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Tomb of Horrors is a 36-page adventure module for Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 released in 2005.

It is a remake of the classic S1 Tomb of Horrors (1e) (1978).

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

Official synopsis[]

In the far reaches of the world, under a lost and lonely hill, lies the sinister Tomb of Horrors. Terrible traps, strange and ferocious monsters, rich and magical treasures, and an evil demilich fill this labyrinthine crypt.

The original version of this module was first used for the official ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® tournament at Origins I in 1974. Next it was published as Dungeon Module S1 in 1981 using the 1st edition rules. The module was later expanded in Return to the Tomb of Horrors in 1998 using the 2nd edition rules. However, the original tomb was never actually updated—it was reprinted as it originally saw print. Now, twenty-one years after its first appearance, the original module is finally being updated to the latest incarnation of the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® rules (3.5).

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The book was written by Bruce R. Cordell and Gary Gygax. Art was provided by Jeff Dee, Cynthia Fliege, Sean Glenn, Jen Page and Mike Schley.

Release[]

Tomb of Horrors was released by Wizards of the Coast for free on the Wizards of the Coast website on October 31, 2005, as part of its Original Adventures series. The series remained online until at least 2014.

On January 5, 2016, it was re-released for sale as a digital download. It is currently available on DriveThruRPG and Dungeon Masters Guild for $0.99.

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As of 2023, Tomb of Horrors reached the rank of Platinum seller on DriveThruRPG.

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