Monday, April 18, 2016
A to Z of Adventure! O is for Outer Planes
There are other "O" series out there, but the only one I owned was OP1, Tales of the Outer Planes. It was designed to support the Manual of the Planes, one of my favorite D&D books. The Outer Planes are home to gods, demons, devils and weirder things like modrons, gith and slaad. All the myths of the world can be found in the planes...somewhere. The outer planes are very much part of many of the adventures I have, or will, talk about here. H4, Q1, these all take place in the outer planes.
OP1 Tales of the Outer Planes has 11 adventures on various outer planes and 17 lairs. The adventures are all small and the lairs are just that, a lair. I got this book because I was so enamored with the Manual of Planes. Sadly, or fortunately depending on your point of view, 2nd edition came along and got rid of the demons and devils (at least for a while) and made most of this book obsolete.
I also remember hearing back in the day that a lot of people also just didn't like it. I felt it did not live up to the hype to be sure, but I never thought it was bad. I rather enjoyed the "Castle at the End of Time" and "An Element of Chaos".
When I run H4 Throne of Bloodstone, this would be a good book to have next to me. Just in case!