Cartoons Archive | 4/1/2013
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Walkthrough Map: White Plume Mountain
Jason Thompson

The premium edition reprint of Dungeons of Dread has released! And in great celebration of the S series of adventures (not to mention today's holiday), we'd like to offer the following cartoon—considering White Plume Mountain!

As Lawrence Schick writes in his foreword: "Module S2, my own White Plume Mountain, wasn’t written to be published. I wrote it as a submission to persuade Gary that he ought to hire me as an RPG designer. Mission accomplished: Gary offered me a job..."

White Plume Mountain

T oday, the once-feared name of Keraptis is little known even to learned scholars. Little-known, that is, until several weeks ago, when three highly-valued magical weapons with the cryptic names of Wave, Whelm and Blackrazor disappeared from the vaults of their owners in the midst of the city of Greyhawk.

Rewards were posted, servants hanged, even the sanctuary of the Thieves’ Guild was violated in the frantic search for the priceless arms, but not even a single clue was turned up until the weapons’ former owners (all wealthy collectors) each received a copy of the following note:

Search ye far or search ye near
You’ll find no trace of the three
Unless you follow instructions clear
For the weapons abide with me.

Join the fighter, magic-user, cleric, other fighter, fighter/magic-user, thief, and bard—as they explore the three passages of White Plume Mountain.

Click the strip below, for a larger view.

Click ahead, for the Expedition to the Barrier Peaks map...

About the Artist

Jason Thompson (@khyungbird) is the creator of the graphic novel series King of RPGs ( with artist Victor Hao. He also writes about manga for Anime News Network and Otaku USA magazine, and draws comics based on H.P. Lovecraft stories at

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