Return to the Tomb of Horrors (1998): A Worthy Sequel

Wayne's Books

“… Return to the Tomb of Horrors is a broader adventure than the original. It is a campaign, not a single adventure scenario. What a campaign setting it is! Take a measure of Against the Giants, add a pinch of Ravenloft for flavor, mix in mystery and detection, leaven with some of the essence of Dark Shadows, seed with incredibly insidious traps and deadly encounters, and blend with the ingenuity and creativity of its designers.”

Gary Gygax, from the Foreward

Gygax’s Foreward to Return to the Tomb of Horrors (RTH) is a great read. He talks about the original iconic Tomb of Horrors, its intent (to challenge his expert players and their high-level characters), and some of their novel solutions to this legendary death trap of a dungeon. Gygax also gives RTH his full endorsement.

And it’s no wonder why. RTH – written at the tail end of…

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