The Halls of Arden Vul Complete Now Available
Scot Hoover (Kellri) turned me on to this magnificent product. The Halls of Arden Vul by Rick Barton and published by Expeditious Retreat Press is perhaps the largest, and most ambitious megadungeon ever produced! And, wait for it, it is designed for 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons! If you’ve been following my current obsession with megadungeons you know that this puppy will soon find its way into my collection! I can’t even imagine the time it will take to drink this gorgeousness in. Here is the blurb text from the DriveThruRPG page.
Arden Vul is the most ambitious megadungeon ever created, with over 1,100 Pages of Incredible Adventure. This First Edition compatible fully-bookmarked PDF product features:
2,162 Encounter Descriptions
14 NPC Factions
10 Massive Levels
15 Extensive Sub-levels
7 Dangerous Exterior locations
149 New Monsters
332 New Magic Items
69 New Technological Items
44 New Spells
189 New Books through which PCs can gain a deep understanding of the dungeon
A full NPC appendix with 10 competing parties at 3 levels of power
Over 140 original pieces of art, including 28 full-page illustrations!
All of this is mapped via 33 Amazing Maps that you can download for free at The Maps of Arden Vul.
There has never been anything like Arden Vul, and there never will be again.
Welcome to the Halls of Arden Vul!
Those who order this PDF can receive 50% discounts on the print versions that are coming shortly. Due to the size of the Halls of Arden Vul, there are a total of 5 volumes (including the map volume, which you will not need unless you want a physical copy of the maps). Just send an e-mail to email@example.com with your order number and let him know which print books you wish to purchase. Once the physical books are ready (currently the print proofs are underway!), he’ll get the discount codes to you.
I saw an early, early draft of this from Rick, when we were both hanging on the old Necromancer Games forum. He has been working on this for over 10 years. It should be fantastic.
I’ve only briefly looked at it, but it is monstrous. My only complaint so far is the tables use the Word default table style. I’d have spiffed them up a bit in layout.
Is the 50% discount for people who bought the Complete PDF still a thing?
I’d ask firstname.lastname@example.org about that. I don’t recall whether it was a limited time thing, or not.