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The Mines of Bloodstone
The Bloodstone Quartet

TSR Code:

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TSR Series Code: H2
Product Type: Adventure
ISBN Number: 0-88038-312-7
Author: Michael Dobson \ Douglas Niles
Cover Artist: Keith Parkinson
Release Date: 1986
Format: 48 page booklet in cover-gatefold sleeve.
Level: Levels 16-18
The text below is taken from a description by TSR on the reverse of the actual product:

'The most deadly dungeon ever designed! High-level characters brave the unexplorer corridors of Deepearth to confront perhaps the most feared adversary in the AD&D game.  The second chapter of the Bloodstone Pass saga follows the conclusion of the desperate war against the bandit army.  A cold and bitter winter drives the villagers to the edge of starvation , and numerous horrors strike the town of Bloodstone Pass.

Join the adventure as the heroes explore the depths of the ancient bloodstone mines, now inhabited by fearsome demons.  There they hope to uncover the fantastic treasures rumored to exist in the unknown darkness.  But deep within the mines, all is not what it seems...'

Other adventures in the Bloodstone Quartet are:

By: Marc Date: 30-January-2000
Rating: GoodGoodGoodGood
I agree with the previous notion (see Jane Hammonds review of The Throne of Bloodstone) that the story line of module H4 did falter, the entire series itself is great.   My enjoyment with this series is the simple fact that too much of AD&D is played just in the Realms, characters have built themselves to high levels but really, what have they experienced now that they haven't encountered already and defeated.

Thats where this series comes into play, it requires an experienced DM to run it properly but is extremely challenging, and for those characters that have come to rely upon the fact they are powerful and follow the hack and slash techniques will be in for a rude awakening when they are told to roll up a new character.

My advice to these modules is don't be afraid to add a little intique or hidden plot or two to keep things interesting ( or kill off your buddies baby, he he he ) its a great game and I recommend it highly.

By: Phil Tarring Date: 09-May-2001
Rating: GoodGoodGoodGoodGood

After playing the Mines of Bloodstone and the Throne of Bloodstone, I would have to say what a great time my party and I spent adventuring. From a total of 8 characters of 25th level plus and fully loaded with all magic delights only for survived, our 30th level cleric had his head removed by a vorpal battle axe and our 26th level paladin was slaughtered by a group of demons. What a good adventure that really tested your characters and your battle plays.

If you play this campaign take hard characters with plenty of goodies, and try not to cry when they dont make it.

If anyone knows where i can get hold of the set let me know.


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