Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk was one of the final products WotC published for E D&D before the 4E announcement (in fact. Product Blurb: A Dungeons & Dragons super-adventure for characters of levels 8 – Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk is a page D&D super-adventure. Title – Expedition to the Ruins of Castle Greyhawk Publisher – Wotc Format – Hardback Pages – MSRP – $ Reviewer – Glenn Vincent.

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Doom revealed in the end as a Doombot, a robotic double of the real Doom, it takes something away from the fight. Before his adventures, Mordenkainen knew of Zagig as an eccentric, the long-lived expecition Lord Mayor during the City of Greyhawk’s renaissance.

This format is wooden. Regen Ton rated it really liked it Jun 02, Eric rated it really liked it Jan 25, Only by uniting the three fragments of the Obelisk shard and destroying Zagig’s Prison — thus releasing Iuz from captivity once more — can the PCs destroy the empowered Iggwilv and escape from the dungeons with their lives.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. An overview of the city’s districts provides the background you’ll need to make this exciting locale come alive for your players. A series of random encounters allows you to treat the journey from the castle’s front door to more important locations as wilderness travel, and these encounters can be used freely when the PCs decide to venture “off map” and away from the outlined adventure.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Shannon Appelcline called this book “a long-awaited return to the most famous dungeon in roleplaying”, noting that it was published as part of a series of nostalgic adventures which suggested that Wizards of the Coast ‘s original series of 3.

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Again, this is unsatisfying. Retrieved from ” https: The simulacrum is not as powerful as the real Iggwilv but is formidable nonetheless. Chapter 2 The Castle and caatle Dungeons: Once the PCs arrive at the various, appropriate levels that are described in detail, the encounters therein are rather humdrum.

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Shannon Appelcline notes that Greyhawk Ruins was remade into the 3E-compatible Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawkand while the book was published by Wizards, it was written by Paizo staffers such as Erik Mona and James Jacobs.


Give me a traditional module set-up, it’s much easier to read and run without question. Archived from the original on Beholder Drow dark elf Githyanki Illithid mind flayer Lich. Plenty of reasons can tempt the players to keep delving into Zagig’s dungeons, not the least of which is the promise of thrilling adventure and fascinating rewards. Making matters worse are how a number of major Greyhawk NPCs arrive and depart the adventure.

Castle Greyhawk owes much of its renown to the eccentricities of the Mad Greyyawk Zagig Yragerne, and Zagig owes much of his fame to the city he once led, a sordid metropolis of opportunistic adventurers, crooked merchants, and fools delving in magical secrets best left undisturbed. The false Iggwilv has this same problem as the major villain exoedition she is not really Iggwilv. Fortunately for them, their forays in and out of the castle bring their plight to the attention of the city’s infamous Thieves’ Guild, which has long held the secret of the key’s location.

The Scouring of the Land. A general overview of the known castle levels and certainly several more remain to be discovered appears later in this book, but only expedktion locations pertinent to the present campaign have been elaborated upon in detail.

Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk

The above seven points do not begin to encompass all of the juicy Greyhawk tidbuts scattered throughout ERGH but they hit the highlights. A huge part of the problem in this regard is immediately recognizable in the delve format that is as obviously keyed to the use of miniatures.

The game provides a list of random encounters for each dungeon level, generic dungeon maps left clear of content, and numerous side quests to help the DM along the way and keep the adventure flowing.

Mordenkainen would come to learn that Zagig had cheated death by becoming a deity, piecing together the legend over several forays spanning thirteen years. This chapter provides a rough outline of the castle’s history and structure, with a basic map of its levels and some suggestions on what dangers and treasure each contains.

ERGH only utilizes certain levels of the dungeons, some previously described in WGR1 and some new, and only describes those levels. In the Cairn Hills north of the Free City stands a monument to madness, a crumbling palace of trap-laden halls packed with treasure beyond imagining: The demigod abandons caution and manifests in the lower dungeons of Castle Greyhawk to punish the PCs for their treachery, only to be magically drawn through a nearby wall and into the waiting prison of Iggwilv’s simulacrum.


Chapter 5 Wrath of the Old One: Reset Fields Log in. Thus we have in ERGH: Meanwhile, the PCs return to the Tower of War and seal the passage to the Underdark, preventing the arrival of the Old One’s army and incurring the wrath of Iuz.

Return to Castle Greyhawk in a new adventure book that gives you the exledition tools you need to get started on a grand expedition. While I feel the authors sacrificed the adventure to create more of a Greyhawk sourcebook, I take my hat off to them, even as I note the adventure did suffer for that choice.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I do not have a dominant preference for a particular iteration of the Greyhawk setting, although I generally thought less of the From the Ashes era in terms of tone than any other. This is not satisfying. Trey Hollen rated it really liked it Oct 29, Steve Deis rated it it was amazing Dec 22, The adventure also provides updates on a number of important Greyhawk personages as well as encounters in the Free City of Greyhawk itself.

These easter eggs are marvelous if you are a Greyhawk fan, but I imagine they would go right over the head of most non-Greyhawk fans.

There, two of Mordenkainen’s allies, the warrior Lord Robilarand Boccobite cleric Riggbyfound the imprisoned Iuz and through Mordenkainen’s manipulation, released the half-demon believing they could just kill him outright once and for all.

Iuz, however, managed to escape the expeition and fled back to his kingdom where he could recover his power and plot his revenge against his enemies. The fearless swordsman chased adventure with the enthusiasm of an addict, often venturing into Castle Greyhawk on highly dangerous solo missions, facing every challenge with a wide grin and a clever rejoinder.

This late Greyhawk adventure was set late enough in the timeline to accommodate events from Living Greyhawk.

What is presented are a series of mapped out miniature battle encounters, each contained in a room. In fact, entire dungeon levels are left unmapped and the DM is yo to improvise their own encounters to fill in areas not covered by the game with their own content.