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DDA1 - Arena Of Thyatis

System: Dungeons & Dragons

Code: #9284

Type: Adventure

Levels: 1-3

Author: John Nephew

Year: 1990

Publisher: TSR

Format: 32-page book w/tri-fold cover

DDA1 - Arena of Thyatis is a well written module that introduces players to the capital city in a way that fits the city - through intrigue and politics. The module itself is well written and well organized. For me personally there are a couple of places where the "DM should allow the characters to explore and 'make it up'". Personally I buy modules so I don't have to do that - I'd prefer being given a set script which I can then change as I want. But overall the module is decent enough. This module also leads into DDA2 Legions of Thyatis.

What changes would I make to this module? Well - as a DM I scripted up the "open" parts of the module so that I could just guide the players through. I just want to make it as easy on myself as possible - that's all. Also it is easy to expand or edit the dungeon area and make that into quite a long adventure if you want. I didn't do that myself, as I spent my DM juice on scripting the open parts of the module, but the option is definitely there. Howrever, since this leads into a follow-up module, I really didn't find it necessary to change up much - simply because I didn't want to affect the playability of the follow-up. This is definitely an interesting module, one with a lot of role-playing and intrigue if the characters are in to that.

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