One of my new loves is the hardcover series, Original Adventures Reincarnated from Goodman Games.

Each focuses on a classic module from 1980s Advanced Dungeons & Dragons / D&D, explores the adventure thoroughly, and faithfully expands on the original material. They follow a similar formula: Introductions and recollections by creators and commentators in the RPG community, followed by a full reproduction of the original module, and then wraps up with a D&D 5e conversion, plus a number of new, optional encounters and adventure areas linked to the original.

They are beautiful books. Inside, each has art by excellent artists in the old school tradition – with frequent all-new Erol Otus illustrations.

Goodman Games publishes these volumes, authorized by Wizards of the Coast. While they are all still in print, available at GMG, I suspect these will go out of print and enter the collectible realm one day. There are no legal PDFs of the series, and at some point 5th Edition D&D will come to an end.

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Today I have some photos of the books, along with the original modules.

#1: Into the Borderlands

with D&D module B2: Keep on the Borderlands (also incorporates B1: In Search of the Unknown). Gary Gygax & Mike Carr.

#2: The Isle of Dread

with D&D module X1: The Isle of Dread. David Cook & Tom Moldvay.

#3: Expedition to the Barrier Peaks

with AD&D module S3: Expedition to the Barrier Peaks (Gary Gygax)

#4: The Lost City

with D&D module B4: The Lost City. Tom Moldvay.

#5: Castle Amber

with D&D module X2: Castle Amber. Tom Moldvay.

#6: Temple of Elemental Evil

with AD&D module T1-4: The Temple of Elemental Evil. Gary Gygax & Frank Mentzer.

ToEE was one of TSR’s supermodules, and fittingly, this is a set of 2 hardcovers in a slipcase!

See Also:

Following are session 1 recaps (with pics) of our game group’s playthroughs of 2 classic modules. Each has links to the rest of the sessions. White Plume Mountain ended up being 11 sessions, and Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun 7 sessions.