Tales of the Outer Planes

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Tales of the Outer Planes
OP1 TSR9225 Tales of the Outer Planes.jpg
Code OP1
Rules required AD&D
Character levels 1 - 11+
Campaign setting Generic AD&D
Authors Deborah A. Christian, Vince Garcia, Thomas M. Kane, David and Martha Ladyman, Christopher Mortika, John Nephew, Bruce Nesmith, Bill Slaviscek, Rick Swan, John Terra, Ray Winninger
First published 1988
Linked modules
OP1

Tale of the Outer Planes is an adventure module for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, set in that game's Outer Planes. TSR, Inc. published the module in 1988 for the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons rules. The module is a collection of adventures designed by Deborah A. Christian, Vince Garcia, Thomas M. Kane, David and Martha Ladyman, Christopher Mortika, John Nephew, Bruce Nesmith, Bill Slavicsek, Rick Swan, John Terra, and Ray Winninger. Its cover art is by Jeff Easley. Its interior art is by Chris Miller and Jeff Easley, and cartography by Dave LaForce.

Plot summary[edit]

Tales of the Outer Planes contains eleven miniscenarios set on planes such as the Ethereal, the four Elemental planes, the Astral plane, and the Abyss; it also includes descriptions of 17 lairs of planar monsters such as the githyanki, efreet, and planetar.[1]

The module provides pre-generated mini-adventures to introduce player characters to extra-planar worlds either as stand-alone campaigns or part of on-going campaigns. There are 11 adventures in the outer realms and 17 lair adventures that focus on creatures from an outer plane.

Table of contents[edit]

Chapter Page
How to Use Tales of the Outer Planes 2
Prime: A Simple Deed, Well Rewarded 4
Ethereal: Castle at the Edge of Time 12
Air: The Brewing Storm 18
Water: The Voyage of the Nereid 24
Fire: Through the Fire 30
Earth: The Missing Kristal 36
Astral: Into the Astral Plane 42
Seven Heavens: An Element of Chaos 48
Olympus: A Friendly Wager 56
The Abyss: The Sea of Screams 64
Nine Hells: To Hell and Back 72
Lairs 80

Publication history[edit]

OP1 Tales of the Outer Planes was edited by Gary L. Thomas, with art by Jeff Easley, and was published by TSR in 1988 as a 96-page book.[1]

Design: Deborah A. Christian, Vince Garcia, Thomas M. Kane, David and Martha Ladyman, Christopher Mortika, John Nephew, Bruce Nesmith, Bill Slavicsek, Rick Swan, John Terra, Ray Winninger
Coordinators: Bruce Heard, Karen S. Boomgarden
Editor: Gary L. Thomas
Cover Art: Jeff Easley
Illustrations: Chris Miller, Jeff Easley
Cartography: David S. LaForce
Typesetting: Betty Elmore, Kim Janke

Distributed to the book trade in the United States by Random House, Inc., and in Canada by Random House of Canada, Ltd. Distributed to the toy and hobby trade by regional distributors. Distributed in the United Kingdom by TSR UK Ltd.

product number 9225
ISBN 0-88038-544-8

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References and footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Schick, Lawrence (1991). Heroic Worlds: A History and Guide to Role-Playing Games. Prometheus Books. p. 109. ISBN 0-87975-653-5. 

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