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[  Skull & Crossbows]
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System: Dungeons and Dragons 2e 
Series: SJA
Levels: 6 – 10 
Author: Nigel Findley 
Publisher: TSR 
Item Code: 9286 
Publication Date: 1990 
Format: Paperback 
Page Count: 64-page book w/tri-fold cover, single-sided fold-out map
"-pagebookw/tri-foldcover,single-sidedfold-outmap" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 64.
ISBN-10: 0-88038-845-5 
Preceded by: Wildspace 
Followed by: Crystal Spheres
Product Blurb
Different worlds have different laws. But everywhere you go, you're going to find people who bend and break those laws and turn a healthy profit doing it. Whether sailing the high seas or the Flow, they are called pirates.

It's these pirates that you've been hired to hunt. With letters of marque in your mapcase, your job is to track down and capture, alive or dead, some of the most dangerous characters in the known (and unknown) spheres. Of course, not everyone in space is a pirate. You'll also meet Torgan Betz (a man famous for bending the laws, rarely breaking them), Tiktitik, the Thri-kreen crusader, "Thought Taker," the illithid, and the feared Drow commander Teela Darkcloud. Even so, they all have their personal agendas, and it's often hard to tell enemies from friends. Skull & Crossbows is an anthology of adventures for the SPELLJAMMER campaign setting. This 64-page anthology easily follows Wildspace, but can be used in any existing AD&D SPELLJAMMER campaign.

This adventure is designed for a party of four to six characters, levels 6 to 10.

This text is quoted from promotion material. Text and images are copyrighted by the original publisher.

SJA2 Skull & Crossbows is an anthology of adventures for the Spelljammer Campaign Setting. The product consists of one 64 page book and one poster. It was published by TSR Inc. in 1990.

Skull & Crossbows[edit]

The Skull & Crossbows' book is a set of 19 adventures for four to six characters between 6th and 10th level. The adventures have a common theme, with the first adventure and last two adventures acting as a framing device. But the other adventures have been designed to work as standalone adventures. The action starts on the Rock of Bral and then, depending on what order the adventures are run in, moves to wildspace and the flow. Most of the adventures are generic, designed to be placed anywhere, but one features a crystal sphere called The Dead Shell. The action finishes up with a battle against the Tenth Pit.

Publication History[edit]

SJA2 Skull & Crossbows was written by Nigel Findley, with a cover by Brom, and was published by TSR in 1990 as a 64-page booklet with a map and an outer folder.


  • Introduction
    • Letters of Marque
  • Chapter 1: Pirates & Corsairs
    • Flying Colours
    • Small Package Trade
    • Pirate Wyrm
    • Bloody Vikings
    • Fire & Ice
  • Chapter 2: Relics & Hulks
    • Violent Death
    • Forgotten But Not Gone
    • Sojourn Among the Stars
  • Chapter 3: Starfaring Races
    • The Brain Trade
    • Void Elves
    • Monarch Armada
    • Time Capsule
    • The Outpost
    • Jihad!
  • Chapter 4: Monsters of the Void
    • Billy Bones
    • Parasite!
  • Chapter 5: Rewards and Revenge
    • X
    • Cain
  • New Monsters



  • ship poster


See also[edit]

Spelljammer Campaign Setting
AD&D Adventures in Space Boxed Set by Jeff Grubb
Concordance of Arcane Space | Lorebook of the Void
The Legend of Spelljammer Boxed Set by Jeff Grubb
Legends and More | The Grand Tour | Captians and Ships
War Captain's Companion Boxed Set by Dale "Slade" Henson
War Captain's Guide | Ship Recognition Manual | Combat Among the Stars
The Astromundi Cluster Boxed Set by Sam Witt
The Astrogator's Guide | Adventures in the Shattered Sphere | The Celestial Almanac
Spelljammer Accessories
SJR1 Lost Ships by Ed Greenwood | SJR2 Realmspace by Dale "Slade" Henson | SJR3 Dungeon Master's Screen by J. Paul LaFountain | SJR4 Practical Planetology by Nigel Findley | SJR5 Rock of Bral by L. Richard Baker III | SJR6 Greyspace by Nigel Findley | SJR7 Krynnspace by Jean Rabe | SJR8 Space Lairs by Nicky Rea and Wes Nicholson
Spelljammer Adventures
SJA1 Wildspace by Allen Varney | SJA2 Skull & Crossbows by Nigel Findley | SJA3 Crystal Spheres by J. Paul LaFountain | SJA4 Under The Dark Fist by Grant Boucher | SJS1 Goblins' Return by Bruce Nesmith | SJQ1 Heart of the Enemy by Rick Swan
Spelljammer Monstrous Compendiums
MC7 Monstrous Compendium Spelljammer Appendix by Jeff Grubb | MC9 Monstrous Compendium Spelljammer Appendix II by Allen Varney
Spelljammer Handbook
CGR1 The Complete Spacefarer's Handbook by Curtis M. Scott


  • Spelljammer reference: SJA2, 9286XXX0701 (ship poster), 9286XXX1401 (Skull & Crossbows)
  • TSR reference: TSR 9286
  • ISBN: 0-88038-845-5

External links[edit]

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Facts about "Skull & Crossbows"
AuthorNigel Findley +
ISBN0-88038-845-5 +
Item Code9286 +
Maximum Level10 +
Media TypePaperback +
Minimum Level6 +
Module CodeSJA2 +
Publication Date1990 +
PublisherTSR +
SystemDungeons and Dragons 2e +
TitleSkull & Crossbows +