B2 Keep on the Borderlands

The heroes arrive at the eponymous Keep on the Borderlands, a fortress on the edge of civilization built to stave off the chaos and evil of the wilderness. Using it as a home base, a party can make forays into the surrounding wilderness, encountering monster and marauder alike.

The centerpiece of the adventure is certainly the CAVES OF CHAOS, a network of tunnels and caverns found in the walls of a nearby but isolated ravine. It is here that hordes of evil humanoids have made their home. Through combat and negotiation, the players can try to explore and map out these caves, perhaps with the aim of accumulating valuable treasure or even cleansing the land of evil creatures.

However, even the Caves are not all they seem. Beyond the goblins and kobolds lurk dark horrors: cults dedicated to fiendish chaos and a Minotaur's enchanted labyrinth await the unprepared adventurer. But for the hero who is brave, clever, and fortunate in equal and sufficient measure, great treasures and glory await in the Caves of Chaos that lie beyond the Keep on the Borderlands!

Written By
Gary Gygax
Published By
# Of Pages
System / Edition
Dungeon Swamp Wilderness Cave Stronghold (Castle/Keep/Tower)
Starting Level Range
Min. Starting Level
Max. Starting Level
Battle Mats?
Includes Characters?
Boss Monsters and Villains
Notable Items
  • Boots of Elvenkind
  • Ring of Protection
  • Rope of Climbing
  • Wand of Paralysis
  • Staff of Healing
  • Amulet of Protection From Turning
  • Amulet of Protection From Good
  • Snake Staff
  • Helm of Alignment Change
  • Wand of Enemy Detection
  • Wand of Paralyzation
Common Monsters
  • Acolyte Humanoid
  • Adventurer Humanoid
  • Bugbear Humanoid
  • Fire Beetle
  • Gelatinous Cube
  • Giant Black Widow Spider
  • Giant Centipede
  • Giant Rat
  • Gnoll
  • Goblin Humanoid
  • Gray Ooze
  • Hobgoblin Humanoid
  • Kobold
  • Lizardfolk
  • Medusa
  • Minotaur
  • Mountain Lion Beast
  • Ogre Giant
  • Orc Humanoid
  • Owlbear Monstrosity
  • Priest
  • Skeleton Undead
  • Stirge
  • Wight Undead
  • Zombie Undead
Change Requests
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  • Request to change "partOf" by @Nor'Namlin.
    11 months ago

    Basic Series

  • Request to change "tacticalMaps" by @Nor'Namlin.
    11 months ago

    No per https://www.reddit.com/r/AdventureLookup/comments/6tjaug/matts_guidelines_for_entries_fieldbyfield/

  • Request to change "numPages" by @Nor'Namlin.
    11 months ago

    32 per http://www.tsrarchive.com/dd/dd2-b.html

  • Request to change "description" by @Nor'Namlin.
    11 months ago

    Please add TSR 9034, From 1981 to the end of your description.