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Classic Modules Today: A3 Assault on the Aerie of the Slave Lords(5E)

“Assault on the Aerie of the Slave Lords” was published by TSR in 1981 as a thirty-two page booklet with an outer folder, and was written by Allen Hammack. The cover artwork by Jeff Dee features a drawing of five of the The Nine Slave Lords. These five are Nerelas the assassin, Mordrammo the priest, Feetla the master buccaneer, Ajakstu the magic-user, and Brother Milerjoi the monk. The interior art was done by Dee, LaForce, Otus, Roslof, and Willingham.
This adventure continues the characters' search for the slavers deep under the Drachensgrab Mountains. It is a part of the “A” series adventures “Scourge of the Slavelords” which is ranked #20 in Dungeon Magazine’s “The 30 Greatest D&D Adventures of All Time”.
This conversion guide allows DMs to run the original module with 5th Edition rules and provides a reference sheet for encounters, magic items, traps and creatures.
A 12+ hour adventure for 4th– 7th level characters
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Dan R October 12, 2018 6:57 pm UTC
Just purchased A0 but see that there is no A1 or A2 conversion kits... what happened?
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Shane J October 16, 2018 2:15 am UTC
Unfortunately those adventures had been suspended for including non-authorized material. I have address these issues and hopefully they will be available again soon.
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Anthony S June 04, 2018 6:39 pm UTC
The only issue that I found with A1-A4 conversions is the maps are not re-calibrated to 5E. The Original Modules & the Hardcover re-publication of 2013 have the maps calibrated on the 10' squares, not the 5E calibration of 5' squares. Otherwise these Conversions are what is promised. A1 was the first AD&D game that I played in about 1982.
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Shane J October 16, 2018 2:14 am UTC
Thank you for that insight. I'm so used to automatically using the geomorphs as is, since the originals didn't really set a scale. I've included a bit of text to explain that, and am working on creating add-on maps that are more 5E appropriate, now that Classic Modules Today allows me to re-create my own version of these maps. I'm not sure if I'll be able to add them in this conversion, or if they will have to be an add-on. I'll let you know once I've completed them.
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Scott H May 25, 2018 6:39 pm UTC
Is there an A1 & A2? Asking for a friend ;D
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Shane J October 16, 2018 2:10 am UTC
I have just re-written A1 and A2 after they had been suspended for including non-Forgotten Realms material. Hopefully those issues have been addressed, and the admins will re-enable them shortly.
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Chad T November 20, 2019 3:14 am UTC
I'm curious as to why they were suspended for "non-Forgotten Realms material" the modules are set originally in Greyhawk not the realms. Can you elaborate on this?
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Chris T April 27, 2018 12:00 pm UTC
Where did Classic Modules Today A1 & A2 go?
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Shane J October 16, 2018 2:10 am UTC
A1 and A2 were suspended because they had too many references to non-supported material. I have just updated them to remove the offending material and fully convert the adventures to Forgotten Realms. Please allow a few days for the admins to re-authorize A1 and A2.
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