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Sinister Secret Salt Marsh (Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Module U1)

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The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh is a module for the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D) roleplaying game, written by Dave J. Browne with Don Turnbull. The module details a mysterious abandoned mansion at the edge of a town called Saltmarsh, and the secrets contained therein. The adventure is set in the World of Greyhawk campaign setting.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published 1980 by Random House Trade
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Jason Koivu
*** YO! THERE'S SPOILERS ALL UP IN THIS HIZZY! ***

The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh has Scooby Doo stank all over it!

The title alone is killer, but it's this adventure's setting that puts it over the top: a desolate and abandoned evil alchemist's mansion sitting on a cliff overlooking the sea, where mysterious lights and ghostly hauntings have kept the locals away. Who's behind the hauntings? And would he gotten away with it if it weren't for those meddling kids?!

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Stephen Simpson
Jun 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
It very much has a Scooby Doo flavor to it, but this is has long been my favorite entry-level module. There are some very typical 1st edition quirks (things hidden in places no sane person would check, a few things that are arguably unfairly dangerous for a 1st level party, etc.), but those can be changed and the basic story is very solid.
Dru
Jan 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gaming
This is my "go to" first adventure for every gaming group I've run since this module was published. Without a doubt just the RIGHT mix of problem solving and bad-guy fighting. Highly recommended!
Dru
Nov 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gaming
Probably THE best intro module ever made. It is my "go-to" module for starting any new campaign, provided players haven't already seen it.
Marc Manley
Nov 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I loved this as a kid.
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