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Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Walk Through the Tomb of Horrors

The party prepares to investigate S1 Tomb of Horrors. Note the wizard's classic blue astronomer robes and cap, familiar to anyone who cut their teeth on Holmes Basic

If you missed it, on April Fools' Day WOTC posted two awesome "walk through" cartoon maps as a tie-in to the Dungeons of Dread compilation. The first is for S1 Tomb of Horrors, and the second is for S2 White Plume Mountain (warning: these cartoons contain major spoilers for the modules if you ever plan to run a character through these modules).

The artist's name is Jason Thompson, who also "draws comics based on H.P. Lovecraft stories at" I've previously read his comic for The Strange High House in the Mist, which I recommended in a post last fall. Faithful to the story (all words by Lovecraft, I believe) and with great B&W artwork.

Update: I read somewhere today that S3 is on the way.

As a completely unrelated bonus, here's another great April Fool's Day treat from Science Magazine: Stonehenge Site of First Rock Concert. Includes a familiar quote from a one Mr. Tufnel...


  1. I kinda wish WotC wouldn't release stuff like that. Someday I might want to run some players through the Tomb of Horrors and they'll already have an idea of what to expect.

    1. If it helps any, I went through S2 back in grade school having read and GMed the same module. We still didn't make it very far in, knowing the answers to the puzzles or not.

    2. Stelios: Good point. I kind of thought everyone had read these already, but the new reprints may reach a new audience. I added a spoiler warning to my post above.