AD&D Against the Slave Lords (1E) Premium Hardcover

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Premium compilation of four timeless adventures!

Against the Slave Lords is a collection of classic AD&D adventure modules that form a series.

  • A1: Slave Pits of the Undercity,
  • A2: Secret of the Slavers Stockade,
  • A3: Assault on the Aerie of the Slave Lords, and
  • A4: In the Dungeons of the Slave Lords.

All of these adventures are contained in a single premium hardcover volume with the original vintage art.

Includes a brand new adventure, Danger at Darkshelf Quarry! A0: Danger at Darkshelf Quarry is a brand new adventure, by Skip Williams, that creates a fresh entry point for the series by adding content for level 1-3 characters. Players will be able to start the series off with this new adventure and then continue playing through the original nostalgic modules in a continuous epic quest.

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OK, first they did a straight reprint of the "S" Series modules as a deluxe hardcover edition. Now they have done the "A" Series modules with an added adventure so players can start at 1st level and run the whole series. Any speculation on the next collected module hardbound? The "C" Series (Tournament modules), the "U" Series (Saltmarsh), the "UK" Series (British written), the "N" Series (Novice level)? At first I thought they might go "G-D-Q" Series (Giants, Descent, Spider Queen), but that would take probably require new content at the front end and would take 2 volumes (it was 7 modules after all). Ore maybe it will be the "I" Series, broken into chunks (it had some truly legendary ones in it).

Shadow Lodge

Leo_Negri wrote:
At first I thought they might go "G-D-Q" Series (Giants, Descent, Spider Queen), but that would take probably require new content at the front end and would take 2 volumes (it was 7 modules after all).

You do know they put out a Queen of the Spiders "supermodule" of GDQ1-7 way back in the day, right? In one volume.


GDQ starts at L8, A0-4 goes 1-7, both adventure/campaign arcs are set in Greyhawk. All thats needed is a new G0 transition mini module to move you from end of A4 to G1 and you have a linked campaign (which I'm sure many people ran anyway on their own back in the day):

(A0) A1 A2 A3 A4 - (G0) G1 G2 G3 - D1 D2 D3 - Q1


Forty-five bucks? Nostalgia counts for a lot, but not that much. (NOTE: If I didn't have half of the original modules in a box in storage somewhere, my attitude might be different.)

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

If they are redoing old 1st ed series, I always like the I series, Lost Temple of Tharizdun and Lost Caverns of Sjocanth and such...though they may have already done that. I think Dungeon revisisted it at least.


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I dont think there'll be many more AD&D releases (although there are lots and lots of PDFs available again). They've basically spent this year releasing commemorative hardcovers of 0E, 1E, 2E and 3E books. Towards the end of the year, they're starting to release new adventures (showcases of D&D:Next, but possibly also with a 'system agnostic' approach if some of the internet discussion is to be believed).

I suspect these books were a gap-filler whilst D&D:Next was being playtested, not a new direction. Probably with a view to engage the old school crowd and get them to have a look at Next. As the new system gets ready for launch, I suspect the number of reprints will drop off.


Steve Geddes wrote:

I dont think there'll be many more AD&D releases (although there are lots and lots of PDFs available again). They've basically spent this year releasing commemorative hardcovers of 0E, 1E, 2E and 3E books. Towards the end of the year, they're starting to release new adventures (showcases of D&D:Next, but possibly also with a 'system agnostic' approach if some of the internet discussion is to be believed).

I suspect these books were a gap-filler whilst D&D:Next was being playtested, not a new direction. Probably with a view to engage the old school crowd and get them to have a look at Next. As the new system gets ready for launch, I suspect the number of reprints will drop off.

They might not necessarily be just a gap-filler only. Against the Slave lords is playable with D&D Next according to the back sheet that is over its back cover in its packaging.

D&D next is supposed to be able to be played with older editions material. It would be a good way to get ready made material on the market that would be playable with D&D next when its released and still appeal to older edition fans in the meantime. And for many D&D next players, these classic adventures are new.


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That's a good point. You may well be right.

I can hope for a G1-Q1 reprint then. :)

Sovereign Court

Anyone know if they've edited the text, or is this a direct photocopy slapped between two hard covers?


Kirth Gersen wrote:
Forty-five bucks? Nostalgia counts for a lot, but not that much. (NOTE: If I didn't have half of the original modules in a box in storage somewhere, my attitude might be different.)

