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    Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:38 pm  
    Basic Reference (Holmes Blue Box from 1977): Skull Mountain

    There was an example in the blue rule book of a place called Skull Mountain. Is that the only place it is mentioned or was it fleshed out somewhere else too?

    I just bought this book and was surprised to see so much of it written as if it was AD&D levels 1-3 since I used to have the boxed sets from 1981 which change the rules away from AD&D a bit.
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    Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:26 pm  

    dont know about the game, but theres a lot of pictures at google!

    http://images.google.com.br/images?q=Skull+Mountain&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:pt-BR:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=S1deStyMGMOelAeag6X0DA&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4
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    Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:49 pm  

    Nice link Rossik. Thanks! Happy
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    Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:59 pm  
    Re: Basic Reference (Holmes Blue Box from 1977): Skull Mount

    Raymond wrote:
    I just bought this book and was surprised to see so much of it written as if it was AD&D levels 1-3 since I used to have the boxed sets from 1981 which change the rules away from AD&D a bit.


    Yeah, the blue monochrome cover Basic Set (J Eric Holmes, editor) holds an awkward and unique place in the categorization of early D&D materials. Rather than form the basis of what continued on as Basic D&D, the Holmes set stands alone as a sort of 'basic ad&d', combining concepts from the earlier original D&D pamphlets/books with ideas that were being used in AD&D around the same time.

    As far as your main question, I don't know of any official (TSR published, that is) material that details or expands the Skull Mountain sample dungeon, but here's a link to fan material that does:

    Necromancer Games Forum: Special Monthly Design Challenge (March 2002): Skull Mountain Dungeon
    http://necromancergames.yuku.com/forum/viewtopic/id/4006
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    Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:01 am  
    Wow!

    I had done some searching but hadn't seen that thread before. It's interesting how I directed my concept of the dungeon in a totally different direction.
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    Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:11 pm  

    Chatdemon, I'm guessing by that cross section that the players have to "drop" into the seventh level? Confused

    Bring an inflatable raft sort of thing? Evil Grin
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    Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:56 am  

    "Marshal, Will, and Holly.
    On a routine expedition." Laughing

    There are quite a few adventure locales that have a similar feature.
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    Sun May 16, 2010 4:13 pm  

    Another thread, connecting the mountain with Holmes' novel Maze of Peril.
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