Back when I was a boy, a new game was released that captured my imagination. It was 1980 and the game was the Dungeons & Dragons Computer Labyrinth Game made by Mattel Electronics. The game was pretty cool for it’s time, and gave me a great sense of mystery and adventure as a kid, at least as much mystery and adventure a kid could get from a board game on a living room floor or dining room table.
During the D&D Next playtest, I wrote an original adventure module called The Cavern of Sundark. If you’re interested in playing it, you can download it for free.
I recently decided to update it to be more in line with the final rules now that 5th edition has been out for awhile. The Cavern of Sundark is designed for four 1st – 3rd level characters using 5E rules, although it should be easy to adapt it to other systems. I’ve run two groups through this adventure (several co-workers in one group, and my kids in another group), and everyone that has played it really enjoyed it.
The new edition of Dungeons of Dragons was released last fall. The Wizards of the Coast D&D development team set out to create a new version of the game that would be appealing to gamers from all of the previous 4 editions. They’ve done an excellent job of accomplishing their goal. Here’s my review.