Publication:Descent into the Depths of the Earth

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[  Descent into the Depths of the Earth]
System: Dungeons and Dragons 1e
Levels: 9 – 10 
Author: Gary Gygax 
Publisher: TSR 
Item Code: 9019 
Publication Date: 1978 
Format: Paperback 
Page Count: 16

Plot Summary[edit]

PCs seek the home of the drow by traveling through an underground world of caves and passages. In the tunnels, the adventurers first fight a tough drow patrol, and the next major fight is with a raiding party of mind flayers and wererats, who have halted their patrol long enough to torture their drow prisoner. The characters also find a grand cavern containing drow soldiers, purple worms, a lich, a clutch of undead, a giant slug, sphinxes, trolls, bugbears, troglodytes, wyverns, and fungi.

Publication History[edit]

The original modules Descent Into the Depths of the Earth and Shrine of the Kuo-Toa were both written by Gary Gygax and published by TSR, Inc. in 1978. Gygax had recently finished the Player's Handbook (1978), and according to Gygax, he authored the D series "as sort of a relaxation to get away from writing rules". Descent Into the Depths of the Earth, the first module of the D-series, was printed as a sixteen-page booklet.

Template:Publication Breadcrumb/1e Adventures

AuthorGary Gygax +
Item Code9019 +
Maximum Level10 +
Media TypePaperback +
Minimum Level9 +
Module CodeD1 +
Page Count16 +
Publication Date1978 +
PublisherTSR +
SystemDungeons and Dragons 1e +
TitleDescent into the Depths of the Earth +