Publication:Against the Cult of the Reptile God

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[  Against the Cult of the Reptile God]
System: Dungeons and Dragons 1e
Levels: 1 – 3 
Author: Douglas Niles 
Publisher: TSR 
Item Code: 9063 
Publication Date: 1982 
Format: Paperback 
Page Count: 28 
ISBN-10: 0-88038-000-4
Product Blurb
Terror by night! The village of Orlane is dying. Once a small and thriving community, Orlane has become a maze of locked doors and frightened faces. Strangers are shunned, trade has withered. Rumors flourish, growing wilder with each retelling. Terrified peasants flee their homes, abandoning their farms with no explanation. Others simply disappear. . . No one seems to know the cause of the decay -- why are there no clues? Who skulks through the twisted shadows of the night? Who or what is behind the doom that has overtaken the village? It will take a brave and skillful band of adventurers to solve the dark riddle of Orlane!
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Plot Summary[edit]

The adventure takes place on the border between the Gran March and the Kingdom of Keoland in the western Flanaess. It is one of the most challenging of the early AD&D modules, featuring a mystery that leads to adventures in town, the wilderness and a dungeon. The scenario details the village and the cult's dungeon caves. The player characters arrive in the village of Orlane, where they are met with mixed reactions. Some villagers are friendly towards the characters, whereas some are distant and others are very suspicious and guarded. The characters realize that something is amiss, and have to find out what. They find that Orlane is being plagued by an evil cult, and the characters have to stop the cult.

Publication History[edit]

The module was written by Douglas Niles, with the cover drawn by Tim Truman, and published by TSR in 1982 as a 32-page booklet with an outer folder for the first edition of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons rules. It bears the code N1 and is the first in the N (Novice) series of unrelated adventures for beginning characters. The module was the first design by Doug Niles after he came to work at TSR. Working from an old brief, Niles completed the module in four weeks. There is a printing error in one of the module maps, the maze near the troglodytes has no exit.

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AuthorDouglas Niles +
ISBN0-88038-000-4 +
Item Code9063 +
Maximum Level3 +
Media TypePaperback +
Minimum Level1 +
Module CodeN1 +
Page Count28 +
Publication Date1982 +
PublisherTSR +
SystemDungeons and Dragons 1e +
TitleAgainst the Cult of the Reptile God +