Published by Wizards of the Coast.
Over 25 years later, The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun still creeps me out.
I’m not entirely sure why, but I suspect, even moreso than its quasi-Lovecraftian theme — a dark, imprisoned god — it’s the artwork that does it for me. The module is entirely illustrated by an artist otherwise unknown to me, Karen Nelson. This level of artistic unity was unusual in TSR modules, which tended to use several artists. Here, though, the consistent look contributes greatly to the feel of the thing. I find the cover image perfect: its unisex, featureless humanoid surrounded by writhing tentacles/serpents/arms being a superb evocation of the kind of “unfocused” uneasiness I feel about the module.
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