Published by Wizards of the Coast.
I never even knew of the existence the orange-covered version of module B3, Palace of the Silver Princess until many years after the fact. Yet more years would pass before I ever set eyes upon it, thanks to the strange generosity of Wizards of the Coast. For me, the green-covered version depicted to the left was the only version of this classic 1981 module. Unlike many of the modules I have thus far included in my retrospectives, I would never argue that B3 is anything special. Indeed, I hold the view, rare among old schoolers, that neither version of Palace of the Silver Princess holds up well over time. The green version, for which Tom Moldvay claims cover credit for his revisions, is an early example of trying to add “story” to what would otherwise be a fairly banal site-based adventure. The original orange version reads to me like an amateurish attempt at imitating In Search of the Unknown.
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