Old and new together is better than keeping them apart

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  1. CharlieAmra says:

    Lazy DM my broadsword. . .this is pure genius. Thanks for posting these creative and simple conversion ideas.
    .-= CharlieAmra´s last blog ..As My Dreams Died-redux =-.

  2. dr. checkmate says:

    I love two things about your 4e posts. You are honest in your affection for the game while at the same time maintaining a critical eye towards WotC’s business model. Thank you.

    That said, I wish someone around here would run this damn game so I could give it a fair shake, but to the best of my knowledge, no one is.

  3. I think this is a testament to the quality of the original adventures.

  4. dr. checkmate says:

    I think adaptability would be the hallmark of any good adventure.

  5. I. Want. To. Do. This. Now.
    .-= The Last Rogue´s last blog ..A Minor Update =-.

  6. by_the_sword says:

    Keep on the borderlands is probably the most useful and adaptable adventure ever written. it’s practically a mini campaign and if every encounter in it were converted to 4th edition, then you could get your players through most of the heroic tier…

    …if they don’t die that is.

    One thing I might change is the width of the entry corridor to 5′ wide. This will allow 2 kobolds to stand side by side but only 1 medium sized creature. I would also move the location of the pit to just outside the entryway with enough room for a small creature to casually stroll around, yet still in a position to trap a charging adventurer.

  7. dar says:


  8. Best RPG blog post I’ve read this week. Superb!

  9. Awwww, man, that takes me back… that was my first adventure module. Actually, for a long time, it was my only adventure module, so I built a whole campaign around it. Kobold factions (some of them were agitating for political recognition from the humans) and everything.

    The set it came with sure didn’t have rules for anything but combat or basic exploration, but that didn’t stop us from throwing in politics, trade, intrigue, or anything else that we were interested in. Kids today and their music, and so forth.
    .-= Alexandra Erin´s last blog ..Strange criticism of the moment… =-.

  10. kaeosdad says:

    Nice job! I like the way you set up the encounter zones highlighted in red. Gives me a few ideas…

    this reminds me, this one guy converted keep on the borderlands awhile back and it can be d/l here: http://www.dndcorner.com/downloadable-files/

    But his conversion is a more straightforward updating of stats. I like this 4e style redesign. Awesome post!
    .-= kaeosdad´s last blog ..Mysterious Alien Dice Revealed!!! =-.

  11. Greywulf says:

    @kaeosdad Oh that’s excellent! Thanks for the link. He’s set it beginning around Level 3 where I’d prefer starting right at 1st level, but apart from that it’s perfect :D

  1. February 7, 2010

    […] case of grabbing the map and blocking out Encounter Zones. This uses the same technique I used for 4e’ifying the first part of B2 Keep on the Borderlands. Find existing encounters that would work well if grouped together and you’ll find dynamics […]

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