bruce R. Cordell, Steve Miller 
Publisher: TSR 
Item Code: 11662 
Publication Date: 2000 
Format: Paperback 
Page Count: 160 
ISBN-10: 0786916621 
Product Blurb
The End of the World Is at Hand

A hideous death cult has seized control of an ancient artifact-monument known as Tovag Baragu. The power behind the cult is the Old One himself, Iuz the Evil, demonic master of an empire. He's on an all-or-nothing quest for supremacy over the world - and the heavens beyond.

To stop him, heroes must face horrors never dreamed of, journeying to a shadowed city where Death rules and the living cower. Here, Iuz will achieve his mad dream by destroying the imprisoned master of that alien citadel - Vecna, the mightiest lich, an immortal demigod.

Two items exist with the power to stop Iuz - the Eye amd the Hand of Vecna - but using them carries fantastic risks. Not even the gods kmow what will be unleashed when these items are fully activated.

Die Vecna Die! takes the heroes from the GREYHAWK campaign to the demiplane of RAVENLOFT and then to the PLANESCAPE city of Sigil. However, none of the material from those settings is required for play.

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Die Vecna Die! is an Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D 2nd edition) module released in 2000[1] by Wizards of the Coast, Inc.. The module is divided into three sections, each taking part in a different campaign setting: Greyhawk, Ravenloft, and Planescape. It was one of the last official adventures released for the 2nd edition of Dungeons & Dragons.[2]

Plot summary

This adventure, and Vecna's multiverse-shattering plan contained within it, have been used by some D&D fans as an in-game explanation of the differences between the 2nd and 3rd editions of Dungeons & Dragons. The closing paragraph of the module reads as follows:

"Even with Vecna's removal, his time in the crux effected change in superspace. Though the Lady of Pain attempts to heal the damage, the turmoil spawned by Vecna's time in Sigil cannot be entirely erased. Some Outer Planes drift off and are forever lost, others collide and merge, while at least one Inner Plane runs "aground" on a distant world of the Prime. Moreover, the very nature of the Prime Material Plane itself is altered. Half-worlds like those attached to Tovag Baragu multiply a millionfold, taking on parallel realism in what was before a unified Prime Material Plane. The concept of alternate dimensions rears its metaphorical head, but doesn't yet solidify, and perhaps it never will. New realms, both near and far, are revealed and realms never previously imagined make themselves known. Entities long thought lost emerge once more, while other creatures, both great and small, are inexplicably eradicated. Some common spells begin to work differently. The changes do not occur immediately, but instead are revealed during the subsequent months. However, one thing remains clear: Nothing will ever be the same again."

Publication history

Die Vecna Die! was written by Bruce R. Cordell and Steve Miller,[1][3] with cover art by Paul Bonner and interior art by Kevin McCann. It is a 160 page softcover book[4] designed for four to six characters of levels 10 to 13.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Die Vecna Die! at the Pen & Paper RPG database. Retrieved November 22, 2008.
  2. The Lonesome Road-Die Vecna Die!. Retrieved November 22, 2008.
  3. Kenson, Stephen (May 2000). "ProFiles: Steve Miller". Dragon (Renton, Washington: Wizards of the Coast) (#271): 20–21. 
  4. Die Vecna Die! at RPGnet's game index. Retrieved November 22, 2008.

External links

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Facts about "Die Vecna Die!"
AuthorBruce R. Cordell + and Steve Miller +
ISBN0786916621 +
Item Code11662 +
Media TypePaperback +
Page Count160 +
Publication Date2000 +
PublisherTSR +
SystemDungeons and Dragons 2e +
TitleDie Vecna Die! +