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T1 The Village of Hommlet (1e)
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
by William P. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/18/2017 16:08:27

This was, in my opinion, the best low-level module ever published from a DMs perspective. Later modules were layed out better in many ways. Also, later modules helped with exactly what to say to players much better. However, this module taught a DM how to make a campaign environment come alive so it was not just one adventure after another without any real impact on or interaction with the world around it. Those skills developed running this adventure made me a DM other players wanted to have run their games and those same skills helped me develop the settings for other modules, my own worlds for D&D, and, later, for other games.



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T1 The Village of Hommlet (1e)
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
by Brendan F. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/08/2007 00:00:00

Wow! How to review this?

Well, it's Hommlet... About as close to the classic D&D set-up as you're going to get. This Greyhawk-based village is described in detail with lots of maps, stats, secrets and personalities.

It DEMANDS use of the AD&D ruleset, which is a bit silly but was pretty much the tone of TSR back in the day. As it stands it'll work fine with Basic D&D and is not a tough conversion to 3.5 or another fantasy system entirely.

While no full adventures are provided, it serves as a base for player characters to explore from (the much-beloved moat house is provided of course!) and naturally it is designed to be used along with the 'Temple of Elemental Evil'.<br><br> <b>LIKED</b>: It is THE classic populated area for me (and likely many other players too) and is pretty much as cool as you remember it being.<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: The production values are, essentially, nil. The scan isn't great either.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Very Good<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Satisfied<br>



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T1 The Village of Hommlet (1e)
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
by James B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/05/2007 00:00:00

Excellent is all I can say. I've been serching for a source of old AD&D stuff forever! Thanx a bunch RPGNow!!!!<br><br> <b>LIKED</b>: It was the original cover. The PDF format is perfect.<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: Well printing it was tricky. But that was probably user error. I'm (lol) not the sharpest bowling ball in the lane. Have fun with your adventures people!<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Excellent<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>



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T1 The Village of Hommlet (1e)
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
by Sean H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/19/2004 00:00:00

As far as I'm concerned, The Village of Hommlet is the classic introduction to AD&D 1ed. I cut my teeth on this when I was 12. Now I play periodically with my wife and my son, we take turns being the DM. This was a good adventure for a new DM. <br><br><b>LIKED</b>: It is nice that there is a village for more free-form role-laying & a dungeon for more straight-forward play.<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: As a player, I'm not sure what motivated us to go the the ruins in the first place. A nice subplot in the village would have been nice.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Very Good<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Satisfied<br>



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T1 The Village of Hommlet (1e)
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
by Matthew U. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/30/2004 00:00:00

Wish this were the color version. Anywho, a good starting module that can lead to any kind of campaign. Apparently an abridged version is included in the mis-named T1-4 Temple of Elemental Evil.



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T1 The Village of Hommlet (1e)
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
by Steve R. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/28/2004 00:00:00

This module is to AD&D what B2 Keep on the Borderlands is to Basic D&D. It provides information for a small town that can provide the base for your adventurers. It also has a nice dungeon to go with it, although it is not very large. It comes with several ideas for expanding it into a mini-campaign.

The scan is good, though not great. It has some grey, but it is not not too bad. Overall it is clear but not crisp.



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T1 The Village of Hommlet (1e)
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
by Adrienne T. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/08/2003 00:00:00

The module mostly consists of keys to maps of the town and the local Den O' Evil, with a skeleton plot. It doesn't provide 100% complete coverage of the village (most of the people are left unnamed, for example), but it covers all of the important figures and sketches in the rest. The quality of the scan is not perfect, but it's readable all the way through. I and my players had a lot of fun running through Hommlet; it's a good introduction to D&D.

As a side note, the adventure T1-4 (Temple of Elemental Evil) seems to contain all the information in this module, with the addition of the Temple stuff. The only difference is that in T1-4, some of the Hommlet maps are compressed (also, the scan quality is generally better in the Temple module).

So, if you want to use Hommlet as a lead-in to the Temple, get the other adventure instead; otherwise, this PDF makes a good place to start a game or run a short adventure.



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