The Keep on the Borderlands

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This week, we take a look at the famed Dungeons & Dragons module B2 - The Keep on the Borderlands. We discuss how easy it is to find the module, even forty years later, the importance of beginner modules, the weird fact that it isn't an AD&D module and its inclusion in the 5E playtest packet. We also draw some comparisons to RuneQuest's Snake Pipe Hollow and make a surprising number of references to the 1979 cult classic film The Warriors before ruminating on human creativity. A little bit of everything, as ever.

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Stu owns three separate copies of The Keep on the Borderlands.

Corrections: Keep is for levels one through three. Bill Willingham does not have art in it - just Roslof, Otus and Diesel.

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