It's $10 cheaper at Amazon. But that series of modules was never my favourite.


crazy_cat wrote:

GDQ starts at L8, A0-4 goes 1-7, both adventure/campaign arcs are set in Greyhawk. All thats needed is a new G0 transition mini module to move you from end of A4 to G1 and you have a linked campaign (which I'm sure many people ran anyway on their own back in the day):

(A0) A1 A2 A3 A4 - (G0) G1 G2 G3 - D1 D2 D3 - Q1

actually, if my recollection is correct, when they bound the slavers series in a super module, they had a starting section where you were in Hommlet after finishing of the temple of elemental evil..

so T1-4, A1-a4 then g1-G3 - d1-d3 and Q1

of course, with the amount of loot in T4, and under 1st ed rules, your charcters could well be lvl 8+ by the time they start Slavelords and the recommended level for A1 was 4-7..


They also had in between material in the Slavelords supermodule that helped link sections. Same with the Giants-Drow supermodule.


Kthulhu wrote:
Leo_Negri wrote:
At first I thought they might go "G-D-Q" Series (Giants, Descent, Spider Queen), but that would take probably require new content at the front end and would take 2 volumes (it was 7 modules after all).
You do know they put out a Queen of the Spiders "supermodule" of GDQ1-7 way back in the day, right? In one volume.

It cut one of the D series entirely and shortened G-3 to make for a smoother transition. It also cut all supplementary material that had been reprinted in one of the rulebooks at the time, and put all the maps into a separate book.

The it would take 2 volumes was also in reference to the having to put in new content at the front end.

Scarab Sages

Since I have all of the old modules still, this one will be a pass for me. If it was an upgrade to Pathfinder rules, I'd jump right on it. I'm sure some day I'll do a conversion myself, but I'll let other people enjoy this one.


I have the Dungeons of Dread (and will be buying this one as well). It is NOT just a scan of the original. It is a well done, edited, with many fixes in the modules, on high quality paper. The new NEXT play test contains monster conversions for all 4 of the modules in Dungeons of Dread. I imagine that the Slave Lords has received the same treatment. I find this very exciting.

The Exchange

How about the Gygax Greyhawk mods? Or the Temple of Elemental Evil?

I'd be very interested if this was upgraded for Pathfinder.


I finally got my copy and am very happy with it. (I only had the first module in my collection.) This might eventually deserve its own thread, but I am very curious if anyone has given thought to how to modify these modules for a setting in either Forgotten Realms or Golarion.

Liberty's Edge

Is the content the same as the omnibus Scourge of the Slavelords (A1-4) they released in the mid-Eighties?

Liberty's Edge

Leo_Negri wrote:
Kthulhu wrote:
Leo_Negri wrote:
At first I thought they might go "G-D-Q" Series (Giants, Descent, Spider Queen), but that would take probably require new content at the front end and would take 2 volumes (it was 7 modules after all).
You do know they put out a Queen of the Spiders "supermodule" of GDQ1-7 way back in the day, right? In one volume.

It cut one of the D series entirely and shortened G-3 to make for a smoother transition. It also cut all supplementary material that had been reprinted in one of the rulebooks at the time, and put all the maps into a separate book.

The it would take 2 volumes was also in reference to the having to put in new content at the front end.

Funny, the GDQ 1-7 I had back in the day was the complete modules, plus filler material. No cuts. The editing for the D1-3 was changed around a bit to make it flow better, but every encounter was there.


Pathfinder Companion, Maps Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
houstonderek wrote:

Is the content the same as the omnibus Scourge of the Slavelords (A1-4) they released in the mid-Eighties?

I haven't looked yet, but I believe the only change is the addition of an introduction adventure.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

There's also a really cool art gallery of fan-submitted artwork for the entire saga... some of it is really good!


houstonderek wrote:

Is the content the same as the omnibus Scourge of the Slavelords (A1-4) they released in the mid-Eighties?

No, HD. This is the same content as the original three modules plus a brand new adventure by Skip Williams to level you up for Slave Pits. It is not the "slightly revised" omnibus of 1986. Very clean. Plus the fanart gallery that Jacobs mentioned. (I agree, btw. All the way from middle school fanart to professional grade in quality.) Also, Schwalb wrote a follow-up adventure for the series in digiDungeon 215.

So...any takers on my original question?


The new art in the collected versionw as rather... poor IMO

Took me a long time to figure out what the blind warrior was keeping the medusa in a closet for in 'Stockade'

Liberty's Edge

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Dr. Obscure wrote:
houstonderek wrote:

Is the content the same as the omnibus Scourge of the Slavelords (A1-4) they released in the mid-Eighties?

No, HD. This is the same content as the original three modules plus a brand new adventure by Skip Williams to level you up for Slave Pits. It is not the "slightly revised" omnibus of 1986. Very clean. Plus the fanart gallery that Jacobs mentioned. (I agree, btw. All the way from middle school fanart to professional grade in quality.) Also, Schwalb wrote a follow-up adventure for the series in digiDungeon 215.

So...any takers on my original question?

FR? Either end it in Thay, placing the first module in, say, Westgate and the second someplace in Chessenta, or use the Zhents and go north, or Sword Coast?

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