From the Vault: Tower of the Necromancer

Here are a couple more artifacts from my mid-90s D&D "campaign." I type that in quotes because it was really just a bunch of dungeon crawls with a bare minimum of role playing interludes to stitch them together. The games were all played one-on-one with my best friend, Terry. He and I each ran a player character and one or two NPCs, keeping very much in the style of play his older brother and I had used a decade-and-a-half earlier.

As you'll see from the Necromancer's character sheet, we played "basic" or "BECMI" D&D - in the form of the Rules Cyclopedia. I have to say, I love playing most editions of the game (Moldvay/Cook Basic/Expert, especially) but the Rules Cyclopedia is probably one of the best versions of the game's rules. It's truly a complete game in a single tome. There's no need to look anywhere else for additional components. (Unless your party has reached the immortal level of play, in which case Wrath of the Immortals is necessary.) I suppose that's why the book fetches such high prices on the second-hand market.

Anyway, here for your enjoyment are the Lair of the Necromancer and its proprietor, Averhaz:




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