By the mid-90s, TSR was financially struggling. They threw every idea into play and dropped under-performing product lines.
I’ve heard it said that TSR published nothing of merit in the 90s. In many cases, I’d have to agree (Spellfire cards and Dragon Dice come to mind). But they also released Planescape and Birthright, which were both clever and creative in my opinion.
The Night Below box set also came out at that time. I remember being astonished at a campaign starting out characters at relatively low level in an Underdark campaign, which was usually the playground of high-level PCs.
It’s a beautiful set, with a lot of callbacks to old school AD&D. I’ve got some eye candy photos further down.
I’m not the only one impressed with Night Below. Original sets go for big bucks these days. If you’re reluctant to spend that kind of money, DriveThruRPG has Night…
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