Dungeons & Dragons Lore Wiki

Welcome to the Dungeons & Dragons Lore Wiki, an encyclopedia of official first-party D&D canon from 1974 to the current day.

We need editors! See the editing guidelines for ways to contribute.


Dungeons & Dragons Lore Wiki

G3 Hall of the Fire Giant King is a 22-page adventure module for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition released in July 1978. It follows on from G1 Steading of the Hill Giant Chief (1978) and G2 The Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl (1978).

Spoiler alert: The following article contains spoilers for an adventure module.

Official synopsis[]

This module contains background information, referee's notes, three level maps, and exploration matrix keys. It provides a complete module for play of ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, and can be played alone or as the last of a three-part expedition adventure which also employs DUNGEON MODULE G1 (STEADING OF THE HILL GIANT CHIEF) and DUNGEON MODULE G2 (GLACIAL RIFT OF THE FROST GIANT JARL).

If you have enjoyed these modules, watch for the release of the next series, D1-D3, DESCENT INTO THE DEPTHS OF THE EARTH, which continues where this series ends.


This section is incomplete. Please complete this section and remove this {{secstub}} notice.

Development and release[]


See also: Steading of the Hill Giant Chief#Concept

The book was written by Gary Gygax. Art was provided by David C. Sutherland III and David A. Trampier.

Hall of the Fire Giant King was written by Gary Gygax. Gygax wrote all three of the G-series modules over a period of about a month, after completing the Monster Manual (1e) (1977).[2]


Hall of the Fire Giant King was released by TSR on Sunday, July 16, 1978. It debuted in the Origins '78 convention tournament as the third round event (see G1's tournament debut), and the module was released for sale at TSR's convention booth one hour after the round began.[3] It was priced at $4.49 US.[1]

Four printings were made with minor changes, as well as UK and Australian printings. A fifth printing was included as part of the Silver Anniversary Collector's Edition (1999).[4]

On May 31, 2016, it was re-released in digital format. It is currently available on DriveThruRPG and Dungeon Masters Guild for $4.99.

Reception and influence[]

Critical reception[]

As of 2023, Hall of the Fire Giant King reached the rank of Electrum seller on DriveThruRPG.

Influence on other works[]

This module was collected into Against the Giants (1e){{UnknownBook}} and GDQ1-7 Queen of the Spiders (1986).

External links[]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Battle for Snurre's Hall: The Origins '78 D&D Tournament, Dragon #19 (Oct 1978), p.3-4.
  2. "It took about a week to write B2. The G series I write when taking a break after finishing the MM, so the three were written in a pariod of about a month. Then I did the D series between finishing the PBG and beginning the DMG, about six weeks." Q&A with Gary Gygax, page 271. ENWorld, May 30, 2006.
  3. Q&A with Tim Kask, page 35. Dragonsfoot, May 17, 2008.
  4. Giants Series (G1 - G3) - The Acaeum
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition
Core rules
Players HandbookDungeon Masters GuideMonster Manual
Battlesystem: Fantasy Combat SupplementThe Book of LairsThe Book of Lairs IIDeities & Demigods (Legends & Lore) • Dungeoneer's Survival GuideFiend FolioManual of the PlanesMonster Manual IIOriental AdventuresThe Rogues GalleryUnearthed ArcanaWilderness Survival Guide
Desert of Desolation (PharaohOasis of the White PalmLost Tomb of Martek) • Queen of the Spiders (Against the Giants (Steading of the Hill Giant ChiefGlacial Rift of the Frost Giant JarlHall of the Fire Giant King) • Descent Into the Depths of the EarthShrine of the Kuo-ToaVault of the DrowQueen of the Demonweb Pits) • Realms of Horror (Tomb of HorrorsWhite Plume MountainExpedition to the Barrier PeaksLost Caverns of Tsojcanth) • Scourge of the Slavelords (Slave Pits of the UndercitySecret of the Slavers StockadeAssault on the Aerie of the Slave LordsIn the Dungeons of the Slave Lords) • The Temple of Elemental Evil (The Village of Hommlet) • DungeonlandThe Land Beyond the Magic MirrorThe Secret of Bone HillThe Assassin's KnotDeep Dwarven DelveThe Sinister Secret of SaltmarshDanger at DunwaterThe Final EnemyAdventure Pack IAgainst the Cult of the Reptile GodAll That Glitters...Baltron's BeaconThe Bane of LlywelynBeyond the Crystal CaveDark Clouds GatherDay of Al'AkbarDestiny of KingsDwellers of the Forbidden CityEgg of the PhoenixEye of the SerpentThe Forest OracleThe GauntletThe Ghost Tower of InvernessThe Hidden Shrine of TamoachanThe Lost Island of CastanamirMidnight on Dagger AlleyNeedleRavager of TimeRavenloftRavenloft II: The House on Gryphon HillThe SentinelThe Shattered StatueTales of the Outer PlanesTo Find a KingTomb of the Lizard KingTreasure HuntWhen a Star Falls