The Sunless Citadel was the introductory adventure in D&D 3. Then, in 2017 it was published as one of the adventures in D&D 5’s Tales from the Yawning Portal.
Right now, and until May 14, it is free on the following platforms;
The offer is part of Wizards of the Coast’s efforts to help gamers cope with the lockdown response, and the fact the adventure is easily accessible on virtual tabletops means it’s a little easier to get a game.
There are a few reasons why this particular adventure is considered so good. It may just be a dungeon crawl, but that’s often an excellent way to get to grips with the basics of Dungeons & Dragons.
From the outset, it teaches the DM to think intelligently about how monsters will react (in advance) to action or inaction from the players. The other side of the coin is that it teaches new players that monsters react intelligently and perhaps in more cunning ways than programmed baddies in computer games.
The Sunless Citadel isn’t just a crawl with monsters, though. There are traps, secrets to discover and puzzles to solve.
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