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The Investigation of Hydell is a 35-page sourcebook for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition released in [missing data].

Official synopsis[]

Slinks are clean, well cared for, happy, obedient semi-humans. Why are they content to be slaves? They are protected by law, owned by many a wealthy merchant, and even have church approval. So why is high cleric MacKurian suspicious Can you sneak into the old ruin and find out what slinks really are, and where they're coming from?

This is the second of the RPGA series of AD&D modules. Each RPGA module has been used at an official Gen Con tournament, and has been designed to provide maximum entertainment. The Investigation of Hydell is usable in campaign or tournament play, and may be scored by points or using the RPGA tournament system.

This adventure is designed for a balanced party of 5-8 characters of levels 5-7, and 5 tournament characters are provided, along with general amd detail maps, scenario and character background information, and detailed encounter descriptions for the Dungeon Master.

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Development and release[]

Development[]

The book was written by Frank Mentzer. Art was provided by James Holloway.

Release[]

The Investigation of Hydell was released by TSR in for $[missing data] US or $[missing data] Canadian.

On July 23, 2019, 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, The Investigation of Hydell reached the rank of Silver seller on DriveThruRPG.

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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition
Core rules
Players HandbookDungeon Masters GuideMonster Manual
Supplements
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
Adventures
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
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