T1 The Village of Hommlet (1e) – The Village of Hommlet has grown up The cover for Basic D&D supplement AC5: Player Character Record. T1 – Village of Hommlet – Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free. D&D – Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil. Uploaded by. The Village of Hommlet has grown up around a crossroads in a woodland. The cover for Basic D&D supplement AC5: Player Character Record Sheets ().

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I love the Village of Hommlet, it’s my favorite module ever, and I’ve both played it as a character and ran it as a DM. Dungeon Master For Dummies. Combat areas for every conceivable encounter.

GROGNARDIA: Retrospective: The Village of Hommlet

The Village of Hommlet is one of those modules. There’s a game for Temple of Elemental Evil. To either hand forest and meadow have given way to field and orchard. There’s just something powerful about this set-up, something that, for me anyway, strikes me as the perfect set-up for a new campaign.

By Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito. But the pdf of T1 The Village of Hommlet is frustrating to read and hard to understand. Just as you say, it comes across there and now that I see the mod hlmmlet confirm as hojmlet plausible living place of its own with just the right scope for players oof GMs alike. It started to depict a world wider than just subterranean adventure locales, and it was as much about roleplaying as fighting.

The group I play in is approaching our th session of T1-T4, using Hommlet as our base of operations, of course. Gary Gygax and Frank Oc. It was much later revised not once, but twice for 4e, first for sanctioned RPGA play without the village!


The “unfinished” character of T1 is appealing to me; I see it as representing unexplored possibilities and, for me, that’s the essence of old school module making. Really like all of your articles, keep up the good work.

James Maliszewski October 1, at 3: I share with Tolkien the conception of history as a “long defeat” and The Village of Hommlet touches on that theme obliquely — the notion that each generation must stare Evil in the face and bar the way of its advance, even if it’s ultimately just a holding action, for Evil can never truly be defeated in this life.

Though T1 offers a nice introductory dungeon, it’s also a big tease for the big dungeon, the Temple of Elemental Evil, which should have been adventure T2. Retrieved from ” https: My only problem with it though, and it’s not really a problem just an observation, is that if you follow the advice in the beginning, and play it with brand new, proper first level characters not super-characters with three 18’s each, but not naturally-rolled characters with lots of 5’s and 6’s for stats eitherit’s impossible.

Playing hommlet and DM ing hommlet are two different things, but I still love it.


Based on the outcome of these encounters, the player characters can homjlet enter the Temple itself to interact with its many denizens and test their mettle against Zuggtmoy herself.

As with other early adventures, “Hommlet” was originally published with a monochrome cover – here, orange. Scott October 29, at 5: I’ve run it a half-dozen times, always with the moathouse as the climax, because, well, I didn’t have a Temple and never got round to making one of my own.


The bandits have a lookout posted their, and the ambush as the players crossing the stream, with arrow slits and all, will be highly unpleasant. He lists the phases of the moon, the festivals, etc. Thank you for the kind words, and I hope you enjoy the module!

GM Advice: Why is the Village of Hommlet So Awesome?

I haven’t played in 25 years, villaeg I remember the module exacly, the names of the people, everything, like it was yesterday. Shattered Lands Dark Sun: At the time, Gygax was purposefully merging his profession with his advocation – creating a new campaign to test out ideas about outdoor terrain and random dungeons that he later planned to publish.

Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. But no matter what, you’re going to wind up in some heavy combat, and you’re still first level characters.

This page was last edited on 29 Augustat Gygax started talking about T2 being delayed as early as The Dragon 35 March Use a stealthy thief to scout areas first. Never played it at the table, but funnily enough I played through the moathouse section of the PC game Temple of Elemental Evil dozens of times. The Village of Hommlet has grown up around a crossroads in a woodland. I love it for all the reasons you described, plus the implied religious tension between the “old faith” druidism and the new religion of St.